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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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We’re looking into a trial of a members section of the website so if you see a message on any content which says Login to view that’s why. Please bear with us at the moment but if you have any suggestions, thoughts or feedback don’t hesitate to comment below or send us a message. If you’d like to participate in the trial (and you have an active membership) then get in touch and I’ll send you the information you need.

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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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Somerset In Devon

Family cruising in Salcombe Harbour and creeks By Leonie Johnson Leonie and Bea sailing in the Bag – Neil Delmas So welcome was our two week post-lockdown break in a cottage in Frogmore; a small village at the head of one of the longer creaks, or ‘ria’ to give it it’s proper name.  I rose to the Chair’s challenge and risked getting my iPhone out whilst onboard Somerset to film our adventures – boat number 1800, and the third Wanderer I’ve had the great privilege of sailing in Salcombe. You can watch the short video (my first!) edited using iMovie on the Wanderer Association’s Facebook page.  These are some of the adventures that didn’t quite make the cut….. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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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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