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World Cruising Training

Training Courses for Bluewater Cruisers

Hamble School of Yachting offer rally participants exclusive training dates and discounted prices for the ISAF Offshore Safety course, RYA Sea Survival and RYA First Aid courses.  These are highly recommended for any skippers and crew going offshore, and especially for anyone participating in or considering the ARC, ARC Portugal and World ARC.

World ARC Presentation - Annapolis MD: October 10, 2014

World Cruising Club is hosting a breakfast meeting right beside the Show at the Federal House restaurant on Market Space; your chance to discuss any aspects of the rally face to face, plus meet with other likeminded cruising sailors in a relaxed environment. In addition to updating you on the latest news of the rally, Andrew will give a presentation on the route, safety equipment requirements, and other preparation issues before taking your questions.

Friday October 10th, 2014
The Federal House, 22 Market Space, Annapolis MD
8am to 10am

The session is free to attend. 
Pre-registration required.
Includes breakfast

Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 11, 2014

Learn from the cruising experts at the Ocean Sailing Forum on Saturday October 11, 2014. The discussion starts prompt at 9AM and will finish by 11AM. Coffee and donuts available from 8AM and a chance to chat with other sailors. Andy & Mia from the Caribbean 1500 and SAIL Magazine will join with a panel of experts to discuss the preparation required for ocean sailing, from selecting equipment to sailing with children, offshore communications to sail plans. There will be a special emphasis on the requirements for the Caribbean 1500.


Ocean Cruising Seminar: Guildford, UK: 6-8 March 2015

The three day Ocean Cruising Seminar will take place from 1.15pm on Friday through to 3pm on Sunday. It covers in depth, a variety of subjects associated with the planning and preparation required for an Atlantic Circuit or round the world voyage. Lecturers have been chosen for their wealth of knowledge in their specialist fields. Special emphasis will be on the ARC and World ARC and what to expect in terms of weather and equipment issues. A number of the lecturers have sailed in the rallies and will draw on their experience from their participation in the event.

Ocean Cruising Seminar
When: 6-8 March, 2015
Where: Holiday Inn, Guildford, UK


Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 21-22, 2015

Based in the US or Canada and interested in offshore passage making?
Join the two day Ocean Sailing Seminar, supported by SAIL magazine, in Annapolis MD on March 21-22, 2015
The full program covers all aspects of preparing to go ocean sailing, and is lead by experts, industry professionals and experienced cruisers.

We've organised a complete package of accommodation and meals at a quality hotel, so you can relax, talk to fellow participants and get the most out of the weekend.

Ocean Sailing Seminar
When: March 21-22, 2014
Where: O'Callaghan Hotel, Annapolis MD

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Sea Safety TrainingWe joined Hamble School of Yachting for three days of training, covering the RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety, RYA Sea Survival and RYA
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