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get W gear:  19 Jan 17
the Wayfarer Book  22  May 13
KISS Your Dinghy  29 Apr 16
the W on video  22 Dec 16
the C.W.A. 25 Aug 17
the U.S.W.A.  11Oct 15

the W.I.C.   30 May 17
CWA AGM 2017  24 Jan 17
USWA SKIMMER  28 June 17

info/contacts
Wayfarer Market: 
14 Sept 17
Events Calendar:   25 Sept 17
Wayfarer Links: 
2 Aug 17
Weather:  8 Oct  02
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educational
Wayfarer Institute:  1 July 17
:) PWC repellent (:  4 May 11

cruising
N.A. Rallies 00 - 17: 
4 Sept 17
Int'n'l Rallies archive:  4 Sept 17

Cruising Tips:   15 Jan 05
Logs:   1 July 17

racing
2016 Worlds:  12 Oc
t 16
Latest Seeds18 Sept17
Regatta Reports:  25 Sept 17
Storer Trophy:   18 Sept 17


W nostalgia
events nostalgia: 25 Sept 17
W's fondly recalled:  19 April 17
Hughes Nughes:  15 Jan 16
Past Worlds:  12 Oct
16
Archives:  18 Jan 16
W History in Brief:  29 Nov 00

Superb Shannon Donkin efforts at light-air Clark Lake Fall Regatta lift Uncle Al, SHADES to amazing third straight miracle finish

SHADES/Glory Days ghosts along the north shore of Clark Lake.
(Gail Turluck photo)

(170925) Two weeks ago it was at Tawas and the US Nationals where Uncle Al and Frank Goulay came back from a seemingly hopeless deficit to win races 4 and 5 which created a three-way tie at the top with one deciding race to go. And then Frank and Al completed the Cinderella story with one more win. Then, in last week's Pumpkin Regatta at London's Fanshawe YC, Al and crew, Dave McCreedy, things again came down to the final race, winner take all, against Leo and Joanne Van Kampen. As had happened in the previous four races, Al again fell far behind early but made an improbale recovery to win that race and the series. This week, at Clark Lake, it was a slightly different story as Al and crew, Shannon, appeared to have the second of two Saturday semi-drifters under control going into the final short beat to the finish, only to lose to both Marc Nennet and Sue Pilling. That left both Teams Bennett and Pilling with 1-2 scores in this no drop series while Al sat at 3-3. And with no one from the rest of the fleet showing realistic signs of beating the top three W's in any race, there seemed to be very little hope for Team SHADES aka Glory Days. They would have to win the remaining two races on Sunday and hope that Narc and Sue eacg scored a 2-3. In that case, there would be a three-way tie at the top, and Shannon and Al with two firsts would win the tie-breaker. And that is what happened. And not just two firsts but mini-horizon-jobs! For the second week in a row, I felt a bit guilty, this time when Marc and Julie were running 2nd until the final beat of the finale and were in line to grab their second straight Clark Lake Wayfarer win. Complete results  here. More soon.


Close battle for Storer continues
(170918) Pumpkin Regatta action at the Fanshawe YC Sept. 16-17 left the top of the Storer Trophy standings unchanged with David and Anne Pugh holding their one-point edge over Marc Bennett and his wife, Julie, as both sat this one out. Al Schonborn and Sue Pilling each managed to up their points total by three points and now sit 3-4 in the standings, while Jim Heffernan fell from 4th to 5th. Two new faces in the top ten this week: Leo Van Kampen's runner-up finish at the Pumpkin was good for 7 points and moved him into 9th place, while Mike Codd's three Pumpkin points moved into a 10th-place tie with Phil Leonard - more here


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Uncle Al tops Pumpkin: coverage here

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Storer Trophy
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(170125) The Wayfarer Book covers it all, from racing to reefing. A technical masterpiece now in its 5th edition. Contact our Wayfarer Book Man, Bob Brown for info and ordering.
KISS Your Dinghy

(160429)  KISS Your Dinghy - the KISS principle at its finest. Uncle Al's less complex and beautifully illustrated companion to The Wayfarer Book. Spiral bound for easier reference. More here.

recently posted on the Whiffle Web:

21 Sept 2017: US Nats: two more albums posted
19 Sept 2017: Pumpkin: results, album and report posted
4 Sept 2017: Rally reactions page now begun with Robert Mosher's addendum
3 Sept 2017: C Nats report by Uncle Al completed
2 Sept 2017: Long Distance Race: coverage corrected
31 Aug 2017: C Nats photos by Kim Bergevin and Uncle Al now posted
30 Aug 2017: seeds now updated with C Nats and Blackbeard results posted
29 Aug 2017: latest (corrected) Storer standings now posted
corrected Canadian Nationals results posted; all Gord Leachman photos now up
28 Aug 2017: latest Storer standings now posted
Canadian Nationals results posted
24 Aug 2017: four more Rally albums now posted
22 Aug 2017: latest seeds now posted; HOT, OBD NOR's posted
21 Aug 2017: Ontarios: results posted
Long Distance Race: coverage completed
3 Aug 2017: WISP International Rally 2017:  Scott & Trish photos are 6th album posted
31 July 2017: Pumpkin Regatta: dates changed to Sept. 16-17
28 July 2017: North Americans: Felix Tang pics added, coverage completed
Killbear 2016 album of Andrew Slonetsky photos added
28 July 2017: North Americans: Uncle Al's report completed
27 July 2017: North Americans: Sunday action shots from Linda Heffernan posted
26 July 2017: North Americans: results, two albums and most of a report posted
30 June 2017: 2017 Mayor's Cup Regatta: coverage completed
Wayfarer Easterns/Governor's Cup Regatta: coverage completed
29 June 2017: GWB Regatta: nostalgia section improved and updated
25 June 2017: Wayfarer Easterns/Governor's Cup Regatta: Gerrit Fahr pics posted
24 June 2017: Warm Water Regatta: results, pics posted
9 June 2017: BOD Regatta: results and some of the photos links now posted

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