Bluewater cruising, the freedom to sail the world’s oceans, getting to those out of the way places under your own steam and experiencing the sights, sounds and culture that seem to be relished all the more with the added achievement of arriving there by sail. Any yachtsman will tell you of that magic of dropping the lines from a dock knowing you are about to undertake a significant passage and much later, the euphoria of dropping anchor at your destination.
Obviously, there is a little more to buying a yacht than merely dropping the lines and sailing off toward the sunset, so would it not be ideal if you could talk to someone who had been there and done it? Berthon, in conjunction with our friends at the World Cruising Club host the Bluewater Weekend in Lymington annually, with just that intention.
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM CEST -to- Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM CEST
For those of you unfamiliar with the World Cruising Club, it is the planet’s leading sailing rally specialist, with 9 distinct rallies taking place every year – ARC, World ARC, Caribbean 1500, ARC Europe, ARC Portugal, ARC USA, ARC Baltic, ARC Delmarva and the Malts Cruise. From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping, there is something for everyone.
The World Cruising Club was born with the advent of the very first ARC in 1986, which was the first-ever ocean crossing rally. They now help more than 450 boats and 1,200 sailors to achieve their sailing dreams every year. Some of their rallies are big on fun and big on people, others are more intimate. Whatever their size, World Cruising rallies all adhere to the original ethos of safe and social cruising.
The Bluewater Weekend is comprised of a series of talks and panel discussions with panellists from the world of bluewater cruising and industry professionals covering every aspect from rigging, to water makers, to insurance and lots more. The event provides practical demonstrations, Berthon yard tours, specialist lectures and the opportunity to chat to bluewater veterans about their experiences and what worked for them, as well as what did not. Last but not least, the opportunity to view a broad selection brokerage bluewater cruising yachts, with experienced brokers on hand to answer all your questions from RCD to VAT and contract.
Online registration is available at the following link – http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=sdpmm4bab&oeidk=a07eg4hqaala4ba4bdd