Winner receives a superb watercolour of his or her boat by Alan Simpson, RSMA, plus £1500 of Musto HPX

This premier cruising award, sponsored by Musto in association with Yachting World, is now in its third year. This year’s award entries close on 30 September so if you’ve made an interesting cruise in the last year why not give it a go? All it takes is a couple of thousand words and some good pictures. The winning entry will also be published in Yachting World. For entry form and details see or

Picture shows 2004 winner Richard Wood with his prize watercolour