In-depth three day seminar for planning and preparing to go ocean cruising
Hosted by World Cruising Club in association with Yachting World, the Ocean Cruising Seminar will return to Guildford, UK from Friday 29 March to Sunday 2 April 2017.  Open to all, the seminar is perfect for those considering the transition from coastal cruising to blue water passage making. Lecturers have been chosen for their wealth of knowledge in their specialist fields including refitting a yacht for offshore cruising, communications equipment choices, sourcing and interpreting weather forecasts and heavy weather sailing techniques.
The Ocean Cruising Seminar combines classroom lectures with group discussions and one-on-one interaction with speakers and fellow students. An all-inclusive programme of seminar presentations, speaker materials, hotel accommodation, meals, and social time together combine to provide a cost-effective, enjoyable in-depth learning experience.

“The Ocean Cruising Seminar has been invaluable. We are in the early stages of planning and I feel 100 times more informed than I did three days ago.”  commented Kerry Moores after she attended in 2016. “Over the course of the weekend, we have built knowledge, contacts and ideas, as well as had the opportunity to raise our own questions. Staff and speakers have all been excellent and approachable and its great have a finer plan going forward!”
Many of those who attended last year’s seminar are have been taking part in ARC 2016 sailing from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia, and are looking ahead to their more ambitious cruising dreams. “A well put together programme.” Said John Miller, sailing Great Days with ARC+ 2016. ” The seminar was very professionally managed and organised. I’d say it’s a must for anyone considering entering the ARC.”

For more information about how to join the Ocean Sailing Seminar, please visit