Ocean Cruising Club

Flying Fish, published twice a year, is the OCC's flagship publication containing inspirational articles about our members' adventures and cruising destinations around the world.

You may browse the article archive by Flying Fish edition and cruising area, or search it by keywords (e.g. article title, author name or place), using the dropdowns below. If browsing by edition you will be able to download a .pdf of the entire edition where one exists. Please note that we are still working on digitising past copies of Flying Fish and not all articles and editions are currently available in downloadable .pdf format. If you’re planning to write an article for a future Flying Fish, please click here for guidelines.

Articles in Flying Fish 2017-2

Cover Editor 
Officers Editor1
Contents Editor2
Editorial Editor3
Sweet Carolines Graham and Avril Johnson5
Living on Bittern Rosemarie Smart-Alecio21
The Atlantic from A to Z Rachel Westwood31
The Ocean Cruising Club – how it began Admiral Humphrey Barton41
Greenland 2017 Simon Currin45
Book Reviews Review Team57
Review: Taleisin’s Tales Lin and Larry Pardey Lin and Larry Pardey 57
Review: Mediterranean France & Corsica Pilot Rod and Lucinda Heikell 59
Review:Sir John Franklin’s Erebus And Terror Expedition Gillian Hutchinson 60
Review: The Baltic Sea and Approaches. RCC Pilotage Foundation 61
Review:Sail The World Erick A Reickert 63
Review: Rogue Waves Michel Olagnon 64
Review: Off The Deep End Nic Compton 65
Ariadne’s Last Voyage Iain and Meg Buchanan68
From the Galley of ... Fiona Sims, Judy Howison, David Blackburn and Julia Aspin, and Sarah Smith80
Taking the Northern Line Jim Little83
Concentrated Cruising:.. Galicia’s Rias Baixas Daria Blackwell97
Book Reviews Review Team111
Review: A Sea Monster’s Tale Colin Speedie 111
Review: Windswept to The Med Annie Busch 112
Review: Tales From The Captain’s Log The National Archives 113
Review: Greek Waters Pilot. Ionian Rod and Lucinda Heikell 115
Review: The Boat Cookbook Fiona Sims. 116
Review: Metals in Boats Vyv Cox 116
Review: Mediterranean Spain RCC Pilotage Foundation & Steve Pickard 117
Review: Yacht Were You Thinking? Jonathan Eyers 119
Virgins in the Virgins Phil and Norma Heaton121
Experiences, and the People we Meet Judy and Bob Howison134
A Life-Changing Opportunity Michael Maggs and Jamie Crickmore-Thompson141
Our Greek Odyssey Mike and Helen Norris152
Tahiti – The Hard Way Alan Leslie163
Guidelines for Contributors Editor174
Shelduck’s Cruise from America Neil Hegarty and Anne Kenny179
You’re not Sailors, are you? Andrew and Janice Fennymore-White191
Obituaries and Appreciations Editor198
Advertisers in Flying Fish Editor211
Advertising Rates and Deadlines Editor212