Gone Floatabout

Sailing, Photography, Wilderness

Award from the Ocean Cruising Club


This year I was honored to receive the David Wallis Literary Award from the Ocean Cruising Club. It was for an article I wrote for the club’s biannual journal Flying Fish, recounting spending my twenties at sea, including the circumnavigation Seth and I made aboard our rudimentary, even primitive, boat HERETIC. It was very flattering to be singled out, especially as the articles in Flying Fish tend to be of quite high quality, in terms of the content (some very exceptional voyages recounted!) and the writing and photography. I was also excited to receive my copy of Flying Fish and see one of our photos on the cover!

Author: Ellen

sailor, writer, photographer

12 thoughts on “Award from the Ocean Cruising Club

  1. Kudos Ellen!!! We’re still not tired of seeing you WIN!

  2. Congratulations! Well deserved.

  3. Congratulations! If this is the outcome of the book you were hoping to get published (back in the wedding dress creation days), it strikes me this recognition of both your sailing and writing achievements is just as much – maybe more! – an honour. Clever girl!
    Carolyn x

  4. Wow, that’s fantastic, but you deserve it. I’ve always enjoyed your sailing adventures and especially your extensive knowledge of the wildlife you encountered.

  5. Congratulations Ellen! Well deserved.

  6. Congratualtions Ellen! This is awesome. You’re rocking it! M


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