UK Wayfarer Association National and European Championships – 18th – 21st August 2022
Entering now, will greatly assist with our planning of the event to know how many we need to cater for!
The final week before a major championship is always manic so, if you intend to take part, can I please implore you to get your entry in as soon as possible.
We are looking forward to hosting this event and will do all we can to make it a great success.
We have received some feedback that some of you were hoping that we could provide some form of camping on site. Initially we thought that was unlikely but, we have now reassessed the situation and are able to offer a limited number of spaces for small – 2-person max tents in our dinghy pen.
We are also able to accommodate some spaces for camper vans in the car park.
Both will be allocated on a first-come, first- served basis.
We will also be offering a ferry service across the river at specified times so that those of you staying in B & Bs in the town will be able to leave your car in the town, without having to worry about drink-driving. The times of the ferry will be published to fit around the times of events and bar closing!!
I hope these added facilities will encourage any of you who may have been hesitant about entering to fill in your entry forms and submit them to me quickly!!!
Wayfarer Southern Area Championship at Shoreham Sailing Club
by Tim Townsend 29 Jul 06:20 BST16-17 July 2022
The Wayfarer fleet had a chance to warm up for their National Championship in August when they visited Shoreham Sailing Club over the weekend of 16/17 July for their Southern Area Championships and Craftinsure National Circuit event.
A fleet of 13 boats competed over the weekend. The fleet included the first appearance on the circuit this season of Bill Whitney and John Shelton from the host club. Shoreham SC also provided a couple of ringers in borrowed boats because local talents Peter Snowdon and Louise Carr borrowed 11046 and young tyro Calum Tait sailed 10690 with the experienced Philip Ayton as his crew.
This event was also an opportunity for Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend to debut their new boat. We are obviously going to have to look out for a black boat at the front of the fleet in future rather than the famous aqua green coloured hull.
Racing took place over two days of hot sunshine. The wind, in truth, did not reach the forecast strength and racing took place on Saturday in a south easterly peaking at about 10 knots but fading as the afternoon went on. The third and final race of the day was sailed in much lighter conditions which meant the race was a bit of a struggle for all.
Sunday’s racing was held in similar conditions. Again, the wind did not rise much above 10 knots and was mostly lighter than that.
There were encouraging performances from several teams over the weekend. Bill and John placed second in the first and third races to finish third overall just in front of Andrew and Martin Wilson. Just behind the Wilsons were Calum and Philip who, after a mediocre Saturday, enjoyed some excellent results on the Sunday. In taking second place overall, John Goudie and Sam Boniface continued their good form from the Inland Championships at Datchet a couple of months ago, winning the second race and being well placed at various times in most of the other races over the weekend.
The winners were Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend who seemed to get faster as the weekend went on as they adjusted to their new boat. They won five of the six races sailed but did not have it all their own way. They won the first race only in the last few yards of the final beat to the finish line. They were well beaten in the second race by the corner banging John and Sam. In all of the other races, however, Michael and Simon were pretty much in control and seemed to master the difficult conditions with aplomb.
William Warren and his team managed the racing efficiently and even brought out the black flag after just the one general recall (mistaking us for Merlins, no doubt) but that seemed to do the trick. No more misdemeanours. A big thank you to everybody at Shoreham SC for making the Wayfarers so welcome and we look forward to seeing you all again next year.
|1st||11321||Michael McNamara||Simon Townsend||Rollesby Broad SC||1||?2||1||1||1||1||5|
|2nd||11118||John Goudie||Sam Boniface||Wilsonian SC||?5||1||4||2||5||3||15|
|3rd||10688||Bill Whitney||John Shelton||Shoreham SC||2||3||2||3||?9||6||16|
|4th||11093||Andrew Wilson||Martin Wilson||Datchet Water SC||3||4||?6||4||4||2||17|
|5th||10690||Calum Tait||Philip Ayton||Shoreham SC||(DNC)||7||8||5||2||4||26|
|6th||10673||David Roberts||Tegwyn Tricker||Bough Beech SC||4||5||?9||9||3||7||28|
|7th||11046||Peter Snowdon||Louise Carr||Shoreham SC||10||?11||3||6||6||5||30|
|8th||10686||Brian McKenzie||Liz McKenzie||Medway YC||?8||8||5||8||7||8||36|
|9th||11398||Richard Bailey||Ian Curtis||Rollesby Broad SC||6||9||7||7||?11||9||38|
|10th||11012||Tim Townsend||Jacqueline Townsend||Medway YC||7||6||10||?11||8||10||41|
|11th||11129||Paul Hughes||Jeremy Rose||Arun YC||11||10||?13||10||10||11||52|
|12th||11282||Nigel O’Donnell||Belinda O’Donnell||Swarkestone SC||9||?12||12||12||12||12||57|
|13th||10716||Chas Hammond||Mandy Hammond||Shoreham SC||12||?13||11||13||13||13||62|
UKWA National and European Championships, Arun YC, 18 – 21 August 2022
Please, if you are planning to enter, we’d like to encourage you to get your completed entry form to David Robinson at Arun YC, as soon as possible. That will also enable the club to be better prepared and avoid any last minute panics!!!
In addition to hoping to receive your entry, it would be appreciated if you could please forward this message to any Wayfarer members in your club who you think might be interested in joining us. Entry forms and NoR can be found here: 2022 Nationals and Europeans – UK Wayfarer Association
Needless to say, if you have any queries, or require and further information, please do not hesitate to contact David Robinson (for Arun Yacht Club)
Wayfarer Open at Shoreham SC: July 16-17 2022
Come and experience the best sea sailing in the UK, with easy sheltered launching in the harbour and a short sail out to sea, Shoreham is renowned for its wonderful clear waters, fantastic waves and regular sea breeze.
All information about the event including online booking can be found on the Shoreham Sailing Club Website which includes the most up to date NoR, SI’s, Harbour regulations and how to enter online.
Poole Week – Sun Aug 28th -Fri Sep 2nd 2022
If we can get 12 entries we will be given our own start which we managed to achieve just from PYC entries last year so fingers crossed we will also get there this year!
Entries can be made here:- https://www.pooleweek.org/ where you can also find information on the event and additional information on the area.
For further info before the event please contact Trevor Card
and Wayfarer deputy Ian Sargeant for any help, during the event.
Wayfarer Family Gathering 8-14 August 2022, at Rutland SC
Summer 2022 Wayfarer News
If you have not received your copy in the next few days, check with Sarah whether your 2022 membership is up to date.
If you have yet to renew, you can do so easily here: Renew Existing UKWA Membership – UK Wayfarer Association