Latest OCC News

OCC Member Elin Jones takes part in Round Britain and Ireland Race

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.

by Daria Blackwell - 15/06/2022

Global Ocean Resilience Innovation Challenge Names 9 Finalists

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.

by Daria Blackwell - 13/06/2022

Call for entries for the 'ocean tribute' Awards

Since 2018, the €20,000 prize has been awarded annually.

by Daria Blackwell - 13/06/2022

Green Yacht Cleaning Tips

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.

by Nicki Reynolds, Yacht Zen Again - 13/06/2022

Niue, a small Pacific island protects 100% of its territorial waters

Niue covers only 261 square kilometres but possesses 317,000 square kilometres of territorial water. It has become a world leader in marine conservation.

by Daria Blackwell - 10/06/2022

Happy World Ocean Day!

Every day is World Ocean Day for members of the Ocean Cruising Club. Join us! #OCCAdventureSailing

by Daria Blackwell - 08/06/2022

RoRC Report from Scandinavia

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.

by Andrew Curtain - 04/06/2022

RoRC Report from the Bahamas

Our leisurely month in Cartegena concluded with an inland road trip with OCC members Brett & Mandy (s/y Leventeia) to Monpox. 

by Sue and Andy Warman - 04/06/2022

RoRC Report from the Iberian Peninsula

Our 2021 season while reasonably short was full of fun and adventure. I touched on our crossing of Biscay in the last newsletter.

by Rhys Walters - 04/06/2022

S/V Sea Wind sails to the penguins - RoRC Report from Antarctica

Lars and Susanne take us along with them on their journey to the ice. Antarctica, the southernmost continent, is a virtually uninhabited, ice-covered landmass. You will want to read all three parts...

by Susanne Fyr Hellman - 04/06/2022

RoRC Report from the San Blas Islands

We started our season at Red Frog Marina in Bocas del Toro after some time back in the States visiting friends and family.

by Bill Heaton - 04/06/2022

Living the Future: Electric Propulsion on a Classic Yacht

Maddie and Herb Benavent have been sailing with an electric engine since 2015. As many of us are contemplating moving away from fossil fuels, they share their experience for our benefit.

by Maddie & Herb Benavent - 02/06/2022

No Plastic Waste Voyage Update 09 May 2022

In 2019, then 81-year-old Jon Sanders undertook an 11th circumnavigation, a voyage which he combined with a scientific endeavour -- to sample water from the oceans for microplastics analysis.

by Stephen Davis (for Jon Sanders and the team) - 27/05/2022

Founding Member Derrick Allen leaves legacy donation to the Youth Sponsorship

In 2015, Derrick approached the OCC General Committee about his intention to leave a bequest for the Derrick Allen Youth Award. This has now been formally announced.

by Daria Blackwell - 27/05/2022

Update from Youth Sponsorship recipient Laura Hampton

Rear Commodore Fiona Jones received this news from a young sailing enthusiast about her latest adventures.

by Daria Blackwell - 26/05/2022

One Ocean, One Climate, One Future – Together

Celebrate World Ocean Day on the 8th of June (and every other day) by doing your little bit for the oceans we adore throughout the month of June.

by Daria Blackwell - 26/05/2022

OCC Mentoring – an unparalleled offering for OCC Members

OCC members are taking advantage of this significant membership benefit to enhance their knowledge, skills and competencies enabling them to undertake new challenges and cruise with confidence.

by Phil Heaton and Jonathan Lloyd - 26/05/2022

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