Wanderer Tag: Racing

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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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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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A NEW DATE FOR WANDERERFEST 2021

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

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CANCELLED – Arnside Race Meeting

Join us at Arnside for a Racing event in the North. Arnside is located on the Kent Estuary at the top of Morecambe Bay in an area of outstanding natural beauty with views to the Lakeland Fells. The Estuary faces south west and offers you a large sailing area. At high tide it is possible to sail out into the Bay towards Holme Island and Grange-over-Sands. There is a tidal window of 2 hours or more at high tide where it is possible to sail. Winds tend to be more constant than on a lake. On summer afternoons, a light sea breeze can make for pleasant sailing conditions. Tide against wind can result in exciting sailing. The Estuary provides you with a chance to sail in the sea with the reassurance of land on either side. Please RSVP for more information.

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West Oxfordshire Race Meeting

UPDATE: I’m afraid this meeting is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please come back to the website for more events later in the season.   Pop this weekend in your diary and dust off the road base for your Wanderer dinghy trailer. It should prove to be a busy and fun event with 5 races planned over two days, sharing the sheltered water with the Wayfarers.  Our fourth year at this venue. As ever this is FREE race entry to Wanderer Association Members  There will be separate starts for the two fleets if numbers justify it, with Wanderers following Wayfarer starts by 5 minutes, meaning they don’t have to sail through us and we get to chase them and see which way pays up the first beat or where people can hold spinnakers without having to experiment ourselves…while watching and learning from their racier types. It would be great to

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