UKWA National Championships 2021

5th to 8th August 2021

  • What is on offer at the Championships? Anybody who has attended the National Championships or an open meeting at Medway YC in the last decade will know that the Club can deliver a great event on and off the water.

Entry

  • £80 before midnight on 22nd July
  • £95 from 23rd July up to midnight on 3rd August
  • £115 after that but at the discretion of the organisers.
  • If the event does not go ahead for Covid reasons you will get your entry fee back.
  • Entry shall be limited to the first 65 entries received accompanied by the required fee

 For more information see the bottom of this page & for the documents required to enter or book extras like meals and to order clothing.

 

 

 

The Race Schedule

  • The schedule includes a practice race and two points races on Thursday, three points races on each of Friday and Saturday, and two further points races on Sunday.
  • The race team is being strengthened this year by the appointment of Tom Rusbridge (RO at the Internationals in Ireland in 2019 and at Arun in 2017) as the Race Officer. We aim to have the whole entry racing with one start, but divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets with memento prizes.

 

Trophies

  • Alongside the usual UKWA trophies for the National Championships there will be a new trophy in 2021, the Nipegegi Trophy, presented by the Hodshon family and to be awarded to the first placed boat with a sail number under 10506. No excuses. If you own a classic Wayfarer, whether you normally cruise it but would like to race or race it regularly, please come and join the fun. Racing Wayfarers is not all about the new boats.
  • Full details of trophies are in the NOR.

 

 

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  • Registration will be all day on Wednesday 4th of August or early on the morning of Thursday 5th.
  • Prize giving will be as soon as possible after racing on Sunday afternoon.

 

Socials

 

  • Off the water, a great social programme is being arranged
  • Breakfast – full English or bacon baps etc available to purchase from the Galley every morning
  • Packed lunches available to purchase every morning from the Galley
  • Free tea, coffee, beer and cake on the boat park after racing
  • Wednesday evening – Club supper
  • Thursday evening – Curry night with a fun quiz organised by Past Commodore and Wayfarer sailor Mark Penny!
  • Friday evening – BBQ with live steel band ‘Panache’. Two free tickets to this event are included in your entry thanks to kind sponsorship from Hartley Boats
  • Saturday evening – Championship Dinner
  • Sunday afternoon – Galley open for hot and cold snacks

The Bar and Galley will be open all day on Saturday and Sunday for any visitors who are not competing

 

Sponsors

We are very grateful to have the support of great sponsors including the class insurers, Craftinsure; the boat builders, Hartley Boats, McNamara Sails Shepherd Neame and Wayfarer Wines. Their support will include spot prizes at the prize giving including a new sail and other goodies.

We are very grateful to have the support of great sponsors including the class insurers, Craftinsure; the boat builders, Hartley Boats, McNamara Sails Shepherd Neame and Wayfarer Wines. Their support will include spot prizes at the prize giving including a new sail and other goodies.

Accommodation

  • Free camping for tents and campervans on site.
  • Good showers and changing roomsHotels,
  • B&B’s and Airbnb’s are also available nearby

Attractions for the Non Sailor

  • Medway has a wealth of historical local attractions that we hope will be open to the public. Rochester Castle and Cathedral are not to be missed with many interesting shops along the High Street.
  • Chatham Naval Historic Dockyard.
  • Upnor Castle is a 15 minute walk away.
  • For those who are in need of retail therapy Blue Water is about 20 minutes by car and the Dockside Outlet centre is only 10 minutes away

Full details both ashore and afloat can be downloaded below