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Coming up for Wayfarers

Sept 26-27:  LTYC Mayor's Cup Regatta, Lake Townsend YC, Greensboro, NC: Phil Leonard
Fri 25 Sept:   Down the Chester River Race, Rock Hall, Maryland: Todd Steffes

Sept 26-27:  Rock Hall One-Design Regatta, Rock Hall, Maryland: Todd Steffes
New date!!! Oct 24-25:  WoW Regatta, Wamplers Lake, MI


Wayfarer Market:  17 Sept 20Events Calendar:  20 Sept 20
Wayfarer Links:  29 Dec 19
Weather:  1 June 19
CWA web master:

general W info:  10 July 20 
CWA Minutes:  25 Aug 20
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.  18 June 20

the U.S.W.A. 
6 Sept 20
the W.I.C.   10 Sept 20
CWA AGM 2019  15 Jan 19
Wayfarer Institute:  14 July 20

N.A. Rallies 00 - 19:  16 July 20
Int'n'l Rallies:  4 April 20
Cruising Tips:   15 Jan 05
Logs:  24 Aug 20

2019 Worlds:  11 Jan 20
Latest Seeds13 Feb 20
Regatta Reports:  18 Sept 20
Storer Trophy:   9 Nov 19

Ken Jensen Recalls:  27 Mar 19
events nostalgia:  18  Sept 20

W's fondly recalled:  27 May 20
Hughes Nughes:  15 Jan 16
Past Worlds:  25 Jan 20
Archives:  18 Jan 16
W History in Brief:  29 Nov 00

:) PWC repellent (:  4 May 11
Rebels.on.line:  25 Nov 18
LUMAS (French study guides)

Want ad from Uncle Al <mailto:uncle-al3854@cogeco.ca>:
Looking for a Toronto-area person planning to visit the UK to bring me a hard copy of the UK edition of KISS Your Dinghy. I would have it shipped to the UK address you provide and ask you to bring it back to me. This is my only realistic hope of seeing a hard copy.

Wayfarer 275 Possum Finds New Home

From: Thomas Erickson [mailto:terickson275@gmail.com]

I have sold Possum to a lovely young couple from southern Connecticut.  Tanya and Jeremy.  They love wooden boats (they have Beetle Cat) and are avid kayakers as well.  They read about Possum even before they knew it was for sale.  They spent several hours looking and mulling on Tuesday and weren't able to decide based on the age of the boat and concerns, etc.  They know Paul and Dawn Miller and after speaking with Paul and his assurance that he would help them deal with any issues they decided to buy.  Picked it up today.  I think they were as excited as I was 24 years ago.  I couldn't have been happier to see it go to them.


I bought a 21 Precision sailboat for the Cape waters.  Diane and I can comfortably go out and take the kids, maybe overnight here and there. 


In the past 3 weeks I've sold 5 boats (Laser, 2 kayaks, 20'motorboat, and Possum).  Change is good.  Hope you and Julia are well.

Tom and the lovely Diane


We won't be strangers and may even come to Hermit Island next summer.

Uncle Al's "baby" has been delivered to Mike Porter in England

(2020.09.17) KISS Your Dinghy, the UK edition has been delivered to Mike Porter (50 copies, get 'em while they last - ten sold and shipped already). Mike will handle the shipping only. All other details remain the responsibility of Uncle Al. KISS is now available via PayPal throughout Europe and North America.  Complete details below.

Uncle Al's Archives Repairaaa
I will keep you posted here as to my various categories of alphabetical progress:

done as of 5 Sept 2020:
* Rock Hall plus archives to end of Cottonwood
* N.A. Rallies to end of  2009

2020.09.13  FOR SALE 
Hans Gottschling's W938, a wooden classic in flawless form - rare opportunity for some
wooden-boat aficionado!
$5000  Call 905-277-3306

* flawless wooden classic W938 The Nutshell

in Mississauga, ON

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

  boats for sale

* W1183 wood MSC
* W3941 Mk1 - Parry Sound
* Mk 2 in Peterborough

* 5 club Wayfarers at TSCC
racing gear for sale
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2020.08.27  So far, 39 of us have paid for 2020. You can check your own dues status
If you have not yet paid, please join us now!!

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the Wayfarer Educational Book Nook

the Wayfarer Book

(2019.12.17) From racing to reefing, The Wayfarer Book covers it all. A technical masterpiece now in its 5th edition. Contact our Wayfarer Book Man, Bob Brown for info and ordering.

KISS Your Dinghy

(2020.09.17)   KISS Your Dinghy - the KISS principle at its finest. Uncle Al's less complex and beautifully illustrated companion to The Wayfarer Book. Spiral bound for easier reference. U.K. edition now available. All options now posted.
As for 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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recently posted on the Whiffle Web:
10 Sept 2020: my fix-up march through the events archives has reached the end of Cottonwood
30 Aug 2020: KISS Your Dinghy U.K. edition is now available - details here
25 Aug 2020: Calendar updated; CWA meeting Minutes posted
23 July 20: WISP Rally 2009 coverage refurbished
16 July 20: * Rallies review with dozens of pics returned to their correct rotation, permanently, I hope and expect!!