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Wharram Hui Cornwall Gathering 2019 (Cancelled)

By Hanneke Boon

Important Notice

Sadly it is not possible to run this event this year. Hanneke has been in hospital for the last three weeks due to a leaking heartvalve, which is caused by a recurrence of chronic Qfever. Yesterday her consultant decided that the best treatment is to redo the heart valve surgery again (third time) and replace the infected valve. All this will happen this month, but she will need recovery time after, so will not be able to organise or attend a Hui in either July or August.

We hope to again have a Hui next year, one bigger and better. Start preparing your boats!

All going well, Hanneke should be strong and healthy again.

Calling all Wharram catamaran enthusiasts! Join us for the 3rd annual Wharram Hui gathering this summer. 12th, 13th and 14th July 2019, in Cornwall, UK.

Everyone welcome - bringing a boat is not a requirement but the more boats the better.

What's a Hui? It is a Polynesian word for ‘social gathering’ and they regularly take place all over the Pacific. So 3 years ago we felt it would be wonderful to start our own annual gathering here in Cornwall, starting from Wharram HQ, Devoran.

To register your interest in joining us for this weekend, please fill out this short form. Everyone welcome!

Friday 12th July

Arrive by boat or car and gather at ‘Wharram HQ’, in Devoran, Cornwall.

The boats can moor alongside Devoran Quay, at the top end of Restronguet Creek. The quay can be reached about one hour before high water. Some bigger boats may have to moor further out in deeper water. We will be there to help people moor. People can assemble trailer/cartop boats on the beach at Devoran Quay.

Wharram cats at Devoran Quay

Once the boats are moored we will have an evening of relaxed Hui-style ‘Bring and share’ food and drink at the Wharram headquarters on Greenbank Road, which is a short walk from the Quay. Our BBQs will be lit to cook your own food. Listen to a briefing for the weekend from our team, meet James Wharram himself and partner Hanneke Boon and share your ‘Wharram adventure stories’ with like-minded friends around the camp fire.

That night sleep on your own boat, or if you are joining us without a boat, you can camp in your own (small) tent on our grounds (set up your tent in the afternoon). We have a large carpark, so hope all that come by car can find space to park. If attendance is very high we may have to find alternative parking and/or camping.

People gathered for a BBQ and party

Saturday 13th July

We leave at high tide for a full day of sailing in ‘Carrick Roads’ and out to sea. We can anchor somewhere for lunch (location depends on wind and weather on the day). That evening we plan to sail upriver to Roundwood Quay (just North of King Harry Ferry), where the boats can again raft up along the stone quay for the night. This quay is accessible by car.

More food and talk round a campfire during the evening (bring your own food!, we will not have a BBQ there, so bring your own means of cooking), ending with an overnight camp - either on your Wharram Cat, or on the quay in your own small tent.

Wharram cats sailing

Sunday 14th July

Leave the quay soon after high water and anchor/raft up in deeper water for breakfast - more sailing and exploring local creeks during the day with a pre-designated break for lunch. Then either make your own way on to your next destination, or sail back to Wharram HQ, to continue home by road.

We hope this will be a great way for all our UK/Europe based Wharram boat owners to come together for a weekend of ‘kindred Wharram spirits’. Indeed, if any of you would like to arrive earlier, we’d love to welcome you - come and help us lash the cats together and prepare for the party prior to a Micro Adventure weekend!

Wharram cats rafted together
Video of last year's event