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2022 Wayfarer Worlds Notice of Race & Registration Now Open
Much anticipated wild Sunday finish to 2021 Ontarios
calmed/rained out - Team Chich comes out on top
(2021.10.09) The Saturday (Oct. 2nd) of this year's Wayfarer Ontarios hosted on Humber Bay by the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club, was a classic case of "It was too good to last". Perfect sailing weather prevailed as a well-matched 11-boat fleet battled it out in four light- to medium-air races. At the end of the day, much of the fleet was still in with a realistic hope of victory. Everyone was eagerly anticipating race 5 which would allow the "drop" to kick in. But it was not to be. The forecast was half right: the day of scattered showers did arrive but the 5 knots of wind did not. Sadly, further racing had to be cancelled. Complete results, all photos and my report now posted.
2021.09.04 Coverage of this year's Rally - Hermit Island, Maine August 14-21 - is under way. Our coverage now has three lovely albums courtesy of Tom Graefe, Frans van Zeeland and Uwe Heine/Nancy Collins. Check here.
(2021.10.24) 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 Al's 60+ years of all kinds of Wayfarer sailing. Spiral bound for easier reference.
Get your copy of the N.A. or the European editions here: To obtain the European edition, you pay Uncle Al via PayPal > Al sends your mailing info to Mike Porter who ships the books at the far less expensive Euro rate.
(2021.07.24) Updates updated on 24 July 2021. My latest printable updates on safety, self-rescue, halyards here.
(2020.10.29) 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.
Uncle Al's Archives Repair
I will keep you posted here as to my various categories of alphabetical progress:done as of 1 September 2021:
* 1 Sept 2021: Uncle Al's all-time favourite cruising experience revisited with larger images and more of them: Lost and Found and Fooling Around McGregor Bay, 1997
* Wayfarer to Labrador: Geoff Heath's famous 1981 log checked and ready to read
* to end of L.S.S.A.: Midwinters, GWB, Rock Hall, Mayor's Cup;
Wayfarers on Wamplers: Hughes-Nughes; Ontarios
* plus archives to end of North Bay 2006; N.A. Rallies 2009
|recently posted on the Whiffle Web:|
|19 October 2021: our 2022 North American events calendar blossoms with tentative dates to look forward to|
|9 October 2021: Ontarios results & photos now posted; seeds updated|
|1 October 2021: Mayor's Cup Regatta results & report now posted; seeds updated|
|26 September 2021: Clark Lake YC Regatta results & report now posted; seeds updated|
|17 September 2021: Peterborough SC Regatta coverage
now complete; seeds updated
|15 September 2021: log & albums of Allan & Heather Yates' North Channel West cruise posted|
|2 May 2021: changed thoughts for Uncle Al on halyards and luff wire|
|30 Aug 2020: KISS
Your Dinghy U.K.
edition is now
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