Ocean Cruising Club

Brunel Museum
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Dining Salon SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Topsides SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Propeller, Brunel invention
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
On deck for interpretive talk
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Cocktail hour SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Rob Stevens of Topsail and Alex Blackwell, Regional Rear Commodore Ireland
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Cocktails SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Cocktails SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
James Wharram and Hanneke Boon on deck SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
On deck SSGB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
New Committee Member Eoin Robson
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Mast storyteller, SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
On deck SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
On deck SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
On deck SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
On deck SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
On deck SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
RRCs Fiona & Chris Jones and RC Jenny Crickmore-Thompson (centre)
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
RRCs GB Chris & Fiona Jones with RC Jenny Crickmore-Thompson (centre)
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Cath and Tim Bridgen with Tony Brighton & OCC Secretary Rachelle Turk
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
On deck SS GB
Photo by Zdenka Griswold.
Brunel's SS Great Britain.
Photo by Alex Blackwell. Read the accompanying news article about the event here: http://oceancruisingclub.org/newsitem/408/2017-OCC-Awards-Presented-Aboard-the-SS-Great-Britain
Steward recounting the history of the SS Great Britain and the genius of Brunel
Cocktails on the deck of the SS GB. Photo by Daria Blackwell.
Cocktail aboard the SS Great Britain
Photo by Daria Blackwell
The OCC crowd gathered on deck of the SS Great Britain.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
OCC Members gathered around listening to the steward's tales
Photo by Jeremy Firth
Awards Dinner Aboard the SS Great Britain in Bristol England
135 members and guests in attendance Photo by Alex Blackwell
The Dining Hall 1.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
The Dining Hall 2.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
The Dining Hall 3.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
The Dining Hall 4.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Megan Clay receiving the Qualifier's Mug from Commodore Anne Hammick.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Rear Commodore Daria Blackwell delivering speech on behalf of Susanne Huber-Curphy
Susanne Huber-Curphey, winner of the Barton Cup for her single-handed transit of the Northwest Passage, could not be with us as she is managing a refit of Nehaj in Lunenberg Nova Scotia, a vessel which she built herself.
The Barton Cup
The Barton Cup awarded to Susanne Huber-Curphey with the plaque that winners retain which are created by former commodore John Franklin. Photo by Daria Blackwell.
Retired Rear Commodore Tony Gooch accepting the Jester Award on behalf of Josh Ghyselincks.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Tony Gooch speaking on behalf of Josh Ghyselincks
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Fergus and Kay Quinlan receiving the David Wallis Trophy.
For their article 'The Russian Voyage' which appeared in Flying Fish 2017/1. Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Fergus Quinlan thanking the OCC for the award
...and remarking on the humbling effect of being among such experienced sailors at this event. Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Peter Flutter accepting the Port Officer Rally Award.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Peter Flutter thanking the members for the PO award.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Jenny Crickmore Thompson accepting the PO Events Award for POR in Cape Town, S Africa Robert Ravensburg.
Rear Commodore and PO Coordinator Jenny Crickmore Thompson spoke on behalf of POs & PORs assisting members around the world. Photo by Jeremy Firth.
OCC member Mervyn Wheatley
Presenting a special award to Captain Christopher Wells of the Queen Mary 2 for the rescue of Mervyn mid-Atlantic
Mervyn presenting the Special Award to Captain Chris Wells.
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Captain Christopher Wells, Master of the Queen Mary 2
Cunard's ship master who directed the effort to rescue Mervyn Wheatley when his yacht was rolled by a wave and was taking on water.
David Scoot Cowper, winner of the first OCC Lifetime Cruising Award
Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Dinner tables
Dinner tables
Dinner tables
Dinner tables
Fergus and Kay heading home to Ireland.
As the OCC is truly international, members came from all over the world for this event. Many this year arrived from North America and the European continent, but the farthest traveler was newsletter editor Jeremy Firth, who also was kind enough to take and share all these photos. Photo by Jeremy Firth.
Susanne Huber-Curphey receives her Barton Cup Award
Aboard NEHAJ in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. The Award was delivered personally by Port Officer John van-Schalkwyk. Photo by John van-S.