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Welcome to The Latest Chapter! After a successful Dinghy Show with one of the best looking boats at the show on the N12 stand, we look forward to getting on the water. The GUL Series 2015 kicks off with the sprint event at Burghfield this month and the area series also start soon.
In this issue:
Concours d'Elegance finalist Indecision, N3271 at the 2015 Dinghy Show

GUL Series Opener at Burghfield

12s at Burghfield last year

The first event of the 2015 National 12 GUL Series takes place at Burghfield on Saturday 28th March 2015. Aim of the day is sprint racing: fast and furious, quick turnarounds and lots of challenging fun.

As many races as possible will be run over the course of the day on a simple small course. Starting is the key!

Tea and cake will be available at the end of the day to supplement the energy used up on the water with prize giving taking place as soon as possible after results have been finalised.

This year the 12 committee has looked to award prizes across the variety of fleets sailing so there will be glassware split between foilers, DBs and ACs.

To help the day run smoothly we are operating a pre-registration form which allows you to add much of the required information prior to the event. This will reduce the time and hassle of registration on the Saturday morning and also save you money with a discount for pre-registration!

More information and preregistration can be obtained on the event's website:

If you want to crew in the event and are looking for someone to sail with please contact

Enter Burton Week Today!

Burton Week 2015 is at Herne Bay handily located on the north Kent coast. The main event of the year runs over 4 days from 22nd to 25th of August. If you are a member of the NTOA you will have already received your entry form in the post but if not or if you have lost it you can find the Entry Form and Notice of Race on the N12 website.

Get your entry in today to bag your free onsite camping spot!


Crews Wanted

If you are a crew without a helm for any events in 2015 please email

The N12 crew matching service will let you know which helms are looking for crews throughout the season so you can get in touch with them. 


Upcoming Events

The GUL Series kicks off in style with the sprint event at Burghfield Sailing Club on 28th March. 

The regional area series are also getting going over the next few weeks with the Northern Area open meeting at Burwain on 25th April and the Midland Area open at Hykeham on 26th April. The Burwain meeting is also the start of the Vintage series for 2015.

Please note the Hamble Warming Pan has been taken off the 12 calendar as we won't have a start this year.

Dates for your diary

  • Burghfield SC 28th March -  GUL Series #1 & Sprint Champs
  • Salcombe YC 2nd-4th May - GUL Series #2
  • Brightlingsea SC 6-7th June - GUL Series #3
  • Royal Harwich YC 4-5th July - GUL Series #4
  • Herne Bay SC 22nd-25th August - Burton Week 2015 including Burton Cup and National Championships and GUL Series #5
  • Solway YC 12-13th September - Scottish Championships and GUL Series #6
  • Ripon SC 3rd October - GUL Series #7
  • Northampton SC 7-8th November - GUL Series Finale and Inland Championships
  • N12 Coaching & Summer Event at Northampton SC 20th-21st June
  • Vintage Championships at Burton SC 27-28th June
A full list of fixtures for 2015 can be found on the N12 website.

I hope you enjoyed The Latest Chapter. See you on the water at Burghfield. 

Chris Day

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