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 2018-1

Officers of the Club  1
Contents  2
Editorial Editor3
Sending Submissions to Flying Fish Editor4
The 2017 Awards Editor6
From the Archives - Extracts From Humphrey Barton’s Letters Humphrey Barton23
Two US Cities and the New York State canal system Belinda Chesman & Kit McAllister27
The Challenge of Passage Planning... in the Southwest Indian Ocean Jonathan Lloyd42
From the Galley of ... Tim Bridgen, Jesse James (via Mark & Lynn Hoenke), and Helen Norris50
Around Iceland 2017 Chris Jones53
Lydia across the Tasman Donald Begg67
A Sail Management System... for Safer Downwind Cruising Iain Simpson78
Ce´re`s through the Russian... Inland Waterways, Part 1 Thierry Courvoisier85
In Search of New Challenges Linda Crew-Gee101
Book Reviews Review Team109
The Loss of Tamarind Mervyn Wheatley121
Tam O’Shanter’s 2017 Cruise Anne Kenny & Neil Hegarty133
Letter - Lead Acid Batteries Bill Marden144
The South Coast of Cuba... and Haiti’s I^le-a`-Vache Carla Gregory & Alex Helbig147
Insurance is Essential – and Interesting Rob Stevens161
How to Retire Gracefully? - Climbing in St Kilda Rev Bob Shepton167
Obituaries and Appreciations Editor184
Advertisers in Flying Fish Editor203
Advertising Rates and Deadlines Editor204
Review: The Adlard Coles Book of Mediterranean Cruising    Review Team300
Review: Cornell’s Ocean Atlas Review Team301
Review: Your Offshore Doctor Review Team302
Review: Captain Bungle’s Odyssey Review Team303
Review: Three Ships Review Team304
Review: The Atlantic Crossing Guide Review Team305
Review: The Mercy Review Team306
Review: 200,000 Miles: A Life of Adventure  Review Team307