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U.K., Southampton: Boat Show Sept 16th to 25th 2016

By Val Ellis last modified Sep 03, 2016 09:06 AM
Visit this Show with its huge number of attractions, boats and equipment stands. The World Cruising Club will be hosting several forums.

The Southampton Boat Show takes place from 16-25 September 2016.

The World Cruising Club team will be available on our stand J020, every day to chat about all areas of ocean sailing and our worldwide events.

Special Offer Tickets to the Boat Show

If you won't be able to join one of our forums, we are pleased to be able to offer Show tickets at a special discounted price of £11.00. Book via the website at, and use promotional code JG1.

When booking you will be asked to select the day you expect to visit but this is merely to help the organisers predict visitor numbers and the tickets you receive will be valid for ANY single day including Preview Day. Tickets can be printed at home, delivered by post, or collected at the Show. Tickets are valid ANY DAY including Preview Day on Friday 16th September and can be booked up to MIDDAY on the FINAL DAY of the show - Sunday 25th September.

The World Cruising Club will be hosting the following events:-

Ocean Sailing Forum

Saturday 17th September 10:00-12:00
at the Harbour Lights Picture House in Ocean Village

This two hour moderated panel discussion, run in association with Yachting World magazine, is designed to be an informative introduction to offshore cruising.

Set to encourage and inspire those thinking about blue water cruising, the Forum will take place a short distance from the Boat Show at the Harbour Lights Picture House in Ocean Village from 10:00-12:00, and a ticket to the show included is the registration fee.

To join us, please click here

ARC Channel Islands

Sunday 18 September 2016, 16:00 to 17:00> 
In the RYA Lounge

Join us for refreshments and the launch of ARC Channel Islands 2017, held in association with RYA Active Marina.

Learn about the rally, first time channel crossings and what makes the Channel Islands so popular for cruisers; mix with like-minded sailors; question crews from 2016; chat to the experts, and be inspired to explore next year.

The launch is free to attend with advanced registration and takes place withing the Southampton Boat Show at the RYA Lounge in the Holiday Inn (you will need a valid ticket to the Boat Show to attend).

Click here to register

Cruising in Portugal Seminar

Sunday 24 September 09:00-11:00
in the Grand Harbour Hotel

Join us for a special free-to-attend seminar on "Cruising in Portugal"

Those attending the two hour seminar can expect to gain an interesting insight to exploring the Portuguese coast. The seminar will have a special emphasis on ARC Portugal which  departs Plymouth UK in June and crosses the Bay of Biscay to Bayona, then cruises south in a series of day sails with stopovers in welcoming marinas along the way to finish in Marina de Lagos a little over three weeks later.

The seminar is free to attend with advanced registration and attendees will receive a complimentary entry ticket to the Southampton Boat show at the seminar.

Click here to register

World ARC Presentation and Lunch

Come and meet the World Cruising Club team for lunch and a chat about World ARC

Your chance to meet and discuss World ARC in person with the World Cruising Club team with a presentation and informal lunch meeting right beside the Southampton Boat Show at the Grand Harbour Hotel. The team will be on hand to discuss any aspects of the rally face to face.

The presentation is free to attend, but spaces are limited, so please do let us know as soon as possible if you would like to join us.

Click here to register

For more information, call Martine, Bella, Sally, Sarah or Jeremy in Cowes: Tel:+44(0)1983 296060 or email us at