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W nostalgia
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Humber Bay shows all of its faces
to 13-boat Canadian Nationals fleet

(160816) Everything from beautiful summer breezes to nasty squalls (Sue and Steph above) were served up by Toronto's Humber Bay for our Wayfarer Canadians hosted by the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club Aug. 13-14. As in the previous week's Ontario championships, competition was exciting and evenly matched with Heider Funck and Tom Wharton of the host club coming out on top in the shortened 4-race, no-drop series. Results and all pics here. Report coming soon.

Veteran Danes Mogens Just & Anders Friis outduel Mike McNamara and Simon Townsend to capture 2016 Wayfarer Worlds in Friesland

(160729) 56 Wayfarer teams gathered for the first ever Wayfarer Worlds held in the Netherlands July 16-22, 2016. The venue was the Heegermeer (above) in the Dutch sailing Mecca of Friesland.

After some discussion, it was decided that there would be two 28-boat fleets: Gold and Silver which would race "Two starts, 5 minutes apart. 1st start, outer loop of the trapezoid course, 2nd start, inner loop." once the three seeding races were completed.

The seeding process was standard: the 56 boats divided randomly into four groups of 14, after which there was a round-robin in which each group sailed one race with of the other groups (A with B, C with D, A with C, etc.) Results from these three races counted towards overall Worlds standing, and for seeding purposes, boats were ranked according to their best two results among the three seeding races, all of which were sailed in light to medium airs.

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(160429) Uncle Al's answer to The Wayfarer Book has arrived. Printing has been done in full colour and the book look pretty darn nice. Spiral bound for easier use as a reference book. More here.

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recently posted on the Whiffle Web:

26 August 2016: Ontarios: Al's four albums posted
16 August 2016: C Nats: results and awards pics posted
29 July 2016: Worlds: reports and all results posted
28 July 2016: North Bay: all results and pics posted
28 June 2016: Rock Hall results and pics posted
27 June 2016: Warm Water coverage completed
15 June 2016: first version of totally revamped events nostalgia now posted
13 June 2016: Chesapeake Cruise pics posting completed
12 June 2016: Mayor's Cup coverage begun
Bayview One-Design coverage completed
8 April 2016:  HOT V is a go for 2016 - more here
20 March 2016: Rock Hall 2015: a few more memories from Mike Babowicz
17 March 2016: Winter 2016 SKIMMER posted
Mike Babowicz mini-log posted: a March 2016 sail on the Chesapeake
19 Feb 2016: Midwinters: Solo Regatta results & report posted
Cayo Costa Rally: all pics available thus far have been posted
18 Jan 2016: W1445 enquiry unearths tons of fine memories in July 1976 SKIMMER
12 Jan 2016: Mike Duncan (W10962) contributes to our centreboard knowledge:
a better brake and the anatomy of the Mk IV board

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