Craftinsure National Circuit & Travellers Trophy Series 2021 NoR
2021 Racing Calendar
The racing calendar for 2021 is now posted here. There is a full and varied racing programme organised for next year, all, of course, subject to some normality returning to our lives and the success of vaccine(s) and other measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The racing ranges from the National/European Championships, regional Championships and National Circuit events at one end of the scale to one day relaxed open meetings and family race weeks where Wayfarers compete at the other. There should be something for everybody.
The National Circuit and Travellers Series events are marked on the calendar as NCS FW denoting an inland non-tidal venue or NCS SW denoting an event which will be held in salt water on the sea, a tidal river or estuary. The National Circuit will consist of nine events in 2021 rather than the usual eight. The extra event is to cover the possibility of an event being lost to the pandemic. The Notice of Race for the National Circuit Series will be posted on the website in the next few weeks.
The Racing Calendar is a live document so please keep an eye on it. We will add other events to it as soon as we are notified of them.
Waldringfield Sailing Club’s 2021 Centenary
In celebration the club will welcome visitors to the following:
- The Centenary Easter Egg open meeting, on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd of April
- The Centenary Cartoon open meeting, on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th of September
John Haile, WSC Wayfarer Captain
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.