William Cowper dominates at West Oxfordshire

(Also published on yachtsandyachting.com)

An encouraging fleet of 21 Wayfarers from 10 clubs met up at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club on 22nd and 23rd April for the UKWA Western Area Championships 2017 and the first event of the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series. There were new faces on the circuit as well as old faces with new boats.

Photo © Moya Weighill

On Saturday the wind was from the North and a fitful 5-10 knots. The race officer used the whole of the lake for three races over a figure of 8 course. With the wind oscillating wildly 25 degrees either side of the mean, rarely were positions held comfortably for a whole race if either a shift or a stream of breeze was missed. For example, Tim Townsend and Catherine Gore found the conditions incomprehensible in the first race of the day, when they plummeted inexorably from a comfortable second place halfway through the race to finish thirteenth at the end. Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend were the only truly consistent team on the day registering 1, 2, 1 to lead overnight from Len Jones and Peter Mitchell who shared second place with Andrew Wilson and Sue Risbridger. ...read more


Final results from Western Area Championships

1st – Michael McNamara, 6 points
2nd – Andrew Wilson, 8 points
3rd – Len Jones, 13 points

Weather sunny-ish, wind direction from the East, North and West….sometimes from all three directions on the same leg of the course! Wind strength, force ½-1.

Full report now published here (also on yachtsandyachting.com).

– Tim Townsend (Sailing & Poetry Secretary)

2016 National Circuit Series Results


The last of the National Circuit Series events took place at Bough Beech over the weekend of November 12/13. ...read more

Congratulations to Len Jones and Jamie Lea…

Congratulations to Len Jones and Jamie Lea on winning the Finale at Bough Beech 12-13 November!

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Results from The Splashaway Trophy, held at UTSC 8-9 October 2016

Warmest congratulations to Andrew Wilson and Sue Risbridger for winning the Splashaway Trophy. ...read more

Andrew Wilson wins the Upper Thames Splashaway Trophy – NC7

Congratulations to Andrew and his crew, Sue Risbridger for winning the Splashaway Trophy as part of the latest National Circuit event at Upper Thames in Bourne End. He convincingly beat the other sailors in the first 3 races and held on to win the trophy despite a late challenge from Upper Thames’ own stalwarts Martin & Donna Collen and Peter & Beth Brewer. ...read more

3 National Circuit Series events left to go: results so far…

The top 12 in the rankings for the UKWA National Circuit Series are as follows: ...read more

Results: Shoreham SC NCS Series #6

michael-mcnamara-and-simon-townsendCongratulations to Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend on winning the event, and to Len Jones and Jamie Lea, second.

Full results from the weekend’s NCS event #6 at Shoreham SC are here: shoreham-results-2016

Final Results from Heeg

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Results from Heeg – Thursday

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Today’s (Wednesday) Results from Internationals, Heeg, Holland

As per racing programme; no racing today.  Results stand as yesterday’s.    More racing tomorrow!

Today’s results: (Tuesday) from Internationals in Heeg

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Results so far – Wayfarer Internationals, Heeg, Holland

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L’Escargot Open Meeting, Aldeburgh, 2-3 July 2016 Report

L’Escargot Open Meeting, Aldeburgh, 2-3 July 2016 ...read more

2016 Wayfarer L’Escargot Trophy | Aldeburgh Yacht Club

Wayfarer L’Escargot 2016

Congratulations to Andrew Wilson for winning the L’Escargot Trophy this weekend. ...read more

Photos from the 2016 Wayfarer Nationals, Medway YC

Nationals 2016

Photos from the Wayfarer Nationals are now available for view and purchase from Nick Champion’s website at www.championmarinephotography.co.uk

Results: 2016 Wayfarer Nationals held 17 – 19 June at Medway YC

Congratulations to Michael McNamara and Simon Townsend on winning the 2016 National Championships and  to Len Jones and Jamie Lea, runners up.

Report on Y&Y:  http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/190298/Wayfarer-Nationals-at-Medway

Full Results: UKWA National Championships 2016 Final Results