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ARC Bluewater Preparations - start your ARC adventure today!

Join us for a unique, free online event to start your ARC bluewater countdown!

06 September is launch day for the 2022 ARC routes, and to kick-start your preparations we have created a special mix of seminars and live-chats to inspire and support you as you start your ARC adventure.

Our aim is to help and support the start of your bluewater adventure by offering guidance to give some focus to your boat and personal preparation. We have prepared an exclusive website full of useful information to help you get ready for the ARC and have organised a series of live zoom sessions.

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ARC Bluewater Preparations 06-10 September is open to all, and free to attend. You'll find it especially beneficial if 2022 is going to be the year for your ARC.

Running over 5 days, the event forms part of the ARC Bluewater Preparations seminar programme. Activities are a mix of pre-recorded seminars, carefully selected video playlists, and live-chat events where you can ask questions direct to the experts.


About ARC Bluewater Preparations

Live Zoom sessions
As we open entries for ARC 2022, we have assembled some industry experts to kick-start your preparations with live Q&A sessions. Interested in insurance? Confused about cruising sails? Want to learn more about lifejackets? Concerned about online connections offshore? This is your chance to ask your questions.

Once you register for the ARC Bluewater Preparations event, you will have access to register for the individual zoom sessions taking place form 06-10 September - see the Live Events page of the ARC Bluewater Preparations microsite.

Exclusive Webinars

This selection of videos are presented by long-term partners of World Cruising Club, all with extensive experience helping cruisers prepare and equip their boats for ocean sailing. Each seminar covers a specific topic for preparing for bluewater cruising, from buying a boat, a guide to insurance, communications equipment, safety equipment, training advice, downwind sails and more. Watch these ahead of the live sessions and bring your questions to the interactive Zoom sessions.

ARC 2022 Information

Entries will open on 06 September for ARC+ and ARC in November 2022. Register your interest to receive an information pack as soon as it is published. The information pack covers full pricing and rally benefits, and a specific seminar about the ARC hosted by World Cruising’s Jeremy Wyatt will be available soon.

Safety Equipment Requirements

On the microsite, you will find the Safety Equipment Regulations for the 2022 rallies, covering the mandatory equipment necessary to ensure a safe and happy ocean crossing. Our partners at Ocean Safety have worked with ARC participants and can offer advice on products which meet the WCC requirements.

Preparations Resources

Here are links to great articles from our media partner Yachting World who publish the annual ARC survey. Their ‘Sailing the Atlantic’ section has lots of great articles. For further detailed guides, you’ll find our ‘Recommended Reading’ list, with books available from Imray. Finally, a valuable resource for any sailor is, providing the ultimate resource contributed to by the cruising community around the world.

Southampton International Boat Show

If you are UK-based, you may be planning a visit to the Southampton Boat Show which takes place from 10-19 September in the heart of the city. We provide a round up of some of the bluewater sailing equipment specialists you can find at the show.

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