Yachting Brings Home Writing Awards

Yachting editors and contributors are recognized for outstanding work at the 2011 Boating Writers International annual writing contest.

Yachting editors and contributors were recognized on February 17 at the Miami Boat Show in the Boating Writers International annual writing contest. The contest drew 113 participants and 301 entries, and the writing from 2011 was judged by four journalists.

Check out some of the outstanding work below, listed by category in which the piece was judged:

Boating Lifestyles:
Awards of Merit: "Are You Being Served?" by Chris Caswell (July)

Boating Travel or Destinations:
Award of Merit: "The City That Care Forgot" by Mary South (April)

Boating Adventures:
2nd Place: "Emergency Exit" by Chris Caswell (August)

Boating Issues, News and Analysis
1st Place: "Magnificence Reborn" by Chris Caswell (February)

Boat Tests
1st Place: "Fire in the Belly" by Dudley Dawson (May)
2nd Place: "Mamma Mia" by Chris Caswell (January)

Megayachts
Award of Merit: "Calliope" by Kim Kavin (October)

Original Online Content:
1st Place: Panbo.com - The Marine Electronics Weblog by Ben Ellison