National 12

General Boards => General National 12 chat => Topic started by: DrJohn on February 10, 2020, 02:16:13 PM

Title: This is probably a bad idea....
Post by: DrJohn on February 10, 2020, 02:16:13 PM
Back in my teenage years, I owned one of the early Starfishes (Starminx,  2018). I haven't sailed a 12 in 50 years, and doing so now would probably be a very bad idea (too old, creaky and fat). However, my trainspotterish fascination with 12s, and old clinker 12s, never seems to have gone away. There have been a couple of Starfishes up for sale recently and I dithered about whether  to buy one (mainly with a view to preserving a historical boat and maybe occasionally sailing it when conditions weren't too challenging) and eventually let my better judgment win. But the hankering is still there.... if anybody hears of one in reasonable nick, I'd like to hear about it. No promises, I might still be sensible....


John Brooke (also 1466, Proctor VI, and crewed Gipsy one Burton week in the 60s)