May 1967



The Wayfarer Class, 16’ Sailing Dinghy,
Registered as a Class with the Canadian
Yachting Association


Help Celebrate Canada's Centennial!


Canadian Wayfarer Owners' Association Executive
Hon. Commodore Don Rumble
Chairman George Blanchard
Secretary Ivar Zalitis
Treasurer Bernie Yale
Publicity Mike Schoenborn
Chief Measurer George Gordon
Editor Al Schoenborn


We extend a warm welcome to the following new members and Wayfarer Owners to the C.W.O.A.
1. Grace Chapman, Trout Lake Sailing Fleet, North Bay (Associate)
2. Joy Blanchard, Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club (Full membership)
3. Don Miller, Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa W 1075
4. Dr. W. Zeck, Toronto, Ont. W...
5. E.J. Lee, London, Ontario. W 1351
6. F.G. Armstrong, Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club W 296
7. Dr. Harold N. Beach, Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa W 853
8. Horst Berlin, National Yacht Club, Toronto  W...
9. David E. Crinion, Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa W 789
10. Felix G. Game, Oakville Yacht Squadron W 802
11. J.A. Gerhard, Burlington, Ontario W...
12. Emil Dubnie, Ottawa 5, Ontario  W 1337 (Glass)


(a) The North American Championships will be held Sept. 2, 3 and 4, at South Port Sailing Club, Windsor, Ontario, by the USA Wayfarer Association.

(b) Conestoga Sailing Club are holding a Centennial Regatta, June 10th, & 11th, with Wayfarers, Albacores, Enterprises and other Class boats participating.  So all Wayfarer skippers are advised to keep this date open and support this great week-end of racing at Kitchener. Write to Mrs. R. Gibney, R.R. #3, Kitchener, Ontario.

(c) Chicago - Due to ill health, George Blanchard (W 283) will unfortunately not be able to attend the North American Opening Regatta at Chicago's Burnham Park Yacht Club this weekend, May 27-28. Defending Champion, Al Schoenborn (W 116) will be coming from Toronto, along with brother, Mike, who will sail a borrowed boat.


(d) Metro Yacht Racing Council (Toronto).  Any Wayfarer skippers from Metro Toronto or suburbs, who plan to participate in Open or CNE. Regattas, must be registered with the MYRC, 6 days prior to first event in which they compete.  The Wayfarer Fleet will race as one group.  A & B classes have been discarded for this season.  Red or yellow flags attached to leech of mainsail must be removed by owners before racing.  To start the racing season, the RCYC Centennial Open Regatta will be held June 3rd, 1967.  All entries for this event must be in by May 28, 1967.  There will be no exception to this rule.

(e) Wayfarers start at 13.15 or 1.15 p.m., 5 minutes after the Lightnings start.  Course is MRYC #5 which is in the Area South of the Dufferin Bell buoy in Humber Bay.  Wayfarers will race on the long course: 1-1/2 mile legs.  The home mark is identified with orange and green flags.  Course markers C & D will be green flags.

(f) Entry fee is $10.00 per season, or $2.00 for first race which you enter and $8.00 for the 2nd, and any subsequent race which you enter, regardless of how many races you plan on participating in. Mail your entry fee complete with Name, Address, (Wayfarer) Sail Number and Boat Name to:- 

Mr. W.G. Garrett, 361 Kennedy Ave., Toronto, Ontario.

NOTE: Registration may be made at the Host Club, RCYC, 10.30 a.m. for the following week's event.

Let's go Wayfarers, warning gun 1.05 p.m., preparatory gun 1.10 p.m., starting gun 1.15 p.m.

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Last September, George Blanchard and Dr. Laurie Oxenham  raced in the One of a Kind Dinghy competition at Bronte Harbour Yacht Club. In spite of very light winds, the Wayfarer gave a terrific performance against the Albacore, sailed by Bill Gooderham, one of Canada's top competitive sailors, who placed first.  Wayfarer 283 came 2nd, and the Bronte Wayfarer group were very pleased with George and Laurie's fine effort, and look forward to a first in 1967.  Let's hope for heavy winds.

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Used Wayfarer, #W 111, c/w Sails, Spinaker, Hand Pump,
Cockpit and Overall Cover, Aluminum Mast and Wood Boom.

Contact - Tim Wallace, 773 Scollard St., North Bay, Ontario.
Phone - 7005-472-8915, Reverse charges.

Price - $1200.00

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Used Wayfarer, #1068, c/w Sails, Buoyancy Bags, Cover.

Contact - Croce & Lofthouse,
4226 Kingston Road, West Hill, Ont.
Phone - 282 - 6921

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Pics from Al's albums from the Spring of 1967
Upper left: Roy Coleman relaxes on an almost ready for 1967 Snoopy   Upper right: A young Uncle Al dreams of victory in the season opener in Chicago
Centre: Roy takes a break.  Below: the finishing touches for 1967!
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