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Regalia

We have a number of branded items to offer you.  All items are made to order.   Please fill out the form beneath to order yours… Soft Shell £45 This wonderful splash proof soft shell comes in navy blue with embroidered WCOA Logo. Perfect for those mild nights in the beer garden after a hard day of sailing, or to keep out the wind. Polo Shirt – Blue £25 Our official Wanderer Polo in bright Blue with white piping and embroidered logo. Look official at a Sailing event and show off your membership to the WCOA. Polo Shirt – Red £25 Our officical COA Polo in bright Red. Stand out from the crowd in this bright Red racing polo with white piping and embroidered logo. Casual Tee – Blue £15 Look cool in this casual tee chilling in the boat park or just relaxing at the tiller.Modelled by Jenny Casual

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Sailing One Up

Ten Tips for Solo Sailing your Wanderer By Derrick Nash As we’re all mostly locked down more of us are finding that Solo Sailing is the only way to get out on the water.  I have been sailing single handed for many years in my mostly unmodified Wanderer 1233 so here are my 10 top tips for successful sailing “one-up”. 1. Buy a Wanderer Lucky for us, the Wanderer is a very “sailor friendly” boat, by which I mean it is stable and forgiving.  And if you’re reading this – congratulations, you’ve made a great choice! Of course if conditions weren’t quite right, for example sailing un-reefed in very strong wind, confused seas in a racing scenario, or maybe something gets accidentally tangled up in the boat and you become unbalanced at the wrong time, then it would be possible to capsize the boat (see Inland Championships 2019 Edition 121). 

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Members Only Trial

We’re looking into a trial of a members section of the website so if you see a message on any content which says Login to view that’s why. Please bear with us at the moment but if you have any suggestions, thoughts or feedback don’t hesitate to comment below or send us a message. If you’d like to participate in the trial (and you have an active membership) then get in touch and I’ll send you the information you need.

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The End of a Quiet Year

I am pleased to welcome you to the Wanderer Web as we approach the end of a year during which if you’ve managed to get out sailing alone or at your club then you’ve been one of the lucky ones for reasons that I don’t need to go into here! All of our lives have been affected to varying degrees by the pandemic situation, and as an Association it was regrettable though clearly necessary to cancel our planned events as it became obvious that the various restrictions would make them unviable due to social distancing requirements and the general closure of communal facilities, and also prevented the social interaction that is the essence of our events. With no events to report on there has been little with which to fill-out a magazine, but our Editor has done some sterling work to gather enough content for the issue which was published

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Somerset In Devon

Family cruising in Salcombe Harbour and creeks By Leonie Johnson Leonie and Bea sailing in the Bag – Neil Delmas So welcome was our two week post-lockdown break in a cottage in Frogmore; a small village at the head of one of the longer creaks, or ‘ria’ to give it it’s proper name.  I rose to the Chair’s challenge and risked getting my iPhone out whilst onboard Somerset to film our adventures – boat number 1800, and the third Wanderer I’ve had the great privilege of sailing in Salcombe. You can watch the short video (my first!) edited using iMovie on the Wanderer Association’s Facebook page.  These are some of the adventures that didn’t quite make the cut….. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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