** 2018 Nationals Venue – your views please **

As a big part of the Association’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, the planning of next year’s National Championships deserves careful consideration. With this in mind UKWA’s newly-elected Racing Secretary, Tim Townsend, has started a forum thread on this topic. Please have a look, and if you’re a UKWA member you’ll be able to join in the discussion too.

It would be great to have a really good turnout for next year’s event (and this year’s), but of course this means that any potential venue will need to be able to cope with us all!

Please do let Tim know your thoughts asap.

A quick snippet from the AGM:-

John Mellor receiving the Viking Longship Trophy from Cruising Secretary Boris Morrice, 2017 AGM

Easter Egg Open meeting, Waldringfield SC 14-15 April 2017

For further information contact Tony Geary  email

NoR, SIs and entry forms can be found here

Bourne End Week: Sat 27 May – Wed 31 May 2017 Open event

Held at Upper Thames SC – website here

NoR and SIs to be published shortly.

For Wayfarer queries, please contact Anthony Ticehurst

Reminder – 2017 Subscriptions are due 1st April

To continue to receive our benefits of membership – just a few being the monthly eNewsletter, our full-colour Wayfarer News and a warm invitation to join in our sailing events; a variety of training weekends, an extensive programme of cruises and rallies or racing: taking part in the National Circuit Series – or a combination of all three, please be sure to renew your subscription at the beginning of April. more


Minutes from 2017 AGM

Minutes from this year’s AGM held Saturday 4 March 2017 can be found here:  2017 Minutes-issued

Queen Victoria Rally 20th May

This just received from John Norman:-

Dear Wayfarer Sailors

We are looking forward to running the Queen Victoria Rally to Osborne bay. Please find attached the INFO document, containing all the rally instructions and the booking form.

To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to me soonest.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the water.

Best wishes


Wayfarers will be racing at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club 22nd and 23rd April 2017

Details here: Wayfarer Open 2017


Datchet Water Sailing Club Fleet Championships Invitation Link to Sailing Instructions

Datchet Water Sailing Club Fleet Championships Invitation Link to Sailing Instructions

NoR for the Western Area Championships 22 – 23 April 2017:NCS #1

The 2017 racing series starts at West Oxfordshire SC on 22 – 23 April.

The NOR can be found here: NCS1 -Wanderer and Wayfarer Joint Race Meet

An invitation to race from Datchet Wayfarers: 12 March and 18 June 2017

An invitation from Datchet Wayfarers

Datchet Water Sailing Club Wayfarers would be delighted for any UKWA members to join us for our fleet championships: 8 races, 4 races a day on Sundays 12th March and 18th June 2017.

It is anticipated that 2 races will be sailed AM back to back and 2 races back to back PM after lunch. Briefing will be at 9.45 on both days. more


Wayfarers on Y&

Our National Circuit and Travellers Series of Racing events for 2017 will soon be underway, starting at West Oxfordshire SC in April.

* Race Diary Amendments *

Please note that the dates originally published for the Irish Nationals were incorrect. Our apologies. The Irish National Championship is actually being hosted by National YC as part of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 7-9 July 2017, and not as originally stated. This is an open event so all visitors are very welcome. The Racing Calendar here on the website is now correct.

The provisional dates published for the Scottish Championships at Loch Lomond SC have also been amended, and are in fact 2nd – 3rd September 2017. (These are now confirmed dates).

Once again apologies for any confusion caused.

2017 Racing Calendar

A summary of 2017 racing events (as of 1st February) is available for viewing or download here.

(N.B. – This has been amended to reflect the corrected dates for the Irish Nationals, Dun Laoghaire – 7th – 9th July and for the Scottish Championships, Loch Lomond SC, 2nd – 3rd September).