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Spring 2022

In ten days time our 2022 Inland Championships will again be hosted by Cotswold SC over the weekend of May 14/15.   Please see here the Notice of Race. For those of you who are new to our class association, please do not be put off by thinking this event is only for out and out racers.  All levels of skill and experience are most welcome and the best way of sharpening up your sailing skills is to sail with other Wanderers.  Our racing is friendly but still competitive. Last September we held our inaugural meeting at Cotswold SC – indeed it was our 2021 Inland Championships –  and this venue must be one of the prettiest inland sailing clubs in the country.     Wanderers Leonie Johnson (who is the club’s Commodore) and Lindsay Weatherley know how to put on a great event as well as being active racers and cruisers in

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West Oxfordshire Race Report 2022

Report from Adam Wickenden It’s not usually this windy here they claimed.     Hmmmm. The Wanderer fleet heard the same thing last time they were at WOSC when Storm Hannah blew through. The brisk easterlies forecast only discouraged two entries from turning up, leaving five hardy crews to enjoy the delight of Wanderer racing and the Wanderer tradition of after sail food. Everybody (yes, everybody) also partook in the very un-Wanderer sport of swimming! Oh, we also had a fleet of Wayfarers to dodge – it was their Southern Area championships. Their presence turned out to be very useful, starting five minutes before us. ‘Follow the Wayfarers’ became the best way of sussing out WOSC’s complicated courses round its 11 basic blue cans, let alone different coloured buoys as special one-off marks. Saturday. We started with the Event Coordinator’s ‘build a Wanderer Challenge’. A long-term project, a bit like

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Events

2022 Season Just Days Away

Hi folks, Firstly a warm welcome to more new WCOA members since the previous Update last month.    Please see below the updated details for our first event of the year. Next month, May 14/15, Cotswold SC (just south of Cirencester) will be hosting our Inland Championships.  Watch the Website for the NOR and SI. Cheers. Philip Meadowcroft Events Coordinator  

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West Oxfordshire Racing 2022

Tel: 07711 283306       Website: www.wosc.org.uk WEST OXFORDSHIRE SAILING CLUB   Hardwick, Witney OX29 5AG Wanderer Racing 23rd and 24th April 2022 NOTICE OF RACE 1. RULES 1.1.  The regatta will be governed by current rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2021 to 2024. 1.2. Prescriptions of the RYA, the Wanderer Class Owners’ Association (WCOA) Class Rules, and West Oxfordshire Sailing Club’s Sailing Instructions 1.3. Racing Rules 27.1 and 40 will be changed to the effect that buoyancy aids are required. 1.4 The changes will appear in full in the Sailing Instructions. Competitors should note that West Oxfordshire Sailing Club implements the RYA Racing Charter. Competitors will be required to undertake to sail in compliance with the Charter, which can be found at the front of the RYA rule book and at the point of event entry. 2. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY 2.1.  The regatta is open

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