Full membership of the OCC is obtained after a 1000+ mile ocean voyage but the OCC Mentoring programme is open to any Associate Member. In order to fulfil the original raison d’etre of the Club “to foster and encourage ocean cruising in small craft, including all aspects of seamanship and navigation”, a one on one mentoring programme has been put in place to assist those about to embark upon their first ocean passage and long distance cruising.
We have many vastly experienced members, members who have done the ARC, the Carib 1500 and other rallies, who have circumnavigated by means of the Capes and the “Coconut Milk Run”, sailed the oceans singlehanded or as a
Jan 2013 Dick Moore
The OCC is represented on the ISAF Working party by Dick Moore. For the latest information on the situation in the western Indian Ocean, click “Piracy” on the top menu bar. The official OCC position is that, while noting that the levels of pirate activity in the High Risk Area have declined sharply in the past nine months, and while respecting that it must be for each skipper to decide his route, Members should take note of this latest Notice. The risk of capture and of serious mis-treatment while negotiating a ransom is very real, and cruising yachts should avoid the area.
"Piracy may be down – but it certainly isn’t out”.