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Our membership is growing – and there has never been a better time to join!

We pride ourselves on being a very friendly class and UKWA membership is growing.

If you are interested in joining us, new members joining after 1 October are covered for the whole of the next sub year; so no further sub to pay until 1 April 2023 – truly a bargain!

Some of the many benefits of membership include

  • our full and varied sailing programme of racing, training, family sailing and cruising events both Nationally and overseas…
  • a full colour magazine, Wayfarer News, published both in the Summer and Winter
  • monthly e-News which is a great way for members to keep in touch and learn the latest news and event details
  • members are registered for our website where they can post on the Members Forum, access the large cruising report library and archive of past Wayfarer News
  • hire one of the UKWA boat tents for camping afloat
  • members can advertise, FoC, any Wayfarer items on the classified section of our website (‘Boats & Bits’)
  • seek and share the vast amount of knowledge within the class.  Our longstanding members are more than happy to share their top tips with those newer to the class.
  • discount on the latest edition of the popular Wayfarer Book, available from our shop
  • you do not need to own a Wayfarer to join; many people join while looking for a boat and enjoy the benefits of membership

New members can join here: Join the UKWA (new membership)

We very much look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Any queries, please do not hesitate to ask Sarah Burgess, Class Secretary here

Inlands (Datchet Water SC) NoR now posted

The Notice of Race for the Inland Championships (to be held at Datchet Water Sailing Club on October 30th-31st) has now been published.

The pdf is available for download here.

Wayfarer International Championships 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Wayfarer International Championships Regatta Registration is up and running!!!

(This is for the 2022 Wayfarer Internationals to be held between 7th and 11th March at Lake Eustis Sailing Club, Florida, USA).

Link provided here:

(Copy and paste the above link into the search bar if necessary).

Look forward to seeing everyone,

-Michele Parish, USWA Treasurer

P.S. – Notice of Race and covering letter linked here (opens in new browser tab where possible).

Save the Date – 18-21 August 2022

The UK National and European Championships will be hosted by Arun YC on 18-21 August 2022. More details to follow but entry numbers will be limited.

Many will remember attending the National Championships which Arun YC hosted in 2017. It was a great success on and off the water. We are looking forward to returning there next year.

Change of Date for the Inland Championships 2021

The UKWA Inland Championships 2021 are being put back by one week and will now be held at Datchet Water SC over the weekend of 30/31 October.

More details and the Notice of Race will be published soon.

UK National Championships at Medway Yacht Club

Wayfarer UK National Championships at Medway © Paul Babington /

After two years without a championship, the Wayfarers held their Nationals 2021 at Medway YC, 5-8 August. It was not the event it should have been. The European Championships due to run alongside the Nationals had to be postponed because it was impossible for the Europeans to come and play with us. An understandably cautious approach to Covid risk which we have all gained during the last 18 months, also put paid to some other UK-based entries.

The big question was: would the passage of time result in a change of power base? Would anybody be able to come along and take the title from the reigning and perennial champions, Michael McNamara & Simon Townsend? more

Easterns Champs at Waldringfield 10/11 July (Report)

“Come to Waldringfield on the beautiful River Deben where there’s always breeze and there’s more sunshine annually than anywhere else in the UK” we said… and so it was that a select group of competitive visitors joined the strong home fleet for flat calm and overcast and sometimes drizzly weather on Saturday 10th July for the Wayfarer Eastern Area Championships. Quite a contrast to the previous time a few years back where it blew dogs off chains and virtually everyone tested the more

Cruising Conference Content is still online

Cruising Conference delegates may still access the content on the CC21 website for the foreseeable future, so please take the opportunity to watch any of the presentations that you have so far missed.

Click on the logo or the link below to navigate over to the website. (Link opens in a new browser tab, where possible) –

Missed it?  No worries; UKWA / overseas NCA members who wish to view the videos are warmly welcome to do so – they are extremely informative and cover a good range of Wayfarer cruising topics.  Access can be obtained via our shop, at the reduced rate of £5.00. Truly a bargain.