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ARC Bluewater Preparations

Prepare for your adventure with the world's most popular sailing rally

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ARC Bluewater Preparations

For thousands of amateur sailors from across the world, the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) has made the dream of sailing some 2,700 nautical miles across the Atlantic a reality. Throughout its thirty-five year history, sailing as an organised fleet has provided mutual support and an element of fun, for boats crossing the Atlantic and the experienced rally organisers World Cruising Club offer a safety net of support to amateur sailors.

If you are hoping to make your own ocean cruising dreams become a reality, kick start your preparations with this series of online presentations, product guides and virtual meet-ups with industry  experts with the ARC Bluewater Preparations Series.

Live Events

Your opportunity to ask the experts.  

Interested in insurance? Confused about cruising sails? Want to learn more about lifejackets? Join the live sessions throughout the year, starting with our Boot Düsseldorf events in January. Your chance to ask questions direct, discover top-tips and lessons learnt from other ARC sailors and industry experts. 

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Safety Equipment Requirements

Practical lists for your preparations

ARC Safety Equipment List and  Ocean Safety's ARC guide

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Talk to the experts

Got more questions? 

All the lecturers featuring on the ARC Bluewater Preparations sessions will be please to speak one-to-one with you, providing any further advice you may need.

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Practical Resources

Dive in to an archive of preparations advice.

Featuring articles from Yachting World, Noonsite.com, and recommended reading

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