all the Wayfarer stuff you need to know
in abbreviated form as collected
by Derwyn Hughes
Al's introduction: Derwyn is one of Canada's best and most enthusiastic Wayfarer racers. He will introduce what he has done for us (below). His work filled about 12 pages of the February 1995 Whiffle, and what I have done here is split it up into several segments, the first of which follows this introduction.
November 13, 1994: Much of this material was taken from four great videos on Wayfarer sailing (available from the Canadian Wayfarer Association). These were prepared by Al Schönborn, W3854, (many times Canadian Champion and Class Coach) with the help of Mike McNamara. W8868, World Wayfarer Champion 1992 from UK. Thanks to George Lake, W862, for lending me the set of videos. Further revisions have been made after "spying" on the Eastern Canada/USA fleets during regattas in the summer of 1994. Hope you find some of this helpful in sailing your Wayfarer. Any suggestions you may have for improving these notes would be appreciated. Contact me as shown below. Have fun & enjoy your sailing!
Derwyn Hughes W4615, 143 Silvercrest Crescent, Calgary, Alberta T3B 3T8
for racing success
1. an enthusiastic and positive crew/helm relationship
2. on-the-water experience
3. sail trim and boat handling
4. preparing the mast, hull, rigging and foils
5. knowledge of rules and tactics
Basic boat handling tips