Wanderer Tag: Cruise

Arnside Weekend Wander 21

Racing and Cruising in the River Kent Estuary A new Wanderer event is due to take place at Arnside in August. The village is located in Cumbria on the scenic Kent Estuary south of Kendal. There are view across the estuary to the Lake District Fells. With a wide south west facing estuary, Arnside is a great place to sail. Winds tend to be stronger but more constant than on an inland water. A sea breeze may develop around midday. Tide against wind can result in exciting sailing conditions.  The village has a long history of sailing. The estuary was the port for Kendal. The village’s first sailing club was set up in 1852.  Arthur Ransome’s Swallow was built in the village and later kept on the estuary by a local teenager. Another of Arthur’s boat Coch-y-bonddhu was used to teaching sailing at a prep school on the sea front.

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Gavin Barr Trophy Race 2021

First run in 2019 to salute the immense achievements of Gavin Barr in promoting and encouraging Wanderer sailing. The trophy is a unique piece of stainless steel artwork depicting a Wanderer craft. There is high tide racing on the Saturday followed by the legendary WYC barbecue at the side of the verandah Sunday’s cruise, usually with a pub destination in mind, has a good chance of viewing the increasing seal population at Horse Sand. There is even a wild rumour that free car parking might become a reality. More details and NOR to follow…

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Come Sail Away in the Shadow of the Lake District

A new Wanderer event is due to take place at Arnside in August. The village is located in Cumbria on the scenic Kent Estuary south of Kendal. There are view across the estuary to the Lake District Fells. With a wide south west facing estuary, Arnside is a great place to sail. Winds tend to be stronger but more constant than on an inland water. A sea breeze may develop around midday. Tide against wind can result in exciting sailing conditions.  The village has a long history of sailing. The estuary was the port for Kendal. The village’s first sailing club was set up in 1852.  Arthur Ransome’s Swallow was built in the village and later kept on the estuary by a local teenager. Another of Arthur’s boat Coch-y-bonddhu was used to teaching sailing at a prep school on the sea front. Overlooked by Arnside Knott, at 522 feet high

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Try A Wanderer

Update: This event is unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please come back to the website soon for events later in the season.   The Wanderer Association, with kind permission of Marlow Sailing club is holding the latest Try a Wanderer event. This will give you a chance to sail the boat and talk to Wanderer owners. This is also an opportunity  for other Wanderer Members to get onto the water and cruise a short stretch of the river Thames Book a place please contact: John Renouf – 1953jgr@gmail.com This event has been running for years and is a firm feature on the calendar of Marlow SC – the home club for our Chairman and Membership Secretary John and Jenny Renouf. The club is beautifully located on the Berkshire bank of the Thames just above Bisham Abbey, a couple of minutes from the A404(M) which connects the M40 and the M4

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