Come and join us at the 59th UKWA AGM Saturday 4 March 2017 (During the Dinghy Show)
As before, it is held on the afternoon of the Dinghy Show where we are generously invited to have a presence on Hartley Boats’ Stand. ...read more
We very much look forward to seeing you there, though there is no need to attend the Show to be able to attend the AGM (no Show admission ticket is required to enter Palm Court 5, which is upstairs from the entrance hall)
The AGM Agenda, and all other papers can be found in the AGM Details section of this website: http://wayfarer.org.uk/agm/
Cruising Conference Joining Papers
Note the discount for those booking before the end of January!
Racing News January 2017
2017 National Championships – Notice of Race, SI’s & Entry Form
Notice of Race for the 2017 NCS
2017 Wayfarer National Championships
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Entry Forms and NoR here:
The UKWA wishes all its members a Happy New Year!
Our 2017 AGM is fast approaching. Nominations for excom members and any rule change proposals must be received by the Secretary, before Wednesday 18 January. ...read more
The UKWA is currently seeking a new Chairman.
An opportunity to give something back to the Wayfarer Class – exciting times in the year preceding the 60th Anniversary in 2018 since the Wayfarer took to the water….
Our current Chairman, John Mellor is willing to remain on the excom as Vice-Chairman for one year, to support the new Chair settle in. With our new Racing Secretary, Tim Townsend and existing excom members willing to remain on the committee we would all be delighted to welcome you.
Applications for both Officers (Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Hon Treasurer) plus excom committee members need to be received by 18 January 2017 (45 days prior to the AGM).
If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask.
2016 National Circuit Series Results
The last of the National Circuit Series events took place at Bough Beech over the weekend of November 12/13. ...read more
A total of 72 boats competed in at least one event, and 25 competed in two or more, but only 7 managed to achieve the qualifying number and stipulation of races. Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend from Rollesbury Broad were worthy winners of the series, but it was clearly competitive at the top with Len Jones and Jamie Lea from Medway coming a close second. Andrew and Tom Wilson from Datchet were also scoring well and giving themselves opportunities for stardom by competing in 6 of the events. Well done, and this ensured the win for the Travellers Trophy for them. The programme for next year is taking shape, and we would hope that there may be a few more Wayfarers making the trip to visit locations other than their home club. After all, there is good racing wherever you are in the fleet.
Congratulations to Len Jones and Jamie Lea…
2016 Wayfarer Open – Bough Beech Sailing Club
Results are final as of 14:58 on November 13, 2016
|1st||11067||Len Jones||Jaime Lea||1.0||1.0||(2.0)||1.0||5.0||3.0|
|2nd||10648||Michael McNamara||Simon Townsend||(4.0)||2.0||1.0||3.0||10.0||6.0|
|3rd||11093||Andrew Wilson||Tom Wilson||2.0||(6.0)||5.0||2.0||15.0||9.0|
|4th||88||Martin Rouse-Collen||Donna Rouse-Collen||3.0||4.0||6.0||(7.0)||20.0||13.0|
|5th||7470||John Clementson||Elliot Marks||(9.0)||3.0||4.0||8.0||24.0||15.0|
|6th||11050||Guy Marks||Mel Titmus||7.0||5.0||(8.0)||4.0||24.0||16.0|
|7th||10688||Bill Whitney||John Shelton||5.0||(10.0)||3.0||9.0||27.0||17.0|
|8th||9494||Barry Wolfenden||Alan Ritchie||(13.0)||7.0||9.0||5.0||34.0||21.0|
|9th||10934||Brian Lamb||Sam Pygall||6.0||(15.0)||10.0||6.0||37.0||22.0|
|10th||11012||Tim Townsend||Kate Fitzsimmons||8.0||(11.0)||7.0||10.0||36.0||25.0|
|11th||11118||John Goudie||Martin Burgess||10.0||8.0||(12.0)||12.0||42.0||30.0|
|12th||10570||Ian Richards||Kate Allen||11.0||9.0||(15.0)||15.0||50.0||35.0|
|13th||10686||Brian McKenzie||P Dilley||(20.0 OCS)||14.0||11.0||11.0||56.0||36.0|
|14th||9416||Scott Hamilton||Bob Maddex||12.0||13.0||13.0||(17.0)||55.0||38.0|
|15th||11026||Giles Wright||Chris Spiers||14.0||12.0||(16.0)||13.0||55.0||39.0|
|16th||10828||Derek Lambert||Tinu Cornish||(16.0)||16.0||14.0||14.0||60.0||44.0|
|17th||8595||Simon Winn||Mike Bryant||15.0||(18.0)||18.0||16.0||67.0||49.0|
|18th||11129||Paul Hughes||Tracey Villa||17.0||17.0||17.0||(18.0)||69.0||51.0|
|19th||10922||Gavin Thorpe||Alex Duffield||18.0||19.0||19.0||(20.0 DNS)||76.0||56.0|
UKWA NCS ‘Finale’
Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th November 2016, Bough Beech Sailing Club
Preliminary NOTICE OF RACE: nor-2016-wayfarer-finale-bbsc
Subject only to minor amendment
Organising Authority: Bough Beech Sailing Club in association with the UK Wayfarer Class Association.
