Latest OCC News

The Cruising Club of America Introduces New Digital Cruising Guide to Maine

The club's first digital guide is the collaborative effort of dozens of CCA members and now complements its four printed guides to the Canadian Maritimes.

by Cruising Club of America - 13/05/2022

The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season is predicted to be more active than usual

A statement issued by scientists at Colorado State University predicts there will be at least 19 named storms and nine hurricanes — four of which will be Category 3 or higher.

by Daria Blackwell - 25/04/2022

A Green Guide to Boating

The International Seakeepers Society has compiled an excellent and very comprehensive resource for boaters who want to minimise their footprint on the oceans.

by Daria Blackwell - 25/04/2022

Two New Honorary Members Elected by OCC Members

Legendary sailors Rev Bob Shepton and Susanne Huber-Curphey were elected to lifetime membership of the Ocean Cruising Club.

by Daria Blackwell - 21/04/2022

2022 AGM and Awards Dinner a Great Success

The historic event held outside of the UK for the first time drew more than 100 members from both sides of the Atlantic.

by Rachelle Turk (Club Secretary) - 08/04/2022

OCC Roving Rear Commodore's Report from Fin Del Mundo

Follow S/Y Sea Wind as RoRCs Susanne and Lars head for Antarctica.

by Susanne and Lars Hellman - 14/03/2022

RoRCs Stuart and Anne Letton Report from South Africa

Time Bandit travels from the Seychelles to South Africa via Iceland, of course. And they need suggestions for where to go next!

by Stuart Letton - 14/03/2022

Roving Rear Commodore Rhys Walters sets off on a world cruise

We have the rare opportunity to follow Rhys and his partner Niamh as they start out on a journey to parts unknown while working their way around the world on their home-fitted yacht, Zora.

by Rhys Walters & Niamh Harte - 13/03/2022

Roving Rear Commodore Report from the East Mediterranean

From Greece to Croatia, Gareth and Clare describe increased red tape for British citizens and hope for a more normal season of sailing.

by Gareth Thomas - 13/03/2022

Roving Rear Commodore report from New Zealand

Lockdowns in New Zealand limited the options for cruising in 2021.

by Sarah and Phil Tadd - 13/03/2022

Roving Rear Commodore's Report from the Pacific

Though they didn't get in much roving in 2021, Sapphire II of London has finally made it to New Zealand from French Polynesia.

by Simon Phillips - 13/03/2022

OCC Roving Rear Commodore Report from Colombia

From French Polynesia to Panama and on to Colombia, Spruce makes her way slowly home, meandering as usual along the way.

by Andy & Sue Warman - 13/03/2022

Irish Scoresby Sound Expedition 2022

The OCC has awarded a Challenge Grant to the expedition team of ‘Danú of Galway’ led by OCC Member Peter Owens.

by Derrick Thorrington - 24/02/2022

More than 100 nations pledge to take action to save the oceans

Global representatives committed to preserving the ocean from human harm, including adopting measures to stop illegal fishing, cutting plastic pollution and better guarding of international waters.

by Daria Blackwell - 21/02/2022

Protecting Blue Corridors

The WWF is calling on the world’s governments to extend legal protections for marine wildlife such that they overlap the “blue corridors” or "whale superhighways".

by Daria Blackwell - 21/02/2022

Sea Mercy is recipient of inaugural OCC Environment Award

"It is the hundreds of volunteers and vessel captains who work with Sea Mercy who make this award possible."

by Richard Hackett - 02/02/2022

OCC Adopts Carbon Balanced Printing

In 2018, the OCC undertook an evaluation of our print suppliers. After proposals and site visits, the GC approved the recommendation to move all printing to Hobbs, now a Carbon Balanced Printer.

by Daria Blackwell - 01/02/2022

Aquaculture - a sustainable food source

As cruisers, we are more attuned to food sources than most. We fish responsibly taking only what we need for our own sustenance at sea. But wild fish stocks are under pressure. Can aquaculture help?

by Alex Blackwell, MSc and Daria Blackwell  - 27/01/2022

The OCC Announces Award Recipients for 2021

This is a list of the award recipients for 2021. Further details are available in the Press Release issued this morning.

by Daria Blackwell - 26/01/2022

Team South Pacific Recogised with the OCC Award

The 2021 OCC Award recognises Team South Pacific 2020: Juan Boschetti, Liz Back, Cynthia Rasch, John and Lyn Martin, John Hembrow, Viki Moore, and Sue Richards.

by Daria Blackwell - 24/01/2022