OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE
The Wayfarer Class,
16’ Sailing Dinghy,
CANADIAN WAYFARER OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
Hon. Commodore: Don Rumble
'65 Wayfarer Yearbook!!!
We Need Pictures!!!
Al. Schoenborn, 605 Huron St., Toronto 5, Ont.
(N.B. Include identifying information as to the contents of the picture!)
The general scheme
of a typical fleet report should include:
Of The Wayfarer In North America
of Past Winners
of the ’65 Championships
The Executive Meeting (Al's note: Annual General Meeting?!) was poorly attended on Sat. Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. due to the Air Show, but the business was carried out and the Election of Officers handled by Jim Clelland as follows:
Chairman - George Blanchard,
38 Sunnybrae Cres., Tor. 15
Al Schoenborn, our Editor was greatly missed at the NAC. Al has been quite ill and we all wish him a speedy recovery. Al certainly has published excellent newsletters this season. The latest edition was a splendid write-up and Al is to be commended on his fine work. "Thanks, Al!"
For the first time, flags were handed out to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in the Canadian and North American Championships in addition to the usual prizes. Tightening up of the Class Measurement Rules in agreement with the U.S. Association will enable all contestants to enjoy fair competitive racing on the same basis.
The new Executive Board look forward to continued support from the membership and a successful 1966 season.
George Blanchard, Chairman C.W.O.A.
Minutes Of The Annual General Meeting, C.W.O.A. September 4, 1965.
Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club. All committee members with the exception of A. Schoenborn who was ill were present. The Secretary advised that a quorum was established.
The minutes of the previous annual meeting were adopted as read, moved by Jim Clelland, seconded by Don Rumble. Carried.
The construction of a fibreglass Wayfarer in Canada was discussed and progress was reported.
It was noted that the new rules had been adopted by postal ballot and that they would be incorporated into the present measurement book, also a new measurement form will be printed.
It was moved by M. Schoenborn and seconded by P. Bassin that team races between various clubs and fleets are to be considered in the coming sailing season. Carried.
It was moved by Doug Johnson and seconded by John Woolsey that the establishment of an A & B class should be considered with a view to carry this out in the 1966 season. This would apply to all official Canadian Wayfarer Regattas. Carried.
Jim Clelland announced that the R.C.Y.C. cannot hold a championship in the years 1966 and 1967, due to the fact that all dates were already booked, also the N.C.Y.C. (Al's note:?????) would like to have a schedule of 1966 events by the end of September.
The Ottawa fleet advised that they would not hold a Canadian Wayfarer Championship in 1966.
A vote of thanks to the outgoing Executive was expressed. The new committee was voted in:
Chairman - George Blanchard
The meeting was adjourned
on a motion by H. Jones, seconded by T. Johannsen. Carried.
Wayfarer Owners’ Association
Donald J. McGarry Audited and Found Correct
L.W. Oxenham Treasurer, C.W.O.A.
August 31, 1965
North American Championship - Consistency Key To Blanchard Win
George, always up for the money races, never placed lower than sixth in a fleet of thirty-four boats. Also, he never had a first which shows that to place consistently in the top five is better than to have an up and down series with a first or two. Leo Maarse, an ex-great himself, seemed to be of invaluable aid as consultant and spinnaker man.
Mike started badly with two ninths, but with the usual help (hindrance?) from his crew, Ric Lye, came through in the end to squeak by Tom and his crew, Larry Webb, who sailed a very good series, and but for two bad races, would have won.
Notably missing persons from this year’s line-up were Peter Jefferson (Ottawa), last year's Champion, and our good old editor, Al Schoenborn, last year's runner-up. Peter has retired, and Al was ill, but his regular crew, Roy Coleman, came out and sailed Al's yellow banana (boat)?
FIRST RACE - In medium winds, Harry Jones (W720) came through to win, followed by George Blanchard (W283) and Ken Inglis (W1037). Laurie Oxenham (W282) placed fourth ahead of Peter Bassin (W421).
