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World ARC Presentation - Annapolis MD USA



World Cruising Club is hosting a breakfast meeting right beside the Show at the Federal House restaurant on Market Space; your chance to discuss any aspects of the rally face to face, plus meet with other likeminded cruising sailors in a relaxed environment. In addition to updating you on the latest news of the rally, Andrew will give a presentation on the route, safety equipment requirements, and other preparation issues before taking your questions.

Where: Annapolis MD, USA

When: Friday, 11 October 2019, 08:30-10:30am

The session is free to attend. 

Pre-registration required.

Includes breakfast


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Ocean Sailing Forum: Annapolis MD - October 12, 2019



Learn from the Cruising Experts at the Ocean Sailing Forum Saturday October 6, 2018. 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 12, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT

The Hotel Annapolis 
126 West Street
(Point Lookout, 3rd Floor, Power House)
Annapolis, MD 21041

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

Online registration Open


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Ocean Cruising Seminar 14/15 March 2020, Kingston UK



The Ocean Cruising Seminar 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: 14 / 15 March 2020

Where: Holiday Inn, Kingston South, UK


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Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 28/29, 2020



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 16/17, 2019
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 16/17, 2019
Where: The Westin Hotel, Annapolis MD

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ARC Bluewater Weekend 2020



The Bluewater Weekend, is for sailors who are aiming at going offshore cruising and want to know what to look for when choosing a bluewater cruising boat. For those in the boat search phase of their count-down to offshore cruising, the Bluewater Weekend will provide the knowledge to help make the right choice of boat, plan a refit, and manage the costs of cruising, as well as meeting and mingling with experienced bluewater cruisers to share knowledge and gain inspiration, all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Registration for the 2020 event will open in Spring 2020

Saturday 20 June and Sunday 21 June, 2020

Berthon Marina, Lymington, UK


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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 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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