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last updated:
27  Aug 14 at 1247 hrs
late-breaking Wayfarer news
from Canada and abroad:

Another glorious Wayfarer week
at heavenly Hermit Island!

click here for larger image  14 boats enjoyed a week of heavenly weather Aug. 15-23 at Maine's Hermit Island. Coverage to begin shortly.

Sue Pilling/Steph Romaniuk dominate light-air Wayfarer Canadian Nationals at TSCC

(WWN [Whiffle Wayfarer Network via Uncle Al] 10 Aug 14) A star-studded 11-boat fleet competed for the 2014 Canadian Wayfarer Championship in very benign conditions on Humber Bay off the host Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club. Parry Sound's light-weight team of Sue Pilling and Steph Romaniuk got "their kind" of weather, light airs, and did not waste the opportunity. In a very evenly matched fleet, the Chich team sailed W397, the oldest boat in the fleet by far, to a spectacular set of finishes as they counted 2-1-1-2-1-1. Complete results posted, report to follow shortly. Al's and Gabe's pics - unedited - now available on Flickr.

Wayfarer Midwinters confirmed
for Jan. 30- Feb. 1, 2015 at the Lake Eustis SC

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general information
the W Book  22  May 13
the W on video  22  May 13
the C.W.A.  9 March 14
the W.I.C.   5 May 14

CWA AGM 2013  24 Jan 13
the USWA SKIMMER  24 March 14

get W gear:  30 July 14
Wayfarer Market:   27 Aug 14
Events Calendar:    25 Aug 14
Wayfarer Links:  27 Aug 14
Weather:  8 Oct  02
Weekly Whiffle:  27 June 14
Uncle Al,
CWA web master

Wayfarer Institute:  15 May  14
:) PWC repellent (:  4 May 11
Wayfarer Book orders

N.A. Rallies 00 - 12:   25 Nov 12
Intern'l Rallies:  5 Dec 13
Intern'l Rally 2014:  18 Feb 14
Cruising Tips:   15 Jan 05
Logs:   3 Aug 14

2013 Worlds:   13 Jan 14
Latest Seeds27 June 14
Regatta Reports:
  12 Aug 14

Storer Trophy:  7 Oct  13

W nostalgia

events nostalgia:  17 March 14
W's fondly recalled:  24 Nov 13
George Blanchard:  5 May  11
Hughes Nughes:  27 Nov 07
Past Worlds:  30 Dec 13
Archives:  31 Jan 02
W History in Brief:  29 Nov 00
DM 2002:  1 Nov 02

Hartley clear-out on-going at NP Boats US   (140826)

Hartley Mark IV deal to be repeated:
NP BOATS is making the same offer that Hartley boats made in 2011. Free shipping! More here
Contact Marc Bennett

Trade up to a Hartley!
Nick needs good, used Ws to grow the FL Fleet.

Sent: April 03, 2014
Subject: W trade-ins
NP BOATS is looking for used Wayfarers to sell at the Eustis Sailing Club in Florida. So if you have a good old Wayfarer and are interested in a Mark IV, we will take your old boat in trade.
Contact Nick Seraphinoff

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The Wayfarer Book (5th ed.)
Bob Brown, our W Book man reports: .. a limited quantity of the new 5th ed books are here and available ... excellent additions including info on the new Mk4.. edge on improving your skills and knowledge of our beloved W .. great for club libraries or the individual. In Canada the price is $39.99 delivered. Please contact Bob Brown.

sources  for Wayfarer covers, foils, sails, spars, trailers, regalia in N.A.

W interaction on line:

UKWA Forum
CL Forum

Recently posted on the Whiffle Web:

23 July 14: 2014 Ontarios pics: posting done
17 July 14: 2014 MSC W/CL Regatta NOR posted
26 June 14: 2014 Rock Hall Weekend: Jim Heffernan reports with pictures
23 June 14: 2014 Warm Water unedited pics posted via Flickr
2014 Ontarios unedited pics posted via Flickr
22 June 14: 2014 Warm Water results posted
19 June 14: 2014 Ontarios report now posted
9 June 14:  Weekly Whiffle extra posted
15 May 14:  North Carolina Wayfarer, Don Silsbe (W1392) documents loving re-rig of Ol' Yeller
14 May 14:  1973 Joy Phillips Round Georgian Bay log retyped by Robert Mosher W3445 now posted
2014 Ontarios NOR now posted (June 14-15 at TSCC)
5 May 14:  2014 Hermit Island Rally: most recent update & requirements posted
19 April 14:  2014 North Carolina Governor's Cup Regatta Notice of Race posted
19 March 14:    Geoff Heath's slides-enriched 1981 Wayfarer Labrador adventure now posted
28 Feb 14:  2014 Midwinters: W-related Geo. Washington Regatta pics pages posted
2014 Old Brown Dog Regatta Notice of Race posted
10 Feb 14:  2014 Midwinters: all pics pages posted

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