Jeremy Norman will by now have been in touch with would-be participants to confirm this decision and to explain how you will be refunded.
Other UKWA events later in the year will be carefully considered individually as further information emerges on the virus and our response to it.
Thank you for your understanding.
W198 Nipegegi Award Nomination
It is a public vote and, if you think they and Nipegegi are worthy, please do vote in support of them. It would be fabulous recognition for the Wayfarer and for raising awareness for their charities – Water Smart Foundation, RNLI and Surfers Against Sewage – if they won!
To vote, please follow this link.
UKWA Cruising Conference 2020
This year the theme of the Conference will be ‘On the Water’. So, it’s about planning, preparing, and sailing a Wayfarer for day-sailing, weekending and cruising. Topics to be included:
- A round up of Random Sailing Skills, from a master!
- Navigation in small Boats, using charts and electronics
- Towing your boat – handy tips for reversing your trailer, and driving on and off ferries
- Packing the boat, what do you really, really need to take with you, and where to put it
- Will Hodshon and Rich Mitchell talking about the organisation and challenges of sailing their Wayfarer, Nipegegi, round Britain in 15 days. The boat will be at the Conference too.
… to mention but a few!
New members are especially welcome. All the usual attractions such as ‘Bring and Buy’, boat fettling, and much chatter and networking! Just email [email@example.com] to be put on the mailing list. Joining papers to be made available during first week of January.
International Rally 2020 – now cancelled
NB Update – this event has been cancelled.
We are pleased to announce on behalf of NedWA – the Netherlands Wayfarer Association – details of the 2020 International Rally. This will be happening on and around the waterways at Heeg in Friesland, from 17th – 23rd August.
Chichester Harbour to Bembridge
International Rally 2019, Kragenaes, Denmark
‘Melinda Messenger Sail’, Brancaster – report:-
February 2019 will surely go down in the record books as providing some of the warmest winter days ever. The traditional Norfolk winter sail really didn’t live up to its name this year as 27 crew and 13 boats enjoyed fabulous spring-like weather sailing from Brancaster Staithe in North Norfolk.
Saturday began misty with a very light breeze that filled in as the morning progressed, whilst Sunday saw the fleet largely motoring in brilliant warm sunshine. Tides just off springs allowed the boats to explore the creeks through to Burnham Overy harbour, with a snack stop on the end of Scolt Head Island.
The usual great welcome and the facilities at Deepdale Farm’s bunkhouse made the gathering possible with this years record numbers.