Wanderer Category: Jottings

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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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The End of a Quiet Year

I am pleased to welcome you to the Wanderer Web as we approach the end of a year during which if you’ve managed to get out sailing alone or at your club then you’ve been one of the lucky ones for reasons that I don’t need to go into here! All of our lives have been affected to varying degrees by the pandemic situation, and as an Association it was regrettable though clearly necessary to cancel our planned events as it became obvious that the various restrictions would make them unviable due to social distancing requirements and the general closure of communal facilities, and also prevented the social interaction that is the essence of our events. With no events to report on there has been little with which to fill-out a magazine, but our Editor has done some sterling work to gather enough content for the issue which was published

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2019 Autumn Jottings

When it comes to the weather, sailors are difficult people to please, and this year even some of our events had “too much” wind or “not enough” wind. The Inland Championship at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club was visited by Storm Hannah that created some very lively conditions.  The National Championship at Bewl Water saw the other extreme of barely a breath of wind.  This did not prevent our intrepid competitors completing enough racing at both events for winners to be decided and congratulations go to them and all who took part.  Even WandererFest provided a variety of conditions from not much to challenging for some, and the forecast for the Salcombe weekend predicted scary conditions which, in the end, were not as bad as predicted! Our sailing programme has settled into a manageable series of racing and cruising events that are generally well-attended with equal popularity and its success is

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