Late Season Open Meetings

It is with considerable regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the last two events in the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series 2020. Both venues have left it as long as they felt they sensibly could for the Covid-19 situation to improve to the point where they could safely proceed with their open meetings. However, as we all know, the numbers of coronavirus cases are increasing at this time rather than decreasing and the Government is tightening up on its rules and guidelines to try and mitigate the consequences of a second wave. Cancelling the events, ultimately, was the only safe and pragmatic decision. ...read more


Medway Marathon

Not entirely surprisingly the Medway Marathon has been cancelled.

Originally postponed from earlier in the year the event will now not take place at all in 2020.


UKWA National Championships 2020 – Cancelled

Earlier this week, Dabchicks SC took the decision to cancel this year’s National Championships due to be held next month. Roger Sydenham, chair of the DSC organising committee, Rachel Ramsey, DSC club manager, and their team had worked hard to try and keep the event alive but reluctantly concluded that while they could provide racing on the water the challenges of providing onshore facilities, never mind a social programme which is so important to our fleet, were insurmountable under the current guidelines without putting at risk both the competitors and local helpers. This decision is supported by the UKWA committee.

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

“In Cullaun we have had a very late start to our season but we are having great turnout for racing, pleasure sailing and kids’ camps.

“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!!!”

-Margaret Hynes


Poole Week Cancelled…

Regrettably we must add Poole Week to the list of 2020 events that have fallen victim to the current pandemic.


Entries now open for Wayfarer Nationals 2020

Following recent discussions with the organisers of the 2020 National Championships at Dabchicks SC )West Mersea), we are pleased to report a continued intention to run the Championships this September. More details on the accompanying notice linked here.


Chichester Harbour Race Week

We have been informed that, unfortunately, the popular Chichester Harbour Race Week 2020 has been cancelled because of the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.


Wayfarer Western Championships 2020

CANCELLED

It will come as no surprise that Parkstone YC have had to cancel the Wayfarer Western Championships 2020 which were scheduled for the end of May.

Please keep an eye on the website, the racing calendar and eNews for further updates on the racing programme.


West Oxfordshire Open – CANCELLED

With regret, the Wayfarer Open meeting and Junior Championship due to be held at West Oxfordshire SC on 18/19 April 2020 has been cancelled because of the developing Coronavirus situation. The 2020 Racing Calendar will be amended as and when we hear of any other cancellations.


Racing Update

Because of the ongoing situation with regard to the Coronavirus and following Government guidelines, the open meetings in April due to be hosted by Waldringfield Sailing Club over the Easter weekend and the Inland Championships at Datchet Water SC at the end of the month have been 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

If you are planning to enter the National Championships at Dabchicks SC in September and are hoping to use a camper van you will find that most camp sites are a drive or cycle ride (or 30-40 minute walk) away from Dabchicks SC.

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 [club.manager@dabchicks.org] or on +44 (0)1206 383786


National Circuit Series NoR

The Notice of Race document for the 2020 season’s Craftinsure UKWA National Circuit and Travellers Series has just been published and is linked here. Much more information will be posted here on the website as the season progresses.


Bough Beech NoR & Entry Form

A combined Notice of Race and Entry Form document for the final NCS event at Bough Beech SC on 9/10 November may be downloaded from here.


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.


Harris Bowl Open (Hickling Broad SC)

An event flyer and entry form for the Harris Bowl Open Meeting at Hickling Broad Sailing Club on 12/13 October have now been issued and are available to view or download via the links in the text (above). The SIs are available on the HBSC website, linked here.


Revised details for Western Area Champs

The Western Area Championship which was postponed earlier this month has been re-arranged and will now be held on 19/20 October at Arun YC.

An amended Notice of Race and SI’s have been issued, the NoR here and the SI’s here.

The revised entry form is available here.


Classic Boat Revival – 7th & 8th Sept 2019

Just 21 days to go now

Entries:

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.

Remember, if you are a traveller we have some generous members offering free accommodation to help make the weekend work for you. Email us via accommodation@classicboatrevival.co.uk   ...read more


Classic Boat Revival – 7th & 8th Sept 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Classic Boat Revival!

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


Western Area Championships – NoR & SIs

The NoR and SIs for the forthcoming Western Area Championships to be held at Arun YC on 10/11 August are now available to view/download.

The NoR is linked here and the SIs here (each link opens in new tab).