Here are some thoughts of how you can build
the 12 fleet at your club. If you have any top tips
to add please let us know (e-mail the webmaster).
Also, make sure you're clubs in on the N12 clubs list - enter or update
your sailing club entry.
Creating enthusiasm about the 12
- Be seen at your club, if you're not there then they
won't know about the 12.
- Inspire and enthuse people with articles in the club
magazine. You can write about recent events you've been to
or interesting developments in the class in general.
- Keep the old boats in the dinghy park sailing. The old
boats are particularly good for beginners. Have a look at
the boats collecting water in the dinghy park and see if
some of the owners can be persuaded to venture on the
- Have an up to date second hand list, encourage potential
12 sailors to try-a-12 and suggest boats from the 2nd hand
- Get involved in (RYA) training courses run at your club
is a good way to influence the first boat people buy. N12s
are a good low cost way into sailing.
- Provide advice to new people on purchasing a boat
- Play the N12 video at events
Getting new people onto the water in a 12
- A great way to get people into 12s is through a try-a-12
session. These can be pre-arranged or for individuals on
an adhoc basis
- Inviting people into the front to try crewing is also a
good way to introduce them.
On the notice board / in the bar
- Promote the class through posters, merchandise, 12 logo
etc on the club board. These are available to download.
- Actively promote the benefits of being a member of the
NTOA, this enables the association to keep sailors up to
speed with what's happening in the class and hopefully
keep them excited about n12 sailing.