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Sailing South Seminar - UK

21 September, Southampton UK

The free Sailing South Seminar is ideal for anyone considering heading across the Bay of Biscay to cruise the coast of Portugal to the Med or on to the Canary Islands. Content is aimed at those thinking of joining ARC Portugal or the ARC, but all cruisers are welcome.

We'll cover all the important topics, like weather and routing, choosing and equipping the 'right boat', selecting and managing crew, communications at sea and essential safety equipment. We'll cover the ARC Portugal route in detail, providing information about the destinations.

There will be plenty of time to mix and mingle with fellow sailors, the World Cruising Club team and selected guests.

The session will start with teas, coffees and pastries, and will finish in time for you to enjoy a busy afternoon at the Southampton Boat Show.

Date: Saturday 21 September 2024

Time: 0900-1200

Where: Leonardo Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton

Cost: Free

Register in advance as places are limited. We will send more information to all registered delegates before the event, but if you have any questions, please contact us on [email protected]

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Presentation on ARC Portugal and cruising across Biscay and down the Iberian coast on to the Mediterranean or Canary Islands followed by question and answer session. Questions can be posed live from the audience or sent by email in advance.

09:00 Registration, tea & coffee

09:30 Presentation followed by questions

11:30 Chat to presenters and audience members

12:00 Close



Bluewater Cruisers' Question Time - UK

14 September 2024, Southampton, UK

A popular two-hour Q&A session featuring real-life boat owners and crew sharing their knowledge and experience of ocean sailing.

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World ARC Seminar - UK

15 September 2024, Southampton UK

Interested in sailing round the world with World ARC? Come to our free breakfast presentation to learn more about the rally and the practicalities of circumnavigating. Join us in the morning then head over to Southampton Boat Show to look at boats and equipment.

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Sailing South Seminar - UK

21 September, Southampton UK

The Sailing South Seminar is ideal for anyone planning to cross the Bay of Biscay and cruise the coast of Portugal before heading to the Canary Islands or into the Mediterranean. Aimed at those considering joining ARC Portugal or ARC, but everyone is welcome.

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Annapolis Sailboat Show

October 10-14, 2024. Annapolis MD, USA

Come see us on booth O28 at the fall Sailboat Show at City Dock, Annapolis. Our team are there to talk about our rallies, ocean sailing, equipping a sailboat and more. We're sharing the booth with our sister publication, the cruisers' knowledge base.

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World ARC Presentation - USA

Saturday October 12, Annapolis MD

Breakfast presentation on the World ARC circumnavigation rally - route, options, boats and crew. Join us to learn more about sailing round the world with World ARC.

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Sailing an Atlantic Circuit - USA

Sunday October 13, Annapolis MD

Join our breakfast seminar to answer your questions about sailing from North America for summer in Europe, and back to the Caribbean with the famous ARC rally. Or maybe you're considering buying a boat in Europe and sailing it home - plenty of people do. Click to read more...

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Ocean Sailing Weekend 2025 UK

22-23 March 2025, Guildford UK
Join us for a weekend of bluewater sailing insights, presentations by marine industry experts and experienced cruisers. Ideal for anyone taking part in the ARC or World ARC in 2025 or 2026 or simply dreaming about casting off and setting sail.
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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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