UKWA SUBS DUE 1st APRIL
New ‘Racing Videos’ page
Your racing secretary, Tim, has kindly assembled an assortment of videos to educate, entertain and inform your racing (and more general sailing) in what we all hope will be a long and successful 60th anniversary sailing season.
These are listed on a brand new page located under the ‘Racing’ menu item on the main menu bar at the top of each page here on our UKWA website.
(If you are aware of any especially suitable additions that we could make to this list then please get in touch with Tim or the web team).
Southern Area Championships – NoR and Notes
The adjacent image links to a poster for the Southern Area Championships (and CraftInsure National Circuit and Travellers’ Series event #6) to be held at Medway Yacht Club, 8th – 9th September.
60th ANNIVERSARY ‘W’ NATIONALS
Former UKWA members are most welcome, and if you haven’t re-joined the Association for the past five years you will receive a year’s free membership if you enter this year’s Nationals!
Full details are available via the big red ‘W’.
CRUISING CONFERENCE POSTPONED
(Posted Thursday 15th Mar, 09:00)
“I have had to juggle three main factors in my decision here. The first is the risk of snowfall with certainty of high winds on Sunday, the second the certainty of a grey weekend with strong winds and temperature maxima of 1 degree, and lastly waterlogged ground and a flood alert on the River Trent with further rain forecast for the next 2 days. To put the cherry on the top of this the river level data for that stretch of the Trent has not been updated since last night (and it usually is). We have also been unable to find an alternative venue nearby at this short notice....read more
“The equivalent safe passage planning decision would be “find an alternative passage or stay ashore!”
“Whilst I appreciate this will be a disappointment for many it looks very likely indeed that we could hold the event in on the last weekend of September or the first weekend of October, at NCSC, instead. Once I have dates I will be emailing you all to see if you could make it on the available date. Obviously if you can’t manage then you will be refunded as soon as you confirm that.
“with all very best wishes
“Boris – Cruising Secretary.”
“Where did that cork land?”
“60th anniversary celebration of our Wayfarer on the Hartley Boats stand at the RYA Dinghy Show.
“Roger Proctor, son of the late Ian Proctor, whose centenary was also being celebrated, popped the cork, and I had the honour of cutting the cake, beautifully crafted in the shape of 60, with perfect ‘W’s all over, by the wonderful Sarah Burgess, our UKWA Secretary and her son.
“As I cut the cake I made a traditional wish – and it’s no secret that I hope the Wayfarer will continue to provide happy family sailing, amazing cruising adventures, training for all beginners, and high-powered racing, for the next 60 years. Thank you Ian Proctor for designing the most versatile dinghy ever. Long Live the Wayfarer!”
– Liz Feibusch (W11000)
BOAT TENT REQUEST
Inlands & NCS #1 – Datchet Water SC
The NoR is available to download here. Datchet Water Sailing Club looks forward to welcoming visitors, and it is anticipated that a social event for competitors will be held on the Saturday evening.
** Tidal Training Event Reminder **
John Norman and his loyal team have put together a complete programme of tidal training activities for the Saturday, followed by a Rally on the Sunday; an ideal opportunity to put the previous day’s learning into practice! ...read more
Brancaster Weekend – Summary
“The weekend of 24th/25th February saw 8 hardy (foolhardy?) boatloads of Wayfarer sailors brave the icy blasts from the east for some sailing at Brancaster on the North Norfolk coast. All survived to tell the tale and in fact enjoyed the brilliant sunshine and superb sailing.
“Accommodation for the weekend was the ‘bunkhouse’ at Burnham Deepdale, where hearty meals and celebratory drinks were consumed amid tales of tides, shallow water and waves.
“Winds of 20 knots and gusting showed how efficient reefing systems and a seaworthy boat really came into their own.” – Matt Sharman W773 (organiser)
International Rally, 7th – 13th September
Separately there are now also full details of the proposed itinerary, as well as a detailed breakdown of the costs of various types of accommodation and a description of what is included in the price. This is all accessed via the ‘Cruising’ section of the menu, also linked here.
Ralph has arranged a fantastic array of enticing activities, visits and events – do take a look at what is on offer!
