Cruising News

LAST CALL – Round the Island rally (Isle of Wight)

Photo c/o Robert Blair ‘Blue Tak’ W1270

Last call for the Round the Isle of Wight Cruise, based at Calshot (on the mainland), weekend of 9th June. Call Chris Tyler on 023 92 499796 or email [email protected] or see http://www.chreselen.co.uk/wayfarer_class.htm


Norfolk Broads Cruise

‘Northern Star’ about to pass under the old bridge at Potter Heigham, Norfolk, May 2018


Tidal Training April 2018 (Calshot)

Returning to Calshot – photo c/o Jamie Grigor

There’s going to be a write-up (by Jamie) of the recent Tidal Training event coming soon, probably in the next edition of Wayfarer News, which is due for publication shortly after the Nationals in early June.


CRUISING CONFERENCE POSTPONED

Remember this?

(Posted Thursday 15th Mar, 09:00)

“Dear All

“I have had to juggle three main factors in my decision here. The first is the risk of snowfall with certainty of high winds on Sunday, the second the certainty of a grey weekend with strong winds and temperature maxima of 1 degree, and lastly waterlogged ground and a flood alert on the River Trent with further rain forecast for the next 2 days. To put the cherry on the top of this the river level data for that stretch of the Trent has not been updated since last night (and it usually is). We have also been unable to find an alternative venue nearby at this short notice....read more

 


“Where did that cork land?”

“60th anniversary celebration of our Wayfarer on the Hartley Boats stand at the RYA Dinghy Show.

“Roger Proctor, son of the late Ian Proctor, whose centenary was also being celebrated, popped the cork, and I had the honour of cutting the cake, beautifully crafted in the shape of 60, with perfect ‘W’s all over, by the wonderful Sarah Burgess, our UKWA Secretary and her son.

“As I cut the cake I made a traditional wish – and it’s no secret that I hope the Wayfarer will continue to provide happy family sailing, amazing cruising adventures, training for all beginners, and high-powered racing, for the next 60 years. Thank you Ian Proctor for designing the most versatile dinghy ever. Long Live the Wayfarer!”

– Liz Feibusch (W11000)


Brancaster Weekend – Summary

“The weekend of 24th/25th February saw 8 hardy (foolhardy?) boatloads of Wayfarer sailors brave the icy blasts from the east for some sailing at Brancaster on the North Norfolk coast. All survived to tell the tale and in fact enjoyed the brilliant sunshine and superb sailing.

“Accommodation for the weekend was the ‘bunkhouse’ at Burnham Deepdale, where hearty meals and celebratory drinks were consumed amid tales of tides, shallow water and waves.

“Winds of 20 knots and gusting showed how efficient reefing systems and a seaworthy boat really came into their own.” – Matt Sharman W773 (organiser)


Brancaster Weekend – Saturday

Seven boats managed to sail today. Wind was ESE F5 gusting F6 occasionally, bright sunshine and jolly cold!!” – Matt Sharman


International Rally, 7th – 13th September

Ralph Roberts (UKWA’s WIC Rep) has made available further details of this September’s International Rally on the Norfolk Broads, with a poster that can be downloaded (or viewed) here.

Separately there are now also full details of the proposed itinerary, as well as a detailed breakdown of the costs of various types of accommodation and a description of what is included in the price. This is all accessed via the ‘Cruising’ section of the menu, also linked here.

Ralph has arranged a fantastic array of enticing activities, visits and events – do take a look at what is on offer!


NORMANDY RALLY 2018 – UPDATE

Thierry has now made available further information about this very interesting-sounding rally, including a detailed programme of events and a list of local overnight accommodation during the week of 15-21 July.

There’s a description of the event linked from the diary pages here on the website, including Thierry’s contact details.


Calshot Cruise September 2017

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