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News

Gavin Barr’s Funeral Arrangements

We have heard from Richard Maltby at Whitstable YC that Gavin’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday January 20 at 1.45pm.  Gavin’s son, Tim, has invited us to attend the service virtually as follows; Service order for Gavin Barr Website: https://www.obitus.com/ Username: Zonu3229 Password: 481766 Webcast: Live Webcast & Watch Again Funeral Directors are Earl and Co. Albemarle Road, Willesborough,  Ashford, Kent TN24 0HL Telephone: 01233 620 522. Any floral arrangements should be sent to their attention. Donations in memory of Gavin for the Charing Methodist Church and the Church Mission Society may be sent as follows: Charing Methodist Church Sort code: 40-08-32 Account number: 30232181 Account name: Charing Methodist Church Church Mission Society Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ Registered Charity no. 1131655 Payments through this link. Please feel free to download Gavin Barr Order Of Service. I am pleased to report that Tim has asked Richard to present a eulogy relating to Gavin’s involvement with the

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Blog

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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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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News

Gavin Barr

Gavin’s family have announced his death coming three days before his 90th birthday which would have been today, January 5. He created and sustained the backbone of Wanderer sailing for more than 25 years.   His loss, and that of his family’s, will be deeply felt by our class association which he did so much to encourage and develop. A celebration of Gavin’s contribution to the fun and enjoyment of Wanderer sailing will appear in “The Wanderer” magazine in due course.

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Events

2021 Event Calendar is Coming Together

What we’ve got planned for 2021 After a totally blank 2020, save for the winter reunion, otherwise known as the AGM, on February 29 at the last London Dinghy Show to be held at Alexandra Palace, I have re-assembled the main elements of what was the 2020 programme and, tides permitting, have planned an event in every month from April through to October. I am especially grateful to the support I have readily gained from those WCOA members who are called local organisers, usually members of the host club, who put in the effort to make sure the event goes ticketty-boo. Finding a decent sailing venue has to go hand in hand with finding somewhere nearby to fill our boots on the Saturday evening.  The exception is the Marlow SC picnic – please bring your own daytime grub – and WandererFest where, aside from your own personal catering on site, we

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Blog

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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