Press Officer

For all media enquiries please contact Karen Soule, our Press and Public Relations Officer:

Web Editor

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A collection of imagery is available for media use on our Galleries page.For high resolution copies of these, or any other images, please contact the PR officer.

Full details of all OCC Awards and Award winners are available on our Awards page. This includes a record of all previous winners dating back to 1960.

Press Officer - Karen Soule
Press Officer - Karen Soule

Press Releases

Date Release
27 Jan 2023 The OCC Recognises the Schwartz Family Adventures with the Barton Cup
19 Dec 2022 The OCC Awards Challenge Grant to Novara One Planet
24 Feb 2022 Irish Scoresby Sound Expedition 2022
26 Jan 2022 The Ocean Cruising Club Announces Awards for 2021
24 May 2021 The OCC Charitable Trust is Fully Operational
23 Jan 2021 The Ocean Cruising Club Announces Awards for 2020
11 Jan 2021 Royal Cruising Club (RCC) Awards the Medal for Services to Cruising to OCC
20 Sep 2020 New Zealand Refuses Cyclone Season Refuge for Yachts
05 Sep 2020 Crisis point, NZ denying cyclone season refuge for small cruising yachts
10 Aug 2020 Three OCC Challenge Grants Awarded for 2020
05 May 2020 Pulling together in the Pandemic World
16 Mar 2020 Bill Hatfield Secures WSSR
28 Jan 2020 OCC Awards Announced for 2019
17 Oct 2019 Announcing the First Recipients of the New OCC Challenge Grant
14 Oct 2019 Figure 8 Voyage Update
08 Oct 2019 Randall Reeves to Complete Figure 8 Voyage Around Antarctica and the Americas
08 Sep 2019 Jeanne Socrates sails into the record books again!
12 Aug 2019 The OCC Challenge Grant is Now Accepting Applications
05 Feb 2019 The OCC Announces Awards for 2018
19 Nov 2018 OCC Supports Ocean Clean-Up Campaign
01 Nov 2018 OCC Appoints Port Officer for Gibraltar
14 May 2018 OCC Azores Pursuit Rally Draws 50 Yachts
27 Apr 2018 Mervyn Wheatley Reunited with Captain Wells of the QM2
14 Feb 2018 OCC Pursuit Rally to the Azores Filling Up
29 Jan 2018 Angel Louise first vessel to complete two Great Circle Loops
22 Jan 2018 OCC Announces Awards for 2017
21 Dec 2017 Jon Sanders Completes Record Tenth Circumnavigation
01 Jun 2017 OCC Announces Azores Pursuit Rally in 2018
10 Feb 2017 The OCC Announces Award Recipients for 2016
23 Aug 2016 Lectures by Ocean Cruising Club Members at the Southampton Boat Show
16 Feb 2016 The OCC Announces Award Recipients for 2015 - Updated
10 Feb 2016 The OCC Announces Award Recipients for 2015 
10 Feb 2016 More about the 2015 OCC Award Recipients
11 Jan 2016 The OCC Announces Sid & Rebecca Shaw as Recipients of the 2015 Vertue Award