Welcome to the 2020 National 12 Dinghy Shack Series,
the family friendly nationwide series for all National 12
This year we welcome on board our new sponsor Dinghy Shack, who
are offering attractive prizes throughout the series
including sailing clothing accessories, chandlery and
discount vouchers. Join us at any National 12 Dinghy Shack
Series event for competitive racing on the water and training and
fun off the water at a diverse range of venues across the
UK. You don't need to be an expert racer or to have the
latest boat design, so come along and take part. There are
prizes to compete for in all sections of the fleet at every event
as well as the overall series so bring along your Admiralís Cup,
Vintage or new design.
We are planning a coaching session for each Dinghy Shack event, so
not only will you get great racing, you might just learn something
new. Some of the top sailors in the class will be sharing
their knowledge on varied topics such as sea sailing, rig tuning
and how to navigate the notorious Salcombe estuary while keeping
your sense of humour intact.
Off the water we are planning plenty of entertainment, from crews'
races to team games, so come along and join in the fun!
||8th - 10th May
||6th - 7th June
||4th - 5th July
||28th - 31st Aug
* 4 to qualify
This year the National 12 Dinghy
Shack Series will feature 8 events across the country.
First up the 12s will be visiting Burghfield Sailing Club on 14th
March 2020. The dayís racing is a good first warm up event
for the 2020 season before the clocks go forward. The racing
format will be 8 short sprint races with a break in the middle for
Next we travel south west to Salcombe for a long bank holiday
weekend from 8th to 10th May 2020 (Note the Friday is the
bank holiday this year not the Monday). The tactics of racing in
this steep sided race area with strong tides, variable winds,
rocks, sandy beaches and muddy creeks have driven many a sailor to
despair, but we'll aim to demystify its secrets.
Over the weekend of 6th-7th June 2020 we head to the east coast of
England for more sea sailing, this time on the Colne/Blackwater
river estuary hosted by Brightlingsea Sailing Club. This
event will be a joint open meeting with the Merlins, Fireballs,
Albacores and GP14s so keep an eye out for the latest updates
especially the post-sailing socials!
Then it's classic 12 sailing at Royal Harwich Yacht Club on 4th
and 5th July, including the traditional Sunday morning pursuit
race and a chance for a crew chat to discuss any hot topics
from danglypole and trimming issues to keeping the helms
sailing fast at all times.
The highlight of the National 12
sailing season is of course the Burton Week National
Championships. This four day event will take place over the bank
holiday weekend of 28th-31st August 2020 (only one day's annual
leave required) and will include the unique long distance Burton
Cup race and Burton Dinner. This year Shoreham Sailing Club are
hosting. They have previously hosted National 12 events and
are keen to welcome the fleet back this year. Allen will be
the main sponsor for this event and there will also be Dinghy
Shack prizes as part of the National 12 Dinghy Shack Series.
Excellent racing, socialising, fun and games are guaranteed!
On 13th September 2020 the National 12 Dinghy Shack Series visits
Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club, high up in the beautiful
surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales. The series stays in the
northern area for the seventh event at Ripon Sailing Club on 3rd
October 2020. This will also be a special Vintage event so
we'll be talking vintage tuning. The final event of the
series will be at Northampton Sailing Club on the 7th and 8th
November 2020. The Dinghy Shack series prize giving will be
after racing on the Saturday, followed by the club's bonfire night
celebrations and firework display.
The National 12 Dinghy Shack Series events will be sailed under
the requirements of the respective Notice of Race and Sailing
Instructions for the open meeting and for the Dinghy Shack Series
per this notice.
The Low Point System of scoring in RRS Appendix A will apply.
All references in Appendix A to race or races shall mean event
The number of events to count will be determined by the number
of events completed, as detailed in the table below:
This modifies RRS A2.
Ties will initially be broken in accordance with RRS A8.1. If
a tie remains between two boats, the tie will be broken in
favour of the boat with the best score in the last event in
which the tied boats raced and scored differently. This modifies
RRS A8 and replaces A8.2.
Points will be awarded to a helmsperson, regardless of boat
sailed within the series. No change of boat is allowed at
Overall series prizes will be awarded at the National 12 Dinghy
Shack Series final event.
Subsidiary prizes will be awarded for the following categories:
- Handicap - open to any boat, winner
to be decided based on the class issued PY handicaps
- Non-foiling - open to the helm of any
double floored (i.e. self-draining) boat that does not use a
wing foiled rudder
- Vintage - open to the helm of any wooden
boat of clinker construction, built prior to 1975 (Vintage
boats) and wooden clinker boats subsequently built to designs
issued before that year and not using a wing foiled rudder
- Junior - open to any helm under 21 years on
1st January 2019
- Family - open to any boat with helm and
crew of the same family with at least one junior under 21
years on 1st January 2019
Series trophies are provided by the NTOA and funded by a
contribution to the series of £1 for each event entry.
Discretionary prizes will be awarded at each of the events in
the series, and overall, generously provided by our sponsors,
Dinghy Shack bow stickers must be displayed when provided at the
National 12 Dinghy Shack series events.