Ocean Cruising Club

Commodore Simon Currin kicks off the Covid-19 lectures online with the first exciting webinar featuring Vasey Vase winner Steve Brown. https://vimeo.com/416999965/54df25fd63
OCC Lockdown Lecture by Steve Brown: 'HIGH AND DRY IN ANTARCTICA'
May 6, 2020 A huge vote of thanks to Andrew Cassels for his amazing pilotage skills. Remember his view of this on his smartphone screen! Visit Novara's website: https://www.sy-novara.com/
Novara - Drone images from Antarctica
Webinar about cruising along the west coast of Ireland by members and POs Daria and Alex Blackwell. Video created by PBO of a talk delivered at a boat show. 26 minutes
Cruising the Wild Atlantic Way of Ireland
Thierry Courvoisier Des images de notre croisière au Spitzberg avec Cérès en 2008. Ocean Cruising Club (OCC)
Cérès au Spitzberg
On Saturday, the 21st February, Bill Hatfield became the oldest man to sail around the world solo, non-stop and unassisted. The 81-year-old completed his eight-month journey on Saturday morning, sailing into The Spit on the Gold Coast in his 38-foot Northshore yacht L'Eau Commotion. He was greeted at Southport Yacht Club by cheering friends and family who had anxiously followed his journey since he set off on June 8, 2019. Total distance sailed was 30555 NM in 259 days. VIDEO 2020 02 22 11 01 47 Video credit to Angie Bell and thanks to David Fawcett
Bill Hatfield and L'Eau Commotion Crossing the Line
On the wind TV #1 59 North Sailing 5.82K subscribers The first episode of the film version of 'On the Wind.' Directed by Thierry Humeau and hosted by Andy Schell. Pam Wall, OCC PO for Ft Lauderdale, winner of the 2019 OCC Port Officer Service Award.
Interview with Pam Wall
Why cruise with kids? Really, why cruising at all? WWS Aline Escalon was on Totem in 2016 and has released this short film showcasing the nomadic sailing life of the Gifford family. Shot mostly in Madagascar, with a few clips from Chagos and Comoros (Indian Ocean destination eye candy!). by Aline Escalon More about the Gifford family here. https://qz.com/778593/sailing-around-the-world-for-eight-years-with-three-kids-taught-us-to-live-without-structure/
Global Travel Channel Sailing Around the world nonstop at age 80. Not everyone's cup of tea. Bill Hatfield explains it, ' well it's a lot better than sitting in one of those old folks homes waiting to die'. A mastermind, sailor and extraordinary human being who does not know what the words 'GIVING UP' mean. Bill is currently on his way to try and break a world record by sailing nonstop around the world alone WESTBOUND ( The wrong way). You can follow his adventure at www.sailblogs.com/member/leaucommotion/465090/.
Sailing Solo Nonstop Around the World at Age 80
James Tomlinson Samingo Sailing 3.9K subscribers I have been asked many times how I rig my main sail reefing lines on my sailing boat, Westerly Typhoon ‘Talisker 1’
Single Handed Solo Sailing. How I Rig Main Sail Reefing Lines.
A short video from our sailing and climbing expedition to South Georgia. Hats off to fellow OCC member Bjorn Riis Johannessen who pulled both videos together. Steve Brown
Hard on the Nose: The Novara 2017 Expedition to South Georgia
Steve Brown's video
Novara 2018 Antarctica Expedition 1
Upon completion of the Figure 8 Voyage on the 19th October, having circumnavigated Antarctica and the Americas solo over the course of one season and slightly more than one year under sail, Randall Reeves was commended for doing something no one had done before under sail.
Randall Reeves receives OCC commendation from Tony Gooch
OCC Cruising Rally to the Western Caribbean 2018-2019
OCC Suzie Too Rally
The winner of the photo competition #occatanchor is Odette Hasbun with her photo taken of s/v Peregrinus at Jura, Inner Hebrides, Scotland. With over 150 entries Odette was the outright winner so congratulations on a beautiful picture.
