The 2018 Dates for the Waples Wines Northern Travellers Series…..(so organised!)

click here to read the entry on the UKFFA website

The 2017 series proved very successful you may have read the series report and seen the overall results, if not you can find these on the class website at, or on the newly setup series Facebook site,the linkis If that doesn’t work you just need to search for ‘Flying Fifteen Northern Traveler Series’ and it should come up. 

The Facebook page has been setup by Rebecca Ogden who is assisting with next years program. The purpose of this is to share event photos, reports, results etc as the series progresses. For those of you on Facebook we hope you will follow  the site. For those not on Facebook we will keep in touch via email and fleet captains as before.
The program for 2018 has now been completed , so you can start to plan your 2018 campaign. The events will be as follows;
June  2/3      Rutland SC
July    14/15   Bassenthwaite SC
Sept   15/16   Burton SC
Sept   29/30   Dovestone SC
Oct     27/28   Notts county SC ( Including final series prize-giving
For further information on the series contact    David McKee on   or Rebecca Ogden on    
Best wishes from the Series team, we look forward to seeing you on the water next year”
David mckee

07836 602084

Northern Travellers!!! …. Get Your 2017 Dates Here….!!

Waples Wines LogoThe dates for the 2017 series have now been agreed.  We are pleased that Waples Wines have again agreed to provide support to the series. The arrangements for the series remain the same although we have now added Nott’s County SC who were one of the founding clubs when the series started 11 years ago. Ogston will be taking a rest from the series for this year but hopefully will return in the future. As before 2 events are required to qualify. The events are spread nicely across the year and will culminate at Nott’s County in early October.

April 22-23rd RWYC
May 20-21st Dovestone SC
June 3-4th Rutland SC
July 8-9th Bassenthwaite SC
Sept 2-3rd Burton SC
Oct 7-8th Nott’s County SC

Waples Wines Northern Travellers Dates for 2016 …!!

The dates are finally settled for the WW Series for this year. We have added Rutland to the series. They are an emerging fleet and Rutland provides great sailing, camping for those interested and a great social. As before the best 2 events will count, so competitors only need to attend 2 events to qualify. You can of course do more and this year prizes will be offered to those attending the more events.

For those planning their season the series events are as follows;

April 9/10 Royal Windermere YC Keith Jamieson
June 11/12 Ogston SC John Ward
June 18/19 Rutland SC Chris Wright
July 9/10 Bassenthwaite SC Jon Denwood
Sept 3 / 4 Burton SC Gary butler
Oct 1 / 2 Dovestone SC David McKee

Southern Travellers Series 2015


This Traveller Series was re-launched in 2013, and if you want good competition and / or tips and advice on set-up, tuning, etc, or just an opportunity to meet and sail with like minded Club Sailors racing in boats of all ages (Open / Silver / Classic) – this is the series for you!

May 16/17 Llangorse SC

June 6/7 Broxbourne SC

September 5/6 South Cerney SC

October 5/6 Middle Nene SC

Series Format:-
– Results taken from Host Club Open Meeting scores

– Entry at 2 events to qualify for series result

– Series Prizes for – Classic / Silver / Open – boat age / sail number categories

– There will be an evening meal and opportunity to meet the other competitors socially “at the bar” on Saturday.

For contact / event details see the Association’s Fixtures / Class Captains page.

2014 Championship Events Calendar Update…..!!

We now have the date for the Scottish Championships so the “2014 Championship Event Dates” blog from October 6th has been updated.  Click here to see the revised version.

The BIFFA Fixtures list is being updated accordingly.

We also now have the NOR for the 2014 Europeans – click here to download it.

There is a page dedicated to to the Mallorca Europeans on the Spanish website.  Click here to see it.

2014 Europeans – And Those Dates Again….!!

I have to agree with Ian here, I’m sure Mallorca would be a good venue but these dates are a show-stopper for me. The Garda Europeans was fantastic, we made it a family holiday too, and I was intending to do the same for the 2014 Europeans. But there’s just no way I can do a sailing event outside the UK unless I can combine it with a family holiday – time pressures and work just won’t allow it, and I’m sure that’s the case for many.

Bill Chard, Chew Valley

Europeans….and Dates….!!

We’ve had quite a few comments about the Europeans  – and the dates thereof…  14th-19th September 2014… Here’s two of the comments:-

“Just as the kids go back to school???”    – Andy Murphy

I’m sorry Andy but we can’t please everybody. The months of July and August are out as the port is over-run with tourists. We just wouldn’t have room for a Championship. The prices of Hotels are much higher and more difficult to find. September is a wonderful month to come to Mallorca but we do realise it is not always easy with a family.

Michael Clough

Whilst I wish the event all the best and am really grateful to all the hard work of Michael & his volunteers, the timings really do make this event a very hard sell. Is there no chance we can run this in school holidays ? I doubt if any boats will come from Chew.

Ian Cadwallader