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Welcome to the first Latest Chapter of 2016. I hope you have had a good winter, whether enjoying your 12 out on the water or caring for it back home! 
In this issue:
12 Sailing at Yorkshire Dales SC 2015

RYA Dinghy Show:
Support the 12 Class

The start of the sailing year is seen by many to be the RYA Dinghy Show taking place at Alexandra Palace on the 5th and 6th March. The 12 class will be there to kick start the season in style! 

This year on the stand the wooden 4-Plank version of the Dead Cat Bounce will be unveiled.  This new boat is currently in its final stages of completion. It belongs to Stuart Walsh and has been built by Simon Hipkin in Essex.
There are photos of the building process so far on the N12 Facebook page.

We Need You!
Over the two days the class will need volunteers to help man the stand.  If you are planning to attend please support us by spending 1 and half hours on the stand. It is a great opportunity to interact both with sailors who are interested in 12s and those who already have a 12 but want to get more involved in the class.   If you can volunteer on either Saturday (or particularly Sunday), please email to 

A Sprinting Start to 2016 at Burghfield

Sprint Racing at the Brughfield 2015 GUL event.

The first GUL Series event of 2016 will be taking place at Burghfield Sailing Club on Saturday 19th March. The briefing will take place at 10.30am.

The fixture will take the format of sprint racing: 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.

Prizes will be awarded across the variety of fleets sailing so there will be glassware split between foilers, DBs and ACs.

Look out for the NOR and further details on the 12 website soon!

Dates for your diary

  • Burghfield SC 19th March - GUL Series #1 and Sprint Champs
  • Salcombe YC 30th April - 2nd May - GUL Series #2
  • Royal Harwich YC 21st-22nd MayGUL Series #3
  • Burton SC 25th-26th June - Vintage Championships
  • Sunderland YC 9th-10th JulyGUL Series #4
  • Brightlingsea SC 20th-23rd August - Burton Week and GUL Series #5
  • Solway YC 17th-18th September GUL Series #6 and Scottish Champs
  • Stokes Bay SC 24th-25th SeptemberGUL Series #7
  • Northampton SC 5th-6th November - GUL Series Finale and Inland Championships
  • Yacht Club de Carnac 2017 - 27th-30th May 2017

A full list of fixtures for 2016 can be found on the N12 website.

Welcome to New Members

Finally, we'd like to give a warm welcome to all the recent new members of the NTOA. We hope you enjoy your 12 sailing as much as we do.

Rob Gardner of Stoke Bardolph, Nottingham with N3512
Malcolm James of Bibury, Cirencester with N3032 (a welcome return)
Richard Wright of Walkern, Stevenage with N3126
Jon Chaplin of Woodchurch, Kent, (a welcome return)
Tim Hampshire of Oswaldkirk, York with N3330
Jonathan Kirby of Tarvin, Chester with N1753
Chris Palmer of Bramhall, Stockport with N3244 (a welcome return)
David Croft of Twickenham with N2935 (a welcome return)

I hope you have had a good start to 2016 and I look forward to seeing you on the water soon!

Chris Day

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