Wooden Wayfarers in Scotland


While researching roller furling for the Lightning, I came across some nice footage of wooden Wayfarers sailing in Scotland. Lovely stuff. (You’ll notice roller reefing and roller furling on these two boats.)

I’ve almost bought a Wayfarer several times, but they’re hard to find on this side of the pond. They’re like slightly smaller double-chined versions of the Lightning, but typically fitted out for cruising rather than racing.

There a small fleet of them that sail in the Chesapeake and Carolina Sounds, many of the same places I frequent. I’ve learned a lot from reading their logs and message boards, found here:







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