Each year, the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) recognises the outstanding achievements of blue water sailors and brings them to the attention of the sailing community.

Admiral Mary Barton, with her husband Humphrey. Credit Ocean Cruising Club

The Ocean Cruising Club (OCC) has paid tribute to its former Commodore, Admiral Mary Barton, who died on 1 December, just a few days before her 95th birthday.

The Schengen Member States. Credit: www.schengenvisainfo.com

"This survey can be a valuable tool for future interventions. Besides using the data to argue the Schengen issue and the new fees in various countries, it could be used…