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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.

Ocean Sailing Forum: Southampton, 13 September 2014

Join this popular two hour panel discussion to find out about preparing for an offshore passage or Atlantic crossing. Panelist include industry experts and experienced cruisers to bring you a range of opinion and experience.

Ocean Sailing Forum
When: 10am-12pm Saturday 13 September

Where: Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Ocean Village, Southampton

Tickets only £15 per person, and includes free Southampton Boat Show ticket and copy of Yachting World magazine. Further special discounts are available for World Cruising Club rally participants. Click through for details.

Women Cruising: Fears, Fantasies, Facts and Fundamentals

Hosted by Liza Copeland and Sarah Curry

Sunday 14 September 2014, 09:30am to 11:30am

Come for a fun-filled, informative morning with other women and learn about all aspects of cruising whether voyaging around the world or crossing the Solent.  We have all had fears and felt inadequate about certain aspects of boating but there are some strategies to overcome them that we would like to share, so that you too will embrace the love of the cruising lifestyle.

Our aim is to provide an inspiring learning environment where women can openly discuss thoughts and feelings, challenge preconceptions, and meet others who are 'in the same boat'. The event is open to women only - a factor that may not matter to all, but will be an important part of the seminar for some.


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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