The Whitby and Brewer Sailboat Association
Whitby 42 and 55, Brewer 42, 12.8 and 44
We are a group of sailors who own, use or are interested in Ted Brewer designed boats primarily focused on Whitby Boat Works Whitby 42 and 55, Ft. Myers' Whitby 42, Brewer 42, 44, and 12.8. The goals of the Association are simple: learn, share and help others learn about, maintain, repair, sail and enjoy their Ted Brewer designed boats. While there can be significant differences between models - and often variations between boats built successively - all share similar characteristics.
- You are invited to join and participate regardless of your experience level.
- There are no dues. Events are organized and costs passed on to attendees.
- Check the Local Rendezvous info to meet up with some of the folks who share your interests.
- Joining is as simple as registering on this site and participating..
21st Annual Rendezvous - October 6, 7, 8, 2014
The Association holds a "sail-in" or "drive-in" rendezvous each year. All interested in Whitby and Brewer crews are invited to attend.
Dock or anchor space is available on a reservation basis for 10 - 20 boats
The 2014 rendezvous will be held again at the West River Sailing Club in Galesville, Maryland (Sailing and driving: Directions to WRSC ).
As with all Whitby Brewer Sailboat Association activities, the rendezvous is staffed by volunteers and the rendezvous is run on a expense pass thru to our members.
The rendezvous is the best opportunity to learn and share from the owners. There are boats to view and compare as well as plenty of experiences with equipment and gear. Presentations are largely owner/user/aficionado based. We strive to have some professional presentations mixed in with discussions about various topics among the attendees. We have learned that there are few more expert than those in attendance.
Registration information is here
Whitby 42 - A many-faceted boat known by many names
© Ed Lawrence
This article originally appeared in the September / October 2005 issue of Good Old Boat magazine.
Ever have one of those conversations during which you wonder if you and other participants are speaking the same language or discussing the same topic? Actually, those can be fun when you're speaking with someone whose pronunciation makes “hail" sound like the place in which sinners reside.
I recently endured such an experience while discussing the attributes and merits of the Whitby 42 with several owners.
“What I really like is the bowsprit and cutter rig," one says.
“My boat doesn't have a bowsprit," another responds.
“Well, I really like the centerboard because it allows me to get into shallow anchorages and improves performance to weather," a third voice adds.
Brian Stewart's Whitby 42, Pilgrim, awaits the return of her crew, above.
“Centerboard! What centerboard? My boat has a full, shallow-draft keel that only draws 5 feet," adds a fourth.