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Clean Wake Awards

Growltiger Clean Wake Awards for Humanitarian or Environmental Efforts recognize voyaging cruisers, whether members or not, who exemplify by their behavior one of the main principles of SSCA, to leave a clean wake: to show respect for others and for our environment so that those who follow in our wake will be warmly welcomed.

Award recipients are those who show generosity and offer assistance to others, especially to people who live in the countries they are visiting, and/or those who involve themselves in activities of significant benefit to mankind and the environment.

In 2013 this award was renamed in recognition of  Joan Conover's, s/v Growltiger, amazing humanitarian efforts and service to the cruising community.

Award Nomination Form

2019  Growltiger Clean Wake Award Recipients

Rick & Julie Peterson, Believe
Rick and Julie were recognized for their unceasing efforts in providing leadership and assistance not only to SSCA members but for their sacrificial service providing medical volunteer efforts in Rwanda, Africa.

Rick Peterson Rwanda                                                                     Julie Peterson Rwanda

Holly & Rob Sanger, Hampshire Rose
Holly and Rob were recognized for their long-term devotion and coordination efforts to ferry school supplies to the Bahamas.
Rob and Holly Sanger with Kids

Past Recipients of the Clean Wake Award

Marine Weather Center
Curtis Stokes
St. Brendan's Isle Old Site Ad Small
500 Oakbrook Lane
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (754) 702-5068