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.

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).

A rule amendment or new rule shall not be made the subject of a vote at a general meeting unless it has been included in the agenda and full details circulated to members with the notice of the meeting.


Election for 2018 UKWA Officers and Management Committee 

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

Nomination papers were obtainable from the Secretary, Sarah Burgess, and were made available to print from this website. However, our Constitution requires these to be completed with a proposer and seconder and returned to the Secretary 45 days prior to the AGM, and this deadline has now passed.

60th Anniversary UKWA Annual General Meeting 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:

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.


“I’ve finally managed to track down and upload the illustrated rig tuning guide (members only – login required) that I previously published on my old website elsewhere. I’m open to constructive criticism – it’s a lengthy article but it needs to be.

“I strongly recommend using the flowchart provided and making notes as you go along.”

– Dave Barker W3177

Johnny Feibusch

It is with great sadness that we report that Johnny Feibusch died peacefully at home on Tuesday 19th September.

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 16-17th September


“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” more


St. Francis of Assisi Cruise, Brancaster

Matt Sharman has just announced dates for a late winter sail at Brancaster (N Norfolk), the St. Francis of Assisi Cruise. Full details via the Diary section, or see/obtain a pdf version here.