The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association last Saturday presented its 2019 Anchor Award to Cynthia Goss at the Newport International Boat Show. The award is given annually to a person or organization who brings attention to the marine-trades industry in Rhode Island.
A writer who has focused on boating and the marine industry, Goss has covered topics and personalities for magazines published in the U.S., Europe and Asia. She began her career as a marine freelancer, while working on charter yachts in the Caribbean. Later, she also managed public relations and communications for marine organizations.
“Working in the Rhode Island marine trades was a highlight of my career,” Goss said in a statement. “I have had the pleasure of working with marine organizations around the world, but Rhode Island’s marine industry, unlike other areas of the world, has all the key elements: skilled workforce, visionary leaders and policymakers who understand this industry. I am honored to be part of such an important industry in this region and to accept this award.”
Goss’s past clients include RIMTA, IYRS, US Sailing and various racing circuits. She co-authored Taking the Helm with Dawn Riley and Gary Jobson: An American Sailing Story with Jobson. Goss graduated from Trinity College in Hartford and now lives in Guilford, Conn.
“We are honored to be able to present the 2019 Anchor Award to Cynthia,” Wendy Mackie, RIMTA CEO, said in the statement. “We selected her in recognition of the years of tireless work she has put in for RIMTA, the sport of sailing and RI marine industry as a whole.”