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World Cruising Club 
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Saturday 16 September, 2017 at 10:00 AM 
Saturday 16 September, 2017 at 12:00 PM 

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Harbour Lights Picturehouse 
Maritime Walk
Ocean Village
Southampton SO14 3TL
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Ocean Sailing Forum

Learn from the Cruising Experts at the Ocean Sailing Forum
Saturday 16 September 2017, 10:00 - 12:00

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If you are considering making a long offshore passage; crossing the Bay of Biscay, the Atlantic or further, come along to the Ocean Sailing Forum on the first Saturday of the  Southampton Boat Show.

The two hour moderated panel discussion will cover topics like preparing your boat, selecting equipment, sails and sail handling, life onboard, crew management, route and weather.  The panel will be made up of industry experts and experienced cruising sailors, providing a wide range of opinions and experiences.

The cost is only 15 per person, including a boat show ticket and free copy of Yachting World magazine.  Boat show tickets will be given out at registration on Saturday morning.  


Panellists will include experienced ocean cruisers, industry professionals and members of the World Cruising Club team. The objective is to share their knowledge and experience in a friendly and informative way. Our moderator will keep the discussion moving and audience members are welcome to contribute and to ask questions.

Also available for advice will be representatives from World Cruising Club's supporters, including Admiral Marine Insurance, Professional Yacht Deliveries, YachtCom & SailCom, Ocean Safety and many more.  


The Forum will start at 10am promptly, and finish by 12 noon.  There is a coffee bar in the Picturehouse lobby for early arrivals, available from 9.15am.


Entry to the Forum is 15 per person, which includes a free Southampton Boat Show ticket worth 15 and copy of Yachting World magazine worth 4.50.  There are no refunds for non-attendance at the forum.  Pay securely online by clicking 'Register Now!' above.

Getting there

There is free parking behind the Picturehouse for the duration of the Forum only.  All day parking for those wanting to visit the Southampton Boat Show is available nearby in Ocean Village.

Ocean Village is a 7/8 minute taxi ride from Southampton Central Station, and 15 minutes walk from the boat show ground at Mayflower Park.

Southampton Boat Show 

For more details on the Southampton Boat Show see