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James Wharram's special Hui gathering

by Hanneke Boon 10 Jul 14:34 UTC 22-25 July 2022
Wharram catamaran © Hanneke Boon

Attendees at James Wharram's special Hui gathering to celebrate his life are requested to fill out a simple registration form.

Over the weekend of July 22nd - 25th the James Wharram Design Team will hold a special Hui in celebration of James' life. The plan is to have a fleet of Wharram catamarans and other boats join us to scatter the ashes of James and Ruth on the outgoing tide from Falmouth, from where they started their first pioneering double canoe voyage in 1955. This was their wish and gives us a chance to say a final farewell. We hope many of you will be able to join us then, with or without your boat. There will also be a big celebration and BBQ at our headquarters in Devoran.

This weekend has neap tides as this will give us high water in Falmouth around mid-day. The plan is to moor our 23'6" Mana at Customs House Quay the day before the event, the same place where James, Ruth and Jutta were moored on Tangaroa in 1955. We will depart Falmouth in a Parade of Sail at high water to scatter the ashes on the outgoing tide. We will decide on the day for this based on the weather forecast as we need a nice day but would like to do this on Saturday 23rd. In the evening of the same day, we will have a celebration and a bring and share BBQ at JWD headquarters. Participants will be able to camp on-site in small tents as at previous Huis.

As we have neap tides the Wharram boats will not be able to gather at Devoran Quay, as there will not be sufficient water. Therefore we have arranged permission to moor at Point Quay in Restronguet creek. This Quay is a little further down river than Devoran Quay and therefore has more water at neap tides, but it dries at low water, so not suitable for keelboats. It is a half-hour walk to JWD headquarters from this Quay or about 10 minutes by bicycle.

On 15-17th July is the traditional boat festival in Douarnenez in Brittany (Tempes Fetes). Boats that attend this festival will have time to sail to Cornwall for the Hui. We would welcome a French delegation of Wharram cats.

Please Register Your Interest

Please register your intention to join us for this event here.

See you there,
- The James Wharram Designs Team

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Ocean Cruising Club.

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