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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.

30 Jul 2022

Scientists appeal for reports of interactions with orcas

By Daria Blackwell

The Cruising Association has teamed up with Orca Iberica to collect information about interactions between boats and orcas, as well as about passages without encounters. ....

05 Jul 2022

Dover Harbour, UK, can take limited visitor numbers from 4th July.

By Hilary Logan, PO Dover

Dover makes a good stop over for anyone coming east up the Channel or for those heading west. Don't try pushing the tide but come in for a rest. The yacht club RCPYC also welcomes visiting crews. ....

05 Jul 2022

UN Secretary General Declares 'Ocean Emergency'

By Daria Blackwell

Ahead of the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, António Guterres said the world must turn the tide of rising sea levels, ocean heating, acidification and plastics pollution. ....

05 Jul 2022

James Wharram's special Hui gathering

By Hanneke Boon

Attendees at James Wharram's special Hui gathering to celebrate his life are requested to fill out a simple registration form (link below). ....

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.  ....