Welcome to the 2024 National 12 Dinghy Shack Series,
the family friendly nationwide series for all National 12
This year we once again welcome back our 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, training and fun off the water at a diverse range
of venues across the UK. 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 Admiral’s Cup, Vintage or new design.
We are planning coaching sessions at some the Dinghy Shack events, so
not only will you get great racing, you might also 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
Off the water we are planning plenty of entertainment, from crews'
races to team game. You don't need to be an expert racer or to have the
latest boat design, so come along and join in the fun!
|Queen Marty SC, Blood mary
|4th - 5th May
|22nd - 23rd Jun
|Royal Harwich YC
|6th - 7th Jul
|Snettisham Beach SC
|20th -21st Jul
|18th - 21st Aug
* 4 to qualify
This year the National 12 Dinghy Shack
Series will feature 9 events
across the country. The season kicks off with the class start at the
Blood Mary (hosted by Queen Mary SC). The second event is the regular
sprint racing at
Burghfield SC (with around 8 15-20 minute races). Then we travel to
Salcombe in the south west for the long May bank holiday weekend.
We head down to Shoreham SC on the south coast to join in with their
Festival of the Sea regatta. Then it's
classic 12 sailing at Royal Harwich Yacht Club at the beginning of
July. The sixth
event see us again joining the Norfolk Week fleet at Snettisham Beach
the first weekend of North West Norfolk Week.
The highlight of the National 12 sailing season is of course the Burton
Week National Championships. This four day event will take place at
Brixham YC over the bank holiday weekend of 26th-29th August (only one
day's annual leave required) and will include the Burton Cup race and
Burton Dinner. Excellent racing, socialising, fun and games are
guaranteed! The season rounds off with an event at Brightlingsea SC followed by the final event of the
series again at Northampton Sailing Club on the 2nd November. 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.
Low Point System of scoring in RRS Appendix A will apply. All
references in Appendix A to race or races shall mean event or events.
The number of events to count will be determined by the number of
events completed, as detailed in the table below:
|Events to Count
will be awarded to a helmsperson, regardless of boat sailed within the
series. No change of boat is allowed at individual events.
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
- 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
- Junior - open to any helm under 21 years on the
1st January 2024
- Family - open to any boat with helm and crew of
the same family with at least one junior under 21 years on 1st January
Series trophies are provided by the NTOA and funded by a
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.
Dinghy Shack bow stickers must be displayed when provided at the
National 12 Dinghy Shack series events.