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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.

16 Jun 2021

RoRC Report on What to Do with a Drunken Sailor

By RoRC Guy Chester

From a very early age, I was going to be a sailor. I had a picture book of Sir Alec Rose’s voyage and one of Robin Lee Graham’s. As soon as I was reading “books” Swallows and Amazons captured me. ....

16 Jun 2021

RoRC Report from the Channel Islands

By RoRCs Reg & Nicky Barker 

Our last RoRC report detailed our sail back across the Atlantic prompted by the Covid crisis. ....

16 Jun 2021

OCC Roving Rear Commodore Report from French Polynesia - Marquises

By RoRCs Andy and Sue Warman 

Clear indications of “Restraint Fatigue” are emerging in the cruising community throughout French Polynesia.  ....

15 Jun 2021

RoRC Soundings from the Islands

By RoRC Alastair Hill

“Last year I lent a hand to pull the boats onto the land, They’ve been lying there for nineteen months or more, And I wonder will they lie there evermore”. ....

15 Jun 2021

RoRC Report -- Desktop sailing and food for heroes

By RoRC Andrew Curtain 

It is hard to imagine a more difficult year. It’s a very nasty virus and with international travel upended and restrictions to entry to most countries, plans for cruising are put on hold. ....

15 Jun 2021

RoRC Report from Maine to the Dry Tortugas

By RoRCs Bill and Grace Heaton

In our last RoRC Report we were enjoying a beautiful summer in Maine. We were really hoping that the Canadian border would open and we could make a run to Nova Scotia but alas that never happened.  ....

15 Jun 2021

Two Drifters Reports On Sailing In The Tuamotus in French Polynesia 

By RoRC Fergus Dunipace 

There’s not a day that goes by when we don’t thank our lucky stars for being ‘stuck’ in French Polynesia during these unprecedented times.  ....

13 Jun 2021

Clean Tips for Cruising

By Clean Sailors

Sailors, the sea is our passion, pastime and, in many cases, our profession. We love the sea. Let's get cleaner and reduce our impact on our waters!  ....

09 Jun 2021

Southern Ocean Officially Recognised as Earth's 5th Ocean

By Daria Blackwell

Coincident with World Oceans Day, National Geographic announced that it is officially recognizing the Southern Ocean as the Earth's fifth ocean. ....

08 Jun 2021

The OCC Celebrates World Oceans Day

By Daria Blackwell

The OCC is working towards helping our members maintain a sustainable lifestyle without contributing damage to the environment and where possible helping to repair damage done. ....

01 Jun 2021

Sea Mercy Delivers Support for Northern Lau

By Jonathan Robinson

YOU DID IT AGAIN! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible. As always, 100% of all monies raised by Sea Mercy goes to those in need. ....

25 May 2021

The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods–the OCC prepares to celebrate World Oceans Day

By Daria Blackwell

When it comes to our waterways and oceans, each individual action creates a ripple effect that can have a profound impact in total.  ....