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Next up for Wayfarers

Oct. 23-24   Wayfarers on Wamplers (WoW), the McCreedys' cottage on Wamplers Lake
Nov. 6-7   Old Brown Dog Regatta, Catawba YC, Charlotte, NC
Aug. 6-13   Wayfarer Rally, Killbear Park, Parry Sound, ON


Wayfarer Market:  23 August 2021
Events Calendar: 
19 Oct 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:   21 Sept 2021
get W gear:  29 Dec 2019

the Wayfarer Book
  17 Dec 2019

KISS Your Dinghy  24 October 2021
the W on video  5 Dec 2018
the C.W.A.  13 Aug 2021

the U.S.W.A.  22 Dec 2020
the W.I.C.   13 Sept 2021
CWA AGM 2021  30 March 2021
USWA SKIMMER  13 Aug  2021
Wayfarer Institute:  21 April 2021

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

2022 Worlds:  13 Oct 2021
Latest Seeds8 Oct 2021

Regatta Reports: 
9 October 2021
Storer Trophy:   11 March 2021

Ken Jensen Recalls:  27 Mar 2019
events nostalgia:  9 October 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

2022 Wayfarer Worlds Notice of Race & Registration Now Open
click here

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.

.Maine Rally Coverage Underway
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.

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

2021.09.22  CWA is now 70 members strong. Thanks for your support.
your 2021 status

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full member @ $40
CWA supporter $20

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ayfarer Comms Portal

Farewell, W937 Bill Fyfe.
Bill Fyfe memorial here.

Wayfarer seeds

updated to include Smith Mountain Lake Regatta

W Market

(23 August 2021)
boats for sale
* 2nd gener'n woodie in Parry Sound
* glass Mk 2 - Mississauga
* Mark4 via Marc Bennett
* used racing Mk IV
racing gear wanted
* used spinnaker
 * used sails, spi gear
* rudder


Storer Trophy
final results
Rules for 2021
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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:
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 available - details here

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