St. Francis of Assisi Cruise, Brancaster
ROUND THE ISLAND, 3rd JUNE
“The Round the Island event went very well. 10 Wayfarers registered and everyone finished in under 12 hours. Only 8 went Calshot to Calshot (Chris Tyler will have the full story).
“The last leg was a challenging one with winds getting up to 26 knots against the tide. During that time we on Whale Shark went to the assistance of a yacht that had gone aground on Ryde Sands. (The lifeboat turned up afterwards and towed them off.)
“A memorable UKWA event and George Mitchell and I made approaching £500 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation in the process.” – Andy Darby
QUEEN VICTORIA RALLY, 20th MAY
“The weekend ran very well. We had 14 boats register. 12 launched and we all had a cracking sail down to Osborne bay, where we anchored.
“The wind was Force 5. After an hour at anchor, we sailed back on a fast reach to Calshot. It was a good day, some very fast and exciting sailing.
“Lots of children and families involved, it was a good trip. I have asked one of the participants to do a write-up.” – John Norman
DIY Wayfarer Tent article posted
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Queen Victoria Rally 20th May
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.
I have just arrived in the UK and can confirm there will be a memorial service on Friday 20 May at 1400 at St Marys Church, Shaw, Newbury RG14 2DR with a wake to follow. All are welcome. Sorry for the short notice.
In the future there will be a ceremony to scatter Christine’s ashes at sea at an appropriate time and place.
Christine was a wonderful person who led a most eventful life to be celebrated, thanked and remembered. Mountaineer, sailor, race and rally organiser, concerned for peace and the environment, and enthusiast of all things technical she was proud to have met many talented and passionate people from all walks of life.
As a Wayfarer cruiser she sailed with Michael Gale in Stockholm and Denmark as well as the Phillips in Canada.
After our marriage in 1988 we cruised and raced our wooden Wayfarers on the East Coast, Solent, to Devon and Cornwall, Scotland and in France and Spain. In the Mediterranean we dabbled also in racing and deliveries of big boats before ‘retiring’ in 2006 to the Miniji keelboat (national championship boat for the handicapped in France) and to radio controlled one metres as competitor and organisers.
Hope you can put a mention on the website and in the magazine.
Home address in UK is 4 Walton Way Newbury RG14 2LJ tel 0163534448
Best wishes to anyone who remembers us – they are getting thin on the ground these days – and to the Class in general.
Jerry Cavill, Wooden Wayfarer ‘Bon Ton Roulet’ by Alec Stone.
Cruising Conference – Trailing your Wayfarer
What is likely to break?
Wayfarer International Rally 2015 Lough Derg report
The final roundup – happy Wayfarer Ralliers 2015 gather at Lough Derg YC at Dromineer.
83 people and 37 Wayfarers from 11 countries thoroughly enjoyed a hugely successful International Rally in glorious sunshine for all but one day….
A goose neck fitting for your boat tent!
One of the problems of a boat tent is how you attach the boom tent to the mast at a higher level than normal. This design from Martin Miller is easy to make using bits readily available from B&Q (other places also sell!)
The Goose neck is designed to be inserted into the wider section of the mast track where the mainsail feeds into. The top extends beyond the wide section of track and the rope stopper fixes the bottom end in place.
These dimensions work for my mid ’80s Proctor mast. I know that the new Seldon masts have shorter feed slots and with these you can move them up slightly , if you wish. The aluminium can be obtained from B&Q.
If you’d like to download Martin’s diagram click the link below.
Martin Miller W7786