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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.

27 May 2024

Shark attack on cruiser in the Gambier Islands

By Simon Currin

S/V Kiskadee tell their story of an unprovoked shark attack and how they deal with it in a remote region of the Pacific ....

17 May 2024

Belgian OCC member reports on sailing in the Beagle Channel

By Simon Currin

Eugénie Nottebohm, OCC member, rounds Cape horn in her Contessa 32 ....

16 May 2024

OCC Member, Mervyn Wheatley, 80, skydives for charity

By Simon Currin

Mervyn Wheatley, a long standing OCCmember, plans to celebrate the 80th anniversary of D-Day by jumping out of a plane. ....

14 May 2024

Another sailing boat sunk by orca off Gibralter

By Simon Currin

A charter yacht has sunk in the Gibralter Straits after its rudder was attacked by orcas ....

14 May 2024

Ocean Cruising Charitable Trust Makes First Significant Award

By Simon Currin & Karen Soule

Financial support from the Ocean Cruising Club Charitable Trust (OCCCT) and the Royal Thames Yacht Club provided an unforgettable experience on board the SV Donald Searle. ....

14 May 2024

Violent protests have broken out in New Caledonia

By Simon Currin

The Ocean Cruising Club Regional Rear Commodore, Viki Moore, is standing by to advise cruisers soon to arrive in Nuomea. ....

11 May 2024

Ella Hibbert aims to circumnavigate the Arctic

By Simon Currin

Ella Hibbert aims to traverse both the North West and North East Passage alone and in one season. ....

10 May 2024

Solar Storm

By Simon Currin

A severe solar storm is raging. Will our navigational systems still work? ....

10 May 2024

Copernicus report for 2023

By Daria Blackwell

2023 is officially the warmest year on record ....

03 May 2024

OCC Roving Rear Commodores report on their season in Patagonia

By Simon Currin

Thierry and Barbara Courvoisier have completed their passage through the Beagle Channel ....

03 May 2024

Project Manaia

By Steve Brown, Specialist Roving RC: Environmental

Update from OCC Member Manuel Marinelli ....

02 May 2024

Director's Report & Financial Statements for year ended 31-Nov-23

By Charles Griffiths

The Club's full accounts for the last financial year, approved by the membership at the Annual General Meeting on April 20th 2024. ....

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