"THE CANADIAN WAYFARER"
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE
"CANADIAN WAYFARER OWNERS' ASSOCIATION"
The Wayfarer Class, 16’ Sailing Dinghy,
CANADIAN WAYFARER OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
HA! I'LL BET YOU THOUGHT I'D DIED…
MAYBE - IF IN DEMAND AT BOAT SHOW
Whitby Boat Works, small boat manufacturers who have helped to popularize the (not as good as the Wayfarer) Albacore class, have been licensed to manufacture the Fiberglass Wayfarer which is to be sold at reasonable (ed. note: praise be to Allah!) prices.
Volunteers are needed to put in time at the Show - those interested or willing should contact:
Alan Chovil, at 223-6895.
WAYFARERS in glass or wood - delivered to Toronto duty paid (probably doesn't include sales tax) for a pittance - $1,390.00!!!
Mr. N.O. Howard, Small Craft/Blue Hulls Ltd., Blockley, Gloucestershire, Englandand they'll be sent FREE of charge. (ed. note - I'll have one of each, please… ed. P.S. not really!!)
PETER AND MAGGIE BASSIN WIN 1967 NORTH AMERICANS
After winning almost everything else over the past few years, Peter and Maggie Bassin finally came through in the 1967 North Americans. They needed help from good old George, though, as he missed what seemed a certain victory by finishing 12th in the last race. The 47 boat fleet provided plenty of frustrations for almost everybody - not a single skipper made the top ten in every race.
First Race: Don Rumble (634) began the wipeout
of the favoured boats, followed by J. Preston (1064), Phil Fauntleroy (1226),
Doug Johnson (882) and Al Schoenborn (852).
(Al's note: This is really
weird - Al as W852 four years before he bought W852! I don't recall any
of this! We must have been allowed to use W852 sails in response to our
begging to borrow newer sails in the Aug. 67 newsletter.
think I remembered that when I went to Ottawa to buy W852 early in 1971.)
Second Race: The wind picked up and some
of the more experienced boats came through. Darrell Hicks (46) blew an
impressive lead on the free legs to finish fifth behind Peter Bassin (421),
George Blanchard (283), Don Healy (752) and Al. Schoenborn. The standings
on the first day came out something like this:
Third Race: While Al Schoenborn ran out of beer and generally disappeared from the standings, the good guys (i.e. Mike Schoenborn & Peter Simoni, (276)) were finally heard from. George Blanchard spinnakered by to win a runaway, with Mike Schoenborn second. Don Healy stayed close in the running with a third ahead of Bill Worrall (1115), and Peter Bassin cleverly deceived the field into thinking he was out of contention with a sterling twenty-third.
Fourth Race: Peter Bassin overcame a hundred yard deficit on the final spinnaker leg to beat out Mike Schoenborn. George Blanchard appeared to sew up first place in the total standing by finishing fourth, behind Peter Jefferson, the 1964 Champion. All he needed was a fourth in the final race to cinch first place.
Final Race: This time, for variety, it was
Don Healy who spinnakered past Mike Schoenborn and then sailed a flawless
second time around to take first spot. Back in third place was Phil
Fauntleroy, and his fine set of races was enough to earn him 5th overall
in his first North Americans. Peter Bassin placed fourth to edge
out Don Healy for the title, while a disappointed George Blanchard dropped
to third overall with his 12th place finish. No one knows what happened
to Al Schoenborn, but judging from the lateness of the Newsletter, he must
have stayed out on Lake St. Clair drinking beer.