United States Wayfarer Association




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One-Design Class Type: Dinghy

Was this boat built to be sailed by youth or adults? Both

Approximately how many class members do you have? 100

About United States Wayfarer Association

With a Wayfarer, you can do it all –
* Learn to Sail
* Day-sail or Cruise to Adventures
* Race with spinnakers

It easily tows, launches from trolleys, fits in a garage.

Originally designed by Ian Proctor in 1957, Hartley boats has reimagined the class thanks to Phil Morrison with Mark 4’s. This amazing design has sailed from Scotland to Iceland – you’re invited to read about Frank Dye’s adventures for the ultimate cruising adventurer with a Wayfarer.

In the United States, we host a U.S. National Regatta and Easterns, and every other year a North American Wayfarer Regatta shared with our Canadian Wayfarer Association. Every three years there is an International Competition.


Boats Produced: 13000

Class boat builder(s):

Hartley Boats

Approximately how many boats are in the USA/North America? 950 USA and 1000 CAN

Where is your One-Design class typically sailed in the USA? List regions of the country:

South Eastern Michigan
North Carolina
New England

Does this class have a spinnaker or gennaker? Yes

Ideal combined weight of range of crew:  350

Portsmouth Yardstick Rating:  1102

Boat Designed in 1957

Beam: 6’1″

Weight of rigged boat without sails: 372

Draft: 8″

Mast Height: 22’7″