Wayfarer Southern Area Championships 9th and 10th September 2017 Sailing Instructions: NCS: #6

SIs for the 6th event of the 2017 National Circuit Series can be found here:

Flying Fifteen K1 Wayfarer SIs 2017 rev2 more


Wayfarer Southern Area Championships 9th and 10th September 2017 NOR

Notice of Race: CraftInsure National Circuit and Travellers’ Series 2017

Wayfarer Southern Area Championships 9th and 10th September 2017

(This event will be held in conjunction with the K1 Nationals and a Flying Fifteen Open Meeting) more


Wayfarer Easterns – Day Two

Day two at the Easterns brought slightly lighter winds, although by race 6 the winds had piped up to about 20 knots – enough to cause some to capsize.

Racing all day was very close, sometimes too close. (I always thought sailing was supposed to be a non-contact sport). more

Wayfarer Easterns – Results & Full Report

The results from the 2017 Wayfarer Easterns are on the Medway Yacht Club website, linked here.

Tim Townsend’s Full Report is now on Yachts & Yachting’s website linked here.

Wayfarer Easterns – Day One

23 entries at Medway YC enjoyed three windward-leeward races in a force four south-westerly – enough to prompt a bit of swimming (not, somewhat surprisingly, Len Jones and Jamie). more

Wayfarer Easterns – Preview

Tim Townsend’s preview of the Easterns is now available on – well worth a read.


Our friends at Yachts & Yachting have just published a report from the recent L’Escargot Trophy held at Aldeburgh YC, written by Olivia & Ben Davies. Why not take a look – here.


Photo c/o Sue Blessett

There was no more sailing on day three of the Nationals, so the day two results represent the final standings – Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend are therefore the 2017 UK National Champions!

Full report and more photos on Y&Y website linked here.


Another day, another weather system. Saturday brought very hot sunshine, blue skies and a one hour postponement to allow a 7-9 knot sea breeze to kick in. Because the wind forecast for Sunday was for less wind again the schedule was changed so that four races were sailed. more


Day one at Arun brought sunshine and 10-15mph winds from the west as forecast (apart from a wibbly-wobbly bit of wind halfway through the second points race which turned some of the positions upside-down). more

L’Escargot Wayfarer Open NCS #4 Aldeburgh YC 8-9 July 2017

NOR and Entry Form available – see below.

Notice of Race and Entry forms are also available (or will be very soon) on the AYC website (under Sailing – Racing Event Docs) or from the AYC office.

On the all-important social side, we will have a Wayfarer dinner on the Saturday night at the Club. Please book your places directly with Rebecca and copy me in. Rebecca’s email here:

We would love to welcome Wayfarer visitors from your clubs! Free camping is available for all competitors (and shore support). more


Wayfarer Eastern Area Championships 22nd-23rd July 2017 (NCS 5)

Medway Yacht Club

Wayfarer Eastern Area Championships, 22nd-23rd July 2017

Travellers Series Event sponsored by Craftinsure

For further info and NoR, go to or contact Stewart Coltart by email: or by phone 07990 516785


The crew of W9646 ‘Whale Shark’, soon after passing the iconic Needles, June 2017.

“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