The 2021 National Twelve Championships will be held at Shoreham Sailing Club in West Sussex which is a new championship venue for the Class (we were due to visit in 2020 but the Covid pandemic had other ideas). The first races of the four day event will begin on Friday the 27th 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.
Please get your entry in as soon as possible and you can take advantage of the early entry discount. 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 the entry form to the NTOA Hon. Secretary, see contact details on the Entry Form. Payment is by bank transfer or cheque, sent with the entry or within 3 days of submitting the entry.
This event may be subject to any Covid-19 rules in place at the time, please refer to the Notice of Race and any other National Twelve Association communications.
|Date||Race||Warning Signal||Tide Times (BST)|
|Friday 27th August|| 1st Points Race
2nd Points Race
asap after Race 1
|LW – 09.03 (1.0m)
HW – 15.18 (6.0m)
|Saturday 28th August|| Sir William Burton Cup (3rd Points Race)
||11.55||LW – 09.36 (1.2m)
HW – 15.45 (5.7m)
|Sunday 29th August|| 4th Points Race
5th Points Race
asap after Race 4
|LW – 10.11 (1.5m)
HW – 16.13 (5.4m)
|Monday 30th August|| 6th Points Race
7th Points Race
asap after Race 6
|LW – 10.52 (1.8m)
HW – 16.52 (5.0m)
Burton Week 2021 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 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. From the sailing club drive along Harbour Way to Riverside Road, use the small car park by the Waterside Pub and shops, and walk over the footbridge, past the Sussex Yacht Club and straight into town.
The Race Office will be open at the Club from 1pm on Thursday afternoon until a reasonable time that evening! It will be open again at 09.00 hrs on Friday morning. Please book in early so you are not in a queue as launching time approaches, you need to check in before you can go racing on Friday.
You need to hand in the Measurement Certificate, particularly relevant if you have borrowed the boat, also the buoyancy must be valid, i.e. dated 30th August 2020 or later. We keep the certificate during the event, but remember to collect it before you leave on Monday.
The Sailing Instructions, trolley tally, plus Allen boom stickers and Dinghy Shack bow stickers for your boat will be available to collect.
If someone under 18 is part of the crew then we need a signed Parental Consent form which you may need to organise before the event. If a voluntary Medical Declaration is thought necessary then please consider this as well.
There will be an Official Notice Board at the Club and all important notices will be posted there, so please keep checking it. The results will also be posted there as soon as possible after each race.
There will be a briefing at the Clubhouse at 12.00 on Friday. Shoreham is a working port and you will get some essential information about the harbour restrictions and rules as well as more general information from the local race team, so please make an effort to attend.
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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