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World Cruising Training

Ocean Sailing Forum: Southampton, 17 September 2016

Join this popular two hour panel discussion to find out about preparing for an offshore passage or Atlantic crossing. Panelists include industry experts and experienced cruisers to bring you a range of opinion and experience.

Ocean Sailing Forum
When: 10:00 12:00 Saturday 17 September

Where: Harbour Lights Picturehouse, Ocean Village, Southampton

Tickets only £15 per person, and includes free Southampton Boat Show ticket and copy of Yachting World magazine.

ARC Channel Islands Presentation, Southampton 18 September, 2016

Join us for refreshments and the launch of ARC Channel Islands 2017, held in association with RYA Active Marina. Learn about the rally, first time channel crossings and what makes the Channel Islands so popular for cruisers; mix with like-minded sailors; question crews from 2016; chat to the experts, and be inspired to explore next year.

ARC Channel Islands Presentation
When: 16:00 - 17:00 Sunday 18 September
Where: RYA Lounge, Southampton Boat Show

Free to attend.

Pre-registration required

Boat show entry ticket not included.


Cruising in Portugal Seminar: Southampton 24 September 2016

Learn from the offshore experts at the free Cruising Portugal Seminar

Where: Southampton, UK
When: Saturday 24 September 2016

This free-to-attend two hour seminar is a must for anyone considering a cruise south across Biscay to Portugal.

Topics for discussion include key marinas and stopovers, facilities for cruisers, local information, routes and weather, as well as options for further cruising and basing a boat in Portugal.

World ARC Presentation - Southampton UK, 24 September 2016

World Cruising Club is hosting a presentation and informal lunch meeting right beside the Southampton Boat Show at the Grand Harbour Hotel; your chance to discuss any aspects of the rally face to face, plus meet with other like-minded cruising sailors in a relaxed environment. In addition to updating you on the latest news of the rally, there will be a presentation on the route, safety equipment requirements, and other preparation issues and the team will be pleased to take your questions.

Saturday 24th September, 2016
Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton

The session is free to attend. 
Pre-registration required.

Includes lunch


Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 8, 2016

Learn from the Cruising Experts at the Ocean Sailing Forum Saturday October 8, 2016. Representatives from World Cruising Club and SAIL will join with a panel of experts to discuss the preparation required for ocean sailing, with special emphasis on the Caribbean 1500 and what to expect in terms of weather and equipment issues

Saturday October 8, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel

174 West Street, Annapolis, MD 21041

Cost: $20 , includes breakfast, a US Sailboat Show entry ticket, and a copy of SAIL magazine


Ocean Cruising Seminar: Guildford, UK: 31 March to 2 April 2017

The three day Ocean Cruising Seminar will take place from 1.15pm on Friday through to 3pm on Sunday. It 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: 31 March - 2 April, 2017
Where: Holiday Inn, Guildford, UK


Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 25-26, 2017

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 25-26, 2017
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 25-26, 2017
Where: O'Callaghan Hotel, Annapolis MD

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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 Sailing Forum 2014 - Pod-cast Part 1

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Ocean Sailing Forum 2014 - Pod-cast Part 2

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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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