He has foresworn ocean racing for cruising

The Cruising Association has a new president who sails a 32 footer. Desmond Scott has been elected taking over from Stuart Bradley, who has spent the last three years in the role.

Mr Scott has been an active member of the CA for the past 15 years and has also served on Council, a number of CA committees and has been a Vice President of the Cruising Association on two occasions. Living in Somerset he sails his Rival 32 from London and keeps a 44 ft motor cruiser in the south of France.

According to a CA spokeswomen : ‘He believes the sea is in his blood and joined the Association in 1997 when he gave up ocean yacht racing to become a cruising sailor.’

Judith Grimwade stands alongside Desmond as the Association’s Vice President and new Chair of Council. Ms Grimwade joined the CA in 1986 and with her husband Mark, has been cruising the coast of Western France for 10 years. Their sailing base is Rochefort-sur-mer.

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