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Spring Seminars on both the USA East and West coasts and in Northern Europe; Registration open for the 2019 ARC route from Gran Canaria to St. Lucia and for the 2020 World ARC starting from St Lucia. Preparations for ARC USA and ARC Europe in May and much more.

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If like us you are shivering in the chill of the northern hemisphere winter, then warm up with thoughts of summer sailing and bluewater adventures in the year ahead. Our spring seminar programme will help focus your plans, boat preparations and budget priorities, to get you ready for bluewater sailing in the Atlantic, the Caribbean or the Pacific for next winter. Seminars are held in the UK, the USA and in Norway during March and April. We will also be holding forums and presentations in the Netherlands, and Australia in March and July

ARC 2019 could be your launch-pad to offshore adventures, heading out from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in November. Our ARC+ Cape Verde route is now full, but we are still taking entries for the direct route from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia. Those aiming for around-the-world adventure with World ARC, the 2020 start from Saint Lucia still has some spots open but is filling fast.

The biennial ARC Baltic rally is the highlight of our 2019 summer programme and will take the fleet from Germany to Russia and back via Finland and Sweden. Spaces are limited to 30 boats and filling quickly. Do get in touch if you are keen to sail to Russia this August. We will also be celebrating the 25th edition of the ARC Portugal rally in June, as boats cruise south across the Bay of Biscay and explore the Portuguese coast. Details of all our rallies are on the website and links below.

Cruising Seminars in UK & USA

Meet other cruising sailors for a relaxed and social weekend of learning from the experts how to prepare for ocean cruising with special emphasis on planning for an ARC or World ARC voyage. The Ocean Cruising Seminar combines classroom lectures with group discussions and one-on-one interaction with speakers and fellow students. Evening dinners and social breaks throughout the day provide the opportunity to meet others ‘in the same boat’ and planning their adventures like you.

Ocean Cruising Seminar 09/10 March 2019, Guildford UK

The Ocean Cruising Seminar covers, in depth, a variety of subjects associated with the planning and preparation required for an Atlantic Circuit or around the world voyage. Lecturers have been chosen for their wealth of knowledge in their specialist fields. Special emphasis will be on the ARC and World ARC and what to expect in terms of weather and equipment issues. A number of the lecturers have sailed in the rallies and will draw on their experience from their participation in the event.

Ocean Cruising Seminar

When: 09 March and 10 March 2019

Where: Holiday Inn, Guildford, UK

Full details and sign up form here

Ocean Sailing Seminar: Annapolis MD, USA, March 16/17, 2019

Based in the USA or Canada and interested in offshore sailing passage making?

Join the two day Ocean Sailing Seminar, supported by SAIL magazine., in Annapolis MD on March 16/17 2019

The full programme covers all aspects of preparing to go ocean sailing and is lead by experts, industry professionals and experienced cruisers. We’ve organised a complete package of accommodation and meals at a quality hotel, so you can relax, talk to fellow participants and get the most out of the weekend.

Ocean Sailing Seminar

When: March 16/17, 2019

Where: The Westin Hotel, Annapolis MD

For full details and sign up form here

Blue Water Cruising Forum 2019 – HISWA Netherlands

Tijdens het 6e Blue Water Cruising Forum laat een panel van ervaringsdeskundigen de deelnemers, die een lange zeilreis willen maken, delen in hun kennis van het langeafstandszeilen en proberen we antwoorden te geven op de kernvragen die u bezighouden.

7 maart 2019 van 19:00 uur tot 21:00 uur

HISWA in de RAI Amsterdam

Kamer K101/102 naast ingang K

Open voor reservering

Norway Seminar

Not yet open for registration.

Australia Seminar

Not yet open for registration.

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Where will you sail in 2019?

If you’re planning your next sailing adventure, our rallies for 2019 are filling fast so now is the time to sign-up and start your adventure!

ARC Europe/USA – 04 May

From Tortola BVI & Portsmouth VA (USA) via Bermuda and Azores to Portugal & UK. Plus routes with ARC USA from BVI direct to Florida and via Bermuda to US East Coast.

ARC Portugal – 02 June

From Plymouth (UK) across Biscay via Spain to cruise coast of Portugal to Lagos.

ARC Baltic – 09 July

Sail from Germany to Russia and back via Finland and Sweden and enjoy six weeks of exploration and cruising through the Baltic Sea.

ARC Channel Islands – 16 August

Cruise in company from Portsmouth (UK) to the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney.

ARC 2019 – 24 November

Transatlantic from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Rodney Bay, Saint Lucia

World ARC 2020 – 11 January 2020

Caribbean to Carribean, or sail with us to Australia. Flexible route options. Includes Panama Canal, Galapagos and French Polynesia.

Entry lists are filling up already, so do not delay if you are yet to request an information pack, which explains about the route, benefits, pricing and safety equipment requirements for each rally. Early sign-ups also benefit from discounts on the entry fees, and the WCC team will be happy to advise on preparing your boat and crew in good time for the rally.

For more details on all the rallies and to register for one see here

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