Wanderer Tag: Event

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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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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Try-A-Wanderer 2021

Join us in Marlow, which is the home club for John and Jenny Renouf, the Chariman and Membership Secretary, to have a go sailing a Wanderer on the Thames. It is probably the most relaxed club in the country on the grassy banks upstream from Bisham Abbey. Launching and recovery is a doddle. There is no fixed agenda….. we tinker with our boats and exchange tips and then have some fun sailing which starts when someone shouts “Go”.

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CANCELLED: Wanderer – Wayfarer Racing Weekend

This is fast-becoming our opening event for the season. Join the Wayfarer fleet for the first race meeting of the 2021 season.  WOSC is a remarkably friendly and cooperative club which manages racing quietly and efficiently from the onshore race-box. The bacon sarnies are delicious. Camping, motor-homing on site.

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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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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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