Latest OCC News

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

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

Insights into Expected 2023 Northwest Passage Activity

There were no crossings by sail of the Northwest Passage during 2020 & 2021 due to the pandemic and the closing of the waterways to prevent any interactions with the local population of Canada.

by Port Officer NWP, Victor Wejer - 19/04/2023

OCC Members Gather for the 2023 OCC AGM and Awards Dinner in Poole, UK

This year's event was held at the impressive RNLI College in the South of England, where volunteer crews are trained for their search and rescue operations.

by Daria Blackwell - 19/04/2023

OCC 2023 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting was held on 15 April at the RNLI College in Poole, with 104 members in attendance, 18 online via Zoom.

by Daria Blackwell - 19/04/2023

OCC Takes to the Stage in Japan

OCC Port Officer Kirk Patterson features the Ocean Cruising Club in his exhibit area at the boat show March 23-26, 2023 in Yokohama

by Daria Blackwell - 13/04/2023


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