Wayfarer Junior Championships 2018 – Preview (written 19/4)
West Oxfordshire Sailing Club, just south of Witney, will host the second event in the 2018 UK Wayfarer Association National Circuit and Travellers Series, sponsored by Craftinsure, this weekend. ...read more
Several of the hardened travellers will be attending looking to improve their rankings, along with Lilly Gosling, the reigning Junior Champion who will be looking to retain her title.
Junior sailors from other clubs including Haversham and Swarkestone are also planning to compete and give Lilly some stiff competition.
The forecast is for a building southerly breeze with sunshine and showers on Saturday while on Sunday the breeze will clock to the west and 10-17mph.
Aside from the racing, I can recommend the fish and chip supper and the live band which will persuade several hipster Wayfarer sailors onto the dance floor to shake their thang (if last year was anything to go by!).
“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)
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
… 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.