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Coming up for Wayfarers
Class Rules discussion paper

Sat 27 March  2021 Annual General Meeting (details soon)


Wayfarer Market:  22 Jan 21Events Calendar:  24 Feb 21
Wayfarer Links:  25 Feb 2021
Weather:  1 June 19
CWA web master:

general W info:  10 July 20 
CWA Minutes:   12 Feb 2021
get W gear:  29 Dec 19
the Wayfarer Book  17 Dec 19
KISS Your Dinghy  10 Sept 20
the W on video  5 Dec 18
the C.W.A.  29 Dec 20

the U.S.W.A. 
22 Dec 20
the W.I.C.   30 Jan 21
CWA AGM 2019  15 Jan 19
Wayfarer Institute:  25 Feb 21

N.A. Rallies 00 - 21:  20 Feb 21
Int'n'l Rallies:  4 April 20
Cruising Tips:   15 Jan 05
Logs:  30 Jan 21

2019 Worlds:  11 Jan 20
Latest Seeds9 Nov 20
Regatta Reports:  16 Feb 21
Storer Trophy:   9 Nov 19

Ken Jensen Recalls:  27 Mar 19
events nostalgia:  16 Feb 21

W's fondly recalled:  5 Oct 20
Hughes Nughes:  22 Nov 20
Past Worlds:  25 Jan 20
Archives:  18 Jan 16
W History in Brief:  29 Nov 00

Good Weather Blesses 2021 Cedar Keys Rally
2021.02.20 - click here

New Midwinters 2021 & U.S. Nationals Champions 2020:
Jim Cook with Mike Taylor of Catawba YC, Charlotte, NC

Jim Cook and Mike Taylor (John Cole photo above) of the Catawba YC in Charlotte, NC sailed Black Skimmer to a spectacular come-back victory Feb. 5-7 in the 2021 Midwinters (also the 2020 US Nationals). Runners-up in a heart-breaking fashion were Michigan's Marc Bennett and his wife, Julie who had led the series through the first eight of the nine races, but lost to Team Cook in the tie-breaking finale. Note how winners sit well forward.

Surprise winners. A pair of Sunday firsts by the 6th-seeded team of Jim Cook and Mike Taylor brought the 2021 Midswinters championship (and the 2020 U.S. title) to Charlotte, NC. It was close but no cigar for Silver medallists, Marc Bennett and wife, Julie, from East Lansing, Michigan, who ended up two points back. Champions three of the past four years, Dave Moring and Arial Harrington of the host Lake Eustis (FL) SC, ended up series 3rd this year. Click here for the latest Midwinters news.

LESC's Craig Yates and FS-sailor, Rob Krentel (green hull above), were run-away winners in the Non-Spinnaker Fleet. Lake Townsend's Phil Leonard and Jeanne Allamby were solid runners-up while series 3rd went to Jim Burns and Mike Tighe of the host club.

Some of John Cole's and Randall Moring's wonderful photos from Friday and Saturday are now posted. Click here.

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W Market capsule
(19 Oct 2020)
racing sails for sale
* used racing Mk IV
racing gear wanted
* used spinnaker
* used sails, spi gear
* rudder

  boats for sale

* W3941 Mk1 - Parry Sound
* Mk 2 in Peterborough

* 5 club Wayfarers at TSCC
racing gear for sale
watches - spars - sails

Storer Trophy
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Rules for 2021
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recently posted on the Whiffle Web:
Uncle Al's Archives Repair
I will keep you posted here as to my various categories of alphabetical progress:
done as of 22 Feb 2021:
* Wayfarer to Labrador:  Geoff Heath's famous 1981 log checked and ready to read
* to end of L.S.S.A. coverage > Midwinters 2011 completed

* Rock Hall plus archives to end of North Bay 2006; Mayor's Cup; Wayfarers on Wamplers
* N.A. Rallies to end of  2009;  * Hughes-Nughes re-done
25 Feb 2021: link added to new boaters' resource;  link to knots compendium added
24 Feb 2021: 2021 Chesapeake Cruise tentative plans posted - interest mounting
20 Feb 2021: Cedar Keys Rally coverage continues with Phil Leonard photo album
14 Feb 2021: Mids 2021 John Cole Sunday action & awards photos posted
10 Feb 2021: Worlds 2022 dates finalized
2 Feb 2021: Mids 2010 final polish posted
12 Jan 2021: Minutes of CWA Exec. meeting posted
22 Dec 2020: latest USWA SKIMMER posted
18 Dec 2020: 10 new Mark 4's arrive in Florida
30 Aug 2020: KISS Your Dinghy U.K. edition is now available - details here

the Wayfarer Educational Book Nook

the Wayfarer Book

(2020.10.29) HOT OFF THE PRESSES!!!From racing to reefing, The Wayfarer Book covers it all. A technical masterpiece fresh off the presses now in its 6th edition. Best value option is now ordering straight from the UKWA Store. Contact our Wayfarer Book Man, Bob Brown for  further info.

KISS Your Dinghy

(2021.01.26)   KISS Your Dinghy - the KISS principle at its finest. Uncle Al's beautifully illustrated companion to The Wayfarer Book "keeps it simple" yet complete with the fruits of Uncle Al's more than 60 years of Wayfarer sailing of all kinds. Spiral bound for easier reference.
N.A. & European options now posted.
To obtain the UK edition: you pay Al via PayPal > Al sends your mailing address to Mike Porter who ships the books.
Print self-rescue, halyards updates to editions 1 and 2 here.

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