Wanderer Month: January 2021

Swapping steel centre plate for wooden and vice versa

Start by removing the spacer strips at the top of the centre casing, this will give move freedom of movement when removing the steel plate.  These are not needed with the wooden board at it is thicker.  Also remove the lifting and holding tackle from the steel plate so it will be free to remove. Remove the launching trolley and Wanderer from the road trailer and then, locating a level piece of ground or grass (with perhaps an off-cut of carpet to protect the boat) partly slide the boat from the launching trolley with the aid of a box or wooden trestle. Support the bows with the rear of the launching trolley and the stern with the aid of another support.  Aim to have the bottom of the boat approximately 850 to 980mm above ground (a friend’s launching trolley or a collection of tyres would be ideal). This operation must

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Gavin Barr’s Funeral Arrangements

We have heard from Richard Maltby at Whitstable YC that Gavin’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday January 20 at 1.45pm.  Gavin’s son, Tim, has invited us to attend the service virtually as follows; Service order for Gavin Barr Website: https://www.obitus.com/ Username: Zonu3229 Password: 481766 Webcast: Live Webcast & Watch Again Funeral Directors are Earl and Co. Albemarle Road, Willesborough,  Ashford, Kent TN24 0HL Telephone: 01233 620 522. Any floral arrangements should be sent to their attention. Donations in memory of Gavin for the Charing Methodist Church and the Church Mission Society may be sent as follows: Charing Methodist Church Sort code: 40-08-32 Account number: 30232181 Account name: Charing Methodist Church Church Mission Society Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ Registered Charity no. 1131655 Payments through this link. Please feel free to download Gavin Barr Order Of Service. I am pleased to report that Tim has asked Richard to present a eulogy relating to Gavin’s involvement with the

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Regalia

We have a number of branded items to offer you.  All items are made to order.   Please fill out the form beneath to order yours… Soft Shell £45 This wonderful splash proof soft shell comes in navy blue with embroidered WCOA Logo. Perfect for those mild nights in the beer garden after a hard day of sailing, or to keep out the wind. Polo Shirt – Blue £25 Our official Wanderer Polo in bright Blue with white piping and embroidered logo. Look official at a Sailing event and show off your membership to the WCOA. Polo Shirt – Red £25 Our officical COA Polo in bright Red. Stand out from the crowd in this bright Red racing polo with white piping and embroidered logo. Casual Tee – Blue £15 Look cool in this casual tee chilling in the boat park or just relaxing at the tiller.Modelled by Jenny Casual

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Sailing One Up

Ten Tips for Solo Sailing your Wanderer By Derrick Nash As we’re all mostly locked down more of us are finding that Solo Sailing is the only way to get out on the water.  I have been sailing single handed for many years in my mostly unmodified Wanderer 1233 so here are my 10 top tips for successful sailing “one-up”. 1. Buy a Wanderer Lucky for us, the Wanderer is a very “sailor friendly” boat, by which I mean it is stable and forgiving.  And if you’re reading this – congratulations, you’ve made a great choice! Of course if conditions weren’t quite right, for example sailing un-reefed in very strong wind, confused seas in a racing scenario, or maybe something gets accidentally tangled up in the boat and you become unbalanced at the wrong time, then it would be possible to capsize the boat (see Inland Championships 2019 Edition 121). 

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Members Only Trial

We’re looking into a trial of a members section of the website so if you see a message on any content which says Login to view that’s why. Please bear with us at the moment but if you have any suggestions, thoughts or feedback don’t hesitate to comment below or send us a message. If you’d like to participate in the trial (and you have an active membership) then get in touch and I’ll send you the information you need.

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Gavin Barr

Gavin’s family have announced his death coming three days before his 90th birthday which would have been today, January 5. He created and sustained the backbone of Wanderer sailing for more than 25 years.   His loss, and that of his family’s, will be deeply felt by our class association which he did so much to encourage and develop. A celebration of Gavin’s contribution to the fun and enjoyment of Wanderer sailing will appear in “The Wanderer” magazine in due course.

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