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World Cruising Club Forums & Seminars

By WCC — last modified Mar 13, 2018 04:10 PM
It has been a busy start to the year for our teams around the world. We have been delighted to meet many of you at the Boat Shows in London, Toronto and Dusseldorf in January, and, as you will see, we have a comprehensive list of upcoming forums and seminars taking place over the coming months; these are an ideal opportunity to build on your knowledge and kick-start your planning for an offshore trip, as well as meet like-minded sailors with similar aspirations.

Published: 2018-03-13 00:00:00
Topics: Rallies
Countries: Netherlands , Norway , USA , United Kingdom

Our Forums and Seminars bring together fellow cruisers, industry experts and past participants who can give you practical advice and inspirational tales based on thousands of ocean sailing miles. If you have been yearning to do an offshore passage, cruise the Caribbean, or set off around the world, join us to ensure your dream can become a reality.

11 March
Ocean Sailing Forum HISWA, Amsterdam
An introduction to ocean sailing (Dutch language).

16-18 March
Ocean Cruising Seminar Guildford, UK

In depth seminar covering boat, crew and equipment preparation of ocean cruising.

24-25 March
Ocean Sailing Seminar Annapolis, USA

In depth seminar covering boat, crew and equipment preparation of Caribbean 1500  or World ARC

07-08 April
Ocean Cruising Seminar Bergen, Norway

In depth seminar covering boat, crew and equipment preparation of ocean cruising (NOR/ENG)

12 April
ARC Channel Islands Seminar, Dartmouth, UK

Topics will cover areas important for completing a channel crossing as well as information for cruising around the Channel Islands

22 April
ARC DelMarVa Seminar Annapolis, USA

Expand your cruising horizons by joining the ocean sailing experts at the 2018 ARC DelMarVa seminar.

Bluewater Weekend to inspire offshore sailors
Join us on 16/17 June 2018 in Lymington, UK

Once again we have joined together with leading offshore yacht broker Berthon International, to host a weekend of conversation about bluewater cruising at Berthon's Lymington UK base in June 2018. This popular weekend is designed to encourage visitors to think about all aspects of living their bluewater dream, providing the opportunity to view a wide range of offshore cruising boats and meet experts in refits, sails, communications and boat equipment, all whist mixing and chatting with experienced offshore cruisers in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

The two day event is free to attend, but prospective bluewater sailors will need  to pre-register. During the weekend, a selection of fine examples of offshore cruising boats will be open for viewing, hosted by experienced ARC skippers.  Mix, mingle  and chat about bluewater sailing is the aim of the weekend.

Inspirational presentations will provide plenty to whet the appetite of those in  the planning phase. "Living the Dream" is one family's story of their life changing decision to quit work and sail away. Sunday's seminar session 'Cruising as a Couple'
will focus on tips for enjoying a life afloat together,including transitioning to long-term life afloat and maintaining harmony on board..

More information and free registration

Visit the Training Page on the World Cruising Club website regularly for up to date announcements.

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