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Be Inspired at the Bluewater Weekend

Bluewater Weekend: 22-23 June 2019, Lymington UK

Warning – attending the Bluewater Weekend may result in you changing your life and going sailing!

Advice, ideas and inspiration are on offer for anyone dreaming of offshore cruising at the annual Bluewater Weekend in June. We’ve teamed up with leading offshore yacht broker Berthon International, to host a weekend of conversation about bluewater cruising at Berthon’s Lymington UK base over the weekend of 22/23 June 2019. This unique weekend get-together is designed to encourage visitors think about all aspects of living their bluewater dream, providing the opportunity to view a wide range of offshore cruising boats and meet experts in refits, sails, communications and boat equipment, all whist mixing and chatting with experienced offshore cruisers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

On show are a mix of privately owned cruising boats, brought along by their owners, and all open to visitors, alongside a selection of Berthon’s current brokerage boats. Visitors are encouraged to step-aboard, look, inspect and chat about any aspect of live-aboard sailing. Find out what suits your sailing style – centre cockpit or aft? Deep keel or fin? Two hulls or one?

Joining our open-boat skippers are other previous ARC skippers keen to share their experiences of bluewater cruising as our shore-side and on-boat hosts. Nowhere else will you have the opportunity to chat with so many bluewater cruisers about their boats and lives afloat. If you truly cherish the dream of sailing off into the sunset, then the Bluewater Weekend is your chance to find out if it is right for you.

The two day event is free to attend, but prospective bluewater sailors will need to pre-register. Click here to sign up

"There was great mix of people and a number of boats to have a nose around.” said Chris Regnart who attended last year’s event. He will soon be setting off on his own ocean adventures with ARC 2019, and circumnavigating with World ARC in 2020. “A really worthwhile event for anyone starting to plan a bluewater cruising trip. During the weekend, meeting other owners was really helpful and I got a few really useful tips to consider for my own boat. Inspiring and well worth attending.

Balancing out the dockside chat will be a series of informal presentations and discussions about how to embark on your bluewater dream. We will be talking about budgets and the cost of cruising; how to cruise bluewater with your children; setting your refit priorities; Sailing in the ARC – tips and how to plan your adventure. 

The annual Bluewater Weekend is hosted at the Berthon Marina, Lymington over the weekend of 22 and 23 June. Visitors can attend for either one day or both days and admittance is free. For those wanting to make the most of a delightful weekend in Lymington, there is an optional Sailing Supper on the Saturday evening at Lymington Town Sailing Club a short walk from the marina.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged as capacity is limited. For more information and to register, please visit or contact World Cruising Club on +44 (0) 1983 296060

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