Offshore Cruising Club

The OCC

Our members range from very experienced sailors to those who had never set foot on a boat before sailing on Overlord. We are well aware that a crew has to be made up, not only of good sailors but also people who can cook, wash up, lift the spirits of the crew when they are feeling down, have a sense of humour and loads of enthusiasm.

The cruising programme varies each year, depending on where the members wish to sail. Overlord is usually berthed at Gosport and in 2013 is circumnavigating Britain, with summer cruises in Scotland and Ireland. In recent years members have enjoyed varied sailing in the West coast of Scotland to the north, South-West Ireland to the west, the Azores and Canaries to the south and the Balearics, France’s Cote d’Azur and Corsica, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and The Baltic coast to the east. See the cruising programme for details.

In addition to our sailing activities, we hold several social functions throughout the year, such as an annual Barbeque, Commissioning Party, Regatta – and a lively AGM. The club also circulates a regular newsletter and publishes an excellent yearbook containing club information and journal accounts by club members detailing their experiences on the various cruises.

Full Membership currently costs £80 per year, with a daily sailing fee of £36 per day for a berth. We share expenses to cover living costs onboard, and this normally works out at about a further £15 per day depending on where we are cruising.

If you would like to receive our cruising programme and newsletter or attend an Open Day please use the "Contact Us" page.