Learn from the experts at boat show forums around the world

29 June 2016

Come and meet the World Cruising Club team at boat shows in the UK, USA and Germany where we will be exhibiting and hosting a number of forums and rally presentations and be available to chat about your cruising aspirations and how we can help you prepare to set sail. If you would like more information about where to find us, visit the Training section, sign up for our newsletter, or send us an email to request further details.

Practical preparation advice for an offshore passage from ARC sailors and cruising rally experts
This autumn we will be hosting a series of forums to inspire sailors to extend their offshore cruising boundaries. Each forum will feature a panel of experienced bluewater cruisers sharing their personal experiences of sailing offshore passages and living on board, together with industry professionals giving their own practical top tips. The objective is to share their knowledge and experience in a friendly and informative way and audience members are encouraged to participate and to ask questions. 

During the two-hour forums, panellists will discuss the planning and preparation required for ocean cruising, with special emphasis on WCC rallies including the ARC, Caribbean 1500 and World ARC. Topics covered include preparing your boat, selecting equipment, sail handling, life onboard, crew management, route planning and weather. Anyone interested in sailing off across the oceans, whether you're planning for the future or almost ready to set-sail, is welcome to attend. 

It was very informative and a must for anyone thinking of undertaking bluewater cruising.” Said Andy Hilton who previously attended one of WCC’s Ocean Sailing Forums - 18 months on, he and his family are currently cruising in Fiji exploring with World ARC. 

Held alongside international boats shows in UK, USA and Germany, the forums also provide an opportunity to take the panel's ideas and suggestions with you into the show and speak to the specialist bluewater exhibitors. 

Southampton Boat Show - 16-25 September 2016

With lots of attractions at the show including new boat launches and equipment offers, we know many of you will be planning a visit to Britain's biggest boating festival. The WCC team will be available all week on our stand J020 in Ocean Hall.

Ocean Sailing Forum - Saturday 17 September 2016, 10:00 - 12:00
If you are considering making a long offshore passage; crossing the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic or further, come along to the Ocean Sailing Forum on the first Saturday of the Southampton Boat Show.

The two hour moderated panel discussion will cover topics like preparing your boat, selecting equipment, sails and sail handling, life onboard, crew management, route and weather. The panel will be made up of industry experts and experienced cruising sailors, providing a wide range of opinions and experiences.

The cost is only £15 per person, including a boat show ticket and free copy of Yachting World magazine. Boat show tickets will be given out at registration on Saturday morning.

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US Sailboat Show, Annapolis MD - USA, October 6-10 2016 

Andy & Mia and the World Cruising Club team will be back at the boat show again for 2016, so stop by and say hello, talk to previous participants and learn more about our events.

Ocean Sailing Forum - Annapolis, MD, USA: Saturday 8 October 
Learn from the Cruising Experts at the Ocean Sailing Forum Saturday October 8, 2016. 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.

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Hanseboot, Hamburg - Germany, 29 October – 6 November 2016

Astrid & Wilhelm Greiff will be on hand at Hanseboot once again this year to talk about all aspects of WCC rallies. We will shortly be announcing further details of our stand location and forums that will take place at the show.