Ocean Cruising Club

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.
Azores Pursuit Rally Video (stills)
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