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Martine Waitt 
World Cruising Club USA 
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Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 8:00 AM EDT
Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM EDT

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The Westin Annapolis 
100 Westgate Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401

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Ocean Sailing Seminar 2020 (Annapolis, MD) 

The two day Ocean Sailing Seminar, supported by SAIL Magazine, covers all aspects of preparing to go ocean sailing, and is presented by experts, industry professionals and experienced cruisers. Lecturers have been chosen for their knowledge and practical experience in their specialist fields.

Special emphasis will be on the ARC Caribbean 1500 and World ARC routes and what to expect in terms of weather and equipment issues, but anyone interested in offshore sailing will gain valuable knowledge from the weekend.

What delegates have said about previous Ocean Sailing Seminars:

"It was an amazing amount of information, ideas and concepts about sailing, presented in a professional pleasant enviroment"

"This has been an excellent seminar. I was so happy to feel the geniune concern to input knowledge, answered questions AND to actually spend time with us to help point us in  a good direction. They helped to affirm we were spending time on the "right things" since to do lists can take a life of their own."

"Excellent, informative and well organized. Venue very good; food and accommodation lovely!"

"Exactly what I was looking for. 2 day seminar was well worth the expense." 

Seminar package

The complete package includes all meals at a quality hotel, plus full lecture notes and a free copy of SAIL Magazine. Exclusive hotel rates available

Rally Discount

Attend the seminar and get a $45 discount off your boat entry fee for ARC Caribbean 1500, ARC Bahamas, World ARC, ARC Europe or ARC/ARC+, if you join the rally before April 30th, 2020, (excludes existing rally entrants receiving discounted seminar fees). 

Already a rally entrant? Contact World Cruising Club for your seminar discount code and save $45 per person.


HOTEL ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE -  we are now past the closing date for the seminar hotel room package. Clients booking seminar places from 28-Feb-2020 will need to contact the hotel direct to make room reservations and current open rate.

Terms and Conditions:

1. DATES: The Seminar will take place from 8am on Saturday March 28th to 3pm on Sunday March 29th, 2020 at the Westin  Annapolis Hotel. Bookings must be received by February 27, 2020; bookings made after this date are not guaranteed accommodation at seminar rates.

2. FEES: The seminar fees paid before January 6th, 2020 received a 5% discount. A $45 discount off boat entry fee for ARC Caribbean 1500 [2020] or ARC Bahamas in 2020, ARC Europe 2020, World ARC 2021 or ARC/+ 2020, will be given if entered in the rally by April 30, 2020. A reduced seminar fee is available for those already entered in a 2020 WCC rally. Discount code required at time of seminar registration.

3. INCLUDED: The fee includes attendance at the seminar; lecture notes (as per paragraph 4), lunch, coffee/tea during designated breaks on both days; dinner with wine on Saturday March 28th. Travel to and from the seminar venue, and car parking are not included.

4. ACCOMMODATION: A delegate room rate is available for hotel rooms at the Westin Annapolis, booked at time of seminar registration, before February 27th 2020. 

5. GUEST RATE: A guest rate will be available for spouses/partners wishing to join the Saturday night dinner, but not attend the seminar.  Please ask for details. 

6. PAYMENT: Payment must be made in full at the time of booking.  Payment can be made online by credit or debit card.

7. REFUNDS: Refunds will be made for cancellations received by the Organizers on the following schedule: 90% for cancellations received by Feb 1, 2020; 50% for cancellations received by March 01, 2020. No refunds will be made for cancellations received from March 02, or for delegates or guests who fail to attend for any reason.

8. UNUSED SERVICES: For services stated in paragraphs 3,4 and 5 above, there will be no refund for unused services.

9. ALTERATIONS TO PROGRAM: The Organisers reserve the right to alter any aspect of the seminar program, including content and timings, although such changes will be kept to a minimum. The provisional program will be sent out with delegate information packs via email in early March 2020.

10. CANCELLATION: In the unlikely event of the seminar being cancelled all fees paid to the Organisers will be refunded.

11. ACCEPTANCE: By making a payment, delegates are accepting these terms and conditions for both themselves and for all members of the party shown on the booking. The Organisers reserve the right to decline any booking at their discretion.

12. DEFINITIONS: For the purpose of the Ocean Sailing Seminar Terms and Conditions, or any other material issued by the Organisers, the following terms shall be defined as:
“The Organisers” shall refer to World Cruising Club USA LLC, trading as World Cruising Club USA, and its employees.
“The Seminar” shall mean the Ocean Sailing Seminar of March 16/17, 2019.