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West Oxfordshire Race Report 2022

Report from Adam Wickenden It’s not usually this windy here they claimed.     Hmmmm. The Wanderer fleet heard the same thing last time they were at WOSC when Storm Hannah blew through. The brisk easterlies forecast only discouraged two entries from turning up, leaving five hardy crews to enjoy the delight of Wanderer racing and the Wanderer tradition of after sail food. Everybody (yes, everybody) also partook in the very un-Wanderer sport of swimming! Oh, we also had a fleet of Wayfarers to dodge – it was their Southern Area championships. Their presence turned out to be very useful, starting five minutes before us. ‘Follow the Wayfarers’ became the best way of sussing out WOSC’s complicated courses round its 11 basic blue cans, let alone different coloured buoys as special one-off marks. Saturday. We started with the Event Coordinator’s ‘build a Wanderer Challenge’. A long-term project, a bit like

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Wanderer – Wayfarer Racing Weekend 22

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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2022 Sailing Season – Racing soon to commence

The 2022 season finally kicks off next month with a two-day racing event hosted by West Oxfordshire SC over the weekend after Easter….April 23/24. Wanderer – Wayfarer Racing Weekend 22 The venue is just south of Witney and with reasonably convenient access the A34, A420, and further away, the M40 and the M4.     Motorhomes and caravans can be conveniently sited at the club. I have previously circulated a Notice of Race and it is again attached to the link above. WHAT I REALLY NEED TO NOW IS……..    WHO’S COMING ? Please let me know with a brief email or complete the online form. It helps our hosts to make appropriate plans, and I need to know how many of you will be coming to the Wanderer Fleet supper at The Blue Boar at Longworth on the Saturday evening.    (Menu choices will be made when you arrive on Saturday morning.)

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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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