"THE CANADIAN WAYFARER"
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE
"CANADIAN WAYFARER OWNERS' ASSOCIATION"
The Wayfarer Class, 16’ Sailing Dinghy,
CANADIAN WAYFARER OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
CANADIAN WAYFARER PRODUCTION UNDERWAY AT WHITBY
A YEARBOOK AT LAST!
Al Schoenborn, 604 Huron St., Toronto 5as soon as possible (by April 15 please!!!!!)
TORONTO & AREA WAYFARERS...
EXCERPTS FROM THE MINUTES (of the executive meeting
of Feb. 12/68)
A brief discussion ensued on the racing schedule for the 1968 season and Championship Dates were established as follows:
i) THE CANADIAN WAYFARER CHAMPIONSHIPS - on July 6 & 7 at the Bronte Harbour Yacht Club. D. Hicks, Vice-Commodore of the Club, conveyed their offer to host the event and this was accepted unanimously.Following a suggestion by Al Schoenborn, all were in agreement that for the Championships, smaller courses and more races should be instituted and also that the finishing line should be set on a buck leg. Recommendations to this effect would have to be made to the hosting clubs.
A discussion ensued on the CL 16 (Wanderer) and its apparent similarity to a Wayfarer. Reference was made to a letter from Don Rumble, Commodore of the Trout Lake Sailing Fleet, North Bay, to Dr. A Chovil, advising the C.W. O.A. that their fleet, subject to the issuance by the Fleet's Official Measurer, of a Measurement Certificate based upon the Wayfarer’s rules of wetted surface and sail area, each CL16 owner would be invited to race against Wayfarers during the seasonal races of their Fleet. As to whether other Wayfarer Fleets or Clubs would do likewise in Canada, it was felt that each club would act within the scope of their club constitution and club rules, which in the Metro Toronto area is mainly governed by the M.Y.R.C. with regard to standardisation of starts for accepted Classes.
The Committee's unanimous stand was summed up by
the following motion by Mike Schoenborn and seconded by Al Schoenborn,
considering the fact that the WAYFARER was now available and being built
in Canada by Whitby Boat Works, Ajax, in addition to the U.K. supply from
Blue Hulls Ltd. THE MOTION:-"That the CL16 (WANDERER) should be invited
at Club level to race on equal rating to that of a WAYFARER but that no
decision be taken to race them with WAYFARERS in WAYFARER CHAMPIONSHIPS
or OPEN REGATTAS. If satisfactory comparative figures could be established
and a close study of measurements taken into account during the ensuing
season, this matter could be reviewed next year."
THE CL 16 - by Alan Chovil (Chairman, C.W.O.A.)
So far, the Association has not been approached by Croce and Lofthouse or anyone else to take any action about this boat. Naturally, there has been considerable discussion continuing, ever since we first heard of the boat last fall, as to what our attitude should be to a boat that in its sailing capacity can be expected to be equivalent to a Wayfarer. As our present by-laws stand, the CL 16 could not "measure in". Amendment of the by-laws is relatively easy, but there would be problems, as we would have no control over the manufacturers of this "unlicensed boat", who have already gone on record that they reserve the right to make whatever changes they wish at any time.
Decision was postponed in the executive until it was definite that this boat was being made and until we had clarified questions of supply of legitimate Wayfarers. This is now clear, and the following factors were taken into consideration at a recent executive meeting.
a) Regular wood or fibreglass boats can now be ordered direct from Small Craft Blue Hulls in England at $1390, duty paid (? federal sales tax included.)The executive considered these facts and makes the following recommendations:
1. The Association should take no action to alter the class rules for the moment. It was felt that the best interests of the class will be served by encouraging the purchase of boats from the licensed manufacturers.
2. The Association should not recommend that CL16's be allowed to race with Wayfarers in major regattas, MYRC events or championships this season. Some Clubs will, however, wish to invite them to race in club races and this is most desirable, as it will provide most valuable information as to the sailing qualities of the new boat.
3. The whole question can be reviewed at the end of the season when we will be in a better position to judge whether the new boat could be considered the equivalent of the Wayfarer, as well as whether there is a significant demand that we take action, and the degree of acceptance of the boat in the various clubs.
This could be a thorny and most controversial matter
for our Association. While wishing to encourage all possible competition
on the water, we must also be careful not to weaken the class. Your
Chairman finds it difficult to judge members' feelings in areas beyond
Toronto and would much appreciate hearing the views of both the various
fleets and individuals. So, get busy and write me your opinions.
PETER FRIEDENBERG RETIRES FROM WAYFARERS
- by Alan Chovil
FOR SALE - W637
Peter Friedenberg, 2389 Barclay Rd., Burlington, Ont. Phone 634-8851.