#OCC @ anchor photo competition entries
Lin and Larry Pardey were awarded the OCC Lifetime Cruising Award for 2018. To read more about the award, please follow this link. http://oceancruisingclub.org/prizewinner/380/Lin--and--Larry-Pardey
Lin Pardey accepting OCC Lifetime Cruising Award
Umadum Sailing Published on Apr 13, 2019 Here is the second film from the series “The Folks of the Ocean”. Umadum on his way to Cape Town in dangerous Mozambique channel. Why it is so dangerous? Why they call it shipwrecking coast, wild coast?
OCC Award Winner Des Cason on How to Sail in Dangerous Weather
What we did in 2018. From Stuart Letton https://youtu.be/DaIZSZB3-KY
Time Bandit Cruising
Mo on the Figure 8 Voyage reports from the Southern Ocean.
Christmas update from Randall Reeves
Video by Erica Coobs
OCC Suzie Too Rally Parade in Cartagena, Colombia
OCC Member Captain Rick Moore, currently taking part in the Suzie II Rally, maintains a vlog called Sailing "Sophisticated Lady" (SSL). The channel has just surpassed 100,000 subscribers. This is a celebration video which includes highlights from the OCC Suzie II Rally (~1740 into the video). He plans to post videos of the Rally as they progress through the Western Caribbean on his YouTube Channel SSL. https://youtu.be/Xd_CrfhvXeI
SSL 100,000 Subscribers Celebration Video
OCC Member John Hembrow has started the Down Under Rallys Go East, Go West and more, to encourage cruisers to spend more time exploring Australia.
Down Under Rally 2017
Film maker Gonçalo Tocha has created a video of the celebrations in Horta in June 2018 when the OCC helped celebrate the 100th anniversary of Peter Cafe Sport with a Pursuit Rally. He is planning a full length feature film to follow.
OCC Azores Pursuit Rally 2018 film
Video created by Stokey Woodall from still photographs collected from participants in the Rally. A history of the Peter Cafe Sport in Horta in photos including the sailors who dropped in along the 100 years of its existence, culminating in the OCC Azores Rally to celebrate the anniversary. No audio.
100 Years Peter Cafe Sport - OCC Azores Rally 2018
This is the video clip put together by Stokey Woodall of the finish line at the 2018 OCC Azores Pursuit Rally, from photos by Tony Brighton. Great footage! The rally was undertaken to celebrate the Centenary of Peter Cafe Sport.
The Finish Line at the OCC Azores Pursuit Rally 2018
Two headsail configuration for safer downwind sailing View article here: http://oceancruisingclub.org/newsitem/396/A-Sail-Management-System-for-Safer-Downwind-Cruising
Simbo Rig
View article by Iain Simpson about the Simbo Rig for downwind sailing here: http://oceancruisingclub.org/newsitem/396/A-Sail-Management-System-for-Safer-Downwind-Cruising
Song of the Ocean under Simbo Rig
At Feb 17 2018 Tony Curphey was in Istanbul to share his 'Ordinary Adventures' The event was hosted by 'Gezgin Korsan' Turkey's biggest Sailing & Sea Culture platform. During the Boat Show, we had a great chance to tell about OCC in our Gezgin Korsan exhibition stand. Regards, Hakan Zorlu / OCC Port Officer
Tony Curphy and 'Gezgin Korsan' at Boat Show in Istanbul
Olin J. Stephens II, America's preeminent yacht designer of the 20th century -- died September 13, 2008 -- five months after celebrating his 100th birthday. He was co-founder of Sparkman & Stephens. Video contains an interview with Olin as well as historical footage on many of the yachts he designed.
