Sailors helping sailors is a time-honored maritime tradition, and now the organizers of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers are adding a virtual twist to things with a four-night series it’s dubbed Bluewater Cockpit Conversations. The free, open-to-all series runs from May 25 through 28.
Among the experts who will participate are previous ARC skippers, yacht surveyors and refit specialists. They will be on hand to offer advice on how to find the right boat for a bluewater, ocean-crossing voyage, as well as answer more general cruising questions from the live audience. Each evening’s program runs from 17:30 to 19:00 BST (12:30 to 14:00 EDT).
Each night will have its own theme, including “Choosing the Right Boat for Bluewater,” “How to Buy a Boat,” “Planning Your Refit” and “Cruising Amazing Places.” There will also be a series of pre-recorded webinars along with inspirational videos that attendees can watch.
Yacht broker Berthon International is a sponsor of the series and will provide virtual tours of some of their bluewater listings as well as boats owned by previous ARC sailors.
World Cruising Club has been organizing transatlantic and round-the-world rallies for more than three decades, and has a wealth of information to share.
For information and to register, visit the World Cruising Club training site.