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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.

21 Feb 2024

OCC Vasey Vase 2023

By Simon Currin

Martin Fuller & Stephanie Connor won the OCC’s prestigious Vasey Vase 2023 for their circumnavigation of Newfoundland and transit of the Viking Route. ....

21 Feb 2024

OCC Environment Award 2023

By Howard Dryden

Howard Dryden and Diane Duncan won the OCC Environment Award 2023 ....

19 Feb 2024

OCC Port Officer Award 2023

By Bill & JoAnne Harris

Bill & JoAnne Harris look after OCC members visiting Honduras. They won the OCC Port Officer Award 2023. ....

18 Feb 2024

OCC Qualifier’s Mug 2023

By Reija Brid Treacy Wolnik

Reija Brid Treacy Wolnik won the OCC Qualifier’s Mug ....

13 Feb 2024

OCC Awards - Press Release

By Karen Soule, OCC Press Officer

The OCC Announces its 2023 Awards for Sailing and Voyaging Excellence ....

10 Feb 2024

OCC Challenge Grant awarded to Jenny Decker

By Jenny Decker & Derrick Thorrington

The OCC is delighted to announce that a Challenge Grant has been awarded to Jenny Decker - a solo sailor battling a neurodegenerative disease and aiming to circumnavigate while she can. ....

05 Feb 2024

Sailing Legend : Peter Smith interview

By Simon Currin

Whilst in Australia sailing legend, Peter Smith, was interviewed by Vernon Deck for his YouTube channel Sail Learning by Doing. ....

03 Feb 2024

Bottled water and clean oceans

By Simon Currin

A personal account of plastic pollution caused by water bottled in single use plastic ....

01 Feb 2024

Changing of the Guard, or at least the web editor

By Daria Blackwell

It's been my great pleasure and a privilege to serve as the OCC Web Editor since 2013. It is time for a fresh approach and, soon-to-be Past Commodore, Simon Currin is taking on the task. ....

31 Jan 2024

Noonsite clarifies new procedures for St Martin (France)

By Daria Blackwell

There's been confusion of late in St. Martin as the port authority are now enforcing port clearance and cruisers aren't sure what they have to do. The information on Noonsite has been updated. ....

31 Jan 2024

Sailing Solo to Seven Continents

By Harry Anderson

My objective is to replicate something I did in my small, single-engine airplane some years ago when I flew solo to 7 continents. ....

27 Jan 2024

Tropical Cyclone Kirrily makes landfall in Queensland

By Daria Blackwell

ex-Tropical Cyclone Kirrily to bring heavy rain to north Queensland as Townsville residents survey damage. ....


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