The 2020 National Twelve Championships will be held at Shoreham Sailing Club in West Sussex which is a new championship venue for the Class. The first races of the four day event will begin on Friday the 28th August. Shoreham SC was part of the National series in 2019 and the Club are very much looking forward to welcoming the Twelves again. Some familiar names from the National Twelve fleet sail at the Club so know what the class likes and will make us feel at home.
As part of the new town flood defences the Shoreham Sailing Club has now gained a new wide concrete slipway and you can launch straight into the sheltered harbour with a short sail out through the breakwater to the racing area. The boat park will be on the grass close to the top of the slipway.
For non-sailors there are plenty of places of interest in the area to visit, Chichester, Worthing, Battle, Hastings, and Arundel are all within easy reach by car and some probably by bus or train.
We would be delighted if you would get your entry in early, you can take advantage of the early entry discounts. Follow the links below to enter and check out the discounts, also this year’s discount cut-off dates.
Complete your entry online, by post, or scan and email to the NTOA Hon. Secretary, see contact details on Entry Form. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque, sent with the entry or within 7 days of the entry arriving with the NTOA
|Date||Race||Warning Signal||Tide Times (BST)|
|Friday 28th August|| 1st Points Race
2nd Points Race
asap after Race 1
|HW – 07.49 (4.87m)
HW – 20.26 (4.94m)
|Saturday 29th August|| Sir William Burton Cup (3rd Points Race)
||10.55||HW – 09.09 (4.93m)
HW – 21.38 (5.06m)
|Sunday 30th August|| 4th Points Race
5th Points Race
asap after Race 4
|HW – 10.13 (5.17m)
HW – 22.36 (5.31m)
|Monday 31st August|| 6th Points Race
7th Points Race
asap after Race 6
|HW – 11.05 (5.48m)
HW – 23.24 (5.59m)
Burton Week 2019 is sponsored by Allen Brothers of Essex are major suppliers of sailing fittings are giving us generous sponsorship for Burton Week this year, so there will be extra prizes and vouchers will be awarded. There will be boom stickers for your boat available at registration.
This event is also part of the N12 Dinghy Shack National Series and there will be separate prizes for this series. Bow stickers will be available at registration
Everyone will be part of a buddy team and each day’s winning team will win a prize. The aim is for each team to have a mix of experience and skills which they can share, hopefully those new to Burton Week or the Twelve Class will find this useful.
There are lots of trophies to be won, but for some of the special ones you need to tell us you do want to enter. We will acknowledge your entry and confirm the trophies you qualify for. A list of subsidiary trophy entrants will be on display soon after registration, but let the Race Office know ASAP if your entry is not correct. Once results begin to appear it is a bit more hassle to change things! If you have trophies to return please take them to the Race Office on arrival, if they are engraved and cleaned we would be really delighted!
As usual we will be using our helm and crew wristband tally system for safety and as your race declaration. Most of you have used this before and know that forgetting to tally means losing your position in races or paying £10 to the local RNLI! You can see the Lifeboat station you will be helping just across the harbour!
The Club is located on a peninsular on the southern side of the River Adur with Shoreham town across the river to the north. There is a road bridge into the town, but you can avoid the busy traffic by using the footbridge across the river. Drive from the sailing club along Harbour Way to Riverside Road, use the small car park by the Waterside Pub and shops, and you can walk over the footbridge into the town.
Once at the Club cars need to be parked on the Public Car Park alongside the Club which is free.
If camping is your accommodation choice you are welcome to camp on the allocated grass area in front of the club, and those of you with motor homes can park adjacent to the club grounds on the public car park. The camping, motor home parking and also car parking is all FREE!
The nearest professionally run site is Barn caravan park a ten minute drive away and there are more rural sites further afield. Limited Bed and Breakfast options are available in Shoreham town, but there are more options for those willing to travel a little further in Steyning, Worthing, Hove and Brighton. There are a range of self catering options in the area from boats and studio apartments to beachside houses that sleep large numbers. Most are listed on the internet including AirBnB. It is best to book up early as bank holidays on the south coast are a popular time of year
Please get in touch if you want to know more about the event or arrangements, need a crew or need technical / measurement advise.
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