NB – this event has now been cancelled.
We are pleased to announce the dates for next year’s Wayfarer Family Gathering as Saturday 8th to the Friday 14th August 2020.
The 2020 Gathering is moving to Rutland Water Sailing Club in the East Midlands. This venue boasts the best inland sailing in the UK and has outstanding facilities to meet the needs of a wide range of dinghy sailors.
This event offers the opportunity to enjoy ‘sailing in company’ in the form of day cruises, picnics, overnight boat camping and a wide range of other dinghy cruising skills. We welcome sailors of all ages and experience and are particularly keen to support families wanting to sail together. New to this event, we plan to have a patrol boat available for our extended cruises. We also hope to offer sailing training for children through the club’s coaching staff if there is suitable demand.
Attendees can choose from a wide range of accommodation options, ranging from:
- Camping in tents, camper vans or motorhomes directly behind the sailing club,
- Bunk style family rooms or traditional ‘Bunk Houses’,
- Local hotels in Rutland or Oakham. (You would need to organise this accommodation yourself).
The nearby historic towns of Oakham and Stamford have a wide range of cafes, restaurants and high quality shops to support your recreational activities. Off-road cycling is also a popular pastime in the area and there are excellent cycle tracks.
More detailed information will be available from the 20th December and we will start taking bookings in the New Year. As ever, we aim to make the Gathering exceptional value for money and a wonderful opportunity to get to know the Wayfarer Cruising community. Wanderer dinghy sailors and keen racers wanting to relax for a week also welcome!
We expect the 2020 Gathering to be extremely popular. To register your interest and request details, please follow this link.