Olin Stephens, legendary yacht designer
DORADE, a 52-foot yawl built in 1929, raced from Newport to Bermuda in 2012, 80 years after her winning this classic bluewater race. Follow along with narrator John Burnham who sailed as part of DORADE's crew, competing against a modern fleet as well as the Stephens brothers, who set a time for the race in 1932 that was hard to beat. DORADE's current caretakers are OCC member Matt Brooks and Pam Rorke Levy. Matt's qualifying voyage was Newport to Cowes in 2015 aboard DORADE. Designed by Olin Stephens of S&S, she had a number of design innovations among which are the deck mounted ventilation baffles, now called dorades. You can also watch three previous videos of Dorade's training regattas earlier in the spring include St. Maarten http://youtu.be/aUPN9_aLK30 and St. Barth http://youtu.be/I7DDjsxr5OY View DORADE's website here: http://dorade.org/ Watch a video created during her 1931 Transatlantic Race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRQlbLdyPZM
Dorade sailing in the Newport to Bermuda Race in 2012
What is the Ocean Cruising Club? 4,538 views DrakeParagon Published on Sep 23, 2014 The Ocean Cruising Club is an international club for blue water cruisers. Founded in 1954 by the late Humphrey Barton, the Club known affectionately as the OCC exists to promote long-distance cruising in all its forms.
What is the Ocean Cruising Club?
The Physics of Sailing - KQED QUEST 1,414,267 views Published on Oct 1, 2008 Northern California has a storied, 500-year history of sailing. But despite this rich heritage, scientists and boat designers continue to learn more each day about what makes a sail boat move. Contrary to what you might expect, the physics of sailing still present some mysteries to modern sailors.
The Physics of Sailing
Down Under Rally Published on Aug 20, 2017 Join the 2017 Go East rally participants as they prepare for the voyage, sail to, and arrive in New Caledonia. The Down Under Go East Rally which sails from the Gold Coast to New Caledonia each year. The primary goal of the Go East Rally is to provide those who join the rally from Australia to New Caledonia with information, support & benefits. For more info go to www.downunderrally.com
Sailing to New Caledonia with the Down Under "Go East" Rally
In October & November 2017 41 yachts and their crews from countries all over the world sailed to Australia as part of the Down Under "Go West" Rally. All who attended said that rally "Welcome Week" was one of the best week of events they had attended in a long time. Watch this video to see what they got up to!
International yachties give Australia the thumbs up!
Interview with Willy Ker telling the story of his beloved Contessa 32, Assent. Assent completed the infamous 1979 Fastnet Race before embarking on 100,000 miles of High Latitude Adventure in the Arctic and Antarctica.
Willy Ker and the story of Assent
Posted by Simon Currin in August 2016 Iceland, Scoresby Sound and Turner Sound in Greenland.
Shimshal in the Arctic 2016
Posted November 2017
Shimshal in Greenland 2017
Enrico Tettamanti Published on Oct 3, 2017. This video is about KAMANA NW Passage. Excellent video.
Dan Alonso Published on Sep 11, 2012
OCC Maine Rally 2012
DODO S DELIGHT(2015) von Sean Villanueva, Bel Special Guest: Captain Bob Shepton Dutch Mountain Film Festival
Video with a very young founder member Ian Nicolson s/v St. Mary filmed by the BBC Scotland.
The Tobermory Race
Playing around in the Grey Dogs passage (May 2017), aboard Farsain with OCC party. Definitely going uphill, against the flood at springs. Video by David Tyler. Weekend organized by Simon and Sally Currin.
Grey Dogs Passage, Scotland
Thies and Kicki, winners of the OCC Award of Merit, are the current owners of Wanderer III designed by Laurent Giles, British built, and launched in 1952. She has been sailing the world's oceans almost constantly ever since.
Thies Matzen and Kicki Ericson on the Hiscock’s Wanderer III
Membership in the OCC means sharing camaraderie with like-minded blue water sailors who have all accomplished long-distance passages
Past Commodore Bill McLaren on 'What is so great about the OCC.'
Do you want to experience an offshore passage and learn from an experienced skipper who is a member of OCC? Watch to learn more.
Ocean Cruising Club Youth Sponsorship Programme
Hear member Ju Ronnie belt out the Ocean Cruising Club Blues at the Southern New England Rally in 2015
Ocean Cruising Club Blues at the Southern New England Rally in 2015
Vice Commodore Tony Gooch presenting awards to Richard Hudson and Liza and Andy Copeland in the Pacific Northwest.
OCC 60th Anniversary Rally in Barkley Sound, Vancouver, British Columbia