Martine Waitt 
World Cruising Club 
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Saturday, June 10, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM CEST

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Berthon Marina 
The Shipyard
Bath Road
Lymington SO41 3YL
United Kingdom

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ARC Bluewater Open Day 2023

in Lymington, UK

in association with

Berthon International Yacht Brokers

The ARC Bluewater Open Day is a unique opportunity to discover more about the bluewater cruising life, connect with other likeminded cruisers and learn from experienced offshore skippers and industry experts.

If you are dreaming of setting sail across oceans, then the ARC Bluewater Open Day is for you. Whether you already have your ‘dream boat’ or are just dreaming of it, the ARC Bluewater Open Day can help you on your way.  Chat with experts, meet ARC skippers and mingle with other aspiring bluewater cruisers at this informative open day. Our experts and skippers will be sharing their knowledge, top-tips and ideas on all things connected with bluewater cruising. You can hop aboard our ARC open boats – a mix of private boats and brokerage boats - and see how a bluewater cruiser is set-up to sail; you can join in with group discussions; explore the Berthon refit facility and learn how to plan and prioritize your own refit.  The ARC Bluewater Open Day will give a unique insight on many different aspects of offshore sailing, as well as meeting and mingling with other bluewater cruisers, all in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

"Great mix of people; and a number of boats to have a nose around. A really worthwhile event for anyone starting to plan a blue water cruising trip.” - Chris Regnart, 2018 visitor, ARC 2019 participant.

"I was extremely pleased in the knowledge that all the research and planning that I have already done was on par with so many other people with the same or similar dreams. The event gave me a real sense of the dream coming together and in the right way. Our next stage is to finally put the date in our diary when it will all happen and that is very exciting." John Howard, 2018 visitor

“Having the opportunity to sit one to one with the ARC organisers who have seen every boat, every budget and every family setup and discuss our own personal hurdles with such positivity has given us the confidence to persevere and realise that it isn’t a pipe dream but a real possibility.” -  Joanna Saayman, 2018 visitor, ARC 2019 participant.


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Our ‘cruising hub’ allows you to mingle and chat with our skippers and industry experts, connect with other cruisers and network over a coffee, or join the discussion groups. Away from the hub you can take a yard tour, watch live equipment displays and explore a range of different styles and layouts of fully fitted offshore cruising boats. Previous ARC skippers will bring their own boats to Lymington and share their personal experiences offering “open boat” viewing to other cruisers.

Free to Attend...

The Open Day is free to attend, with advance registration. Visitors bringing their own boats to the event will need to reserve and pay for boat docking.


The ARC Bluewater Open Day runs from 10AM on Saturday 10 June and finishes around 6PM with a sundowner drink. Admittance is by badge, with registration required in advance or on the day.

Make it a Weekend - Stay Over

Enjoy the delights of Lymington and the surrounding New Forest and make it a weekend visit. Visitor accommodations gets booked-up fast in the summer, so we recommend you book your hotel or B&B early. Why not bring your own boat? Dock at the Berthon Marina and be close to the action all weekend.

Online registration is open

Terms and Conditions:

1. DATES: The ARC Bluewater Open Day will take place from 10AM to 6PM on Saturday 10 June 2023 at the Berthon Marina, Lymington. 

2. FEES: The ARC Bluewater Open Day is free to attend for registered cruisers. 

3. INCLUDED: The registration includes attendance at the speaking programme and admittance to the display area. Berthing fees for those attending by boat are not included.

4. ALTERATIONS TO PROGRAMME: The Organisers reserve the right to alter any aspect of the ARC Bluewater Open Day programme, including content and timings, although such changes will be kept to a minimum. The provisional programme will be sent out with delegate information in late May 2023.

5. ACCEPTANCE: By registering for the ARC Bluewater Open Day, participants consent to share their contact details (email & telephone number) with all exhibiting organisations. The Organisers reserve the right to decline any booking at their discretion.

6. TRANSLATION AND LAW: In the event of dispute over translation of the terms and conditions, or any other materials issued by the Organisers, the English language version will prevail. These Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and the signatory agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.