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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.

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. ....

10 Apr 2021

Sincere Condolences

By Daria Blackwell

On behalf of the Ocean Cruising Club, please convey to Her Majesty The Queen our deepest sympathy on the death of The Duke of Edinburgh. ....

10 Apr 2021

2021 Hurricane Season Forecast Published

By Daria Blackwell

"We anticipate that the 2021 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal activity." ....

08 Apr 2021

Boating industry leads on clarification of post-Brexit VAT issues

By Daria Blackwell

Collaboration between leading leisure marine representative bodies, including ICOMIA, EBI, EBA, BM and RYA, yields positive confirmation on post-Brexit VAT interpretation. ....

30 Mar 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. ....

28 Mar 2021

Best Practices in Deployment of the Jordan Series Drogue

By Stephen Brown

Experienced blue water sailors share their knowledge of how and when to deploy the drogue to ensure the safety of vessel and crew under challenging conditions. ....

27 Mar 2021

Britain extends relief period for returned goods by 6 months

By Daria Blackwell

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have announced a 6-month extension to the 1-year grace period previously put in place by the Government post-Brexit.  ....