OCC Award - 2013
(s/v Wrestler of Leigh) - For a lifetime of fostering and encouraging ocean cruising in small craft
In the minds of the subcommittee members, no one exemplifies this ideal better than Anne Hammick. In the words of a nominator, “she has done more than anyone else in the past two decades to foster and encourage ocean cruising and promote the objects of the Ocean Cruising Club.” Anne has edited the OCC journal, Flying Fish, since 1991, inspiring readers to see the places and share in the adventures described therein. Beyond that, she has made a major contribution to the safety and enjoyment of cruisers through editorship of RCC Piloting Foundation cruising guides.
As the author or co-author of numerous cruising guides including Ocean Cruising on a Budget, the Atlantic Crossing Guide, The Baltic Sea, Atlantic Islands, Islas Baleares and Atlantic Spain and Portugal, Anne has guided numerous sailors on adventurous journeys for decades. As a sailor, Anne Hammick has sailed offshore for over 20 years. Since her first Atlantic crossing in 1975, she has completed a further seven Atlantic passages, six as skipper/navigator.