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Come Sail Away in the Shadow of the Lake District

A new Wanderer event is due to take place at Arnside in August. The village is located in Cumbria on the scenic Kent Estuary south of Kendal. There are view across the estuary to the Lake District Fells. With a wide south west facing estuary, Arnside is a great place to sail. Winds tend to be stronger but more constant than on an inland water. A sea breeze may develop around midday. Tide against wind can result in exciting sailing conditions.  The village has a long history of sailing. The estuary was the port for Kendal. The village’s first sailing club was set up in 1852.  Arthur Ransome’s Swallow was built in the village and later kept on the estuary by a local teenager. Another of Arthur’s boat Coch-y-bonddhu was used to teaching sailing at a prep school on the sea front. Overlooked by Arnside Knott, at 522 feet high

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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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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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John’s Jottings Feb 21

A message from the Chairman of the Wanderer Class Owners Association UK Well, we finally made it into 2021! I don’t recall a new year being so eagerly anticipated, but now it’s here we find that not much has changed so far as the pandemic is concerned. We have still more lock-down restrictions, although these are now offset by the hope of a successful roll-out of the various vaccines. Nevertheless, I hope that this message finds you safe and well. This magazine issue is to provide you with the necessary information for our Annual General Meeting. This will take place using the Zoom platform so that you can attend from the comfort of your own home. You will receive an invitation to the email we have on record for your membership or by post where we do not have one.  Your membership details we have on file are enclosed with

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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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