UKWA Cruising Conference 2014

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March 21st – 23rd – to be held again at  Notts. County SC

Talks and demonstrations and coaching. A great opportunity to learn more about the versatility of the Wayfarer as a day boat and its potential as a cruising boat. Bring your sailing gear and take advantage of the coaching available. Those new to cruising particularly welcome! Contact Jeremy Norman Tel 01273 245700 or Mobile 07770 424180

Still time to register!

This year the Conference is open to non-members who, for an additional payment, will also receive Associate Membership of UKWA for one year.

There are the usual popular sessions on sail set up, boat recovery, Brains Trust etc. This year also there will be a focus on using then Wayfarer for day sailing as well as longer cruises. There will also be a Bring and Buy so look out those cherished but unused items in the garage and recycle them!

This year we will also be having a Celeidh on the Saturday evening for those wishing top take part!

Other sessions included are:

  • Weather interpretation
  • Planning a cruise – considerations
  • Packing the different Marks of wayfarer – where to put stuff!
  • Anchors and anchoring
  • Capsizing is not an option, but if you do get caught out ..
  • First Aid when cruising
  • Navigating in river and tidal waters
  • 4 Recent cruises
  • Safety at Sea
  • Reefing and Spinnaker set up
  • Using a knife and an axe when camping
  • Outboard Maintenance
  • Electronics for navigation

.. and of course the opportunity to look at other people’s boats to see how they have been set up for cruising!