JUNE 1963

Official publication of the 
“Canadian Wayfarer Owners’ Association”.

The Wayfarer Class, 16’ Sailing Dinghy,
registered as a class with the
“Canadian Yachting Assoc.”

C.W.O.A. Executive:
Chairman:  Mr. W. Cavill                         Hon. Treas.:  Mr. G. Blanchard
Measurer: Mr. R. Thompson                     Imm. Past Chairman:  Mr. A. Lowenthal
Hon.Sec: Mr.J. Clelland, 42 Glen Elm Ave., Apt. 202, Toronto 7.

 We had a very pleasant evening on May 17th at the Queen City YC, but it was disappointing to find that only sixteen people came out.  Try to make an effort next time, you’ll enjoy it.

 Dick Walker, who now owns the famous 108, tells us that he is changing Elizabeth’s name to Hadji because Mike Lansdown has become engaged to Elizabeth Bruce!  Please accept our congratulations!

 There was an interesting letter from Hank Hetlam, 719, this month.  Hank feels that the genoa is on the small side and that there would be much more power from a larger genoa.  I’m inclined to agree, but I’d like to hear what the crews think, particularly the girls.  The correspondence is open.  Thank you, Hank.

Bruce and Ellen Tennant, 672, have solved baby-sitting problems in a novel manner.  The two children travel in the boat and generally fall asleep – Bruce knows when they have dropped off because the hammering noise from the front buoyancy compartment stops!!  I’m not quite sure that I believe him, but the idea is good.

Good news for all new spinnaker owners.  Tom Johannsen, 649, has the cure for those spinnaker blues – we don’t know his secret but he set a spinnaker two weeks ago for the first time in his life and had absolutely no problems with it.  Watch out for that sail number!

The May issue of Track and Traffic had an excellent picture of John Grant’s 661 on the front cover.  It was taken at the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club and had a new station wagon in the foreground.  John is interested in promoting a single-handed race and we’d like to hear from any of a like mind.

Class racing has started at the Queen City YC and at the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club.  Harold Zener’s 95, of the Island YC won at QCYC and Bruce Tennant’s 672 took first place at TS&CC.

While we are on the subject of racing, here are some results which were omitted because of my negligence.

The Tom Chapman Memorial Trophy for the highest number of points in Class Racing was won by Don Rumble, 141 & 634; eight firsts, two seconds, two thirds and one fourth.

The Great Northern Woods Trophy for the highest number of points in the Miscellaneous handicap racing was won by Dr Don Paine in 112.

Enclosed with this issue is a complete list of all owners.  It may be kept current by adding new owners as they appear in the Newsletter.

We would like to have reported that the response from the United States to our Open Letter had been overwhelming, but in actual fact, no one replied.  Pity!

This section is addressed only to “tight-wads”.  If your sail number appears below, it means that, according to our records, you have not paid your $2.50.  Please send it in.

046 050 109 110 113 120 126 133 251 254 
267 277 279 280 281 282 284 286 299 322 
368 398 399 426 433 460 473 500 502 503 
600 601 605 613 614 621 701

If we missed you out and you haven’t paid, please don’t feel offended and send it anyway.

These races will take place at the Royal Canadian YC – June 29th, 30th and July 1st.  Tows will be arranged from the National YC on Friday night and on Saturday morning.  All Wayfarers will be accommodated at the Junior Sailing Club at the RCYC.  Please use this area rather than attempting to moor your boat in the water.

There will be two races on Saturday, the first starting at approximately 11 a.m., two races on Sunday and one on Monday – weather permitting.  Unfortunately, it has been decided not to provide box lunches and crews must make their own arrangements and carry something in the boat.

Registration will be at the RCYC on Friday between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and after the races on Saturday.  The registration fee is $5.00 per skull.  For this small sum, you may dance on Friday night at the RCYC, quaff cocktails from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., swim in the pool, and dance again (sailing clothes acceptable) on Saturday; and on Sunday, cocktails at the Imperial Poona YC (Al's note: the IPYC was the dinghy sailing division of the RCYC at that time) at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. (no sailing clothes this time).  The presentation of prizes will be on Monday when the winning Wayfarer will receive the Small Craft Trophy and the L.S.S.A. Wayfarer Trophy.  Prizes will be awarded by the Lake Sailing Skiff Association and by the C.W.O.A. for the first three boats.

No money is used at the RCYC, but books of guest tickets will be available at the Registration Desk.  If you will be accompanied by children between the ages of 3-7 inclusive, you can park them at the Creche from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  The charge (payable in tickets) is $1.00 up to 4 hours and 25 cents per hour thereafter.

Please remember that no unregistered Wayfarers will be allowed to compete in this Regatta.  A cheque for $5.00 payable to the CWOA will remedy this – you only pay once during your ownership.  All boats competing in the Championships must conform with the Class measurement rules.  In the event that a non-measured boat competes and distinguishes itself in the races, such a boat will be subject to a measurement protest.  Racing will be conducted under the rules of the Canadian Yachting Association.  Please come and we’ll show Toronto sailors a really keen Class Association.