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Tony and Coryn Gooch win the 2018 Vertue Award

by Daria Blackwell 23 Sep 2018 06:20 UTC
Tony and Coryn Gooch win the 2018 Vertue Award © Daria Blackwell

The Vertue Award is presented to a member or members in North America who best represent the spirit and ethos of the OCC.

Presented by Rear Commodore Jenny Crickmore Thompson at the Royal Victoria Yacht Club during the OCC British Columbia Cruise. Standing ovation by all. Huge Congratulations! Well deserved.

Tony is a former Vice Commodore of the OCC, and Tony and Coryn are among the most experienced cruisers in the Club, if not the world. The Vertue Award is presented to a member in North America for an outstanding voyage or for service to the Club. Named after Vertue XXXV, in which OCC Founder Humphrey Barton crossed the North Atlantic in 1950, it was created in 2014 to commemorate the Club's 60th anniversary. Awardees are selected by North American Regional Rear Commodores.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Ocean Cruising Club.

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