We have been honoured for our radio broadcast and streaming site by the Ocean Cruising Club.
This award was presented at the annual meeting at Poole April 2023. Daria Blackwell
The OCC Award, which is open to all including non members, recognises service to the ocean cruising community as a whole, is awarded to Patricia Dallas & David Sapiane of NZ and Russell Frazer of NA. Gulf Harbour Radio is a New Zealand licensed coast radio station run by Patricia Dallas and David Sapiane from Gulf Harbour near Auckland. Every season since 2012 they have supported international cruisers on their passages to and from NZ and the South Pacific with their daily SSB schedule. They run their service voluntarily, provide local advice, weather analysis, and forecasting, and assist where people need support. They also live-stream their broadcast on YouTube so that friends and family can tune in to listen to the vessels checking in. They are wonderful people, incredibly generous, and very supportive of OCC members and other cruisers in the South Pacific. They are very worthy of being recognised for all their hard work.