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World Cruising Training

Ocean Cruising Seminar 16-18 March 2018, Guildford UK

The Ocean Cruising Seminar 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: 1pm 16 March 2018 to 3pm 18 March 2018

Where: Holiday Inn, Guildford, UK

Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 24-25, 2018

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 24-25, 2018
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 24-25, 2018
Where: The Westin Hotel, Annapolis MD

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ARC Langturcamp 2018

ARC Langtur Camp arrangeres for seilere som har / planlegger / drømmer om å reise på Langtur med egen seilbåt og være best mulig forberedt. Arrangementet er spesielt rettet mot seilere som planlegger å delta i ARC eller World ARC rally, men alle seilere er hjertelig velkommen. ARC Langtur Camp arrangeres sammen med Kongelig Norsk Seilforening og Bergens Seilforening.

Bergen Yacht Club, Hjellestad Lørdag 07 April / Søndag 08 April 2018


ARC Channel Islands Seminar

The ARC Channel Islands Seminar will cover areas important for completing a channel crossing as well as information for cruising around the Channel Islands and guidance on how to prepare your boat and crew for the rally and some reminders of best practice for safe sailing. 

Saturday 21 April, 10:00 to 16:30
Dartmouth Yacht Club, 22 South Embankment, Dartmouth TQ6 9BB

Cost: £30 per person (free to ARC Channel Islands participants)

Contact World Cruising Club for discount code.


ARC DelMarVa Offshore Seminar 2018

Join World Cruising Club and sailing industry experts to learn about sailing the ARC DelMarVa route, planning and navigation for offshore.

Topics include:

  • Fuel Capacity & Planning
  • Safety Equipment Offshore
  • Watchkeeping Rotations
  • Night Sailing
  • Weather Patterns & Forecasting

Sunday April 22nd, 9.00am - 5.00pm, Annapolis, MD

Free for ARC DelMarVa participants with Access Code
$95 per person for others.


ARC Bluewater Weekend 2018

The Bluewater Weekend, is for sailors who are aiming at going offshore cruising and want to know what to look for when choosing a bluewater cruising boat. For those in the boat search phase of their count-down to offshore cruising, the Bluewater Weekend will provide the knowledge to help make the right choice of boat, plan a refit, and manage the costs of cruising, as well as meeting and mingling with experienced bluewater cruisers to share knowledge and gain inspiration, all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Saturday 16 June and Sunday 17 June, 2018

Berthon Marina, Lymington, UK


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.


Marine Communications and Radar Training

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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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