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Cruising Portugal Seminar: Southampton 13 September 2015



Learn from the offshore experts at the free Cruising Portugal Seminar

Where: Southampton, UK
When: Sunday 13 September 2015


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.
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Ocean Sailing Forum: Southampton, 12 September 2015



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 12 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.
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Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 10, 2015



Learn from the Cruising Experts at the Ocean Sailing Forum Saturday October 10, 2015. 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 10, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 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


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Ocean Sailing Forum at Hanseboot 2015



World Cruising Club are bringing our popular Ocean Sailing Forum to Germany for the first time, at Hanseboot 2015 on Saturday 31 October. This two hour panel discussion is an essential learning experience for anyone considering making a long offshore sailing voyage, whether crossing the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic ocean or further. If you are and aspiring bluewater enthusiast, a weekend dreamer, or just an armchair sailor, this is 2 hours not to be missed!

When: Saturday 31 October, 2015 10:00 – 12:00
Where: St. Petersburg Room, Hamburg Conference Centre, Hanseboot 2015


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Ocean Cruising Seminar: Guildford, UK: 11-13 March 2016



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: 11-13 March, 2016
Where: Holiday Inn, Guildford, UK

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Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 19-20, 2016



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 19-20, 2016
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 19-20, 2016
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.
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TRAINING FEATURES

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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