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UKWA NEWSLETTER - August 2015
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Just in case you haven’t noticed, racing and cruising alternate as the leading article in Enews.  So if you want just cruising you will have to scroll down this month.
 
RACING 
 
Sun 19th - Fri 24th July

National Championships Brixham YC
 
 
    
Congratulation to Guy and Tom Marks our new National Champions.  See the full report by following this link.

Did you visit Brixham? Have you got lots of photos to share? If so send them to  Alan Chaplin:  Also please don’t forget to send them to our magazine editor Ray. I am sure he would welcome any comments as well.
 
Sat 22nd - Sun 23rd Aug

Western Championships National Circuit Event - Parkstone YC The exact format is yet to be confirmed, but an opportunity to stay on to Poole Week below: Contact Class Captain Phil Powell . 

 
Sun 23rd - Fri 28th Aug

 Poole Week - Parkstone YC a great, family friendly regatta with a mix of harbour and bay sailing together with a revitalised social program including class dinner, hog roast etc. Look out for a bargain early entry fee. Parkstone will have a stand at the London Dinghy show where there will be more early booking incentives. The race officers have agreed to put big inflatables at the hardest to find marks like Ellis Jones and Drake to help visitors locate them! Contact: Class Captain Phil Powell

Sat 12th - Sun 13th Sept

The Splashaway Trophy - a National Circuit Event - Upper Thames SC in Bourne End, Buckinghamshire. Classic river sailing event and evening social and entertainment with on-site camping facility. Contact John Dighton.
 
Spot the Wayfarer on the Lord Birkett trophy start line. Over 230 on the startline by Ullswater Yacht Club!
 

CRUISING 
Sat 8th to Sun 9th Aug

Coaching for cruising. John Mellor will be running a Coaching for Cruising weekend in the Yorkshire Dales at probably the best inland dinghy facility in the country at Yorkshiredales SC at The Clubhouse , Grimwith Reservoir , Hebden , Skipton  BD23 5ED.
The aim of the weekend is to improve the set up of your boat and perhaps improve your skills.  Of course if you do not want to sail you can put your walking boots on and enjoy the beautiful setting. For more information contact John and for further information - This is your homework before you arrive - watch this video. Indeed it is worth watching by any sailor 

Wed 12th - Sun 16th Aug

Perseid Meteor Shower Cruise - Falmouth Area We will attempt to take advantage of the relatively dark skies in some of the headwaters of the Fal and Helford river systems. Boat boat tents essential, as landing overnight cannot be guaranteed. The sailing will be varied in nature, some deep water estuary sailing, and some tidal mud-flat avoidance - or not! Potentially some sea sailing outside the Carrick Roads. The ability to reef afloat is essential. Because of the travel distance likely to be involved we have decided to make this an “extended weekend”. We plan to rendezvous with other boats on or before Wednesday evening 12th August, recovering boats on Sunday 16th, with very little sailing on either of these days. Numbers are necessarily limited, so if you’re interested get in touch with Dave & Julie for more details.

 
Sat 22nd - Sun 28th Aug

Ullswater Family Gathering - It is not too late to book this highly recommended popular event. 35 boats took part last year. Details and application form from Mark and Julie Foreman. 
 
6th to 13th Sept

Join over 70 Wayfarers from 11 countries at the 2015 International Rally for fun and cruising in beautiful Lough Derg with optional racing at Cullaun S.C. Regatta on  5th & 6th  and  aqua orienteering at Lough Derg Y.C. Regatta on the 12th & 13th  for details contact Monica Schaefer
 
GENERAL

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As well as the extremely popular Wayfarer Book, we are now also delighted to have available in our Shop copies of The Sea Takes No Prisoners - Peter Clutterbuck’s extraordinary book with beautiful illustrations, excellent maps, photos and images. It includes a wealth of useful tips and helpful information for those who cruise and dream of exciting adventures. Follow this link to our Shop.
 
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