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Your Christmas Update for New Year 2022

This will be the last Wanderer Update for 2021.  Wanderer Update is an irregularly produced screed from me as Events Coordinator and addressed to all WCOA members who are active participants in WCOA events. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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Event Update June 2021

Following the Downing Street announcement on the 14th June postponing Step 4 scheduled for June 21, I am pleased to report that the next two WCOA events – Whitstable and WandererFest – the first since September 2019, excluding the AGMs – will be going ahead.   Firstly, Richard reports from Whitstable YC: The continuing restrictions will not be a problem for sailing or club social life under the May 18 provisions. I will notify visitors coming to WYC for the June 26 Open as to the club’s arrangements prior to the event.  Please use this link for the current situation at the club. Gavin Barr Trophy Race 2021 Secondly, the WandererFest organizing team had a Zoom meeting last week to consider all the elements of WandererFest and agreed to proceed with the event.  It appears that there is nothing to change the conclusion that we reached last week, namely that WandererFest can go ahead with some generally common-sense

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Another Cancellation for 2021 Calendar

With regret we announce the cancellation of the “Try-a-Wanderer”event planned for Sunday May 23 2021 at Marlow Sailing Club. Current COVID guidelines effectively prevent mixed crews sailing together and have other implications both on and off the water, all of which conflict with the essence of the Try-a-Wanderer event, which is to give all-comers and their families an opportunity to sail a Wanderer with an experienced helm. As things currently stand, (following, hopefully, the June 21 planned lifting of many restrictions),  Whitstable YC will be hosting the Gavin Barr Trophy event with racing on Saturday June 26 and  a cruise to follow on Sunday June 27. WandererFest is scheduled to start at Cobnor in Chichester Harbour on Thursday July 8 through to Sunday July 11. Because of the re-arranged date for WandererFest, we have, sadly, been forced to cancel this year’s West Country Cruise event. The rest of the programme in August through to October remains unchanged.

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Events

Another Event Gains Momentum

Hi folks, It’s half a lifetime to October but by then we could be clear of all the restrictions….hopefully. Which means that the River Dart Laidback Weekend, postponed from last year, will go ahead all being well.  Because of the expected surge in UK staycation holidays, it will be smart to book accommodation ASAP. There has been a lot of interest in this years’ events – please email me or use the online form below. Please note The Manor Inn is FULLY BOOKED with Wanderers already! River Dart Laidback Weekend 2021

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A NEW DATE FOR WANDERERFEST 2021

The Government announced on February 22 that all Covid restrictions are due to be lifted as from June 21 – let’s hope there is no postponement. Your National Committee realised that the original dates (June 9 – 13) would have required no more than 30 Wanderer folk attending, social distancing, and masks.      WandererFest is not the sort of event where social distancing and masks can be comfortably coped with to comply with the regulations.       Thanks to a lot of checking of this and that, involving Robin Gabbitas and Ray Tennant, including High Water times, the availability of the field at Cobnor, the use of the Bosham SC facilities at Cobnor, the marquee, and our own special loos, it is with great relief that we can announce that WANDERERFEST 2021 will now take place between THURSDAY and SUNDAY JULY 8 and 11. This is line with the guidance agreed at the

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Changes to the 2021 Programme

COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS HIT OUR 2021 PROGRAMME Updates from the Event Coordinator At the virtual 2021 AGM on February 27 I announced that both the April racing weekend at West Oxfordshire SC and the National Championships at Bewl in May have had to be cancelled because of the Government’s Coronavirus restrictions scheduled to be applicable at the scheduled time for these events. For the moment the Try-a-Wanderer picnic day by the Thames at Marlow SC on May 23 goes ahead because of the further easing of rules from May 17.  If this changes, details will be published here, on the Wanderer Web. WandererFest – the biggest event in our annual programme – is scheduled just before the June 21 lifting of all current restrictions.    The AGM agreed that a new date needed to be found between July 1 and September 30 subject to suitable tide times, the availability of our legendary superloos, and access to the site on

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