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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

Vava’u Blue Water Festival

The Vava'u Blue Water Festival will have yacht racing, parties, music, food, dancing, kids events, presentations, and more. Running from the 22nd to the 29th of September in Neiafu, Tonga.

by RoRC Lars Hellman, s/v Sea Wind - 24/09/2023

Norwegian scientists prove why beach cleans matter

The removal of bigger pieces of plastic from coastlines prevents the breakdown to microplastic fragments that may stay in the water for years, giving scientists hope for polluted oceans.

by Daria Blackwell - 17/09/2023

Amazing sailing adventures win big prizes

Yachting Monthly and B&G give away £5,500 in 2023 Brian Black Memorial Award, in association with B&G -- OCC Member family among those recognised.

by Daria Blackwell - 16/09/2023

UN technical report on first global climate action stocktake

Implementation must accelerate to increase ambition across all fronts, taking an all-of-society approach to make progress towards the Paris Agreement goals and respond to the climate crisis.

by Daria Blackwell - 11/09/2023

Emotional Start to McIntyre Ocean Globe Race

The 50th anniversary of the Whitbread was honoured with a perfect start on the Solent. Final farewell for 144 crew departing on Leg 1 of the Ocean Globe Race (OGR): Southampton to Cape Town.

by Daria Blackwell - 11/09/2023

Hottest summer on record

The summer of 2023 was the hottest on record in the Northern Hemisphere, according to data from the European Union Climate Change Service released on Wednesday.

by Daria Blackwell - 07/09/2023

New no anchoring zones in French Polynesia

The Directorate of Maritime Affairs of French Polynesia (DPAM) has announced the creation of No-Anchoring Zones in Raiatea and Tahaa in the Society Islands to protect cables and outfalls.

by Daria Blackwell - 29/08/2023

The OCC West Country Meet 

This year's classic event took place at Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth.

by Simon Currin, Commodore - 27/08/2023

OCC Musket Cove Regatta BBQ

If you are in Fiji and would like to some camaraderie, join us for an informal group BBQ at Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina. Fiji's Musket Cove Regatta dates this year are 6-10 September.

by Jonathan Robinson - 27/08/2023

Sea swimming ban in Nouméa

In the island paradise of New Caledonia's capital Nouméa, it's illegal to swim in the sea — except along a 200-metre stretch of beach. 

by Daria Blackwell - 27/08/2023

2023 Vertue Award Winner: Ted Laurentius

The Regional Rear Commodores for the OCC in North America are delighted to announce that Ted Laurentius of St. John’s Newfoundland will receive the 2023 Vertue Award.

by Doug Bruce - 21/08/2023

The most anticipated NWP is under way!

Just over 30 ships and sailing vessels are trying their best to navigate the Northwest Passage. Initial outlook for ice didn't give much comfort to all who are asking questions and expressing doubts.

by Victor Wejer, PO NWP - 19/08/2023

2023 Photo Competition: “At Anchor”

Deadline 2 October 2023

by Emily Winter - 13/08/2023

Forecasters increase count for Atlantic hurricane season

Colorado State University (CSU) and Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) forecasters have increased their forecasts for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane season, citing high sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic.

by Daria Blackwell - 11/08/2023

WHO Warns of Dengue Risk as Global Warming Pushes Cases Near Historic Highs

The World Health Organization warned last week that cases of dengue fever could reach close to record highs this year, partly due to global warming benefiting mosquitoes that spread it.

by Daria Blackwell - 01/08/2023

Conor O Brien's Two Year Saoirse Circumnavigation Centenary Celebration

The ICC/RCC Cruise to Madeira to commemorate Conor O Brien's circumnavigation, one of the first by a yacht, was a great success. OCC was well represented.

by Daria Blackwell - 13/07/2023

Pacific Rally checking in with stunning photos

We held a rally gathering last night at the yacht club in Mbatavu Harbour, Fiji. Thanks, Tony for this special place.

by RRC Viki Moore - 10/07/2023

Beach clean up in Tonga

The Island Cruising Rally supported a Vava'u beach cleanup. We had a huge group of people turn up, about 40+ volunteers which was fantastic.

by RRC Viki Moore - 01/07/2023

Roving Rear Commodore Report from the Atlantic

As a continuation on the March 2023 article, in this update I share the next seven days of Zora’s Atlantic crossing.

by Rhys Walters - 27/06/2023


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