FROM THE STERNSHEETS
We feel that it would be to our common advantage to make representations to the various Regatta Organizers regarding the order of start in races. To this effect, a letter is being prepared in which reference will be made to the Portsmouth Yardstick and recommending that the order of our start be ‘after the Lightning and before the Albacore Classes’. In this way, we will be less liable to interference from other boats, and if a Wayfarer should overtake another Class, the more credit to the Wayfarer.
A Trophy in the form of a Silver Tray has been presented to the Queen City YC by Wayfarer owners of that club, for annual Wayfarer competition at their Regatta. Thanks to those members that contributed to this new Class Trophy.
Next season should see the CWOA as members of the Canadian Yachting Association. Up to the present, the Class has been represented by Mike Lansdown on the Canadian Centreboard Classes Committee, formed last year to represent Centreboard interests within the CYA. When the CWOA becomes a member of the CYA, owners will have a vote in the CYA General Meetings and will be able to participate more fully in the yachting world.
There are various local Associations, such as the St. Lawrence Valley Racing Association and the Lake Sailing Skiff Association, which promote racing in their local areas and which it should be our aim to join. However, this is not possible at the moment since the CWOA revenue depends on your subscriptions, and these are few in number and of a nominal amount. We will have to rely on increased membership, so why not pass the Wayfarer message on!? Incidentally, a Trophy was presented by Croce & Lofthouse to the LSSA for annual competition for the Class.
Henry Croce informs me that he will have a variety of spares and accessories for the Wayfarer available in the spring, and advises those requiring Spinnakers to order now for early 1961 delivery.
To those owners who we do not meet regularly in racing, and who are not members of the CWOA, we would like to extend an invitation to write and let us know of their cruising experiences or of any matters of general interest to other owners of the Class.
As boats are now in the process of being laid up for the Winter, I take this opportunity of wishing everyone ‘Happy and Carefree’ hours preparing your boats for the next sailing season.
Alex Lowenthal.TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Messrs Small Craft have found from experience that the rudder pivot bolts had a weakness in design. Having increased them to 5/16” diameter and having found them still weak, they have increased the size of the bolts to 3/8” diameter. Those intending to modify their boats to conform, should let Henry Croce know. Stocks will be available as from next spring.
YC - OPEN REGATTA
EXHIBITION SERIES - TORONTO
Second Regatta - 3rd September: The same five Wayfarers entered for this regatta. There was a good 15-mile per hour wind, and after some changing in positions which made it an exciting race, Henry Croce again finished first, with Alec Lowenthal second and Gloria Shulman third.
Third Regatta -
Eight boats turned out for this regatta. Additional
entries were: #95 skippered by Thomas Bick, #144 skippered by Bill Hudson
who built his boat from a kit, and #145 skippered by Peter Thomson and
crewed by the owner builder, Bob Aitken.
HUDSON YC LABOUR
DAY REGATTA - P. QUEBEC
On the very first buck, the three Wayfarers left all other boats behind. At the end of the first lap, positions were Lansdown, Booth and Gilbert. Booth picked up on the second lap and the finish was Booth, Lansdown, Gilbert. Gilbert however, protested Booth for having his whisker pole set on the same side as his boom, and as the protest was sustained, Lansdown was awarded the race.
It was noteworthy that Wayfarers outstripped all other boats in their Handicap Class and also picked up time on many other classes, including catamarans.
QUEEN CITY YC REGATTA
The wind was 25 m.p.h., gusting to 35 m.p.h., which called for some skillful handling of boats. Several boats in other classes capsized but Wayfarers once again showed their ability to cope with heavy weather. The new Trophy was won by Peter Thomson in #282, Michael Lansdown placing second and Henry Croce third. A Supper and Dance completed a most enjoyable day. It is hoped to make the QCYC Regatta an annual end of season ‘get-together’ for the Class.
The following day (Sunday), a Class race was organized at the Royal Canadian YC which was followed by a Barbeque and a ‘gimmick’ race back to the QCYC. This ‘get-together’ was very informal and completed a very successful week-end for the Class. The only unfortunate occurrence of the day was the unorthodox use of Mike Lansdown’s hat. Pat Laker expressed this use very well in the following little poem which is dedicated to Mike.
At noon they came,
Round Bar-B-Que they
drank and ate,
And what is drink without
They crushed the ice
with all their might,
Remember on that memorable
So, here’s your hat.
T’is clean once more.
CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP:
The following are given to enable owners to keep their list up to date
(12th Oct. 1960)