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Wanderer National Championship Races

September 2, 2023 - September 3, 2023

The Wanderer National Championship Races are to be sailed for the WCOA Ian Proctor trophy, the Gavin Barr trophy. the WCOA Shepherd Runner-Up trophy, the first all-female boat, the Start as You Mean to Go On cannon, and other prizes.

The Nationals follow the WandererEast cruising event, 30th August – 1st September, cruising from Whitstable YC in the Swale estuary and creeks. WandererEast participants are welcome to enter for the Nationals.

Saturday 2nd September. 2 races are scheduled, back to back. The event will take place alongside WYC club racing. 1st Race 14.00
10.30 Registration opens. All participants shall register with the WYC.
12.00 Briefing
13.54 The warning signal for the first race on Saturday will not be before this time.

Sunday 3rd September. 2 races are sailed alongside WYC club racing. 1 st Race 14.00

Discard. In the event of all 4 races being sailed, the lowest score of a boat will be discarded.

The entry fee of £30 per boat is payable to Whitstable Yacht Club. For members of the Wanderer Class Owners’ Association the entry fee is paid by the Class Association. The WCOA will also pay for the entry fee of any WYC approved members under the age of 21 sailing the club Wanderer.

Accommodation. To hire the club twin bed room, please email the club office at office@wyc.org.uk or phone 01227 272942; or for any matters including campervan parking and accommodation in Whitstable contact the event organiser Richard Maltby (details below).

For full information about Whitstable Yacht Club please visit the web site at www.wyc.org.uk

Wanderer Nationals Notice of Race 2023
For the Notice of Race please click here


Tickets are available from this link at a cost of £30 for non-association members and £0 for members (the association pays for member entry fees)

Saturday evening supper: On the club veranda at 6.30 pm – 3 choices of Scandinavian
cuisine (fish, chicken, vegetarian) and dessert @ £18.00.

We are delighted that our volunteer Scandinavian chef member, Hanne Mallinen-Scott, has again kindly volunteered to offer a two course Scandinavian meal for the Wanderer event. The price reflects the cost of locally sourced food and the two paid helpers Hanne needs to see to all the preparation and service. Book your tickets for choice of main course with dessert included. The meal will be taken on the club veranda and/or dining room, with acoustic music by husband Jeremy Scott, captain of the WYC cruiser class. Given a fine evening, looking out across the bay we will also be treated to a a stunning Whitstable sunset.
– Scandinavian style Salmon with potatoes and cucumber pickles
– Finnish chicken meatballs with creamy sauce and mash plus greens
– Mushroom and barley risotto with lemony tender stem broccoli
+ Desert: Summer berry cream gateau

Whitstable Yacht Club looks forward to welcoming back everyone who has come to sail on our waters before and we hope more Wanderer sailors will come and enjoy this year’s championship, not least as Gavin Barr put it, the boat finishing an honourable 39th.

For more information about Whitstable Yacht Club and directions to the venue please use this link: Whitstable Yacht Club (wyc.org.uk)
WCOA Event Contact – Richard Maltby, tel 07548 752823, email: richard.maltby9@gmail.com


September 2, 2023
September 3, 2023
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Richard Matlby


Whitstable YC
3-4 Sea Wall
Whitstable, Kent CT5 1BX
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+44 (0)1227 272942
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