last updated: 1 August 2021 at 1916 hrs

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Parallel 45 Marine  *  Schurr Sails  * 
Skippers' Plan

We'd love to have you sail with us:
class brochure here; slides here

Show your Wayfarer spirit. Pay your CWA dues now while you have time.
These dues keep Al's web sites
wayfarer-canada.org and wayfarer-international.org alive, well and paid for.

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new material has been added)


Next up for Wayfarers

Aug. 7-8, 2021:  Canadian Nationals, TS&CC, Toronto - 9 boats entered so far:
 reserve your spot here with Uncle Al <mailto:uncle-al3854@cogeco.ca>
WoW Regatta confirmed for Wamplers Lake October 23-24


Wayfarer Market:  26 July 2021
Events Calendar: 
31 July 2021

Wayfarer Links:  9 April
Weather:  1 June 2019
CWA web master:

general W info:  26 April 2021
Class Rules:  31 July 2021
CWA Minutes:   5 July 2021
get W gear:  29 Dec 2019

the Wayfarer Book
  17 Dec 2019

KISS Your Dinghy  24 July2021
the W on video  5 Dec 2018
the C.W.A.  27 June 2021

the U.S.W.A.  22 Dec 2020
the W.I.C.   31 July 2021
CWA AGM 2021  30 March 2021
USWA SKIMMER  14 April 2021
Wayfarer Institute:  21 April 2021

N.A. Rallies 00 - 21:  23 July 2021
Int'n'l Rallies:  4 April 2020
Cruising Tips:   15 Jan 2005
Logs:  30 Jan 2021

2022 Worlds:  11 Jan 2021
Latest Seeds26 July 2021

Regatta Reports: 
28 July 2021
Storer Trophy:   11 March 2021

Ken Jensen Recalls:  27 Mar 2019
events nostalgia:  28 July 2021

W's fondly recalled:  8 April 2021
Hughes Nughes:  22 Nov 2021
Past Worlds:  19 May 2021
Archives:  18 Jan 2016
W History in Brief:  29 Nov 2000

Modest but much enjoyed rebirth of Canadian Wayfarer circuit
2021.07.28  The National Long Distance Race "Gang of Eight" (l to r) Anne & David Pugh, Steph Romaniuk, Sue Pilling, Mike Codd, Kirk Iredale, Joanne & Leo Van Kampen on the beach near Sail Parry Sound. Rabbit start without RC boat in progress below - photo courtesy Josef Bossart. More here .

(2021.07.24)    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.

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 5 June 2021:
* 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

2021.06.27 We need your help!
Please pay
your dues now.
your 2021 status

pay on line
full member @ $40
CWA supporter $20

pay by cheque here

New and Free!!
Subscribe to
Peggy Menzies'
ayfarer Comms Portal

Farewell, W937 Bill Fyfe.
Bill Fyfe memorial here.

Wayfarer seeds

to include the Long Distance


W Market

(1 August 2021)
boats for sale
* glass Mk 2 - Mississauga
* Mark4 via Marc Bennett
* Mk 2 in Peterborough
* used racing Mk IV
racing gear wanted
* used spinnaker
 * used sails, spi gear
* rudder


Storer Trophy
final results
Rules for 2021
Communicate on line:
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UKWA Forum


:) PWC repellent (:  4 May 2011
Rebels.on.line:  25 Nov 2018
LUMAS (French study guides)


for us Luddites without cell phones, see alternatives below
US Wayfarer Association Lake Eustis SC


recently posted on the Whiffle Web:
17 June 2021:  Clark Lake's Tim Dowling Memorial Regatta confirmed for Jackson, MI Sept. 18-19
25 May 2021:  Wayfarer North Americans confirmed for Tawas Bay Sept. 11-12
24 May 2021:  2015 George Washington's Birthday freshly found photo trove partially posted
8 May 2021:  Mayor's Cup Regatta dates corrected, more info posted on my calendar
2 May 2021:  changed thoughts for Uncle Al on halyards and luff wire
15 April 2021:  latest excellent issue of the USWA's SKIMMER is now posted
23 March 2021: 2021 Canadian Nationals date changed to August 7-8
30 Aug 2020: KISS Your Dinghy U.K. edition is now available - details here

Welcome to Wayfarer School: FREE on-line tuition!
 the Wayfarer Institute of Technology
Safety * Sail Shape * Racing Rules * Rig Tips * Techniques
ask Uncle Al  (W3854)