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World Cruising Training

Crew Happy Hour at Chesapeake Sailmakers

Friday October 9, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

7366 Edgewood Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403

Join Andy & Mia and future and former rally participants for a drink and some light appetizers at the Chesapeake Sailmakers loft in Eastport. It’s a casual evening where friends new and old alike can relax and share their sailing stories.

World ARC Presentation - Annapolis MD: October 9, 2015

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 9th, 2015
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 10, 2015

Learn from the Cruising Experts at the Ocean Sailing Forum Saturday October 10, 2015. Representatives from World Cruising Club and SAIL will join with a panel of experts to discuss the preparation required for ocean sailing, with special emphasis on the Caribbean 1500 and what to expect in terms of weather and equipment issues

Saturday October 10, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel

174 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21041

Cost: $20 , includes breakfast, a US Sailboat Show entry ticket, and a copy of SAIL magazine


Ocean Sailing Forum auf der Hanseboot 2015

Der World Cruising Club, Veranstalter der ARC, bringt zum ersten Mal sein beliebtes Ocean Sailing Forum nach Deutschland. Es findet statt am Samstag, dem 31. Oktober, auf der Hanseboot 2015. Diese zweistündige Podiumsdiskussion ist eine Erfahrung, die für jeden wertvoll ist, der eine längere Hochsee-Segelreise plant: sei es die Überquerung der Biskaya, der Atlantische Ozean oder ein noch ferner gelegenes Ziel. Ob Sie angehender Blauwasserfan, Wochenendträumer oder Lehnstuhlsegler sind, diese 2 Stunden sollten Sie sich nicht entgehen lassen.

Wann: Samstag 31. Oktober 2015 von 10:00 bis 12:00 Uhr
Wo: Hamburg Messe, Messeplatz 1, (Konferenz Saal - St.Petersburg), Hamburg 20357


Ocean Cruising Seminar: Guildford, UK: 11-13 March 2016

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: 11-13 March, 2016
Where: Holiday Inn, Guildford, UK


Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 19-20, 2016

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 19-20, 2016
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 19-20, 2016
Where: O'Callaghan Hotel, Annapolis MD

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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.


Ocean Sailing Forum 2014 - Pod-cast Part 1

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Ocean Sailing Forum 2014 - Pod-cast Part 2

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Safety Equipment Requirements

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Video Training Library

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Communications Equipment

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Learn about ocean weather with Chris Tibbs

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What is it like to do a sea survival course

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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