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Bring on the 2015 sailing season and the BOD
Registration is now open for the Bayview One Design Regatta on the Detroit River May 29-31. The Wayfarers will again be sailing right off the club on the river. There’s nothing quite like quick tacking at the club break wall with a crowd of people watching and cheering (or jeering if the tack doesn’t go well). This is a great weekend of racing to get the 2015 sailing season going. And the socializing is equally as rewarding with fun entertainment and excellent sponsors including Michigan beer from Bells Brewery, rum from Mount Gay and wine from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.  Bayview is excited to have the Wayfarers as part of the racing lineup and treat us well.
For more more details and an enthusiastic rundown of how the regatta works, email Nick Seraphinoff at To find out more about the regatta from Bayview and register online, go to: You can register without paying.
The Michigan Wayfarers look forward to a solid turnout at this always fun and rewarding regatta. Bring on the 2015 sailing season!!!

Chip Cunningham, W1321, Solje

Prologue: Because I (Nick Seraphinoff) had to leave Detroit right after five boats arrived from England, I assigned my man Chip to take the boats to the warehouse for storage. He had to take the boats one at a time on road bases which was a big job and I said to myself, "Thank goodness I have a guy like Chip to do this.” UNTIL I GOT THIS E MAIL FROM HIM!

Nick, my man,
First rule of sailing: Protect the Equipment.
Second rule of sailing:
You Are the Most Important Equipment!
I’ll get back with you to find out how you’re doing (with your bruised ribs). But this may take your mind off your injury. The boats got moved OK today—only one thing .... 
read the rest of Chip's hair-raising tale on p. 5 of the latest lovely edition of the SKIMMER

Whaly Watching
new shipment expected in May

Heider Funck and Hansa Sails would like to make you aware of the popular Whaly boats from Holland. Perhaps you have seen some already at Yacht Clubs, marinas ... more here

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general information
the W Book  22  May 13
the W on video  22  May 13
the C.W.A.  9 March 15
the W.I.C.   2 Dec 14
CWA AGM 2013  24 Jan 13
USWA SKIMMER  18 March 15

get W gear:  24 Nov 14
Wayfarer Market:  22 April 15
Events Calendar:    21 April 15
Wayfarer Links:  8 Oct 14
Weather:  8 Oct  02
Weekly Whiffle:   21 April 15
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Wayfarer Institute:  13 April 15
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Wayfarer Book orders

N.A. Rallies 00 - 14:   3 Sept 14
Intern'l Rallies:  13 Nov 14
Intern'l Rally 2015:  4 Feb 15
Cruising Tips:   15 Jan 05
Logs:   15 Dec 14

2013 Worlds:   13 Jan 14
Latest Seeds4 Feb 15
Regatta Reports:  13 Feb 15
Storer Trophy:   8 Dec 14

W nostalgia
events nostalgia:  17 Jan 15
W's fondly recalled:  17 Jan 15
Hughes Nughes:  27 Nov 07
Past Worlds:  30 Dec 13
Archives:  31 Jan 02
W History in Brief:  29 Nov 00
DM 2002:  1 Nov 02

Spirit Points
The CWA Spirit Awards files are updated and reflect an active Wayfarer year in North America.  Details here.

What's new with Nick & Marc at NP?
* Group orders of five MkIVs: free shipping: Marc
* new and used Hartleys in stock: Nick or Marc

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The Wayfarer Book (5th ed.)
Bob Brown, our W Book man reports: .. a limited quantity of the new 5th ed books are here and available ... excellent additions including info on the new Mk4.. edge on improving your skills and knowledge of our beloved W .. great for club libraries or the individual. In Canada the price is $39.99 delivered. Please contact Bob Brown.

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recently posted on the Whiffle Web:

18 March 2015:  issue 2015-1 of the SKIMMER is now posted
15 Feb 15:  2015 Midwinters:  all John Cole pics now posted
10 Dec 14:  2015 North Americans confirmed for Coburg YC July 25-26
5 Dec 14:  2015 Pumpkin Regatta confirmed for Oct. 3-4
2015 US Nats/Rock Hall
confirmed for June 19-21
24 Nov 14:  nostalgia log added: International Camp Cruise Norge 2000
23 Nov 14:  HOT III Regatta more, corrected results posted
9 Nov 14:  Old Brown Dog Regatta two reports, results & pics available
6 Nov 14:  HOT III Regatta all pics available, report, results & times posted
15 Oct 14:  Moe Fraser Distance Race: report added to results page
Pumpkin Regatta: all three pics albums now posted on Flickr
28 Sept 14: 2014 North Americans/Clark Lake: reports and 1994 nostalgia done
24 Sept 14: 2014 North Americans: pics all posted
16 Sept 14: 2014 North Bay: Long Distance Race pics posting underway
15 Sept 14: 2014 North Bay pics: Don Rumble Memorial pics posting done
23 July 14: 2014 Ontarios pics: posting done
26 June 14: 2014 Rock Hall Weekend: Jim Heffernan reports with pictures
23 June 14: 2014 Warm Water unedited pics posted via Flickr
2014 Ontarios unedited pics posted via Flickr
22 June 14: 2014 Warm Water results posted
19 June 14: 2014 Ontarios report now posted

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