UKWA Annual General Meeting 2024

Please come and join us for our 66th Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 24 February 2024 at 16:00

during the RYA Dinghy Show, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, in Navigate 1 Room


Full agenda and papers will be published here, with a link sent out to members in e-news, nearer the time

Closing date for officer or excom nominations and any rule change proposals is 45 days before the AGM; Wednesday 10 January 2024

Nomination papers are here:

2024 proposal form for Officer nominations

2024 proposal form for excom nominations.doc


Please ensure the Secretary has your correct email address: email:

2024 AGM Notices

Would you like to become part of the UKWA committee?

If so, we would be delighted to hear from you!

The UKWA has thoroughly enjoyed the Wayfarer 65th anniversary year in 2023, with many fabulous sailing events and is looking forward to the future.

On the water our strong membership are warmly invited to our wonderful sailing events: cruising rallies, ‘have a go in a Wayfarer days’, the popular Family Festival and training (on and off the water), as well as the National Circuit Racing Series and Championship events.  There are also International events for both cruisers and racers.

Off the water, members receive:  our monthly e-Newsletters, the full and colourful magazine; Wayfarer News, are registered for our website with the Members Only Forum, access to the full archive of Wayfarer News, extensive cruising report library, and videos on our new Media library as well as access to the wealth of knowledge and experience within the Class and its members.    This is all down to members happy to help the Association  – if you are interested in joining the friendly team of helpers, event organisers and executive committee members please do not hesitate to get in touch.  If you have experience in using Sailing Club Manager, we would be particularly pleased to hear from you.

Election for the 2024 UKWA Officers and Management Committee members will take place during our AGM in February.

Nomination papers are obtainable from the Secretary, Sarah Burgess:

Please complete a nomination form with a proposer and seconder and return to the Secretary BY 10 January 2024 (45 days prior to the AGM).


Ian Proctor Memorial Trophy

Is awarded at our AGM for outstanding services to the Association and Wayfarer Sailing.

Nominations for the Ian Proctor Memorial Trophy are requested from the general membership by the Chairman.

Please send to: John Mellor:  By 1 December 2023.


Attention all Cruising Logs!

The Frank Dye Viking Longship Trophy:

This trophy had originally been donated by Frank Dye and re-named in his memory, 2011. It was originally donated by Frank for the best cruising log received that year.

It is now awarded for the best account of an adventurous, independent cruise, with reference to navigational and technical details of the vessels’ movements during that trip, either reported in Wayfarer News, written as a cruising log or shown as a video.  (Open to all Wayfarer cruisers, not necessarily Vikings).

Please send entries to: Andrew Morrice, Cruising Secretary:

Entries will be judged by this year’s winner: Tom and Hamish Morton W11378


The Piers Plowman Trophy:

Originally awarded for the best cruising article published in the last year in Wayfarer News by a co-habiting couple by Greta Plowman in memory of her husband, Piers Plowman.

Now awarded for the best magazine article in Wayfarer News (or video diary) of any cruise: single or multi day, whether a Rally or independent, except where the article or video is of a more technical and detailed nature, like a log.

Please send entries to: Andrew Morrice, Cruising Secretary:

To be judged by this year’s winner: Sean O’Sullivan and his family W3184.

The closing date for both is 1 January 2024



2023  AGM:

Follow these links for 2023 AGM papers

2023 AGM Minutes

AGM Agenda

2022 Minutes AGM.doc

Treasurers AGM report Jan 2023

Excom nominations + CVs

Proposed SWS measurement rules changes

Reply slip for postal vote 2023

2023 sub renewal form



2022 AGM

Link to the Minutes from the 2022 AGM are here: 2022 Minutes AGM.doc

Treasurers Report and accounts: Treasurers AGM report Jan 2022

Our AGM Trophies; can be seen here    March 2022

UKWA Annual General Meeting 2022  *** Change of Date ***

Due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 in early January, the decision has been taken to hold our AGM Virtually again, via Zoom and change the date to 7:00 pm, Thursday 24 February 2022 .

Please email Sarah Burgess for Zoom log in details, ahead of the meeting.

This will allow members to attend our AGM and the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show at Farnborough if they wish.

Please come and join us for our 64th Annual General Meeting.

AGM Agenda

Minutes from the 2021 AGM are just below.

Treasurers AGM report Jan 2022

Excom nominations + CVs

Reply slip for postal vote 2022

2022 Sub Renewal Form



2021 Virtual AGM:

The following links point to the various documentation relating to the 2021 AGM (each potentially opens in a new browser tab):-