Technical Details * CWA Exec * Fleet Captains * Measurers * New Owners' Info * CWA Constitution
updated: 19 January 2016
for family cruising or serious class racing
|The 16 foot
to be a rugged, seaworthy boat which is also fun to
40 years, more than 10,000 owners have found it an
cruising and cottage day-sailing boat.
Watertight buoyancy compartments fore and aft make it easy to right the boat in the event of a capsize. Removable or built-in floorboards keep your feet dry. Buoyancy compartments provide storage space for food and camping equipment. Two can sleep comfortably on the wide, flat and dry floor of the boat under a tent supported on the boom. A small outboard motor can be fitted, and it's easy to lower the mast - even single-handed, to pass under bridges.
For day trips the large cockpit is comfortable for up to six people, with room left over for a picnic. For the more adventurous sailor, it's good to know the Wayfarer has crossed the North Sea from Scotland to Iceland, sailed up the east coast of North America from Florida to Nova Scotia and beyond, and circumnavigated Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario.
The Wayfarer is easily towed, and rigging the boat is simple. You can be out sailing in half an hour or less.
Every 3 years, the World Championships offer the opportunity to meet new Wayfarer friends from Britain, Scandinavia, Ireland and N. America, and to learn from the best. At TS&CC in 1995, Canadian competitors included Peter Rahn and his 9 year old son Alex (left), as well as George Blanchard (left), who has sailed every Wayfarer Worlds to date!
Our active racing schedule
runs from late May to early October. We welcome and
assist newcomers to
the best of our abilities (which are pretty able!)
Friends, husbands and wives, parents and children, all actively compete in these events. Wayfarer owners love to share their knowledge and you will find them clustered around new boats, giving advice on rigging or boat handling.
A highlight of each of our
annual "family" regatta (above): the Wind Bag.
Sailed on the
clean waters of Lake Simcoe out of beautiful
Hawkestone YC, this event
gives parents a chance to race with their children who
also swim, fish,
goof around and generally enjoy the best of
babysitters - each other!
Uncle Al & his daughter, Joanna (8) at the 1995 Wind Bag Regatta.
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