“Time draws near for the UKWA Cruising Conference 2023! There remain some places, but hurry! This will be held at Rutland Sailing Club over the weekend of March 31st to April 2nd 2023. This year the theme of the talks and demonstrations will be ‘Back to Basics’.  


In a packed programme we’ll be looking at: 

  • Quick ways to move from sailing your boat to trailing it, and vice versa 
  • Some tried and tested improvements to your cruising Wayfarer 
  • Cruising single-handed 
  • Rig tension and getting the mast up and down 
  • A look at main sheet and reefing gear 

… to name but a few of the planned talks and demos! 


If you are new to cruising your Wayfarer, or have been doing it for a number of years, this is an opportunity to look at the key things you need to think about when going on a trip, either single-handed or in company. It’s also a great weekend to compare notes with like-minded cruising enthusiasts. For the joining papers please email conference@wayfarer.org.uk.”