Late Season Open Meetings
Nigel O’Donnell, from Swarkestone SC which was hosting its open meeting on 3/4 October, said “There was still an appetite to hold the meeting, but with the restrictions becoming tighter and the potential for a second spike it wouldn’t be wise to add to that. Would you please pass our apologies on to the fleet, and hopefully look forward to a better season next year.”
Guy Marks, from Bough Beech SC which was due to host the Wayfarer Finale on 7/8 November said the the club was disappointed to have to cancel but did not feel happy they could “run the open [meeting] as they would like” and that increased social restrictions would only make that harder.
While we do not know what 2021 is going to look like in so many ways, we are working hard to prepare a race programme which can go ahead provided Government restrictions and guidance will permit. The programme will include a National/European Championships and open meetings with the Eastern Area Championships at Waldringfield SC on 10/11 July and the Finale at Bough Beech SC on 13/14 November already pencilled into the diary.
UKWA National Championships 2020 – Cancelled
Entry fees will be refunded in full to competitors by the Treasurer of DSC.
The open meeting at Hickling Broad SC on 10th October has also been cancelled, again because of the impact of Covid 19.
Irish Wayfarer News: Wayfarer Southern Championships, Cullaun, 2020
“The club have made the difficult decision to confine this year’s regatta to local sailors only, so it is with regret that I have to announce the cancellation of the Wayfarer Southern Championship in Cullaun for 2020. We are conscious that the fleet may not wish to travel and the committee wanted to give you plenty of notice. We will be happy to host the Wayfarer fleet next year. The decision was not made lightly but health and safety is a priority. I will truly miss meeting you all but I fully support the committee’s decision.
“I do hope you are getting to sail and enjoy the water. I am so glad we got to meet last year and look forward to when we can all meet again.
“Wishing you all the best, stay healthy and well and KEEP RACING safely!!!”
Entries now open for Wayfarer Nationals 2020
West Oxfordshire Open – CANCELLED
The Association will work with Datchet Water Sailing Club to see whether the Inland Championships can be scheduled for later in the year either at Datchet or elsewhere.
Camper Vans at the Nationals
However, the organisers have managed to secure a site with a maximum of 6 spaces for small or medium camper vans (described to me as single axle but I’m reckoning that will include up to the size of Merc Sprinters, VW Crafters, Fiat Ducatos and the like but NOT Winnebagos) just a 5 minute walk from the clubhouse on land owned by West Mersea Marine. This will cost £15 per night per van including electric hook-up and I’m told there are toilets and showers on site. Breakfast will be available each day at the Club.
One pitch has been taken already so there are just five left and these will be reserved on receipt of entry to the Championships on a first come, first served basis. If you are interested in securing one of these conveniently positioned pitches can you please enter the event and then contact Rachel Ramsay, the DSC Club Manager, at [firstname.lastname@example.org] or on +44 (0)1206 383786
National Circuit Series NoR
Bough Beech NoR & Entry Form
Wayfarer Western Championships 19th & 20th October
Arun Yacht Club are hosting the UK Wayfarer Western Championships on the 19th and 20th of October. Please come along and support the event – you will get a very warm welcome.
On Saturday evening there will be live music (Irish folk and popular tunes) so hopefully there will be lots of foot tapping if not some dancing and it should be a fun evening. Along with the entertainment the meal for the event will be chilli and rice, and vegetarian option, with garlic bread, salad, and ice cream to follow, all for £10.00.
Your support for the event would be appreciated and although we cannot promise summer temperatures we should be able to give you some excellent sea sailing.
If you have any queries please contact Paul Hughes or 07770850462 to discuss it. It will be great sailing.
Revised details for Western Area Champs
Classic Boat Revival – 7th & 8th Sept 2019
Remember to get your entry in soon, as the entry fee goes up at midnight on Sunday 1st Sept.
Please go to our dedicated website here for the NoR, entry form links etc.
We’d like to thank McAfee for their support of our event and are pleased to announce that they have also been extremely generous to supply us with 30 annual software licenses for their LIVESAFE product, worth £89.99 each, a fantastic total value of almost £2,700. These will be awarded at our prize-giving for various categories of competitors.
On the subject of sponsors, our regulars will know that we have enjoyed the support of Pusser’s Rum for eight years now; they are our longest-serving supporter, for which we are very grateful. Their highly-prized bottles are much enjoyed by the winners and have become synonymous with the event.
If you know any organisation that might be interested to join our limited group of elite sponsors of the event, it’s not too late to get their name added. Please contact me ASAP to learn more of what we can do for them…!
Want to borrow a boat..?
There may be a couple of International 12s available for the event. If you fancy borrowing one please contact Bosham SC member Doug Branson via Mob: 07801-600960 or email@example.com for further details.
And finally, please see attached the 2019 A3 poster which we’d be grateful if you could display in your local club or sailing venue.
Classic Boat Revival – 7th & 8th Sept 2019
I hope you have been enjoying the summer so far and have had some good sailing. We are really looking forward to this year’s Classic Boat Revival which will be held over the weekend of 7th & 8th September in Bosham and whilst we don’t expect 2019 to be quite as big as last year’s Ian Proctor Centenary, when we hosted over 90 boats, across 34 classes from 22 clubs, we do hope many of you will be able to attend again this year.
The format remains much the same with a series of five races over the weekend, although we may well use more extended harbour marks than the Olympic courses used last year, to spread the fleets out and to utilise more of the harbour. ...read more
Many visitors like to make a weekend of it and come down Friday afternoon. Registration is open from 5pm and there will be relaxed supper available on Friday, which will require pre-booking. On Saturday evening we will be having some live music and a casual supper. The bookings for supper will open once the menus etc are finalised. Breakfast will be available on both Saturday and Sunday morning.
Full details of the event, including the Notice of Race (also attached), are on the Classic Boat Revival website.
We are using a new online system for entering & paying for the event along with ordering our 2019 branded shirts and ever popular art posters.
We would therefore be grateful if you could confirm your participation as soon as possible.
Through the generosity of some club members, we have a limited amount of free local accommodation available for those visitors participating in the event. if you are interested in this, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you active in club and class associations, please feel free to encourage others to participate. We are hoping to evolve the event and to this end are looking for themes & ideas for future years by working with class associations or other organisations. So if you are a class with a strong vintage or historic element, we would be very happy to discuss building an event around you, in addition to our wider fleets.