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42 min ago
Topic:
RSS

Simon Currin
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Posts: 638
Simon Currin
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Posts: 638
Topic: RSS
Michael
If you go back to 'home' you will see the list of topics. If you then open a topic you will. E presented with the option to "watch this topic" or "stop watching this topic". If you choose to watch you will receive an email when someone posts within that topic. Better than RSS I thought think. Hope that helps.
Simon
1 hours ago
Topic:
RSS

Michael & Anne Hartshorn
Posts: 6
Michael & Anne Hartshorn
Posts: 6
Topic: RSS
Having spent a few hours trying to set one up, even down loading Newsfly!? Has anyone advice?
Why cannot we have new posts just sent to our email. I have had no problem with other sites.
Regards
Michael Hartshorn
5 hours ago
Topic:
Patreksfjordur

Simon Currin
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Posts: 638
Simon Currin
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Posts: 638
Topic: Patreksfjordur
Working cod fishing harbour (lands 5,000 tons a year) on the north side of Patreksfjordur. Well marked entrance with leading lights and 5m in the outer harbour. We were directed to berth on the tyre clad harbour wall in front of the Harbour Master's office. This berth is open to the south so if strong southerlies it would be better to request a berth in the main fishing harbour. Water on the dock but adaptors required for the massive 3 phase electricity sockets. Fortunately Piotr, the harbour master, has various step down adaptors. Great cafe and fast broadband the cafe called Stukuhisid. Swimming pool. Washing machine and toilets on the dock. There are 2 supermarkets, a bank and a pharmacy. There is a domestic airport and road connections to Isafjordur.
1 days ago
Topic:
Free Australia Cruising Guide

Simon Currin
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Posts: 638
Simon Currin
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Posts: 638
Topic: Free Australia Cruising Guide
Produced by the Down Under Rally

https://www.downunderrally.com/cruising-guides-and-associations/
1 days ago
Topic:
Honorary Member Jon Sanders 10th Circumnavigation

bwallace
Posts: 24
Wow, just checked Jon's position. Now SSE of Tonga. Great progress towards No 10.
Brian s/v Darramy
7 days ago
Topic:
Looking for offshore passage, anywhere

dkantor
Posts: 5
Thanks I'll pass that along and I suspect Nicholas will be in touch.
7 days ago
Topic:
Medical Seminar for OCC Members

Dick
Posts: 202
Hi Simon & Daria,
It might be a good idea to garner all the posts pertaining to developing a medical kit for offshore boats in a separate topic. When I went to post the one pertaining to Clozex, I was not sure where to put it. It seems a topic worthy of its own stream. Dick
7 days ago
Topic:
Medical Seminar for OCC Members

Dick
Posts: 202
Hi all,
In a series of emails with our fellow OCC member, Charles Starke, I have gleaned the following information from his writing for those who might be preparing/designing their medical kit.
Dick Stevenson, s/v Alchemy

Hi:
I've tried these (http://www.clozex.com/) out and recommend that we add this article as a safety addition to the OCC website. They are excellent to carry aboard for lacerations, and can save time and cut risk. I had to staple myself up in 15 foot seas off Bora Bora without anesthesia and wish I had these instead.

Best wishes,
Charles
Charles L Starke MD FACP

The product is just coming out and I haven't found it yet online. Searches seem to lead to the old product, Steristrips. Steristrips are worth having too but the Clozex is a new development.

" Clozex will be available in one to two months on their website (http://www.clozex.com/) and probably on Amazon. I have no economic relationship to Clozex.
8 days ago
Topic:
Greater Prominance for Cruising Information

George Curtis
Posts: 231
Anne and I have received the following message from Mike Bickell with which I concur!
"Since we met I have looked up the current web-site home-page and agree it presents a cleaner image than previously. I also appreciate Daria has given me pride of place in providing a prominent link to "Grandpa's Voyages" in the "Cruising Conversations" section of the forum. However, my primary criticism remains that the main value of the club - the publication and dissemination of cruising information - has been relegated to a subsidiary role - a secondary position in a secondary page of the club's website. I hope you will accept this suggestion as useful when considering further reform and improvement of the Club's presentation of itself to the public."

The user requirement for Cruising Information is that someone planning a cruise may quickly and easily obtain all the useful information the OCC can provide on the cruising areas he is researching with as few clicks as possible, preferably as the result on one search operation. This includes recommended cruising guides, pilotage, regulations, provisioning, things to see and do, FF articles, Port officer information, members who live there, members who have been there and members who are planning to go there.

I know you already have plans to achieve this in the referencing system planned for this autumn.
9 days ago
Topic:
Looking for offshore passage, anywhere

thammick
Posts: 2
Nov 2017 Canneries to Antigua arriving (hopefully) just before Christmas.
Jan 2018 to Mar 2018; Antigua to Colon.
Mar 2018 Transit cannal.
Apr 2018 To Galagagos
May 2018 Galapagos to Marquesas
Jun 2018 to Nov 2018 Tuamatos, Tahiti, Cook Islands Tonga Fuiji to New Zealand

We may be able to take some crew during all or some of this period. It would perhaps suit someone wishing to gain experience.

Apart from my experience outlined above, my partner is an Offshore Yacht Master instructor with many offshore miles.

