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World Cruising Training

ARC Bluewater Preparations - Sails for Cruisers

Having the right sails is a vital part of the equipment fit for a bluewater cruising boat. Join the team from North Sails as they guide you through the options available for modern cruising sails, including selecting the right downwind sailplan for bluewater cruising.

Sails for Cruisers with North Sails
Sat 06 March at 15:00 UK / GMT

16:00 Western Europe / 10AM US East Coast)

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ARC Bluewater Preparations - Wind Self-Steering

Will and Sarah Curry, of family business HYDROVANE International Marine, are pleased to demonstrate the operation and features of a Hydrovane windvane, and answer your questions about wind self-steering. 

Sat 06 March 17:00GMT/UK. Registration open. Click more link to register.

(18:00 Western Europe / 12 noon USA East Coast)


ARC Bluewater Preparations - Liferafts and Lifejackets

Join experts from Ocean Safety as they explain what to look for in a modern liferaft and the specification needed to take part in a World Cruising Club rally. Other essesntial lifesaving equipment will be demonstrated including lifejackets and crew recovery (MOB) systems. Live presentation with questions.

Liferafts and Lifejackets with Ocean Safety
Sat 13 March at 14:00 UK / GMT

15:00 Western Europe / 09AM US East Coast)

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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 Safety - Pyrotechnics: A Complete Guide

Flares are an essential part of the safety equipment to be carried on board all rally yachts and our official safety partner, Ocean Safety Ltd have
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Ocean Safety Man Over Board Recovery Demonstration

At our annual Bluewater Sailing Weekend Alistair Hackett from marine safety experts Ocean Safety was invited to give a demonstration of the JonBuoy
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Radio Communications at Sea – It’s good to talk

Staying connected is important both for safety of boats at sea and for the social interaction between crews that adds another level to the enjoyment
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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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