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The OCC Guide to Climate Change for Cruisers

The Ocean Cruising Club has prepared a review of climate change for distance cruisers and how it affects decision-making in this era of adaptation.

by Daria Blackwell - 10/05/2023

The rise of Marine Protected Areas

To mark UN World Oceans Day on June 8, Statista tackled the topic of protected marine areas. Some good news, the effort to protect our ocean is gaining momentum.

by Daria Blackwell - 09/06/2023

Happy World Ocean Day!

With more than 3500 members in 85 countries, the OCC's membership is acutely aware of the importance of the ocean, its current state, and its place in preserving life on Earth.

by Daria Blackwell - 08/06/2023

Sponsored opportunity for youth participants in the Ocean Globe Race 2023

They will become key members of the ‘Explorer’ Race Team. McIntyre Adventure, owners of race entrant ‘Explorer’, is offering funded places.

by Daria Blackwell - 07/06/2023

Storm Oscar breaks records in Madeira

Record rainfall carried debris in the streams flowing off the island into the mouth of the marina which is now blocked. No one can enter or leave the marina in Funchal.

by Daria Blackwell - 07/06/2023

Helping to save ocean mammals

Damian Foxall, a seven-time veteran of The Ocean Race with over 450,000 nautical miles at sea, is working to implement changes within the sport of sailing to make the ocean safer for marine mammals.

by Daria Blackwell - 03/06/2023

World Ocean Day unites and rallies the world to protect and restore our planet

Celebrate the life in the oceans and take action on the 8th of June. Do it for the biodiversity. Do it for the climate. Do it for the future.

by Daria Blackwell - 02/06/2023

Pacific Island students brought climate to top world court

For the first time, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) will rule on legal consequences for nations that are damaging the climate “by their acts and omissions”.

by Daria Blackwell - 31/05/2023

OCC Seamanship Award for Kirsten Neuschäfer on historic GGR victory!

OSASA will be hosting a presentation of the awards to all involved on 31 October at the Royal Cape Yacht Club, the home of so many influential and renowned sailors. Details to follow.

by Jenny Crickmore-Thompson - 31/05/2023

Experimental Sargassum Report

NOAA, in collaboration with the University of South Florida, has begun issuing weekly sargassum reports using AFAI (Alternative Floating Algae Index) for the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.

by Daria Blackwell - 30/05/2023

North Atlantic SST Anomalies Noted

Sea Surface Temperature (SST) and other factors have been noted as deviating from the norms for the North Atlantic in the early months of 2023.

by Daria Blackwell - 23/05/2023

Mexico's meteorological service predicts Pacific hurricanes

The National Meteorological Service of Mexico (SMN) states that formation of an El Niño climate pattern was a factor in the greater-than-usual hurricane activity predicted for the Pacific this year.

by Daria Blackwell - 22/05/2023

NOAA Issues El Niño Watch

A transition from El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO)-neutral is expected in the next couple of months, with a greater than 90% chance of El Niño persisting into the Northern Hemisphere winter.

by Daria Blackwell - 11/05/2023

UN's World Meteorological Organization warns of looming record temperatures

The development of an El Niño climate pattern in the Pacific Ocean this year is likely, with dangerously high temperatures and extreme weather events expected.

by Daria Blackwell - 10/05/2023

The CCA’s Digital Maine Cruising Guide - free for all cruisers!

Based on the original print Cruising Guide to Maine, the digital edition - available since 2022 - delivers a local knowledge feast.

by Daria Blackwell - 09/05/2023

Brian Black Memorial Award 2023

£5,500 prizes on offer for marine environmental journalism award videos and articles

by Press Release - Theo Stocker - 24/04/2023

Today is Earth Day - Do at least one thing to help!

Protecting our planet starts with us.

by Daria Blackwell - 22/04/2023

Join Novara One Planet on their Climate Adaptation Mission

Novara One Planet encourages OCC members to join their campaign supporting coastal communities become climate safe.

by Nigel Jollands - 22/04/2023

Inspirational talks and tours of the RNLI College and Novara

The Saturday of the AGM offered an opportunity for a series of talks and a chance to view the impressive RNLI facilities and Novara, which is being prepared for a return to high latitudes.

by Daria Blackwell - 20/04/2023

The OCC 2023 Awards Dinner

Though the awards are announced in January, they are formally presented annually at the Awards Dinner associated with the AGM weekend.

by Daria Blackwell - 20/04/2023


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