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Terms and Conditions



Basis of your access to the OCC’s Websites

Your access to and use of the Information and/or submission of information to the OCC’s websites is governed by these Terms and Conditions to which all users of the OCC sites must agree. By accessing or using information from any OCC site, you agree to be bound by these terms, which shall take effect immediately on your first access or use. If you do not agree to be bound by all of the following terms please do not access, use and/or contribute to the OCCs websites.

The provision of your access to the Information does not constitute an agreement or contract between the OCC Parties and you.

Nature and reliability of the Information contained on OCCs Websites

The information on the OCC websites (the “Information”) has been contributed by and is intended for the information of and use by competent amateur yachtsmen. Much of the Information is anecdotal. The views expressed are those of the individual contributors and are not necessarily shared or endorsed by the OCC or its members.

We hope you find the Information interesting and helpful; however, the OCC cannot guarantee the accuracy of the Information and assumes no responsibility for, and does not verify, maintain or keep up to date the Information. Therefore the Information may be inaccurate, incomplete and/or out of date. None of the Information is intended to be used for navigation and should not be relied upon for that purpose, nor for any other purpose. Any sailing directions and/or navigational references in the Information were written for yachts of moderate draft. Waypoints, co-ordinates, routes and anchorages may be safe in some conditions of sea and weather but may be dangerous in other conditions. Should you choose to rely on the Information in any way (i) you do so entirely at your own risk and (ii) you should first confirm the Information, particularly but not limited to any waypoints or co-ordinates against current official hydrographic sources.


The OCC either owns the copyright of all of the material on this site or possesses a limited license to publish it on this site and in its other publications. You are granted a limited licence to copy the Information from this site solely for your personal use. You may not otherwise use or exploit the Information for any other purpose without express permission of the copyright owner.

Inappropriate behaviour, complaints and inaccuracies

If you believe any of the Information to be in anyway unlawful, defamatory, obscene, offensive, inaccurate or otherwise objectionable please notify us immediately through the ‘Contact us’ tab at the top of the page.


By accepting these Terms of Use, you agree that the OCC Parties owe no duty of care to you in connection with the Information and none of them shall be liable to you for any loss, damage, cost or expense of whatsoever nature which is caused by your use of or reliance on the Information. For the purpose of these Terms of Use, “OCC Parties” means the Ocean Cruising Club, its Officers and individual members together with those persons engaged in the administration, operation and maintenance of this website.


Guidance for contributors

The OCC encourages all its members to share their cruising experiences and contribute them for inclusion in one or more of the OCC’s publications. If you choose to do so, you confirm your contribution was compiled with reasonable skill and care and in good faith. Before submitting material please take the time to ensure that you have agreed any references to other people with the individuals concerned. Such a reference includes a person’s image in a photograph.

You should not submit material for publication that is in any way confidential, defamatory, knowingly inaccurate or otherwise objectionable. By submitting material for publication, you warrant that either you are the copyright holder or you have the copyright holder’s permission to use the material without restriction and further, that you have the authority to and do grant to both the OCC limited licences to publish the material in their publications and on their websites.

The OCC reserves the right without notice and at any time to change, edit, modify or remove any information submitted whether or not it was initially published on the site.


Applicable law and Jurisdiction

Our relationship with you is governed by and interpreted under English law. We each submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales