Wanderer Category: Jottings

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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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2019 Autumn Jottings

When it comes to the weather, sailors are difficult people to please, and this year even some of our events had “too much” wind or “not enough” wind. The Inland Championship at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club was visited by Storm Hannah that created some very lively conditions.  The National Championship at Bewl Water saw the other extreme of barely a breath of wind.  This did not prevent our intrepid competitors completing enough racing at both events for winners to be decided and congratulations go to them and all who took part.  Even WandererFest provided a variety of conditions from not much to challenging for some, and the forecast for the Salcombe weekend predicted scary conditions which, in the end, were not as bad as predicted! Our sailing programme has settled into a manageable series of racing and cruising events that are generally well-attended with equal popularity and its success is

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