The Wayfarer is a versatile 4.83m one-design dinghy, suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. While popular as a training boat, it also attracts top division racers, as well as being used for cruising (once famously as far as Iceland).  MYC has a large and active Wayfarer fleet – one of the largest in the country – with a full racing and social programme. We host regional and occasionally national events and in May 2019 we are holding the Eastern Championships.

New members are always welcome. It is not necessary to be a skilled racer to join us, nor even to own a boat, since we can often provide crewing opportunities and the Club has a number of Wayfarers which are available to hire to suitably qualified members. If you would like to know more, please contact the Class Captain or just speak to one of us at the Club – we’re easy to find during the season, since our boats are mostly parked in front of the clubhouse.

Wayfarer gallery

2019 Racing

New 2019 Ratings for Wayfarers

Saturday Ratings 2019

Wayfarer Race Series for 2018

Captain Report 2018

The Wayfarer Prize list 2018

For more details contact

Class Captain: Mike Pimm

Vice Captain: Peter Dilley. dilleyrigg@virginmedia.com

Race Results

Wayfarer Southern Area Championship at Medway Yacht Club

Yachts and Yachting Wayfarer Report

For more information about this fantastic boat including advice on buying a second hand Wayfarer visit UK Wayfarer Class Association

Wayfarer Dimensions

Dimension Metric Imperial
Length 4.827 Metres 15 ft 10 in
Beam 1.855 Metres 6 ft 1 in
Draft 0.203 Metres 8 in
Draft with Centreboard Down 1.169 Metres 3 ft 10 in
Hull Weight   Minimum 169 Kg 372 lb
Mainsail Area 8.83 Sq Metres 95 sq ft
Genoa Area 4.27 Sq. Metres 46 sq ft
Jib Area 2.78 Sq. Metres 30 sq ft
Spinnaker Area 13.5 Sq Metres 145 sq ft