Please select your home edition
North Sails 3Di 60 - 728x90

Ocean Cruising Club Port Officers (PO) Snippets

by Jenny Crickmore-Thompson 5 Dec 2018 05:22 UTC
OCC PO Snippets © Jenny Crickmore-Thompson

John Maddox, past RRC for Australia sent an email reminding everyone that Elise Curry in Coffs Harbour and Howard Keegan in Newcastle do a great job assisting members coming into New South Wales, Australia from the Pacific.

It seems it is becoming a traditional meeting, the annual Get Together in Gran Canaria, where cruisers are able to share the company of many OCC members before they cross the Atlantic. In total, 14 sailing vessels and their crews celebrated being together at Port Officer Agustin Martin's home in Pasito Blanco, Gran Canaria. Most of them did not know each other before, so it was a good chance to make contact with other members, to share their experiences, destinations and talk about future sailings. "Thank you," from Sonja and Agustin, "for coming and making this event a friendly and familiar get together."

Jenny Crickmore-Thompson reports from South Africa that the boats crossing the Indian Ocean have come in at such intervals that we have had two Richards Bay welcome parties. The 2 events, totaling 53 participants, have been very successful, have raised the profile of the OCC to international circumnavigators, and Tata Hlalatu has done a sterling job. As Tata says, "This bodes well for the future of this area event. Let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who attended the OCC BBQ yesterday, it was awesome. 25 people attended at the ZYC. Monday we will be doing a Township Tour, pick up at Zululand Yacht Club @08h30 then proceeding to Tuzi Gazi Waterfront for 2nd pick up." Jenny adds that at present, some 48 people have signed up for a Capetown meet.

New Port Officers or Representatives:

  • Indonesia, Batan: Prakash Reddy
  • Whole of Japan: Kirk Patterson
  • Channel Islands, Jersey: John Richardson
This article has been provided by the courtesy of Ocean Cruising Club.

Related Articles

Registration open for 2020 Viking Explorers Rally
For the second year, rally will land in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Mike Westin and Oliver Solanas Heinrichs wrote the 'Cruising Guide to the Canary Islands' together and now arrange the Viking Explorers friendly rally across the Atlantic. Posted on 17 Mar
2019 Periplus to Northwest Passage
The new edition guide under the new name Victor Wejer adds important up-to-date information about additional anchorages and recent conditions in the North West Passage in his Yacht Routing Guide for 2018. Posted on 17 Mar
OCC Seamanship Award presented to Dustin Reynolds
It was a fantastic OCC Awards evening at RCYC in Cape Town, South Africa... Some 70+ people attended a short presentation of the OCC Seamanship Award to Dustin Reynolds. Des Cason, recipient of the OCC Award who lives in Durban, unfortunately couldn't make it. Posted on 5 Mar
Susanne Huber-Curphy making landfall in Tasmania
NEHAJ and Susanne conclude their tribute journey... After sailing one and one-half times around the earth solo non-stop in the spirit of Moitessier, NEHAJ and Susanne conclude their tribute journey... Posted on 23 Feb
The OCC Youth Sponsorship Programme
Enabling young people to gain experience as a crew member The aim of the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) Youth Sponsorship Programme is to foster the development of ocean cruising by enabling young people to gain experience as a crew member on a long distance sailing passage. Posted on 14 Feb
Ocean Cruising Club announces awards for 2018
OCC announced the recipients of awards The Ocean Cruising Club (OCC), the Worldwide Community for Adventure Sailing Since 1954, has announced the recipients of awards that recognize achievements in blue water sailing over the past 18 months. Posted on 6 Feb
What to do with all the plastic?
A whopping 91% of plastic is not recycled Two OCC rallys cooperating with OCC Member Steve Brown's Coastal Clean-up have raised the question about how to best dispose of the collected plastic. Posted on 1 Feb
RoRC report from the US East Coast
At the conclusion of our last report I was still convalescing in London At the conclusion of our last report I was still convalescing in London while Anne was in the process of bringing Sofia south from New England to Beau. Posted on 26 Jan
RoRC report from Golden Eye in the Baltic
Sailing in the Baltic is pretty quiet at the moment I will mention that the publishers of the Hamnguiden (or Havneguiden) series of pilots will offer a new edition of Hamnguiden 8, Landsort to Arholma (the Stockholm archipelago), early in 2019. Posted on 25 Jan
OCC RoRC report from the Mediterranean
Licata in Sicily is very quiet at this time of year, however there is a lot to see Car hire is inexpensive and we enjoy sightseeing. Marina de Cala del Sole has to be one of the safest marinas in Sicily. Posted on 24 Jan
Marine Resources BOTTOMVaikobi 2019 - Footer 1Zhik 2018 Dongfeng 728x90 BOTTOM