This event will comprise of a 4 race series for Wayfarers, the course to be displayed at the event.
Venue: Bough Beech Sailing Club. Tel: 01892 870538
Kent TN8 7AN
Bough Beech reservoir is situated in the Weald of Kent between Sevenoaks & Edenbridge.
Andrew Wilson wins the Upper Thames Splashaway Trophy – NC7
The 13 competitors was an increase on previous years and with mixed wind conditions it proved to be a real test of skill.
The saturday evening ended with an excellent meal from the caterer Emma and was attended by 45. Entertainment provided by Damien enabled worn out sailors to dance the night away or enjoy another beer!
Martin and Donna won the Splashaway Plaque for Upper Thames members and Andrew and Sue won the Notley Noggin – the award for the highest placed boat with a combined age of over 100.
The full results can be found here
A set of the photos from the event can be seen here
Tony Ticehurst – Wayfarer Class Captain
Rule Change Proposal, windows in sails, AGM 2017
As of 1st April 2016, the SWS have decided to give a dispensation regarding the Class rules G3.4 and G4.3 – Windows in Sails. ...read more
The dispensation allows a total area of windows of 0.5m² in mainsail and in foresail as well.
The windows can be divided into more windows to secure the strength of the sail.
This is to increase safety when sailing.
Enclosed below is the existing wording in blue, and the proposed new wording in red.
|Leech length||–||6575 mm|
|Half width||–||1990 mm|
|Three-quarter width||–||1110 mm|
|Top width||–||125 mm|
|Primary reinforcement||–||380 mm|
|from sail corner measurement points||–||900 mm|
|for flutter patches||–||135 mm|
|for chafing patches||–||300 mm|
|for batten pocket patches||–||155 mm|
|Distance from clew point to foot bolt rope||–||76 mm|
|Distance from tack point to foot bolt rope||–||305 mm|
|Lower window area
Upper window – near spreader height,
long edge vertical
|800mm x 350mm 550mm x 300mm|
|Window to sail edge||153 mm||–|
Total area of one or more windows
Batten pocket length:
|Batten pocket width:|
|Head point to intersection of leech and centreline of uppermost batten pocket||1280 mm||1380 mm|
|Clew point to intersection of leech and centreline of lowermost batten pocket||1300 mm||1400 mm|
|Luff length||–||4170 mm|
|Leech length||–||4040 mm|
|Foot length||–||2270 mm|
|Foot median||–||4115 mm|
|Top width||–||40 mm|
|Primary reinforcement||–||325 mm|
|from sail corner measurement points||–||950 mm|
|for flutter patches||–||200 mm|
|for chafing patches||–||600 x 100 mm|
Total area of one or more windows
|800mm x 350mm
|Window to sail edge||153 mm||–|
The SWS has noticed an increase in the number of incidents involving boats meeting and either hitting each other or being involved in a near-miss situation.
The SWS believes that extra window area will increase visibility and help to avoid collisions. The dimensions of the windows and positioning should be left up to the sailmaker to be consistent with good visibility and integrity of the sail.
Note, the distance from the sail edge to the window has also been deleted.