Ocean Cruising Seminar 2024

Join us for a weekend of bluewater sailing insights

Ideal for anyone taking part in ARC 2024 or 2025, World ARC 2025 or simply dreaming about casting off and setting sail.

The Ocean Sailing Seminar covers a variety of subjects around the planning and preparation required for an offshore passage or round the world voyage. Speakers are chosen for their knowledge and expertise, and the event is an opportunity to learn from the experts and fellow cruisers.

Places are limited to 40 participants.

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A series of classroom presentations by industry experts, with opportunities for questions and one-to-one discussions. Alongside the presentations is a mini exhibition of relevant equipment and services, so you can talk about liferafts, insurance and other useful things.


Saturday 23 March

Sunday 24 March

Note: Timings TBC.

The cost includes lunch and dinner on Saturday, lunch on Sunday and breaks on both days.

We've arranged a discounted rate for accommodation with the Holiday Inn - you will be provided with a discount code when you book the Seminar.

There is a £25 discount for up to two people for boats booked onto ARC 2024, ARC+ 2024 or World ARC 2025. 


"It was a very comprehensive programme. Very useful, and at the same time enjoyable."  Peter Hesleden

"An excellent programme that I would recommend to anybody considering joining the ARC - or making a long passage. Very well organised right down to the table plans which encouraged gave good opportunities to meet others and encouraged debate." Ian Forshew

"The program was very well organised and professionally run. The organisers were very visible, seemed interested in meeting each participant, were enthusiastic, entertaining and informative."  Carol Giles