Published Saturday, October 15th, 2011 | 608 views
The Seven Seas Cruising Association, the oldest and largest worldwide organization supporting the cruising lifestyle, is holding their annual Gam called the “Seven Seas Cruising Association Florida West Coast Gam“.
This Gam is being held in Punta Gorda, Florida from Oct. 12-13. For more information their website is ssca.org/ Everyone attending is a serious cruiser and many are circumnavigators.
The Seven Seas Cruising Association was founded in 1952 by six liveaboard couples in California and is now headquartered in Florida. Today’s SSCA remains true to the traditions of its original members: sharing cruising information, fostering camaraderie, and leaving a clean wake.
What is a Gam? -In days of old, when whaling ships encountered one another in calm seas, they would heave to and the crew would line up at the railing to shout news across to one another. This was called a Gam and an SSCA Gam is a get-together of members, with the emphasis on camaraderie and sharing of cruising information.