2018 Dinghy Show 3 & 4 March
We will be guests on Hartley Boats stand during the Show and, as you can see elsewhere on our website, our AGM will be held on Saturday afternoon. We very much look forward to meeting you and seeing you there in our 60th Anniversary year.
To purchase tickets, there are various advance purchase discount options for RYA affiliated clubs and RYA individual members.
You do not need a show ticket in order to attend the AGM, which is upstairs in Palm Court 5, separate to the Show.
Details of May’s Broads Cruise
Organiser Mike Playle has released further details of the annual Norfolk Broads Cruise, to be held over the first May Bank Holiday weekend (and, optionally, for several days afterwards).
For more details and to read or download Mike’s information document, please follow this link.
2018 AGM DOCUMENTATION
60th Anniversary UKWA AGM 2018
AGM Programme: doors open: 15.30 hrs, meeting begins: 16.00 hrs.
Full agenda and other details have now been published on the website and are in the process of being emailed.
To ensure receipt, please ensure that the Secretary has your correct email address – E-mail: [email protected]
Rule Change Proposals for 2018 AGM
E-mail: [email protected]
Election for 2018 UKWA Officers and Management Committee
Cruising Conference Forms
Ton Jaspers (“Swiebertje”)
Sadly Ton passed away on December 9th after a very short illness. Ton will be sadly missed by his long time best friend and loving wife Conny (Steennis) and their daughter Anne Lotte and so many other family and friends. I believe he will forever be remembered by so many in the wider Wayfarer family as a very passionate man, a technically astute man and a big bear of a man who loved sailing and Wayfaring in particular.
Ton was particularly generous in spirit and practicality, lending not just his knowledge and expertise to others but also welcoming visitors and lending his lovely boat W10445 Swiebertje to many who travelled to the Netherlands from abroad to participate in international events held there.
Ton Jaspers our fellow Wayfarer sailor and friend may you rest in peace.
With much respect and kind regard,
Monica Schaefer – W11152 Lakka
NORMANDY RALLY 2018 – UPDATE
There will be information about the rally in the next Wayfarer News, and there’s already a description of the event linked from the diary pages here on the website, including Thierry’s contact details.
60TH ANNIVERSARY 2018 CALENDAR
The format is one month per page, with a full-page photo opposite. The calendar itself runs from January 2018 to January 2019 inclusive.
UKWA members should each have received a complimentary copy with the winter edition of Wayfarer News, but you are encouraged to order further copies here. International members are equally welcome to purchase one or more copies, which you can do by clicking (or tapping) on the cover photo thumbnail shown here.
RIG TUNING ARTICLE UPLOADED
“I strongly recommend using the flowchart provided and making notes as you go along.”
– Dave Barker W3177
Johnny, a past Class Measurer, and Liz Feibusch spent many years sailing Wayfarers and sharing their knowledge with others.
Liz, a Life Honorary Member of the UKWA continues to race W11000.
A funeral service was held for Johnny at St Bartholomew’s Church, Orford, on Tuesday 3rd October.
Calshot Cruise September 2017
DASH, SPLASH & BACK!
“Yet another entertaining weekend thanks to John Norman, a rogue thunder cloud and some errant wake from an unseen vessel.
Very calm trip to Newtown, but this cloud was building on the way back but I hadn’t see the flash of lightning. Then an almighty thunder clap – shook me witless for a moment or two! That was it – no more storm!
Then on the slipway back at Calshot, while I was off fetching the launch trolley the wake from nowhere threw the boat against Adrian, knocking him off his feet into the water. Quick thinking from the others on the slipway prevented any injury or damage to the boat.
Thanks to everyone. Next trip around the island?
DASH, SPLASH & BACK…. dash from all corners of the country, quick sail then back home.”
-Simon & Adrian – W8796 “and the little pigs dance” ...read more
… and here’s another participant’s feedback:-
“A most enjoyable weekend organised by John and Matt. Unusually the weather was kind with plenty of sun, almost enough wind and no rain!”
-Nick Giles W9922
There will be a full write-up in the next edition of Wayfarer News.