Wanderer Class Owners Association
Try a Wanderer.

When searching for the right dinghy, new sailors are to a great extent influenced by the type of dinghy that they were taught to sail in.  But, what if you have never set foot in a boat and are desperate to buy?

The Wanderer Association recommends gaining experience and trying as many different types of dinghy before you making a choice. That is why association members have gladly invited people to come and try their Wanderer to see if the Wanderer dinghy suits their needs and matches their expectations before buying.

It does not matter if you are new to sailing as the Wanderer owner will often take the helm, for the demonstration, while competent sailors helms are welcome to helm and test the capabilities of the boat themselves.

We have been fortunate over the last few years to have the facilities of Marlow Sailing Club on the River Thames to hold our Try-a-Wanderer event. Marlow is home to several long-term Association members, who are also active in running the affairs of the club.

Marlow is an ideal base, because although it is a peaceful Thames side location, it has good links to the major road networks. Further to that, the main reason we like Marlow is the overwhelming friendliness and helpfulness of club members in welcoming strangers and providing support during the day.

The club is located just upstream from Bisham Abbey and has enough length of river to test the boat without lowering masts or going through locks. The Thames can be a challenging place to sail when the wind gets up or is in flood, but we have only failed once to get the boats on the water.

What if you can’t get to Marlow?
Email the WCOA who may be able to put you in contact with a Wanderer Owner at another location.

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