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The Nut At the End of the Tiller

Paul Yeadon recounts his memories of Gavin. Gavin Barr’s son, Tim and I met at Reading University a mere 43 years ago where we became firm friends, sailing in various team racing events or regattas and getting into (and out of) numerous scrapes along the way. As a Lancashire Lad, a long way from home, Tim took me back to Charing in Kent and introduced me to Gavin, Caroline, Liz his sister and brother, Christopher.  You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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Gavin Barr Obit

I know Gavin as a fellow Wanderer sailor and member of Whitstable Yacht Club. I have also come to know dear Caroline, Tim, Elizabeth and Chris, other members of the Barr family and the hospitality of Gate Cottage in recent years.    A phone call to Gavin was invariably also a call with Caroline.  I think the phone was on loud speaker.  As we spoke the sound of Caroline’s laughter in the background encouraged more laughter among ourselves . . . this made Wanderer events all the happier.   Among many people who cannot be physically present with us, Chris and his family in Zambia will be participating on-line and also Gavin’s sister Elizabeth with her son Guy in Edinburgh and daughter Lucy in Athens. We have all been deeply saddened by Gavin’s passing.  You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member?

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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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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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