SECOND RACE - In this race, Tom Johannsen (W649) moved up from an 11th in the first race to a first. Peter Bassin placed second and Jim Clelland (W618) third. George stayed in there with a fourth while American Don Healy placed fifth.
After the first day's racing, George was ahead with 6 points, followed by Peter Bassin with 7, Harry Jones with 9, Tom Johannsen with 11-3/4 and Don Healy with 13.
THIRD RACE - Harry Jones came up with another first while Tom improved his overall position with a second and Mike Schoenborn finally placed with a third. Jim Clelland placed fourth ahead of George, who stayed in the top five.
FOURTH RACE - Bill Zener returned to his former style with a first, and Mike moved up with a second. Tom stayed up there with a third, followed by Laurie Oxenham and Seymour Mogford. This race ended the second day, as the fog rolled in, the wind dropped and Mike’s voice echoed across the muddy waters of Humber Bay.
As a result of these two races, Tom Johannsen took over first place with 16-3/4 points, followed by George with 17, Peter and Mike with 23 each and Harry Jones with 26-1/2. Considering the best 3 out of 4 races, Tom led with 5-3/4, followed by Harry with 9-1/2, George with 11, Peter with 13, Mike and Jim Clelland with 14 and Bill Zener with 14-3/4.
FIFTH RACE - With the tension on, considering how close the top seven were, Don Rumble slipped in to pick off top spot in this race. George, ever consistent, took second followed by Mike, Doug Johnson and Bill Zener.
After this race, considering one race dropped, George took over first from Tom who had an eleventh, with 13 points, followed by Tom (15-3/4); Mike (17); Peter (19), Bill Zener (19-3/4), Don Rumble (22-3/4) and Harry Jones (23-1/2).
SIXTH RACE - Mike Schoenborn,
making a valiant try, came first, Peter Bassin second and Tom Johannsen
third. George placed fourth, just right to keep him on top, ahead of Don
Rumble. After this final race and considering the best 5 out of 6 races,
the top ten were as follows:-
Just for interest (race committee please note), I compared the top ten counting positions counting all six races, and the results were quite interesting - Ready?
Out of all 36 positions, only a couple changed. I wonder if this is an indication of the value of dropping one race?
All in all it was a wonderful series, even though the weather wasn't the best, and I think (and hope) that all who come enjoyed themselves. Let's have an even better turn-out next year!
10th September,1965.Dear George,
As a competitor in the North American Championships 4-6 September and as Hon. Commodore of C.W.O.A., I wish to congratulate you and your committees for the excellent arrangements, and the carrying out of same, during the Championships.
I can assure you that the five owners and crews of the North Bay Trout Lake Sailing Fleet, who took part, were very happy with the organization and the helpful assistance given by many of your members when launching and hauling out the Wayfarers.
Having been "through the mill" as Race Organizer, Race & Protest Committeeman and competitor over a number of years, in England and Canada, I am fully aware of the amount of detailed work encountered. It is because of these experiences that I can offer you the praise you deserve and I hope that you will host us again in our major races.
Congratulations again on your winning the N.A. Championships for l965. I found it "serious fun" sailing against you.
Donald L. Rumble,
Hon. Commodore C.W.O.A.
1. Peter Friedenberg
Peter Friedenberg (W637) of Hamilton is still the proud owner of probably the best looking Wayfarer in existence after a close brush with separation from his yacht. He was about to accept a cheque for $1700 for his Wayfarer from a prospective buyer, but even as he was being handed the money, he decided he couldn’t part with his pride and joy, and refused the cheque.
Some of our members have sold their boats but still receive the newsletter to keep in touch. In order that we may contact more Wayfarer owners, we would appreciate the name of anyone to whom you may have sold your boat.
Plans call for the 1966 North American Championships to be held Sept. 3, 4 and 5 at Windsor.
Tom Johannsen is off
to Europe for a few months but hopes to return in time for some racing.
March 1966 Wayfarer Owners - Ottawa Area
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