I’m excited and humbled to share the news that I won three awards today in the annual writing competition of Boating Writers International.
My story for Passagemaker about how the boat-buying process changed during the pandemic earned first prize in the Business of Boating category.
My story for Soundings about all the chaos on America’s waterways during the pandemic, thanks to so many new boat owners being out there behind the wheel, earned second place in the Issues, News and Analysis category.
And my story for Yachting about boatbuilding trends in 3D printing earned third place in the Issues, News and Analysis category.
For a minute there, it looked like I might sweep the entire Issues, News and Analysis category. But my fellow marine writer and good friend Lenny Rudow took first place in the category with a story about seasickness that he titled “Barf-O-Rama.”
So, at least I got to laugh out loud while losing out on the first-place award.
Congratulations to all the winners in this year’s BWI Writing Contest!