Wanderer Tag: WandererFest

WandererFest 2024

This is the premier event of the Wanderer calendar attracting a large number of members and being held this year at a new venue – Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club – in Chichester Harbour. Come for a day or two or stay for the complete event.

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WandererFest 2023

Report by John Renouf assisted by Lindsay and Neil Weatherley At the new location this year of Mengeham Rythe SC, Hayling Island, everyone taking part was given the option of sailing with a supported fleet (supported by a RIB) or unsupported fleet, relying on the principle of cruising in company. Most of this article by John Renouf, from his vantage at the helm of the support boat, reports on the larger, supported fleet and the event as a whole. We asked Lindsey and Neil Weatherley to complete the picture by writing about the experience of the unsupported fleet, which Lindsey led. The Weatherleys’ authorship is indicated by the paragraphs in blue type. Thanks to excellent timing, the return of both fleets from their different destinations before the tide fell too far was one of the successes of the new format. Unfortunately sailing was reduced to two days owing to adverse

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WandererFest 2023

This is the premier event of the Wanderer calendar attracting a large number of members and being held this year at a new venue – Mengeham Rythe Sailing Club – in Chichester Harbour. Come for a day or two or stay for the complete event.

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WandererFest 2022

This is the premier event of the Wanderer calendar and attracted 61 WCOA members and spouses to Cobnor Field in 2021 on the southern tip of the entrance to Bosham Creek. Come for a day or two or stay for the complete event – no problem.

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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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WandererFest 2021

UPDATE: This event has been postponed, the date above is the new date. This is the premier event of the Wanderer calendar and attracts the largest number of WCOA members and crew to Cobnor Field on the southern tip of the entrance to Bosham Channel. Come for a day or two or stay for the complete event – no problem. The WandererFest site is on the private Cobnor Estate and a perfect location for our caravans, motor- homes, and tents. There are B & Bs and hotels nearby for those of us who prefer a decent mattress. Daily cruises – choose from a shortish one to a longish one – are organised by Cruise Master Ray Tennant – with Emsworth, East Head, Prinstead, Dell Quay, and Bosham among the various destinations hopefully with a hostelry or ice cream stall nearby. There are ample opportunities to exchange rigging and sailing tips

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