Ocean Cruising Club

Reg Barker BVI diving party
Jon Sanders arrives Capetown 7 Jan
Bill Hatfield at sea on his birthday
L'eau Commotion on the last leg of a solo non-stop circumnavigation. Birthday 14 January 2020 | 620 Miles North East Of Pitcairn Island
Legends meet in Simon's Town SA
Photo: Jeremy Bagshaw, Susanne Huber-Curphy and Jon Sanders at the FBYC, with Robert Ravensberg (standing). Credit: Robert Ravensberg
Susanne and Jon at FBYC Jan 2020
Robert Ravensberg, PO for Cape Town, recently hosted two legends of sailing, Australian Jon Sanders on his 11th circumnavigation and German Susanne Huber-Curphy, winner of the OCC Barton Cup in 2018 and participant in The Longue Route challenge last year who sailed in the wake of Moitessier -- one and half times around the earth non-stop and solo. They were joined by Jeremy Bagshaw, a Golden Globe Race participants from South Africa who sailed in the Suhaili class last year. Photo: Robert Ravensberg
Bill Hatfield
Nearing completion of his solo nonstop unassisted westabout circumnavigation at the age of 81. Credit: Bil Hatfield aboard L'Eau Commotion.
Bill Hatfield 17-02-2020
Approaching Brisbane to complete solo nonstop circumnavigation
Bill Hatfield
Frying flying fish
Bill Hatfield s/v L'Eau Commotion
Here is the yacht in the duck pond at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia showing the same single spreader rig but a furling staysail rigged just above the spreader. On the stern can be seen mounted a Windpilot Pacific Plus wind steering gear. The dodger and the auxiliary rudder were damaged in The Bight.
Notice of anchoring prohibition Las Palmas
It is illegal to anchor for more than 24 hours in the anchorage in front of the Marina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from the 15th March to the 15th September each year.
Spruce - RoRC Sue Warman
Intentions to spend but a short period in Banderas Bay, anchored at La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, extended. Day by day, frustrated with delays until almost six weeks had passed. Finding parts, doing boat jobs interspersed with a little social activity all dragged out. In between enforced pauses a few tasks that have languished low on the list of priorities struggled their way to the top. This one (photo) had paint bought while still in Asia. Ocean Cruising Club burgees, or house flags, rapidly become tattered when flown for extended periods. The directional vane on our wind generator has now been painted to "fly the flag" without fluttering into shredded remnants. Note the elaborate plastic apron to protect the cockpit from sporting a new colour scheme.
Corryvreckan whirlpool, Scotland
(c) Commodore Simon Currin 06-03-2020
OCC chapter Tahiti March 2020.
Published by Kris Adams Lenny from Peregee Au. Sal and John CAPAL MARA Au. And David and Kris Taipan Au. At Tania marina Tahiti. Great to catch up with special friends. 16 years of history!
Story about Dag Hoiland and s/y Escape West approaching Curacao during Pandemic closure
Victor Langerwerf
Crew of s/y Escape West
Vetle (the 5yo), Theresa and Dag
s/y Escape West
(c) Victor Langerwerf
Victor Langerwerf POR Curacao
Winner of special award for assisting s/y Escape West during pandemic
Peters Owens and Vera Quinan and family in Dominica
Credit: Vera Quinlan