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next up for Wayfarers:
Sat. 14 Jan 2017: CWA AGM & Awards at TS&CC
last updated:
5 Dec 16 at 1416 hrs
get W gear:  30 Nov 16
the W Book  22  May 13
KISS Your Dinghy  29 Apr 16
the W on video  22  May 13
the C.W.A.  30 Nov 16
the U.S.W.A.  11Oct 15

the W.I.C.   2 Dec 14
CWA AGM 2017  10 Dec 15
USWA SKIMMER  16 Sept 16

Wayfarer Market:  17 Nov 16
Events Calendar:   28 Nov 16
Wayfarer Links:  13 June 16
Weather:  8 Oct  02
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Wayfarer Institute:  26 June 16
:) PWC repellent (:  4 May 11

N.A. Rallies 00 - 16:  26 Oct 16
Intern'l Rallies:  24 Oct 16

Cruising Tips:   15 Jan 05
Logs:   28 Nov 16

2016 Worlds:  12 Oc
t 16
Latest Seeds21 Nov 16
Regatta Reports:  30 Nov 16
Storer Trophy:   20 Nov 16

W nostalgia
events nostalgia:  30 Nov 16
W's fondly recalled:  19 Sept 16
Hughes Nughes:  15 Jan 16
Past Worlds:  12 Oct
Archives:  18 Jan 16
W History in Brief:  29 Nov 00

the 2017 North American Wayfarer Calendar

Vote for your favourite pics

 I have done the first cull of our 2016 pics that I have, reducing their number from 700 or so (the background 2017 AGM slide show) to just over a hundred. These are now posted in Flickr. Please have a look at them and vote for your favourites (no more than 13) and/or let me know the ID number of any that you would be disappointed to see in print. Time is fleeting. I expect to send the masterpiece to the printer by this coming Friday, so please vote within the next couple of days c/o Failing that, you have only yourselves to blame. Uncle Al  W3854

Congratulations to Storer Trophy winners,
David & Anne Pugh (Gold) and
Dave Hansman with David Richardson (Silver)

Superb Carolina Week completes our 2016!

10 well matched Wayfarers highlight HOT V
(161114) A strong fleet of ten Wayfarers made up the main body of an 22-boat fleet that sailed the 5th annual HOT in support of, which raises money for research into earlier detection of breast cancer. Winds of 5 to 10 knots and summer-warm, sunny weather blessed the event's three Saturday and two Sunday races. Our Buccaneer friends, Bart and Janet Streb showed what these boats can really do, as they won the no-drop series on both straight and Portsmouth-corrected time. (Uncle Al, in his wide-ranging travels, has usually been able to match or beat the Bucs on straight time.)
The Wayfarers had excellent, close racing with Jim and Linda Heffernan of the host club fighting off a late challenge by Canadian guest, Al Schonborn, and his local crew, Susan Cole, to take Wayfarer bragging rights and 2nd place overall. The Wayfarers, in fact took five of the top six spots overall, and seven of the top ten spots. A bunch of results, a comprehensive report and all picture albums are now posted.

Jim and Alicia Cook win Wayfarers in the
Catawba YC's Old Brown Dog regatta

Wiley on Wylie waters:
(l to r) Jim Cook, AnnMarie Covington and Richard Johnson

(161118) In lovely summer-like weather but light, challenging winds, eight Wayfarers and a like number of MC Scows brought our 2016 sailing season to a close November 4-6 at the 5th annual Old Brown Dog regatta, hosted by Lake Wylie's Catawba YC near Charlotte, North Carolina. Locals, Jim Cook and his wife, Alicia, sailed W7372, Rob Wierdsma's old Abbott mark I, to the narrowest of victories, as they won a tie-breaker over Jim and Linda Heffernan, while Uncle Al and pick-up crew, Laura Bruck, ended up a mere point behind the two leaders. More hereCoverage now completed.

Minutes of the 26 Nov 2016 CWA ExCom meeting

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Bob Stevenson video gem emerges from Uncle Al's email limbo

W613 revisited

KISS Your Dinghy

(160429) Uncle Al's answer to The Wayfarer Book has arrived. Printing has been done in full colour and the book look pretty darn nice. Spiral bound for easier use as a reference book. More here.

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recently posted on the Whiffle Web:

28 Nov 2016: Beach Week: photo coverage complete
21 Nov 2016: North Channel Cruise 2016 log by Kit Wallace (W994) posted
Canadian Nationals/Don Rumble Memorial/Poker Race confirmed for July 8-10
20 Nov 2016: Old Brown Dog: corrected coverage completed
26 Oct 2016: WISP 2017 International Rally: mug shots v03 posted
13 Oct 2016: North Americans: W and TBYC get section front page in
Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press
11 Oct 2016: Cayo Costa Rally 2016: last album posted
30 Sept 2016: Clark Lake: all albums posted
22 Sept 2016: Killbear: all albums posted at last
20 Sept 2016: Storer Trophy: latest updated results posted
19 Sept 2016: W/CL Regatta: coverage well underway with results & pics
16 Sept 2016: North Americans: report and first four albums posted
26 August 2016: Ontarios: Al's four albums posted
16 August 2016: C Nats: results and awards pics posted
29 July 2016: Worlds: reports and all results posted
28 July 2016: North Bay: all results and pics posted
28 June 2016: Rock Hall results and pics posted
27 June 2016: Warm Water coverage completed
15 June 2016: first version of totally revamped events nostalgia now posted
13 June 2016: Chesapeake Cruise pics posting completed
12 June 2016: Mayor's Cup coverage begun
Bayview One-Design coverage completed
8 April 2016:  HOT V is a go for 2016 - more here

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