Wharram Hui Cornwall Gathering 2020 - Register Your Interest

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For the safety of all concerned, the 2020 Cornwall Hui Wharram gathering has been cancelled this year due to Coravirus. After two cancellations in a row, we want to make next year's Hui better than ever - keep your eyes open for the announcement in early 2021.

Original Announcement:

This will be the third Wharram Hui (Polynesian gathering) to be held in Devoran. After last year's cancellation of the Hui due to Hanneke's stay in hospital, we want to make this years Hui better than ever. Bring your Wharram catamarans for a festive gathering of Wharram sailors and enthusiasts. Sail there, or bring your small Wharram on a trailer, to launch at the Quay.

We will have the usual BBQ at Wharram HQ on Greenbank Road, Devoran on the Friday evening with the boats moored at Devoran Quay. We supply the BBQs and camp fire, you bring and share food, drink and music.

On Saturday morning whilst the tide is out people can visit the boats at the Quay, socialize and talk to the designers James Wharram and Hanneke Boon.

At high water at around 16:00, weather permitting, the boats will depart for sailing in the estuary with an overnight stay at a to be decided location, maybe Roundwood Quay where there is room to camp, or other suitable site. Sunday will be a sailing day, with people leaving in the evening or on Monday morning.

For those coming without a boat, sailing/crewing on the boats will be arranged on Saturday morning. People without boats can camp on the Wharram site (small tents only). There is a boat shelter for communal cooking breakfast.

We look forward to welcoming you all at Devoran. This part of Cornwall is a beautiful sailing area, so plan your summer sailing to time with the Hui.

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.

Find an overview and full programme of this event here. Everyone welcome! To register your interest in joining us, please fill out the form below.

Wharram cats lined up on a quay.