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Join us for the ARC Bluewater Open Day

Join us for ARC Bluewater Open Day
10 June 2023
Lymington, UK

The WCC team have joined together once again with leading offshore yacht broker Berthon International, to host a day of conversation about bluewater cruising at Berthon’s Lymington UK base in June 2023. The ARC Bluewater Open Day is a unique opportunity to discover more about the bluewater cruising life, connect with other likeminded cruisers and learn from experienced offshore skippers and industry experts. 

What to expect from the weekend:
  • Step aboard a range of different styles of offshore cruising boats
  • Learn what to look for when choosing your bluewater boat
  • Start your sail of a lifetime with guidance and advice from experienced cruising sailors
  • Meet and mingle with cruisers and industry experts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Find out what you need for an ARC or World ARC voyage
  • Discover what it is really like to live the bluewater sailing dream
The one-day event is free to attend, but prospective bluewater sailors will need to pre-register. Click here to sign up

Be Inspired

If you are dreaming of setting sail across oceans, then the ARC Bluewater Open Day is for you. Whether you already have your ‘dream boat’ or are just dreaming of it, the ARC Bluewater Open Day can help you on your way. Chat with experts, meet ARC skippers and mingle with other aspiring bluewater cruisers at this informative open day. Our experts and skippers will be sharing their knowledge, top-tips and ideas on all things connected with bluewater cruising.

You can hop aboard our ARC open boats – a mix of private boats and brokerage boats from Berthon International - and see how a bluewater cruiser is set-up to sail; you can join in with group discussions; explore the Berthon refit facility and learn how to plan and prioritize your own refit. The ARC Bluewater Open Day will give a unique insight on many different aspects of offshore sailing, as well as meeting and mingling with other bluewater cruisers, all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere 

Show your Boat - Help inspire other cruising sailors

If you have been offshore cruising, or have refitted your boat with with living on board in mind, we are inviting you come join us to share your knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with aspiring offshore sailors. The aim of the weekend is to help those planning an offshore adventure in the future start thinking about all aspects of living the bluewater sailing dream, and your own experiences can help them on their way.

It is not about being an expert, but about sharing personal experiences. How you organised your life to go sailing, what you added or wished you had added to your boat. If you sail as a couple, how did this go for you? Did you have a budget for your voyage? These are just some of the nuggets of information we want to share with future offshore sailors.

If you would like to be involved, click here to volunteer let us know whether you want to bring your boat to Lymington and have it open for visitors, and whether you would like to be involved in any of our discussion panels. 

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