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2023.10.28  Fogh Marine
2023.10.24    Hans Gottschling covers/tents

2023.10.24   North Sails

2023.10.24   Parallel 45 Marine

2023.10.24   Schurr Sails

We'd love to have you sail with us:
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Next up for Wayfarers

May 3-5: Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta, Annapolis YC, Annapolis, MD

Aug. 10-17: Tom Graefe has provided official 2024 Hermit Island Rally invitation & registration info.


Wayfarer Market:  14 Feb 2024

Events Calendar: 
12 Feb 2024

the C.W.A.  16 Feb 2024
the C.W.A.'s AGM  24 Jan 2024

CWA Meeting Minutes:    22 Jan 2024

early North Am. W  history  13 Dec 2023

CWA web master:

general W info:  26 April 2021
the U.S.W.A.  23 June 2023
the W.I.C.   16 January 2024
Wayfarer Links:  28 May 2023

Class Rules:  14 April 2023

the Wayfarer Book
  17 Dec 2019

KISS Your Dinghy  21 July 2023
the W on video  2 Jan 2023

Wayfarer Institute:  13 July 2022


N.A. Rallies 00 - 23:   6 Jan 2024
Int'n'l Rallies:  12 April 2022
Cruising Tips:   15 Jan 2005

Logs:   24 January 2024


2022 Worlds:  8 April 2022
Regatta Reports:   24 Feb 24
Storer Trophy:   20 Nov 2023

Latest Seeds23 Feb 2024

Lady Helms Sweep Podium Positions at 2024 Midwinters

2024 Wayfarer Midwinters champions, AnnMarie Covington and Gareth Ferguson in fine Friday form
2024.02.24   Our mostly light-air six-race Wayfarer Midwinters, hosted Feb. 2-4 by Florida's Lake Eustis SC, featured what may have been a sailing first in any major one-design fleet regatta: Our fleet of 21 Wayfarers had five female helms sailing, three of whom placed 1-2-3 in a virtual tie at the top, counting 11, 11 and 12 points respectively. Despite evenly matched racing, it was North Carolina's AnnMarie Covington with Gareth Ferguson, Sue Pilling (W11149 below)) with Steph Romaniuk of Parry Sound, Ontario,  and Michigan's Peggy Menzies (W11158 below) with son, Will Helmen, who rose to the top often enough that their points total were half that of the next closest pursuer. Complete results here; nine albums now posted: Debbie Ward takes us behind the scenes in the all-important club kitchen; 200+ pics from Thursday's practice day; Friday action shots; Al spends the Saturday postponement at the Junior Club; three Saturday races as captured by Richard Kinnie on the pin boat and also by Uncle Al from Hollis Caffee's safety boat; pics taken on shore; awards; trips down and back; more soon.


KISS Your Dinghy (5th ed.) and Wayfarer Book (6th ed.) available here

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2024.01.13   Wayfarer Spirit Awards

details here

boats for sale

2024.02.14  * Mk III in Montreal, QC

2024.02.14  * Mk IVs in East Lansing, MI

2023.09.21  * Abbott Mk III in Madison, WI

2023.07.31  * kit-built W in Parry Sound, ON

2023.07.29  *Mk2 in Peterborough

*Mk 2 now $1500 - Mississauga
gear for sale
*  Heider's inventory clear-out continues
* mast, foils clear-out

* used racing Mk IV
racing gear wanted
2023.10.28 * Peterborough W needs main

* used spinnaker
 * used sails, spi gear
* rudder

Storer Trophy
2023.11.18   Rules for 2024
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:) PWC repellent (:  4 May 2011
Rebels.on.line:  25 Nov 2018
LUMAS (French study guides)


looking back

archives/events nostalgia:   24 Feb 2024

W's fondly recalled:  24 January 2024
archive of the now defunct SKIMMER
Hughes Nughes: 
22 Nov 2021
Past Worlds: 
8 April 2022
W History in Brief: 
29 Nov 2000
Ken Jensen Recalls: 
27 Mar 2019


recently posted on the Whiffle Web:
24 Feb 2024:  * post-Midwinters seeds now available; some progress made on regatta report
21 Feb 2024:  * Midwinters coverage continues: album of pics from our trip down and back

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