NORMANDY RALLY 2018 – UPDATE
There will be information about the rally in the next Wayfarer News, and there’s already a description of the event linked from the diary pages here on the website, including Thierry’s contact details.
Calshot Cruise 16-17th September
DASH, SPLASH & BACK!
“Yet another entertaining weekend thanks to John Norman, a rogue thunder cloud and some errant wake from an unseen vessel.
Very calm trip to Newtown, but this cloud was building on the way back but I hadn’t see the flash of lightning. Then an almighty thunder clap – shook me witless for a moment or two! That was it – no more storm!
Then on the slipway back at Calshot, while I was off fetching the launch trolley the wake from nowhere threw the boat against Adrian, knocking him off his feet into the water. Quick thinking from the others on the slipway prevented any injury or damage to the boat.
Thanks to everyone. Next trip around the island?
DASH, SPLASH & BACK…. dash from all corners of the country, quick sail then back home.”
-Simon & Adrian – W8796 “and the little pigs dance” ...read more
… and here’s another participant’s feedback:-
“A most enjoyable weekend organised by John and Matt. Unusually the weather was kind with plenty of sun, almost enough wind and no rain!”
-Nick Giles W9922
There will be a full write-up in the next edition of Wayfarer News.
ROUND THE ISLAND, 3rd JUNE
“The Round the Island event went very well. 10 Wayfarers registered and everyone finished in under 12 hours. Only 8 went Calshot to Calshot (Chris Tyler will have the full story).
“The last leg was a challenging one with winds getting up to 26 knots against the tide. During that time we on Whale Shark went to the assistance of a yacht that had gone aground on Ryde Sands. (The lifeboat turned up afterwards and towed them off.)
“A memorable UKWA event and George Mitchell and I made approaching £500 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation in the process.” – Andy Darby
QUEEN VICTORIA RALLY, 20th MAY
“The weekend ran very well. We had 14 boats register. 12 launched and we all had a cracking sail down to Osborne bay, where we anchored.
“The wind was Force 5. After an hour at anchor, we sailed back on a fast reach to Calshot. It was a good day, some very fast and exciting sailing.
“Lots of children and families involved, it was a good trip. I have asked one of the participants to do a write-up.” – John Norman
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Queen Victoria Rally 20th May
Dear Wayfarer Sailors
We are looking forward to running the Queen Victoria Rally to Osborne bay. Please find attached the INFO document, containing all the rally instructions and the booking form.
To reserve your place, please complete the booking form and return to me soonest.
Looking forward to seeing you all on the water.
I have just arrived in the UK and can confirm there will be a memorial service on Friday 20 May at 1400 at St Marys Church, Shaw, Newbury RG14 2DR with a wake to follow. All are welcome. Sorry for the short notice.
In the future there will be a ceremony to scatter Christine’s ashes at sea at an appropriate time and place.
Christine was a wonderful person who led a most eventful life to be celebrated, thanked and remembered. Mountaineer, sailor, race and rally organiser, concerned for peace and the environment, and enthusiast of all things technical she was proud to have met many talented and passionate people from all walks of life.
As a Wayfarer cruiser she sailed with Michael Gale in Stockholm and Denmark as well as the Phillips in Canada.
After our marriage in 1988 we cruised and raced our wooden Wayfarers on the East Coast, Solent, to Devon and Cornwall, Scotland and in France and Spain. In the Mediterranean we dabbled also in racing and deliveries of big boats before ‘retiring’ in 2006 to the Miniji keelboat (national championship boat for the handicapped in France) and to radio controlled one metres as competitor and organisers.
Hope you can put a mention on the website and in the magazine.
Home address in UK is 4 Walton Way Newbury RG14 2LJ tel 0163534448
Best wishes to anyone who remembers us – they are getting thin on the ground these days – and to the Class in general.
Jerry Cavill, Wooden Wayfarer ‘Bon Ton Roulet’ by Alec Stone.