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Western Area Championships 2021

It seems like forever since we were able to post a Notice of Race for an open meeting with some confidence, so we are delighted to publish the Notice of Race and Entry form for the Western Area Championships which are due to be held on 22/23 May 2021 at Arun YC. This will be the first event of the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series 2021 and (pretty much) the first open meeting since 2019. The organisers have published a caveat that the event is subject to the Government further easing restrictions as part of its Roadmap to Recovery in mid-May and will have to be cancelled in the unlikely event that the planned easing does not take place. But let us be positive and encourage as many boats as possible to travel to Littlehampton to meet old friends and enjoy some competitive sea sailing....read more


Family Festival Booking Details

We are now able to confirm prices and event information for our inaugural Wayfarer Family Festival at Rutland Sailing Club. Hopefully, everything you need to know is available through this link, otherwise, please contact Mark and Julie at [family-sailing@wayfarer.org.uk]


Aldeburgh Spring Regatta

Aldeburgh Yacht Club will be holding a Spring Regatta on Saturday and Sunday May 29th-30th.

Race starts will be at 11.00am and 2.30pm.

Visitors are welcome!


Chichester Harbour Race Week

Photo credit: Peter Hickson

After a year off due to COVID, Chichester Harbour race week is back on for 9th-13th August 2021. The regatta is one of the largest sailing dinghy regattas in the country and with many people choosing to take their holidays in the UK this year, it is expected to produce a bumper turnout of over 400 boats. Based out of Hayling Island Sailing club, there is class racing for Fireballs, Flying Fifteens, D-Zeros, Aeros, Finns, RS200s, Foiling Moths, Solos, Lasers, RS Fevas, RS Teras and RS Elites as well as fast, medium and slow handicaps. A strong fleet is also expected for the asymmetric handicap....read more


Windermere New Amendment

Since publication of the March e-Newsletter, Kay Marriott’s Windermere ‘Sailing in Company’ event has been postponed (again), and is now due to be held between the 3rd to the 6th of June. More details here.


2021 Subscriptions were due 1 April

Sincere thanks to all members who renew their subs by bankers order each year.

If you have yet to set up a bankers order, and would like to do so, please complete this form and send it to your bank for it to be arranged.

Subscriptions can also be renewed via our shop, linked here.

Cheques can also be used: made payable to UKWA and sent to the Class Secretary, UKWA, PO Box 10687, CO5 8XJ.  It is very helpful if you write your boat number on the back of the cheque.

We are very much looking forward to holding sailing events back on the water just as soon as the easing of Covid restrictions allow. ...read more


Cruising Conference Content is still Live

Cruising Conference delegates may still access the content on the CC21 website for the foreseeable future, so 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 – https://cc21.wayfarer.org.uk ).

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.

https://wayfarer.org.uk/product/2021-cruising-conference-ticket/


Save the dates!


Inland Championships postponed

The Wayfarer Inland Championships due to be held at Datchet Water Sailing Club in May have been POSTPONED until 23/24 October, mainly because of the current restrictions on overnight stays away from home.


Eastern Area Championships


Easterns – Notice of Race, SI’s, Entry Form

Documents for the forthcoming Eastern Area Championships to be held at Waldringfield Sailing Club in July may be downloaded using the following links:

As you will be aware this is Waldringfield SC’s centenary year and they are keen to make this a season to remember, so get your entry form downloaded and sent in!

Photo copyright WSC

 


Broads Cruise dates

The revised dates for the Broads Cruise have now been finalised – start 21st June, finish 27th June (or sooner if preferred). Full details here.


Medway YC to host the Wayfarer UK National & European Championships 2021

2016 Wayfarer Nationals at Medway © Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk

2016 Wayfarer Nationals at Medway © Nick Champion / www.championmarinephotography.co.uk

Medway Yacht Club is delighted to be hosting the Wayfarer UK National and European Championships, 5-8 August 2021. Racing will take place on the wide stretches of the tidal River Medway below Gillingham over four days and with great social events planned for the evenings.

The Club is delighted that the event is being supported by Hartley Boats, McNamara Sails, Craftinsure, Shepherd Neame and Wayfarer Wines.

Entry to the Championships is limited to 65 boats. The Club is planning to welcome entries from Denmark, Ireland, France and the Netherlands as well as mainland UK. There is an early bird discount entry fee and a guarantee return of prepaid entry fees if the Championships are cancelled for Covid reasons....read more


West Oxfordshire SC Open

Regrettably – if unsurprisingly – we have to announce that the proposed Open Meeting to be held at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club in mid-April has been cancelled. We will try to keep the website up-to-date with any further alterations to the sailing calendar as the season progresses.


Thank you for coming to visit us at the RYA’s virtual 2021 Dinghy Show 27-28 February 2021

It was lovely to ‘see’ so many visitors and members, especially those from overseas.

If you feel you missed something; visitors already registered for the Show can re-visit for 30 days from the Show’s close.

We would be delighted if you came back and had a look at all the Documents and Video resources on our stand.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Sarah, Class Secretary

Visitor Registration | Dinghy Show | RYA – Royal Yachting Association


Wayfarers at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show

Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 3 © David Harding / www.sailingscenes.com

After a washout on the open meeting and championship front in 2020, the UK Wayfarer Association is looking forward to 2021 with renewed appetite. A full programme of open meetings, Area and National Championships and various race weeks is in the calendar for this year, and although it remains to be seen how successfully the UK and Ireland will come out of lockdown we are confident that most of the programme will take place. ...read more


2021 International Rally (Brittany)

Details of this summer’s International Rally – to be held in S Brittany in the lovely Golfe du Morbihan – on this poster.

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Wayfarer National and European Championships

The Notice of Race for the National and European Championships 2021 will be published in the next few days, along with instructions for entry.

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2022 Wayfarer Internationals (USA)

Early details here of next year’s Wayfarer Internationals (to be held in the USA).

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