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Making a Nav Cab

Andy Powell shows us how: One thing that appealed to me about the Wanderer, was its adaptability. My previous boat, a Laser 2000, was excellent in many ways, but offered little scope for modification.  In short, I wanted a boat I could drill holes in.  My 1993 Anglo Marine Wanderer W1138 (named Medusa by her first owner) has proven an ideal test bed for several projects, and one of the first has been to make a cabinet to store equipment for cruising.   As a former cadet-officer and an instructor, I have acquired quite a bit of kit that I like to take out on cruises.  I want things to hand in the boat, but not under my feet.  I also wanted to be able to store all these things tidily on a shelf in my garage when not in use, and to be readily transportable to and from the

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Sailing at 660ft above Sea Level

By Peter Melling No! I haven’t been at the malt’s just yet, but this is the height above sea level where I sail Dion W1716 a Hartley Wanderer.  If you have driven the M6 through the Lake District, particularly on the southbound carriageway, you will have passed the Killington Services just after J37.  Next time I recommend you call in for a coffee walk through to the rear of the building and take a look at Killington reservoir in all it’s splendour.  You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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New Members Database

After a successful trial we have migrated the members database to the website. You might have seen an update on social media last night because at 20:29 the web server had a technical issue which reset some of the website. This was completely unrelated and just purely bad timing. I’d just like to reassure our members that no information was lost nor was any data breached and the site is back up and running. Please take a moment to login to the site and check your details are correct. Some of the bespoke information we keep was not transferred across, specifically boat number, method of payment and your co-owner (if you have one) so I’d like to ask you to double check your information is correct.

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Website Changes and Updates to Members Database

Having taken over from Mike Hamilton back in April I wasted no time updating the website.  To those among you who are keen eyed or interested I have upgraded the system from an out of date MS Frontpage editor to a more current WordPress site.  This new system has more powerful software which enables a plethora of options we can choose from. One of these we have been trialling is a members section which we are going to roll-out to the members very soon. Many thanks to James Myers, Robert Gilmore, Tim Young and Peter Melling for being my beta testers.  This trial is more or less complete and in the coming days you should receive an automated email from the site. Having a logon on the website has a number of key benefits including members only content, mailing lists and forums but primarily that the members’ database is held on

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AGM 2021 Agenda

Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Wanderer Class Owners’ Association UK To be held Virtually on Zoom Email or postal invites will be sent 28 days before On Saturday 27th February 2021 AT 12:30pm Agenda Welcome Apologies for Absence Acceptance of Minutes of AGM dated 29th February 2020 Matters arising from 3. Chairman’s Report – John Renouf Treasurer’s Report for the  for the Year Ending 31st October 2020 – Robin Gabbitas Membership Report – Jenny Renouf Technical Report – Mike Bennet Events Report – Philip Meadowcroft Election of Committee Members Any other business Date of next meeting – Saturday 26th February 2022 Directions: Stay at home, stay safe. Download Zoom and login using link above and password in email.   Minutes of the 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Wanderer Class Owners’ Association Held at the RYA Dinghy Show on Saturday 29th February 2020 at 12:30pm. 1. Welcome 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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