Tel: 01227 272942 Website: www.wyc.org.uk WHITSTABLE YACHT CLUB Founded 1902 Affiliated RYA 3-4 SEA WALL WHITSTABLE KENT CT5 1BX Wanderer Open Meeting and Cruise to be sailed for the Gavin Barr Trophy 26th and 27th June 2021 NOTICE OF RACE 1. VENUE AND ORGANISING AUTHORITY The event will be at Whitstable Yacht Club, 3-4 Sea Wall, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BX, Tel: 01227 272942, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The organising authority is Whitstable Yacht Club (WYC) in conjunction with the Wanderer Class Owners Association (WCOA). 2. RULES & ELIGIBILITY Racing will be governed by the 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS); the prescriptions of the RYA, the Wanderer Class Owners’ Association rules, and the WYC Sailing Instructions for the event. The WYC Sailing Instructions can be found on the WYC website. The following amendments shall be made to the WYC Sailing Instructions for the purpose of this event: 2.2. The Wanderer entry fee
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.
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
After a successful trial we have migrated the members database to the website. You might have seen an update on social media last night because at 20:29 the web server had a technical issue which reset some of the website. This was completely unrelated and just purely bad timing. I’d just like to reassure our members that no information was lost nor was any data breached and the site is back up and running. Please take a moment to login to the site and check your details are correct. Some of the bespoke information we keep was not transferred across, specifically boat number, method of payment and your co-owner (if you have one) so I’d like to ask you to double check your information is correct.
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