The following article by Linda and Steve Dashew appeared in Voyages, Chronicles of the Cruising Club of America, and puts the FPB 78 into a historical context. We thought you might enjoy giving it a read.
From the CCA:
“Since the Club’s inception there have been two qualifications for membership: a member must be a complete seaman, and he must be a good shipmate.
The Cruising Club of America is made up of accomplished offshore sailors who are dedicated to the sport of yachting, with special emphasis on long distance ocean cruising to remote and interesting areas.
Members who fly the CCA burgee do so with pride and a sense of achievement. Membership is not taken lightly and our burgee is recognized in all corners of the world. Membership in the The Cruising Club of America is by invitation, with new members being proposed by existing members who know them well. The invitation may be extended to sailors who have demonstrated offshore sailing experience in a command position.”
The CCA sponsors the biennial Bermuda Race, and holds seminars at venues across the USA on subjects like Safety at Sea, Cruising, as well as having an informative website at www.cruisingclub.org.
Read the full article in the embedded pdf below, or click here to download the pdf.Dashew design_pdf_for_upload