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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.

15 Jun 2022

OCC Member Elin Jones takes part in Round Britain and Ireland Race

By Daria Blackwell

Flying the flag for Wales, Elin Jones (20) and skipper Lou Boorman (19) are the youngest female crew ever to take part in the Race. ....

13 Jun 2022

Global Ocean Resilience Innovation Challenge Names 9 Finalists

By Daria Blackwell

Ocean Resilience Innovation Challenge (ORIC), led by the Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA), acts as an incubator by providing mentoring, leadership training and funding for some. ....

13 Jun 2022

Call for entries for the 'ocean tribute' Awards

By Daria Blackwell

Since 2018, the €20,000 prize has been awarded annually. ....

13 Jun 2022

Green Yacht Cleaning Tips

By Nicki Reynolds, Yacht Zen Again

Living on a boat, we are very mindful that whatever we flush down our drains also flows straight into the surrounding water systems and whatever is living in there. ....

10 Jun 2022

Niue, a small Pacific island protects 100% of its territorial waters

By Daria Blackwell

Niue covers only 261 square kilometres but possesses 317,000 square kilometres of territorial water. It has become a world leader in marine conservation. ....

08 Jun 2022

Happy World Ocean Day!

By Daria Blackwell

Every day is World Ocean Day for members of the Ocean Cruising Club. Join us! #OCCAdventureSailing ....

04 Jun 2022

RoRC Report from Scandinavia

By Andrew Curtain

After two years of restricted travelling in the Scandinavian region, we were hoping for some respite this season. Some hope! First Covid, then a war interrupted sailing plans. ....

04 Jun 2022

RoRC Report from the Bahamas

By Sue and Andy Warman

Our leisurely month in Cartegena concluded with an inland road trip with OCC members Brett & Mandy (s/y Leventeia) to Monpox.  ....

04 Jun 2022

RoRC Report from the Iberian Peninsula

By Rhys Walters

Our 2021 season while reasonably short was full of fun and adventure. I touched on our crossing of Biscay in the last newsletter. ....

04 Jun 2022

S/V Sea Wind sails to the penguins - RoRC Report from Antarctica

By Susanne Fyr Hellman

Lars and Susanne take us along with them on their journey to the ice. Antarctica, the southernmost continent, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. You will want to read all three parts... ....

04 Jun 2022

RoRC Report from the San Blas Islands

By Bill Heaton

We started our season at Red Frog Marina in Bocas del Toro after some time back in the States visiting friends and family. ....

02 Jun 2022

Living the Future: Electric Propulsion on a Classic Yacht

By Maddie & Herb Benavent

Maddie and Herb Benavent have been sailing with an electric engine since 2015. As many of us are contemplating moving away from fossil fuels, they share their experience for our benefit. ....