Ocean Sailing Weekend 2025 UK

A weekend of bluewater sailing knowledge

Ideal for anyone taking part in ARC 2025 or 2026, World ARC 2025-26 or simply dreaming about casting off and setting sail.

The Ocean Sailing Weekend covers a variety of subjects around the planning and preparation required for an offshore passage or round the world voyage. Speakers are chosen for their knowledge and expertise, and the event is an opportunity to learn from the experts and fellow cruisers.

Places are limited to 50 participants.

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A series of classroom presentations and break-out sessions led by industry experts, with opportunities for questions and one-to-one discussions. Alongside the presentations is a mini exhibition of relevant equipment and services, so you can talk about watermakers, power, insurance, safety and other useful things.

There is plenty of time for networking with fellow delegates and presenters in session breaks, over lunch and at the evening drinks and dinner.


Saturday 22 March

Sunday 23 March

Note: More information on session presenters coming soon. Delegates will choose breakout sessions in advance.

Included: The cost includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday and breaks on both days.

Accommodation: Accommodation is available at the Holiday Inn - details here.

"It was a very comprehensive programme. Very useful, and at the same time enjoyable."  Peter Hesleden

"An excellent programme that I would recommend to anybody considering joining the ARC - or making a long passage. Very well organised right down to the table plans which encouraged gave good opportunities to meet others and encouraged debate." Ian Forshew

"The program was very well organised and professionally run. The organisers were very visible, seemed interested in meeting each participant, were enthusiastic, entertaining and informative."  Carol Giles