About Us

Coastal & Offshore Cruising Intl. is an association of like minded people that want to get out on the water and enjoy the adventure and camaraderie. Run by cruisers for cruisers!

John & Lyn Martin started cruising back in the early 90’s and now have more than 150k ocean miles behind them with over 120k under the keel of their own boat Windflower.

Over those 30 years they’ve accumulated resources and written hundred’s of articles, visited almost every cruising destination in the South Pacific & written the Cruising Guides.

On our first offshore passage starting on a fixed date came back to bite. “We had to do better” John admits “I read every resource on weather in the Pacific and it soon became a Passion” Since 2007 The Martin’s have shared their weather knowledge across the Pacific in Association with PredictWind as Weather Ambassadors at cruising events and festivals and in 2019 Ocean Tactics was established. MORE on OCEAN TACTICS

The Martin’s also have a longstanding pedigree running Rallies for organisations such as the ARC, Oyster World & Island Cruising and bring that expertise to the rallies, Rendezvous, Training & Events C&OC run in the South Pacific, the US, Australia & SE Asia.

For the expectant cruiser C&OC offer Cruising Preparation online and live courses, remotely by Webinar and Mentoring via the Zoom Platform to help keep those new to Cruising heading in the right direction. “We took some wrong turns when we were first starting out” say’s John Martin & with One Boat Buck equaling a Thousand Dollars it’s expensive when you get it wrong

It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced cruiser or a novice, C&OC has something for everyone aside from the resources available

to members there are also many discounts on equipment and services that will make the membership fee well worth spending. Above all it’s about having a great time in the company of others, so come on in and join the fun!

Our list of member benefits is always growing, keep an eye on the quarterly Sail South Pacific / C&OC newsletters. MORE ON C&OC Intl.