Mia Karlsson 
World Cruising Club USA 
(757) 788-8872 


Saturday October 12, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT

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O'Callaghan Annapolis Hotel 
174 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21041

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Ocean Sailing Forum 2013 (Annapolis, MD) 

Learn from the cruising experts at the Ocean Sailing Forum on Saturday October 12, 2013.

The discussion starts promt at 9AM and will finish by 11AM.  Coffee and donuts available from 8AM and a chance to chat with other sailors.

Representatives from Caribbean 1500 and world-wide rally organizers World Cruising Club, and leading magazine SAIL will join with a panel of experts to discuss the preparation required for ocean sailing, from selecting equipment to sailing with children, offshore communications to sail plans.   There will be a special emphasis on the requirements for the Caribbean 1500.

Only $18 per person including breakfast and a FREE ticket to US Sailboat Show! 

Register online by clicking the blue button below. 

Please register in advance.  We cannot guarantee a place or boat show ticket for anyone registering on the day.  If you are unsure, please call us on (757) 788-8872.

This is what some recent participants said:

"Fantastic, I am inspired!" 
"I would like to congratulate you on a well organized event.  First class.  The panel of speakers gave a broad range of experience and the format of asking the question from the front worked well. Thank you"
"Very informative and light hearted meeting of like minded people, brilliant."
"I thought that the whole event was expertly managed and that the delivery of information was performed in an open and friendly way. The non-lecturing, panel type format worked extremely well."
"Great value! A lot of practical advice, the best of which was 'just do it!'"

If you are planning to cruise offshore this year or in the future, then the Ocean Sailing Forum is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge and learn some top tips from the 'experts'.

The Forum will start with coffee and donuts and an opportunity to meet the panel and chat with other delegates.  Popular author and cruiser with 160,000 miles under her keel, Liza Copeland will join us for breakfast to sign copies of her books.

Speakers will include SAIL magazine editor Charlie Doane, World ARC circumnavigtors Bill and Rosemary Thomas, circumnavigator and long-time Carib1500 sailor Rick Palm and World Cruising Club principal Andrew Bishop.  All highly experienced sailors with a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

A free adult entry ticket for the US Sailboat Show 2013 in Annapolis will be provided at registration on Saturday October 12.  This ticket cannot be supplied before the Forum.  Adult entry tickets for the show usually cost $18.

The Forum is organized by World Cruising Club USA LLP.

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