Please remember to book your place at the Cruising Conference asap. The £5 early booking discount has now finished, but there are still some places available at the Conference.

March 16th – 18th, Notts County Sailing Club. Details and booking forms available here (login will be required to see links).

“48 hours of wit, wisdom and practical guidance” – anon.

International Rally, 7th – 13th September

Ralph Roberts (UKWA’s WIC Rep) has made available further details of this September’s International Rally on the Norfolk Broads, with a poster that can be downloaded (or viewed) here.

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

Photo © Museum of the Broads

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.


The agenda, minutes (2017) and associated paperwork relating to the 2018 UKWA AGM (3rd March) are now available for download from the website under the ‘AGM’ menu item linked here.

60th Anniversary UKWA AGM 2018

Come and join us at our 60th Annual General Meeting, to be held during the RYA Dinghy Sailing Show, Alexandra Palace, London on Saturday 3 March 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:

Rule Change Proposals for 2018 AGM

Any member proposing a resolution for consideration at the AGM shall submit it to the Secretary 45 days prior to the AGM, and shall give full written particulars and the reason for it. (This deadline has now passed) more

Election for 2018 UKWA Officers and Management Committee 

Election for the 2018 UKWA Officers and Management Committee members will take place during our AGM. more

Cruising Conference Forms

Boris has now made available the booking information and forms for this year’s Cruising Conference to be held on March 16th – 18th at Notts County SC. Please see the CC2018 page (via either the “Training” or “Cruising” sub-menus) for details and for the download links (login required).

2018 Racing Calendar and NoR

Details of the 2018 race programme are now available, comprising the race calendar and Notice of Race documents, links here:-

2018 Racing Calendar

National Circuit & Travellers’ Trophy Series NoR

Ton Jaspers (“Swiebertje”)

It is with great shock and sadness that I learned today of the very premature passing of one of Wayfarers’ & NEDWA’s great stalwarts: Ton Jaspers.

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


Thierry has now made available further information about this very interesting-sounding rally, including a detailed programme of events and a list of local overnight accommodation during the week.

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.


It’s here! To celebrate the UKWA’s 60th anniversary in 2018, we’re issuing this special 28-page, A4, glossy, full-colour calendar (with a few original black and white photos).

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.