I am very pleased to let you know that your Commodore has been awarded the CA Love Cup for last year's two-week GCCC Summer Cruise to the 'Baie de Seine'. The Cup is awarded annually by the Cruising Association for the “best log of a journey lasting less than 30 days”.
The Love Cup was originally presented in 1911 to the Cruising Association by Mr John Love, a founding member of the Association and it’s first President. It is the oldest trophy to be awarded by the club.
The John Love Cup
I would very much like to share this award with all GCCC members and especially those who accompanied ‘Shibumi’ on the cruise - namely Jane & Martin Shott (crew) of 'Shibumi'; Gareth & Isabelle of ‘KiK’; Chris, Denise, Andrew & Margaret of ‘Cadh ‘Ruadh’; Clive, Brian & David of ‘Quickstep’ and Simon & Jorgen of ‘Lacewing’.
I accepted the award at CA House in London on 28th March 2018, immediately following Tom Cunliffe’s Hanson Lecture on ‘Ice with Everything’ and just before sitting for the Association Dinner.
Very many thanks to all those who contributed in their own special way to the success of last year’s cruise to Normandy's 'Baie de Seine'!