Ocean Cruising Club

For exceptional service as Regional Rear Commodores for NE USA and many years of dedicated service to the OCC

Doug & Dale have been sailing almost all their lives having met at a junior sailing program in 1961. Married in 1966, they have 3 wonderful daughters and 7 energetic grandchildren. Doug worked in New York City in the advertising agency business and retired (early) in 1994 when they left home and went cruising.

After completing their qualifying passage in 1998 (Beaufort, North Carolina to Tortola, BVI), they received their OCC burgee and started making new cruising friends from all over the globe. After moving ashore in Camden Maine in 2000, they became Port Officers, a job held somewhat “in absentia” for several years while cruising in Newfoundland. In 2008, they became Regional Rear Commodores for the NE USA and organized countless successful cruises in company in Newfoundland and Maine as well as events from Delaware Bay to the Canadian Maritimes. They won the Rambler Medal in 2005 and the Geoff Pack Memorial Award in 2010 for their production of The Cruising Guide to Newfoundland.