Please contact me on thammick0@gmail.com
9 days ago
Topic:
Looking for offshore passage, anywhere

thammick
Posts: 2
dkantor wrote:
Just an update on this...my friend Nicholas just completed a passage from Acapulco to LA on an 80' Russian racing sailboat (7-8 crew aboard) so he now has a bit of offshore experience as well.
10 days ago
Topic:
Looking for crew in Nov 2017 NE to Antigua

Gianluca
Posts: 14
Thanks David, I will get in touch with him. Gian Luca
10 days ago
Topic:
Cheeki Rafiki

Simon Currin
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Posts: 638
Simon Currin
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Posts: 638
Topic: Cheeki Rafiki
We had an earlier discussion thread on the Cheeki Rafiki tragedy that I was forced to take down for legal reasons when the criminal trial was announced. Now we have a verdict I wondered what our members thought of the whole sorry affair?

http://www.ybw.com/news-from-yachting-boating-world/maib-report-on-the-loss-of-cheeki-rafiki-identifies-multiple-factors-in-tragic-accident-10816
10 days ago
Topic:
Looking for offshore passage, anywhere

dkantor
Posts: 5
Just an update on this...my friend Nicholas just completed a passage from Acapulco to LA on an 80' Russian racing sailboat (7-8 crew aboard) so he now has a bit of offshore experience as well.
10 days ago
Topic:
Looking for crew in Nov 2017 NE to Antigua

dkantor
Posts: 5
Gianluca,

I am writing on behalf of my young(ish) friend Nicholas Plazola who is quite interested in joining your passage. Please see my post elsewhere on this forum. He asked me to write to you and to pass along his contact information. I'm happy to be involved but you may wish to contact him directly at nsplazola@gmail.com or phone (505) 440-7356.

Regards,
David Kantor
11 days ago
Topic:
North Sea passage planning

Simon Currin
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Simon Currin
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Posts: 638
Topic: North Sea passage planning
We have made this crossing several times in August with no drama so, apart from choosing a good weather window, I have no particular advice. We have generally crossed to Scotland and hav particularly enjoyed sailing through Denmark's Lymfjord.

Ipswich is quite a common UK destination for OCC boats but I'm not sure why. There are plenty of boat storage facilities on the island of Orust just north of Gothenburg.

One option might be to sail to Inverness and transit the Caledonian Canal to enjoy the west coast.
Simon
12 days ago
Topic:
North Sea passage planning

Barbara.Johnston
Posts: 1
We are new members, Americans, sailing the Baltic this summer. We have to be out of the Schengen zone by August 20, and have plans to put Sequoia up for the winter in Portsmouth. What kind of weather can we expect for a crossing from Denmark to UK in mid/late August? Suggested routes? I see that many people choose the Netherlands canal route for returning to UK, but that is not practical for us because the Netherlands is still in the Schengen zone. Worse comes to worst, we'll find a place to lay the boat up near Gothenburg for the winter, but that would not be our first choice. Craig & Barbara Johnston, S/V Sequoia out of Portland, Oregon, USA, new OCC members as of June, 2017
13 days ago
Topic:
Jan-17: RCC Pilotage Foundation free download

rachelle.turk
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Posts: 37
Martin Walker advises that the RCCPF have a free download covering this area via http://rccpf.org.uk/Free-Downloads . It will be updated for 2018 from this year’s feedback.
13 days ago
Topic:
S/S SIX SPOKE STEERING WHEEL 391/2" DIA

amarylla
Posts: 1
This steering wheel was purchased for a Hallberg Rassy and found to be too large for comfort around the cockpit. Consequently it is in pristine condition, the leather grip is unmarked and perfect and the hub fits a 1" dia shaft. I think it is worth £475 but offers are invited. Contact daviddaqattack@yahoo.co.uk
19 days ago
Topic:
Latest Security Advice: Trinidad POR Jesse James

rachelle.turk
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Posts: 37
Jesse James sent this email to a non-member who enquired about the safety of sailing between Grenada and Trinidad. She wished to sail her catamaran to Trinidad for an overhaul/repairs ...


Hello
My name is Jesse James and I am the Port Officer for the OCC club here in Trinidad. I do understand that you have some concerns about safety sailing from Grenada to Trinidad. Yes, we did have 2 robbery incidents with 2 yachts en-route from Trinidad to Grenada. I was first handed involved in assisting them with taking them to our Coast Guard and ensuring reports were made. A very high level team of investigators took them both and interviewed them. Both incidents happened within a week of each other. YSATT which I am also a Board Member for the past 10 years made strong representation on behalf of the Yachting Industry here as this is a very important sector for employment and tourism in Trinidad and Tobago. We also had very high level meetings with various Government Ministers in Security, Trade, Tourism and others.. extremely hard actions were taken immediately and a combined effort was taken by our Coast Guard, our Air Guard and the North Post Radio Station to ensure the safety of all persons, not just foreign cruisers but local fishermen and pleasure crafts that transit these waters on a daily basis. I personally was involved the CG and North Post Radio Station in creating a Float Plan for Cruisers to file once they wish to sail between our waters. We have had regular follow up meetings to ensure this is maintained. Lots of sightings of our CG and AG were seen by cruisers during their sail. You will not see them all the time but they are there. Also with the situation in Venezuela our Govt has mandated the CG to step up all patrols along our boarders will full force. Since those 2 incidents there has been NO further incidents, you may often hear rumours of fishing pirogues following yachts in their sailing in between our waters and that is true but its a daily fishing grounds for lots and lots of locals fisher men just fishing for a living. You can go on my website and down load the Float plan and submit it to our CG and NP and also cc me on it..
www.membersonlymaxitaxi.co.
I do hope this helps you make a positive decision to come to Trinidad and please feel free to ask any further questions. I can also highly recommend you have a chat with Don Stollmeyer the CEO of Power Boats Mainer about repairs and storage especially for such a long time.. his direct email address is don@powerboats.co.tt ...do let him know I recommended you to speak with him.. hopefully when we meet here I can swing you into joining the OCC family where we share as much ground info, separating FACT from Rumour.. to our all members all over the world.
Best Regards
Jesse James
Port Officer Trinidad
YSATT Board Member




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