“A Year of Celebrations around the world”

Irish Cruising Club members are invited to join in any of the following events.

The Ocean Cruising Club was established in 1954 and now has 3,600 members from 85 nations who benefit from a support structure of 287 Port Officers, all of whom welcome and take pleasure in assisting visiting members wherever they are in the world. This year is our 70th Anniversary and we will be celebrating that with cruises and social gatherings all around the world to which we are inviting members from the Irish Cruising Club to join in with the fun.  At the moment the list of events like this:
Dates70th Anniversary EventOutline
26-28 Apr 70th Anniversary Japan RallyIki Island
7 May70th Anniversary Celebrations in BVIs Nanny CayIndigo House, Cane Garden Bay, British Virgin Islands
11 MayWest Coast North America celebrations Royal Victoria Yacht Club, BC, Canada
15 May – 07 SepEnglish Channel Encounters Rally (French Side)Oostende to Morgat, Brest and 24 ports enroute
1 Jun – 31 AugEnglish Channel Encounters Cruise (English side)Eastbourne to Isles of Scilly and 15 ports enroute
4-6 JunGreek RendezvousVliho, Lefkas, Greece
10-15 JunChesapeake Bay CruiseSouthern Chesapeake, USA
15-16 JunOCC Solent Rally and RYS LunchGins Farm, Beaulieu River and The Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
22 Jun – 1 JulLong Island Sound CruiseStarts Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY, USA
1-12 JulSouthern New England CruiseStarts from Newport, RI, US
9-18 JulGalicia OCC & ICC CruiseFinisterre – Muros – San Fransico – Real Club Náutico Portosin, Spain
10-11 AugScottish Open House BBQ WeekendArduaine, Argyll, Scotland
12 AugMaine Pot Luck SupperRockland Yacht Club
12-17 AugMaine CruiseAnnual cruise in Maine, USA
18 AugMaine RallyCamden Yacht Club, USA
22-26 AugStockholm Archipelago CruiseSailing Nynäshamn to Stockholm
24-25 AugWest Country MeetFalmouth, Cornwall, UK
31 Aug – 1 OctMacaronesia CruiseAzores – Madeira – Canary Islands
10 Sep 70th Anniversary Musket Cove PartyFiji
14 SepNew York City Drinks and Nibbles PartyMurray Hill, opposite Morgan Library and Museum, New York City
~15 SepLake Michigan 70th Anniversary PartyHolland, Michigan, USA
20-21 SepSan Francisco Bay Raft Up and BBQSan Francisco Bay, Angel Island’s Ayala Cove
21 OctTrafalgar DinnerMidlothian, Scotland
26 OctPasito Blanco Get Together, Gran CanariaPasito Blanco Marina, Gran Canaria
2 NovScottish DinnerRoyal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club
6 NovCuracao DinnerCuracao
12-14 NovAlgarve CelebrationLagos, Portugal
6 Dec 70th Anniversary Opua NZ Pot-Luck DinnerThe Kiffery, Broadview Road, Opua
7-8 Dec 70th Anniversary NZ Bay of Islands Mini-CruiseOpua, NZ
The map above shows the location of the main Platinum Celebration events which include a variety of cruises in company, dinners and relaxed gatherings spanning the globe. The list is growing so you can check out the latest on the Events section of our website www.oceancruisingclub.org. We are also encouraging impromptu Rendezvous Parties whenever members meet up. So throughout 2024, when there’s a good gathering of yachts in an anchorage, there’s an excuse for an OCC 70th Platinum Anniversary Rendezvous Party!  
If you would like to know more about any of these events then email  secretary@oceancruisingclub.org ‘For Attention Rear Commodore Reg Barker’
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