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Congratulations, Jean-Luc! 2019 Blue Water Medal goes to French offshore racer Jean-Luc Van Den Heede

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I thought my readers might enjoy the press release about the remarkable sailing achievements of Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, this year’s recipient of the Cruising Club of America’s highest honor, the Blue Water Medal. (I ghost-wrote the release 😉)

10 thoughts on “Congratulations, Jean-Luc! 2019 Blue Water Medal goes to French offshore racer Jean-Luc Van Den Heede

  1. BTW, did you see this?

    Jeanne Socrates on S/V Nereida – Welcome to my Journeys

    Completion of latest circumnavigation:
    7th September 2019

    having left from Victoria B.C. on
    3rd October 2018

    https://www.svnereida.com/

    • I sure did! She’s amazing! She was the 2013 winner of the Blue Water Medal when she completed her first nonstop solo circumnavigation. The CCA also awarded her the Special Recognition Award this year in honor of her latest accomplishment! 🙂

  2. Where is the muskox in so much grass! Picture taken?

    • You’re talking about one of the rotating header pictures? That was taken on the Seward Peninsula that forms the Alaskan side of the Bering Strait. There’s a pretty big herd of musk-oxen outside Nome, AK.

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  4. Ellen, well researched and masterfully written!

  5. Well done and interesting, Ellen.