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Classic & Vintage Dinghy Assoc. 20th Anniversary Rally & National Championship Roadford Lake Devon

Dear Sir

Please would you draw your members attention to the above event.

CVRDA 2019 Rally poster

The attachments will outline the basic information which will be updated nearer the date on the CVRDA website https://www.cvrda.org  or our webpage http://www.facebook.com/groups/cvrda  or the poster website address http://www.bit.ly/cvrda2019nats

You Do Not  Need to Be a Member to take part just have a qualifying boat

Regards Alan Williams joint organiser CVRDA Roadford  Rally & Nats

PS camping is available at Roadford lake details are available at cvrda.org  or contact https://www.southwestlakes.co.uk search for camping Roadford

 

 


Wayfarer Southerns overall

Sunday’s accurate forecast was for more wind than Saturday and it was expected that the sea state would become more difficult as the tide changed.

After a bit of umming and ahing all the Wayfarers went out to race. The O’Donnells went swimming as did Paul Hughes and Tracey Villa. Mac/Townsend and Whitney/Shelton has an epic battle decided only on the last gybe and short beat to the finish line. The Wilsons were 3rd. As the wind and waves continued to build the race team decided to call it a day.

So just the four races. All to count. Mac/Townsend won them all but were made to fight very hard in each race.

Overall results:

1st Michael Mcnamara/Simon Townsend

2nd Bill Whitney/John Shelton

3rd Andrew/Tom Wilson

4th Tim/Jacqueline Townsend

5th Brian/Liz McKenzie

6th Brian Lamb/Sue Risbridger


Day 1 Southern Championships at Shoreham SC.

Day 1 Southern Championships at Shoreham SC.

The wind was softer than expected but three races was still hard work. The sun shone for the briefing but not for the racing. The tide was out when we came ashore. Loads of mud. We did three triangle/sausage races of four rounds. Andrew and Tom Wilson led at the first windward mark but that was the only time Mac and Simon Townsend were headed all day. Three wins for them. Lovely three sail reaches.

Overall at the end of day 1:

1st, Mac/Townsend

2nd, Andrew/Tom Wilson

3rd, Bill Whitney/John Shelton

4th, Tim/Jacqueline Townsend

5th, Brian/Liz McKenzie

6th, Brian Lamb/Sue Risbridger.


Wayfarer Southern Championships at Shoreham Sailing Club – Preview by Tim Townsend

Mike Macnamara and Simon Townsend win the Wayfarer open at Shoreham © Warwick Baker / www.warwickpics.com

It seems highly unlikely that the famous Shoreham Redoubt will be manned this coming weekend in an attempt to rebuff invading Wayfarer sailors who will be visiting to compete in the Wayfarer Southern Championships and Event 4 of the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series 2019. On the contrary, local Wayfarers will welcome their visitors while, at the same time, hoping to rout them on their home waters. ...read more


UK Wayfarer Association Neil Rushton Trophy

Photo of Mike and Carl planing their Wayfarer

The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week © Peter Mackin

The UK Wayfarer Association are proud to announce the winner of the Neil Rushton Trophy 2019. Actually, it’s a prize awarded at the Wayfarer Class AGM in March each year and is given to the helm who improved most during the previous calendar year. The award is in the gift of the UKWA Racing Secretary so for this year’s Wayfarer helms who would like to get noticed by the Racing Secretary for all the right reasons and be in the running for the award in 2020, just what do they need to do? ...read more


Wayfarer Southerns at Shoreham SC 15/16 June

Shoreham Sailing Club looks forward to welcoming the Wayfarer Fleet for the Southern Area Championships to be held on 15th and 16th June. Last chance to experience Real Sea Sailing and the ‘Shoreham Ripple’ before the Internationals at Greystones in July! Camping available on site from Friday 14th. For more information contact Lisa Whitney

NoR available to download here, and entry form here.


Eastern Area Championship at Medway YC – Report by Tim Townsend

Wayfarer Eastern Area Championship at Medway YC © Paul Babington

Wayfarer Eastern Area Championship at Medway YC © Paul Babington

It was inevitable that the Wayfarer Eastern Area Championship, which also counted as Event #3 in the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series, would provide a very different challenge to the two fresh water, non tidal, open meetings that had gone before as competitors looked forward to strong tides and the forecast light to moderate winds on the River Medway.

There were 22 entries for the Easterns with most of the main protagonists present. The forecast overnight was for very light conditions on Saturday with slightly stronger breezes expected on Sunday. This, combined with Spring tides, would make interesting and difficult conditions for the competitors and race team alike. ...read more


Plymouth Cruise

Wayfarer Pickle Lilly pictured near railway viaduct across wooded river valley

‘Pickle Lilly’ approaching the viaduct over the upper Lynher, UKWA Plymouth Cruise May 2019


Wayfarer Easterns: Day 2 and Results

After an excellent dinner and quiz on Saturday evening, 20 Wayfarers resumed play on Sunday. After waking to fog and little wind, a short postponement to proceedings was inevitable. However, the RO and his team managed to get three more races run in challenging wind and tidal conditions which clocked right during the day. Race 4 was won by Stewart and Catriona Coltart who took advantage of a mistake by the early leaders, Guy Marks and Mel Titmus, who over-stood the windward mark layline. Races 5 and 6 were won by Andrew and Tom Wilson.

Overall (top six):

1st, Guy Marks and Mel Titmus, 10pts
2nd, Andrew and Tom Wilson, 16pts
3rd, Richard Stone and Catherine Gore, 16pts
4th, Brian Lamb and Sam Pygall, 19pts
5th, Bill Whitney and John Shelton, 21pts
6th, Stewart and Catriona Coltart, 31pts

Winners Guy (r) and Mel with MYC Commodore Mark Penny, photo courtesy of Jamie Blair.

