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The Ocean
Cruising Club

To be a part of the OCC is to be a part of a group of people who have said 'yes' to adventure and who will welcome you if you choose to do the same.

The people in the Ocean Cruising Club represent the distilled essence of the cruising community, a potent combination of accomplishment, experience, idealism, eccentricity, generosity and humility.

The sole qualification for Full membership, entails stepping aboard a boat and making a continuous ocean passage of at least 1000 nautical miles, measured by the shortest practical Great Circle route between two ports, in a vessel not more than 70 feet overall length. Associate Members join aspiring to do the same and being inspired by those who already have.

13 May 2022

The Cruising Club of America Introduces New Digital Cruising Guide to Maine

By Cruising Club of America

The club's first digital guide is the collaborative effort of dozens of CCA members and now complements its four printed guides to the Canadian Maritimes. ....

25 Apr 2022

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be more active than usual

By Daria Blackwell

A statement issued by scientists at Colorado State University predicts there will be at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes — four of which will be Category 3 or higher. ....

25 Apr 2022

A Green Guide to Boating

By Daria Blackwell

The International Seakeepers Society has compiled an excellent and very comprehensive resource for boaters who want to minimise their footprint on the oceans. ....

21 Apr 2022

Two New Honorary Members Elected by OCC Members

By Daria Blackwell

Legendary sailors Rev Bob Shepton and Susanne Huber-Curphey were elected to lifetime membership of the Ocean Cruising Club. ....

08 Apr 2022

2022 AGM and Awards Dinner a Great Success

By Rachelle Turk (Club Secretary)

The historic event held outside of the UK for the first time drew more than 100 members from both sides of the Atlantic. ....

14 Mar 2022

OCC Roving Rear Commodore's Report from Fin Del Mundo

By Susanne and Lars Hellman

Follow S/Y Sea Wind as RoRCs Susanne and Lars head for Antarctica. ....

14 Mar 2022

RoRCs Stuart and Anne Letton Report from South Africa

By Stuart Letton

Time Bandit travels from the Seychelles to South Africa via Iceland, of course. And they need suggestions for where to go next! ....

13 Mar 2022

Roving Rear Commodore Rhys Walters sets off on a world cruise

By Rhys Walters & Niamh Harte

We have the rare opportunity to follow Rhys and his partner Niamh as they start out on a journey to parts unknown while working their way around the world on their home-fitted yacht, Zora. ....

13 Mar 2022

Roving Rear Commodore Report from the East Mediterranean

By Gareth Thomas

From Greece to Croatia, Gareth and Clare describe increased red tape for British citizens and hope for a more normal season of sailing. ....

13 Mar 2022

Roving Rear Commodore report from New Zealand

By Sarah and Phil Tadd

Lockdowns in New Zealand limited the options for cruising in 2021. ....

13 Mar 2022

Roving Rear Commodore's Report from the Pacific

By Simon Phillips

Though they didn't get in much roving in 2021, Sapphire II of London has finally made it to New Zealand from French Polynesia. ....

13 Mar 2022

OCC Roving Rear Commodore Report from Colombia

By Andy & Sue Warman

From French Polynesia to Panama and on to Colombia, Spruce makes her way slowly home, meandering as usual along the way. ....