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The Ocean
Cruising Club

To be a part of the OCC is to be a part of a group of people who have said 'yes' to adventure and who will welcome you if you choose to do the same.

The people in the Ocean Cruising Club represent the distilled essence of the cruising community, a potent combination of accomplishment, experience, idealism, eccentricity, generosity and humility.

The sole qualification for Full membership, entails stepping aboard a boat and making a continuous ocean passage of at least 1000 nautical miles, measured by the shortest practical Great Circle route between two ports, in a vessel not more than 70 feet overall length. Associate Members join aspiring to do the same and being inspired by those who already have.

09 May 2021

Scottish Open House Weekend

By Commodore Simon Currin

A 967 mb low lurking off Ireland and strict pandemic precautions meant that our Scottish Open House weekend was never going to attract the crowds it has in the past. ....

08 May 2021

Upcoming OCC Events

By Daria Blackwell

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, many live events have been cancelled or postponed. A series of webinars have been initiated and will be recorded and available to view on the website. ....

08 May 2021

Two pictures from the Azores

By Capt Tom Wikman

To my sailor brethren, I’d like to share two pictures. Here’s a little bit of history…. About the group picture.  ....

06 May 2021

Clean Sailors starts sail recycling programme in GB

By Daria Blackwell

OCC Member Holly Manvell has announced that sailors in the UK can now recycle their sails and have them made into useful items that will have a long afterlife. ....

02 May 2021

Patient Transport: An OCC Collaboration

By Eoin Robson, OCC Committee Member and PO Stavanger

This is a nautical story but not in the sense that the OCC may be acquainted with. It is a story of a meeting of minds that makes the OCC what it is – it is a story of the people comprising the OCC. ....

28 Apr 2021

Yachting Community in Trinidad and Tobago bands together to help St Vincent

By Daria Blackwell

OCC PO Jesse James reports from Trinidad that the first phase of YSATT/Cruisers/OCC mission to deliver relief to St Vincent has been completed. ....

22 Apr 2021

Happy Earth Day!

By Daria Blackwell

Every day should be earth day but, once a year, it is time to stop and reflect on what each one of us can do to help this magnificent planet we call earth. ....

19 Apr 2021

UK VAT Status Petition Posted

By Daria Blackwell

If you believe that UK Registered and owned yachts and boats in the EU should keep their VAT paid status, please consider signing this petition. ....

16 Apr 2021

The pattern of seismic activity at La Soufriere has changed

By Daria Blackwell

The Seismic Research Centre has released their 6pm 15th April Scientific Update. NEMO's Soufriere Bulletin 64, containing similar information, has also just been made available. Reports attached. ....

13 Apr 2021


By Nicola and Wilfred Outhouse Graphics

The Seismic Research Centre at UWI has just released their 6pm Scientific Update for today. NEMO has also just released their Soufriere. Bulletin #59, dated 8pm, Monday 12th April Both are attached.  ....

11 Apr 2021

OCC AGM a Virtual Success!

By Daria Blackwell

With the help of Zoom, more than 200 members of the Ocean Cruising Club signed up to take part in the AGM and Cruising Amidst/Post Pandemic discussion on Saturday the 10th of April 2021. ....

11 Apr 2021

Immediate Needs List - St Vincent & the Grenadines

By Daria Blackwell

The Caribbean island of St Vincent was rocked by multiple explosive eruptions of La Soufrière volcano. National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) posted an immediate needs list. ....