The World Cruising Club team will be at boot Düsseldorf 2018 from 20-28 January in Hall 11, E11, ready to talk about all things bluewater sailing!
With more than 1,800 exhibitors from 65 countries spread through multiple exhibition halls, presenting boat premières, new equipment and maritime services, boot Düsseldorf is the premier show for sailing enthusiasts. All the top boat builders will the there, filling two exhibition halls with more than 50 different cruising and racing sailboats. Other halls feature engines, equipment and marina destinations; so much that one day just won't be enough to see everything on offer.
On Saturday, 20 January, we have a special day dedicated to helping prospective ARC sailors get a feel for what to expect when sailing the Atlantic as part of the World's largest transocean sailing rally. Those looking to take on any bluewater passage, or planning a trip around the world will also benefit from the special programme hosted by World Cruising Club, featuring previous ARC skippers, and supported by equipment specialists. Join us for some, or all of the program. The events are free to attend with advanced registration, and held in English or German as described below.
ARC and World ARC Presentation
ARC Skippers Panel
Meet previous rally skippers
Q&A on what it takes to sail the ARC
Saturday 20 January
World Cruising Club is hosting a presentation at the boot Düsseldorf 2018 show, Hall 10 (room 10.1a). The presentation will be an opportunity to discuss any aspects of the ARC and World ARC rallies 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, World Cruising Club's Jeremy Wyatt will give a presentation on the route, safety equipment requirements, and other preparation issues before taking your questions.
After a break, part two is a skipper's panel discussion in German, where previous ARC skippers will discuss planning and preparing for the ARC and where to cruise in the Caribbean in a moderated group discussion.
The event schedule is:
ARC / World ARC Presentation in English 10:30 -11:30
Coffee break & networking 11:30 - 12:00
ARC Skipper Panel in German 12:00 - 13:00
Registration is now closed.
ARC Safety and Boat Equipment - Free Seminar
Saturday 20 January, 14:00 to 16:00
Hall 10 Room 10a
This session is in German Language
Wilhelm Greiff, a member of the ARC safety team for over 20 years, will talk you through the ARC equipment requirements and lessons learnt from previous rallies.
Bluewater equipment specialist Tom Logisch
will look at the most popular items of offshore cruising equipment used by his ARC clients, and some of the reasons why they chose them. Various items of cruising and safety equipment will be on display for you to inspect and find out what will be the most effective solutions for your boat.
WCC Social - Join us for a glass of wine
Saturday 20 January, 17:00 - 18:00 at World Cruising Stand 11 E11
The team invite you to join us for a glass of wine and some wild boar sausage to meet with the WCC team and fellow participants. This is an ideal opportunity to ask about our events: ARC, ARC Portugal, ARC Baltic, ARC Europe, the Malts Cruise or our rally around the world, World ARC. We are happy to welcome participants from our previous rallies as well.
Please let us know if you like to join us - click here for free registration
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