Cruising Competitions – Instructions For Entries
The following trophies are available for award...
MURRAY BLAIR CHALLENGE TROPHY
DONALD McNAMARA TROPHY
CHRISTIE – WATSON TROPHY
VALHALLA OF ASHTON TROPHY
R G MOWAT MEMORIAL TROPHY
IAN MICHIE SALVER - SAILING DIRECTIONS PRIZE
THE AMERICA CUP
CORUISK TROPHY - photography
Length – from 1,000 to 3,000 words (maximum); 2,000 words makes a 4 page story, depending on photos.
Format – MS Word documents or text files, please do not embed any images or photos into these files (see Photos and Images below for image submission details). Logs should include:
A title page giving the name and full details for the yacht. Skipper name and crew list, with the ages of any younger members. A summary of distances each day under sail, engine and motor-sailing for cruising competitions.
Make sure you download the 'Anchorages Visited' template from this website.
PHOTOS AND IMAGES
Format – Images/photos should be in digital format (jpg, tiff, psd) and sent as high resolution files (upwards 1MB in file size is a good indication). Any photos not available in digital format, i.e. for historical articles, should be scanned to the highest resolution.
Do not put images into a secondary format (such as placing them in a Word Document) as it reduces the quality.
Do not reduce the file sizes, once an image has been reduced we cannot increase it again without compromising the quality. If they are too big to send all together, split them over a few
emails or submit on USB.
If e-mailing images, please ensure your email program does not reduce the file size.
Around 5-10 images per log would be sufficient. Please name and caption the photos in the order they appear in your log, for example "1 [Name of Boat]", "2 [Name of Boat] Skip at wheel" or "3 [Name of Boat] picnic on beach" etc. This will allow us to publish your photos with captions in the Journal.
SUBMITTING LOGS AND PHOTOS
All logs and photographs submitted in time will be considered for competition, including the photographic competition (Coruisk Trophy) unless the author requests otherwise. Particularly for junior logs, the content is much more important than the format. When assessing the cruising competitions the judges are empowered to use their discretion on the terms of each award.
Please email your logs and photos to Jennifer Rolland at firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit them to the Clyde Cruising Club office on USB or CD: Clyde Cruising Club, Suite 102a, The Pentagon Centre, 36 Washington Street, Glasgow G3 8AZ
DEADLINE FOR COMPETITION AND CLUB JOURNAL SUBMISSIONS IS