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.
Cruising Conference Update
Note the discount for those booking before the end of January!
Cruising Conference 2017 dates
This is an extremely popular, friendly, land-based event and a wonderfully social, extremely informative way to start the next season. If you would like to attend and have something specific you would like to be covered, please don’t hesitate to contact Boris Morrice, our Cruising Secretary, who will be delighted to help you all he can – email here.
Update (Jan ’17) – Joining papers for the Conference have now been circulated. If you haven’t received these check your spam folder and then if necessary contact Boris.
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?
Wayfarers at Kielder during Early May Bank Holiday 2016
In the past we have hosted a full racing weekend, though this year we thought it would be good to combine the two. ...read more
I have had a Wanderer for some years, and find Kielder a superb cruising and racing venue. It would be a pleasure to host some Wayfarers.
Please see below details we have to date. I will put a poster together in the fullness of time.
2016 Members and visitors from other clubs are welcome to visit Kielder Water Sailing Club over the weekend of Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May (inclusive). Visitors are asked to pay a fee of £25 per boat. Visitors are welcome to camp on site or bring motorhomes or caravans to the club for the weekend at no extra charge. Visitors are asked to pre-register their intention to attend. This will enable us to ensure that there is both enough room and food for everyone. Pre-registration will be via an electronic form accessible form the club website, Facebook etc. which can be filled in on line or emailed or printed and posted to me.
Everyone is welcome to sail during daylight hours anywhere on Kielder Water (except where sailing is prohibited). The lake has a 26 mile shoreline, with open countryside all around and several installed artworks hidden within Kielder Forest. There are several spots to beach up for a picnic or walk.
KWSC will have at least one RIB and crew available throughout the weekend. For those not wanting to free sail, organised cruises in company will be arranged, sailing at 11am and 2pm on the Saturday and 11am on the Sunday. On Sunday sailors can either free sail, join the cruise or join in the club racing for the Kielder Collection Trophy. Patrol cover will be provided for those racing.
On Monday, sailors can race around Kielder Water for the Dam to Dam Trophy, or free sail or cruise, following the racers. Patrol cover will be provided for those racing. Visitors are also welcome to both walk and cycle during their visit taking advantage of the many trails, paths and works of art located around Kielder.
Non sailing members of the family are especially welcome to accompany their sailing partners for the weekend.
The main club galley and bar will be open throughout the weekend. The members’ galley (for those cooking for themselves) will be open to all as always. Breakfasts, lunches and Evening meals are available.
For further details on the club please see www.kwsc.org.uk
Adrian Langford, Sailing Secretary,
Kielder Water SC
XVI Wayfarer Internationals – July 2016
Already the Dutch event is attracting huge interest with 50 entries in and likely to reach over the Ton . I am sure you remember the excitement and the buzz as we all lined up in those final moments just before the gun went off at the start of each race at the Weymouth Worlds and the thrill of seeing 100+ colourful spinnakers filling the bay from end to end, as we ran fast and gracefully before the wind! What a feeling! What a fantastic sight: Awesome! as some might say.
Well time flies and now six years later the “Worlds” are back on the European side of the pond and we are planning to have a mega bash and a whole lot of fun and we hope that you will, once more be there to participate, contribute and enjoy this fantastic Wayfarer racing event.
Hartley Boats have once again come on board as the primary sponsor with Craftinsure, EXE sails and Stena Line also aboard to support the event. Through the generous support of our sponsors we can all enjoy a reduced entry fee, reduced ferry transport costs and free entry into prize draws if we enter now or before the 1st of November. Click on the event poster on the Hartley Boats home page or follow this link for more information and to enter now. http://www.hartleyboats.com/
The success of any class depends to a large extent on the visibility of the class at National and International events so the numbers of participants at this event will be an important part of the viability of the Wayfarer class into the future. Wouldn’t it really be something if, in the 60th year since Ian proctor first produced this wonderful boat, we were part of a gathering of over 100 Wayfarers in a country where sailing and sailing boats hold such significance!
It’s going to be a great event, I hope you can make it and I look forward to sharing the fun on the Friesland waters with you next summer.
Very best wishes,
W 10952 Anamcara
UKWA Marketing & WIC Irish Representative
Preliminary Cruising Rally / Training Dates for 2016
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….
Date set for 2016 UKWA Cruising Conference
Date: March 18th – 20th 2016
Venue: Notts. County Sailing Club
For those new to this event it’s a great opportunity to hear from those with experience about all things ‘cruising’ and the Wayfarer. By all means bring your own boat though sailing will be limited due to Club racing. However it’s a good time to compare how different boats are set up. If you play an instrument bring that too! Do send in any ideas for sessions you’d like covered, the list is already growing!
To express interest please email Cruising@wayfarer.org.uk or ring me on 01904 624448. Jeremy