Full report to follow.

-Tim Townsend


W Easterns at Medway YC: Day One

22 entries for the Easterns at MYC. Very light winds caused a postponement ashore for a couple of hours and the RO miraculously got away 3 races on a falling tide. Short beats and long runs. Lots of rafting at the leeward mark.

Guy Marks and Mel Titmus dominates the day and won all three races at a canter. Several other boats had podium places but lacked the consistency to pressurise the leaders.

-Tim Townsend

End of day 1:
1st Marks/Titmus 3 pts
2nd Whitney/Shelton 9 pts
3rd Wilson/Wilson 14 pts

Champagne reception now followed by dinner. Tomorrow is another day.


Wayfarer Eastern Area Championship at Medway Yacht Club – Preview by Tim Townsend

Wayfarer Eastern Area Championship at Medway – photo © Mike Spurgin

About 20 boats are expected to convene at Medway YC this coming weekend for the Wayfarer Eastern Area Championships which is also Event #3 of the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series.

Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend, winners of the Inland Championships at the beginning of April will be absent but Andrew and Tom Wilson from Datchet Water SC head up a strong entry which includes Brian Lamb and Sam Pygall from Wilsonian SC/Medway YC, the current series leaders, along with Nigel and Belinda O’Donnell and their clubmates Mike Weighill and Carl Martin from Swarkestone SC who round off the Craftinsure National Circuit Series front runners at this point in time. ...read more


2018 Ullswater Gathering Video

Mark and Julie Foreman have uploaded a new video featuring the 2018 Ullswater Family Gathering. There’s a link from the main menu under the ‘Family’ tab.


Aldeburgh YC L’Escargot trophy 2019

AYC Wayfarers are pleased to invite other Wayfarers to their Spring meeting at the end of May and their main open National events: The L’Escargot trophy in Mid June and the AYC Regatta in August.  All are welcome to join in, NoR for the L’Escargot are here: AYC Wayfarer L’Escargot NOR 2019 29-04-19 and entry form: L’Escargot 2019 Entry 29-04-19

AYC’s racing calendar 2019: AYC Wayfarer Racing 2019


NoR & Entry Form for Easterns at Medway YC

The Notice of Race for the Eastern Area Championship (also NCS3) to be held at Medway Yacht Club May 18th/19th 2019 is now available to read/download here.

The Entry Form for the event is available here.

The catering form and SIs have now been made available.


Craftinsure Wayfarer National Circuit Event 2 at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club

– Report by Sam Pygall & Tim Townsend

West Oxfordshire SC Wayfarer Open © WOSC

The Craftinsure UK Wayfarer National Circuit (NCS) and Travellers continued over the weekend of the 27/28th April as West Oxfordshire Sailing Club (WOSC) hosted the second event of the series, in a shared event with the Wanderer Inlands.

Seven local boats were joined by four visitors from as a far afield as Swarkestone, Medway/Wilsonian and Datchet. A meeting at WOSC has become a familiar fixture for the Wayfarers in recent years, presenting a stern test of boat handling in restricted inland waters before you add the challenge that the weather may bring! ...read more


Wayfarer Inland Championship at Datchet Water SC

photo of winning duo

Wayfarer Inlands – Winners, Simon Townsend (l) and Michael McNamara © Anthony Cooper

Hosted by Datchet Water Sailing Club, the Wayfarer Inlands and first event of the Craftinsure National Circuit (NCS) and Travellers Series got under way over the weekend of the 6/7th April with thirteen Wayfarers in attendance, with four home boats joining nine visitors including last year’s NCS champions Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend and runners-up Andrew and Tom Wilson. Several other seasoned Wayfarer circuit regulars were in attendance, although there were a few absences because of illness and injury.

On the first day, races 1 and 2 were held in a steady F3-4, with a decreasing breeze in race 3. Many competitors had not had a tremendous amount of sailing since the Circuit Finale at Bough Beech last year and used the event as a shake-down before the season’s main events including the Internationals in Ireland in July. To test the boat-handling of the teams, the race officer and his team adopted an interesting and previously little used (on the Wayfarer circuit at least) “reversed P course” that combines triangle and sausage in a single lap, enabled by having a huge beat the length of the reservoir.

Playing the shifts and having the courage of your convictions in choosing a side and sticking to it invariably paid on the first day where position round the windward mark on the first round went a long way to deciding your overall finish position as the racing was largely processional at times. ...read more


Wayfarer Inland Championships at Datchet Water Sailing Club – Preview

Wayfarer Southern Areas at Medway YC – photo © Richard Janulewicz / www.sharkbait.org.uk

The Craftinsure UK Wayfarer National Circuit (NCS) and Travellers Series 2019 begins on 6/7 April with the Inland Championships which will be held at Datchet SC. In 2018, the NCS was hotly contested being decided at the last event in favour of serial champions Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend. Although rather spoiled by a lack of wind on the Sunday the Inland Championships twelve months ago was equally close, the nod going to McNamara/Townsend from Andrew and Tom Wilson.

With a forecast North-easterly of 12-23 mph forecast for the weekend who are the likely top dogs? ...read more


UK Wayfarer Racing Calendar Set for 2019 – a Season Preview

Bough Beech SC Icicle Open Series © Debbie Maynard

While many Wayfarer sailors have raced through the winter competing at their clubs or at open series such as the Blithfield Barrel and the Bough Beech SC Icicle, the 2019 open meeting season will start in earnest with the Inland Championships at Datchet Water Sailing Club on 6th and 7th April. This is also the first event of the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series. ...read more