Ocean Cruising Club

Monte da Guia in Horta
Out and about round Monte da Guia in Horta (Faial, Azores). I love the "hotel" for the Cory's Shearwaters who tend to get lost at this time of year and need returning to their nesting grounds. Views of Caldeirinhas and Porto Pim with Horta in the background. By Linda Lane Thornton
Panorama - A great view over Bourg de Saintes
Bill Balme s/v Toodle-oo!
Indian River Tour with Albert and his son Alvin.
A group of happy OCCers in Dominica. From back left to front right: Albert, Carl (Northern Star, Bill (Toodle-oo!), Ardys (Northern Star), Helen (Alembic), Bill (Alembic), Laurie (Toodle-oo!) December 2017
King's Cup Phuket, Thailand
With team Howison (RRCs) and Strickland (Regional Rear Commodores USA SE) racing on Kinabalu......in the Cruising Class of course! Photo by Judi Howison
Bill & Lydia Strickland's new Flying Fish spinnaker
Photo by Rebecca Shaw.
Clew Bay, County Mayo, Ireland, May 2017
The Holy Mountain Croagh Patrick, photo by Daria Blackwell aboard s/v Aleria
Shimshal in Greenland
Judy and Bob Howison in New Caledonia
On board Pied de Lune with OCC POR David Plumley and Marie-Lis discovering wonderful cruising opportunities in amazing Nouvelle Caledonie
Dinghy meet up at the sand bar
Image from s/v Totem in the Bahamas
Deans' Blue Hole 2
From s/v Totem in the Bahamas
Storm in Newport RI after OCC meet up at Ida Lewis YC
Photo by Carolyn Bellamy.
Clew Bay sunset 28 May 2017
by Daria Blackwell, Rear Commodore, PO west of Ireland, web editor and PR Officer.
OCC Raft-up in Galicia
Ria Vigo, Ensenada Barro, July 2017 by Richard Farrington
Vanua Balavu, Lau, Fiji
From David Hartman: August 24, 2017 Our current stunning anchorage in Bay of Islands, Vanua Balavu, Lau, Fiji
Jeff Joy's image of eclipse in N America
For those of you who weren't able to witness......A view of the eclipse from the Chesapeake Bay through our sextant.
Judy Howison
"Flying the flags" at Wangi Wangi, Wakatobe for Independence Day. "Mawari" Bob and Sue, "Scott Free" Stephen and Chris, and "Kinabalu" Judy and Bob — in Wanci, Sulawesi Tenggara, Indonesia.
The Flying Fish Burgee reaches Qaqortoq
Simon Currin August 16 (West Greenland) Simon & Sally Currin's Shimshall with an impromptu raft up with Alchemy.
Dean's Blue Hole
From s/v Totem in the Bahamas
Alchemy anchored in SE Greenland
Photo by Simon Currin
Aleria under sail in Galicia, Spain
Photo by Ed Wheeler
'Beyzano' on Bill and Lydia Strickland's dock with 'Dragon Run'
Rhian & Rob Marshall ?August 20
Dierdre Atkinson Wogaman
An impromptu gathering aboard our boat SOUTHERN CROSS of OCC and friends in Onset, MA. Left to right - Don (SOUTHERN CROSS, the host boat), Sue (CAMOMILE), Bill (CAMOMILE), Madeline (MYTHRIL), Roy (MYTHRIL, Greg (SECOND SALLY), and Marie (SECOND SALLY).
Celtic Spirit of Fastnet
Michael Holland's Celtic Spirit of Fastnet in the Rias Baixas Galicia in July 2017. Photo by Alex Blackwell.
Spinnaker run down the west coast of Ireland
Aleria racing several Mayo Sailing Club boats near the Aran Islands off Galway Bay. Aleria en route to Spain, others heading to WIORA. Photo by Daria Blackwell
Whale surfacing next to Aleria
Fin whale as long as Aleria surfaced next to us between the Azores and Ireland in 2010. The smell of exhaled krill is unforgettable. Photo by Alex Blackwell.
Aleria's White Seahorse Spinnaker
The White Seahorse is our personal signal on Aleria and our spinnaker is perhaps the biggest pirate flag around. It was stylized from primitive drawings in the chapel where Grace O'Malley, the Pirate Queen of the west of Ireland was buried, and may have been used as her personal signal.
Bottlenose dolphins in Clew Bay, Ireland
I'm looking the other way because there were even more dolphins riding with us to starboard. There were hundreds in the Bay that day. Photo by Alex Blackwell.
Musket Cove, Malolo Island, Fiji October 2017
by David Hartman Musket Cove, Malolo Island, Fiji anchorage a bit busy with the Oyster Rally visiting.
OCC Raft-up in Galicia, Spain, July 2017
Vessels rafted up include Celtic Spirit of Fastnet, Aleria, Grand Slam, and Papageno. Others were anchored nearby in the beautiful Ensenada de Barra in Ria de Vigo. Twenty-six members and friends, including PO Alberto Lagos and Alfredo Lagos (jr) joined in the festivities aboard Celtic Spirit.
Sailing in the Azores
Linda Lane Thornton? November 2 · Back in Velas after a good sail from Angra, even though it got a bit lumpy at times.
Alex Blackwell and Alberto Lagos at the Monte Real Club Nautico de Bayona
Bayona Galicia, October 2017. Photo by Daria Blackwell
Flying Fish at the MRCNB
Baiona, Galicia, Spain October 2017. Photo by Daria Blackwell
Monte da Guia in Horta
Out and about round Monte da Guia in Horta (Faial, Azores). I love the "hotel" for the Cory's Shearwaters who tend to get lost at this time of year and need returning to their nesting grounds. Views of Caldeirinhas and Porto Pim with Horta in the background. By Linda Lane Thornton