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KISS Your Dinghy  29 Apr 16
the W on video  22  May 13
the C.W.A.  17 Feb 16
the U.S.W.A.  11Oct 15

the W.I.C.   2 Dec 14
CWA AGM 2016  10 Dec 15
USWA SKIMMER  17 March 16

get W gear:  22 Jan 16
Wayfarer Market:  25 Feb 16
Events Calendar:   25 April 16
Wayfarer Links:  9 April 2016
Weather:  8 Oct  02
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Regatta Reports:  20 March 16
Storer Trophy:   14 Nov 15

W nostalgia
events nostalgia:  2 Jan 16
W's fondly recalled:  20 Oct 15
Hughes Nughes:  15 Jan 16
Past Worlds:  30 Dec 13
Archives:  18 Jan 16
W History in Brief:  29 Nov 00

(160418)  Events Whiffle returns after 8-year hiatus

(160428)   Help wanted by CWA Advertising Secretary

From: Steph Romaniuk []
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2016 6:49 PM

I made a list of the benefits an advertiser would have if they advertised with us: Here is what I have so far:

1) Dinghy-based website linked to US-based and European-based class associations.

2) Great free educational content including rigging tips, safety, racing rules (in pictures), etc.

3) Content, including blog-like newsletters of sailing related discussions, is updated frequently.

4) These resources are widely sought after and used by several sailing classes

5) These are just a few of the things that attract great web traffic and make it a great place for advertising.

6) Only $100 for advertising for the year - link featured on main page and also attached to a specific annual regatta page.

7) New Wayfarers are continually being imported to North America (growing fleet)

If anyone has a further good talking point or benefit to mention please email me at 

I will be contacting the following new advertisers:

1) Robertson and Robertson Insurance (Skipper's Plan)


Please email me to suggest a business that might be interested in advertising on our site.  Thanks for your help!


Steph   W397.

Twenty-first century cruise planning

Cinching the 2012 Lansdowne Spittoon — jointly
  Greetings, Wayfarer sailors. We are planning cruises a new way! Go to the Cruising Arm of the US Wayfarer Association. From there, go to the related cruise event forums. Have a look.
  • get on board with just your email address in about 15 seconds
  • find all the relevant information in one place
  • add your comments – discuss issues in a “conversational” way
  • include yourself– “follow” an event to get notified of new activity


These forums present event planning discussions clearly and make sure that the information is getting to the people who want it. You can insert your comments where they make the most sense. The “new information” notices sent to you relate to only the events you choose and are limited and meaningful.
They’re your events, your discussions, your plans – just like before with email, but I promise you, it’s easier and way better than email. That’s the whole point. The next time you communicate about Wayfarer cruising, use these forums.

Authorized (optimistically) by your USWA Cruising Secretary, USWA Vice Commodore, as well as multi-time nominee and one-time joint winner of the Lansdowne Spittoon  (photo above and here)

Chip Cunningham   (tending Solje W1321)

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.

Pughs Shine at Midwinters

(160213) Oakville's David and Anne Pugh topped a fleet of 21 boats in the 2016 U.S. Nationals, hosted Jan. 29-31 by the Lake Eustis SC as part of our annual Florida Midwinters.  Midwinters coverage now completed.

Have you paid 2016 dues?
Check here to make sure you are one of us. As of 20 March, CWA has 66 paid-up members.

Do it now!!
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Communicate on line:
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recently posted on the Whiffle Web:

11 April 2016: Conestoga Weekend details & registration link now posted
8 April 2016:  HOT V is a go for 2016 - more here
20 March 2016: Rock Hall 2015: a few more memories from Mike Babowicz
17 March 2016: Winter 2016 SKIMMER posted
Mike Babowicz mini-log posted: a March 2016 sail on the Chesapeake
19 Feb 2016: Midwinters: Solo Regatta results & report posted
Cayo Costa Rally: all pics available thus far have been posted
18 Jan 2016: W1445 enquiry unearths tons of fine memories in July 1976 SKIMMER
12 Jan 2016: Mike Duncan (W10962) contributes to our centreboard knowledge:
a better brake and the anatomy of the Mk IV board

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