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Wayfarer Fleet

The Lake Eustis Sailing Club is the proud host of the Annual Midwinter International Wayfarer Championship Regatta. Check our Club’s Regatta and Club Racing Calendar with more than 86 club Races per season and several One Design and Open Regattas. The Wayfarer Fleet at Lake Eustis is a very active One Design Racing Fleet.

Wayfarer History

The Wayfarer sailing dinghy was first produced in 1957 as a wooden boat. Since then the Wayfarer has gone through numerous versions in fiberglass. The hull shape and sail plan have been tightly controlled to keep all of the versions of the Wayfarer competitive. The pages in this web site will help you understand the passion our members have for the Wayfarer; whether they use their boat for racing or cruising.
When Englishman Ian Proctor initially set about drafting the lines of the Wayfarer in 1957, his objectives were threefold. First, he wanted a boat that performed well enough to be suitable for competitive class racing. Secondly, the boat needed to be roomy and stable to make it an attractive family boat. Lastly, it was to be endowed with features such as large stowage compartments and other cockpit amenities, which would enhance its utility as a camping/cruising boat. All of this was with the view that the dinghy would be sailed for the most part in the rough, turbulent, coastal waters of the British Isles. Ian Proctor succeeded with remarkable genius in achieving all three of his goals

 Designer: Ian Proctor

Specifications:

  • Length 15 ft. 10 in. / 4.83m
  • Beam: 6 ft. 1 in. / 1.85 m
  • Draft, board down 3 ft. 10 in. / 1.17 m
  • Displacement: 372 lbs. / 168 kg
  • Wayfarer Builder: Abbott Boats

 

More Wayfarer information can be found on the following websites:

For more information about the Wayfarer Fleet at Lake Eustis and for a “try-out” sail in a Wayfarer, contact:

Dave Hepting at 352-250-6773. E mail: hepting.david@gmail.com
 

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