Uncle Al's baby
KISS Your Dinghy
has arrived!


(151019) 200 copies of Uncle Al's have been printed.
Uncle Al's answer to the Wayfarer Book, can be bought via PayPal
or Uncle Al if personal pick-up is desired.

(red dates indicate that recent
new material has been added)

next up for Wayfarers:
Sat 16 Jan: CWA AGM/Awards Dinner, TSCC
Jan 29-31: Midwinters/US Nats, Eustis, FL
last updated:
24 Nov 15 at 1949 hrs
late-breaking Wayfarer news
from Canada and abroad:

Congratulations to Sue Pilling and Steph Romaniuk, our 2015 Storer Trophy winners

(14 Nov 15) Despite sailing only three of the four major events, defending champions, Sue Pilling and Steph Romaniuk of Parry Sound have repeated as winners of the Storer Trophy. Calculated ...  More here ...

Good racing and fine friendship abound as Carolina Week brings down the curtain
on our 2015 Wayfarer sailing season

(13 Nov 15) Led by Jim and Linda Heffernan's fine overall victory in a 27-boat fleet, nine Wayfarers made a impressive showing at the 4th annual HOT Regatta hosted by the Lake Townsend YC near Greensboro, NC on behalf of earlier.org and the fight against breast cancer. All photos and report now posted.

Relaxing Beach Week between regattas!

the usual suspects:
(l to r) AnnMarie Covington, Linda and Jim Heffernan, Uncle Al

(151111) It was a bit on the rainy side, but what better place to be than the Heffernans' beach house on Emerald Isle near Beaufort, NC!! All the comforts of home plus the Atlantic Ocean in clear, grand and lovely view! More soon here.

Only Wednesday was deemed "sailable" by us softies. Here we had just launched onto Beaufort's Taylor Creek and were on our way past downtown Beaufort, out into the ocean along Shackleford Banks towards the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and a picnic lunch. Alcohol may have been involved. Albums and report coming soon.

The Johnsons, Richard and Michele, victorious in Old Brown Dog at Catawba

(151123) A well matched fleet of eight Wayfarers shared Lake Wylie with eight MC Scows in challenging winds and the occasional shower Nov. 7-8 at the Catawba YC near Charlotte, NC. The 6-race series in light to medium winds, produced a tie at the top with our hosts themselves, Richard Johnson and Michele (above right), not to forget Black Skimmer, won the tie-breaker over Uncle Al (above left) who set a precedent as he became the first North American Wayfarer to sail solo and win (at least) one race in an open regatta. HOT winners, Jim and Linda, took 3rd overall. More soon. Much more!! Results and photos by Kristin Doebler and Uncle Al posted here.

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general information
the W Book  22  May 13
KISS Your Dinghy  19 Oct 15
the W on video  22  May 13
the C.W.A.  14 Nov 15
the U.S.W.A.  11Oct 15
the W.I.C.   2 Dec 14
CWA AGM 2013  24 Jan 13
USWA SKIMMER  25 June 15

get W gear:  26 Oct 15
Wayfarer Market:  24 Nov 15
Events Calendar:    11 Nov 15
Wayfarer Links:  8 Oct 14
Weather:  8 Oct  02
Weekly Whiffle:   23 Nov 15
Uncle Al CWA web master

Wayfarer Institute:  13 April 15
:) PWC repellent (:  4 May 11
Wayfarer Book orders

N.A. Rallies 00 - 15:  1 Sept 15
Intern'l Rallies: 
9 Oct 15
Intern'l Rally 2016:  9 Oct 15
Cruising Tips:   15 Jan 05
Logs:   23 Nov 15

2013 Worlds:   13 Jan 14
Latest Seeds11 Nov 15
Regatta Reports:  23 Nov 15
Storer Trophy:   14 Nov 15

W nostalgia
events nostalgia:  17 Jan 15
W's fondly recalled:  20 Oct 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

photos needed for 2016 North American W wall Calendar

Wayfarer favourite,

Lee Cowperthwait,
has passed away.
More here.

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

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The Wayfarer Book (5th ed.)
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recently posted on the Whiffle Web:

23 Nov 2015:  Beach Week and Old Brown Dog pics posted
Old Brown Dog Regatta: Al's Friday album now posted
13 Nov 2015:  Storer Trophy has surprise winners for 2015
26 Oct 2015:  Weekly Whiffle: extra Oct. 26th issue published
10 Oct 2015:  Mayor's Cup: coverage finally posted
three more Cape Cod cruise logs provided by Tom Erickson (W275)
6 Octt 2015:  Clark Lake: all albums posted
29 Aug 2015:  Ontarios: all pics now posted
25 Aug 2015:  Rally: 3rd of 3 Idleman albums posted
24 Aug 2015:  Rally: Julia's and Al's fine Wednesday album posted
Nationals: 2015 Canadian Nationals results posted
23 Aug 2015:  North Bay: Dave Richardson's Long Distance Race report posted
13 Aug 2015:  North Americans: photo coverage completed
8 Aug 2015:  Dave Adams (W921) log of Thousand Islands cruise now posted
28 July 2015:  Mississauga SC W/CL Regatta: NOR posted
7 July 2015:  Warm Water: pics posting completed
26 June 2015:  BOD coverage updated with story of Chip's prank
Uncle Al's - dare I say, fine - Chester River Race report now posted
10 June 2015:  Chesapeake Cruise coverage mostly complete
15 Feb 15:  2015 Midwinters:  all John Cole pics now posted

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