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Event Update August 2022

I am afraid this is a disappointing Update…..at least to start with. It has become sadly evident that we have no alternative but to cancel the 2022 National Championships scheduled for September 17/18 at Bewl. At six weeks’ notice, no suitable alternative venue can be adequately arranged. Earlier this year the Committee Boat at Bewl capsized.   Recovery has occurred but Mark Munday (who ably organizes our events there) says it is now unlikely to be serviceable in time for our event.  The alternative is a fixed race hut start and finish line but it is far from suitable since there is a considerable reduction in the certainty of a windward start.  On top of this the water level at Bewl was shown at 64% on July 28 (Southern Water has, worryingly, not updated the level since) and the weather forecast for the rest of August is not indicating any serious

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Spring 2022

In ten days time our 2022 Inland Championships will again be hosted by Cotswold SC over the weekend of May 14/15.   Please see here the Notice of Race. For those of you who are new to our class association, please do not be put off by thinking this event is only for out and out racers.  All levels of skill and experience are most welcome and the best way of sharpening up your sailing skills is to sail with other Wanderers.  Our racing is friendly but still competitive. Last September we held our inaugural meeting at Cotswold SC – indeed it was our 2021 Inland Championships –  and this venue must be one of the prettiest inland sailing clubs in the country.     Wanderers Leonie Johnson (who is the club’s Commodore) and Lindsay Weatherley know how to put on a great event as well as being active racers and cruisers in

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2022 Season Just Days Away

Hi folks, Firstly a warm welcome to more new WCOA members since the previous Update last month.    Please see below the updated details for our first event of the year. Next month, May 14/15, Cotswold SC (just south of Cirencester) will be hosting our Inland Championships.  Watch the Website for the NOR and SI. Cheers. Philip Meadowcroft Events Coordinator  

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2022 Sailing Season – Racing soon to commence

The 2022 season finally kicks off next month with a two-day racing event hosted by West Oxfordshire SC over the weekend after Easter….April 23/24. Wanderer – Wayfarer Racing Weekend 22 The venue is just south of Witney and with reasonably convenient access the A34, A420, and further away, the M40 and the M4.     Motorhomes and caravans can be conveniently sited at the club. I have previously circulated a Notice of Race and it is again attached to the link above. WHAT I REALLY NEED TO NOW IS……..    WHO’S COMING ? Please let me know with a brief email or complete the online form. It helps our hosts to make appropriate plans, and I need to know how many of you will be coming to the Wanderer Fleet supper at The Blue Boar at Longworth on the Saturday evening.    (Menu choices will be made when you arrive on Saturday morning.)

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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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