Cruising Club of America
The Cruising Club of America (CCA) is an international organization with a membership of more than 1,200 men and women who have voyaged the oceans for adventure and recreation. The members have vast sailing experience, exemplified by superior seamanship and demonstrated through significant command. Equally important to the mission of the club are the members’ geniality of spirit and willingness to share knowledge and friendship with fellow members through cruises, publications, social events, and posts on CCA’s website.
The CCA and its members contribute to the sport of sailing and history of yachting in many ways. The club makes awards for exceptional passage making, seamanship, and literary works. The club organizes and runs the biennial Newport Bermuda Race, and conducts seminars on safety at sea for hundreds of sailors. The Bonnell Cove Foundation makes grants to not-for-profit organizations for projects in safety at sea and environmental protection.