Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 2018 FSE Robline 728x90 1

OCC Regional Rear Commodores' report for Great Britain

by Fi & Chris Jones 14 Jun 2019 09:44 UTC
Regional Rear Commodores' report for GB © Ocean Cruising Club

We have recently returned from the very enjoyable Celtic Cruise in Company all be it without our boat now safely tied up in Carrick Fergus Marina as having to be back in time for a family 85th birthday party didn't fit with wind or weather conditions. Such is sailing!

Bill and Laurie Balme did a great job of organising this fun event which was the first 'on the water' joint event with the RWYC since they offered us a reciprocity arrangement. An evening at the club was followed a couple of days later by a sail past and canon salute in front of the club to honour the 92-year-old president of RWYC, Margaret Crozier, accompanied by RWYC Commodore John Judge and long-standing OCC member and 1991 Barton Cup winner Lady Denise Evans.

There was a great meet at the RUYC in Bangor Northern Ireland and nights in many secluded anchorages as well as a great open house event hosted by Sally and Simon Currin.

On 30th June, there will be the presentation at the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club of the well earned Lifetime Cruising Award to Lin Pardey while she is there during her upcoming UK visit.

In August there will be usual fun on offer at the West Country Meet hosted as always by Peter Flutter at the RCYC.

In September, we will be helping man the OCC stand at the Southampton Boat Show: members interested in assisting at the stand, please contact Carol Dutton.

We end our term of office as RRCs in September and are delighted to be able to hand over the honour to Beth and Bone Bushnell at the Southampton Boat Show Dinner on September 18th. This should be a great evening on board the privately owned MV Princess Caroline well known for its fine food and friendly service. Please go to the Events calendar to book for this.

The AZAB party went well, but with fewer competitors there than hoped. Mervyn Wheatley will run a follow-up party in Ponta Delgada, and this is just the right moment to generate applications from the newly qualified. The AZAB race tracker is at azab.co.uk/follow-the-azab

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Ocean Cruising Club.

Related Articles

Jon Sanders approaching Capetown
Jon's position was 34 degrees38'S 018 degrees49'E Position reporting is still not working, but VHF contact has been made. All is well aboard. Jon's position on 6 January 2020 at 10h30 UTC was 34 degrees38'S 018 degrees49'E. Posted on 8 Jan
OCC participants to depart on Atlantic crossing
Emily and Sarah will be joining the crew of Ultima Emily O'Carroll and Sarah McKernan will be joining the crew of Ultima, an Oyster 56, skippered by Jon Barkway, for a passage from the Cape Verdes. Posted on 7 Jan
Palau initiates ban of toxic sunscreens
Palau has become the first country in the world to ban sunscreens On 1 January, the island's waters also became a marine sanctuary, closing 80% of its exclusive economic zone to fishing and other marine activities. Posted on 3 Jan
Bill Hatfield is on the last stretch for home
Bill will be the oldest person at the age of 81 to complete a solo circumnavigation If Bill succeeds in closing the circle, he'll be the oldest person at the age of 81 to complete a solo, unassisted, nonstop circumnavigation. Posted on 22 Dec 2019
Jeanne Socrates honoured in Victoria, BC
Jeanne Socrates received recognition for her amazing voyage A dock was named after her and plaque unveiled to mark the completion of her remarkable circumnavigation solo, nonstop, unassisted. Posted on 29 Nov 2019
OCC Roving Rear Commodore report from Caribbean
Hitching a ride Northbound in the Windward Islands Sailing southbound in the Windward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean during the winter is our favourite direction; with the trades normally blowing from North of East a southbound direction is usually off the wind and sheets can be eased somewhat Posted on 30 Oct 2019
OCC Roving Rear Commodore report from California
Cruising down the west coast of Vancouver Island, through to Southern California Our cruise down the west coast of Vancouver Island continued until mid-August. We then continued cruising through to Southern California. Posted on 29 Oct 2019
OCC Roving Rear Commodore report from NW Europe
A full and interesting summer sailing season Toodle-oo! had a full and interesting summer sailing season this year, leaving Whitehaven, Cumbria and heading to Caernarfon to host the Celtic Cruise. Posted on 28 Oct 2019
OCC Roving Rear Commodore report from Scandinavia
This year the weather in Scandinavia was somewhat indifferent This year, the weather in Scandinavia was somewhat indifferent with a good spell for about three weeks in July. Posted on 27 Oct 2019
Randall Reeves completes Figure 8 Voyage
First person to solo-circumnavigate American Antarctic Continents in a Season Bluewater explorer, Randall Reeves, navigated his 45-foot aluminum sloop, Moli, under the Golden Gate Bridge and into the record books, becoming the first person to solo-circumnavigate both the American and Antarctic continents in one season. Posted on 20 Oct 2019
North Sails 2019 - NSVictoryList - FooterYalikavak Marina 30% off FooterMarine Resources 2019 - Footer