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Boats / Re: N943 Cheri II
« on: November 12, 2019, 11:02:27 AM »
The happiest days of my life have been sailing a National 12. I had two, but it's the first one I remember, N 943. A leaky clinker that I bought green, no idea what I was buying, never sailed before and wanted to learn, and what a boat to learn in! Steel centre plate with block to lower and raise it, cotton sails, wooden mast, what a handful to launch from a public slipway and sail in the Southampton Water. But it was a great experience, forgiving if you spilled wind quick enough and easy enough to get going again after a capsize. It had a heart and my soul still resides in it. I towed it behind a Hillman Imp to many places, including Mudeford Quay. It was wonderful on a broad reach and used to hum with pleasure. Ah, those were the days, I think N 943 is on your register. Long may it tack its way to a place in somebody else's heart.
Cheers, Comic

General National 12 chat / Re: Northampton SC Inlands, Gul Finale!
« on: November 01, 2019, 12:53:48 PM »
Yes that probably helps. But maybe not tomorrow if you enjoy yourself too much in the pub before hand ;)

General National 12 chat / Re: Northampton SC Inlands, Gul Finale!
« on: October 31, 2019, 08:54:10 PM »
Is there not a saying 'behind every good helm is a great Scottish crew'. Speaking of which as I have singularly failed to find a crew but am committed to coming I am available to crew, although sadly I possibly to not quite fit into the great Scottish crew category!

General National 12 chat / Re: Northampton SC Inlands, Gul Finale!
« on: October 27, 2019, 09:04:35 PM »
Rugby, what Rugby?

General National 12 chat / Re: Northampton SC Inlands, Gul Finale!
« on: October 21, 2019, 10:44:41 PM »

I'm still looking for a crew if anybody is interested.

General National 12 chat / Re: Foils on a Tigress design
« on: October 08, 2019, 11:15:53 AM »

I have been messing about with a foil on a double floored pipedream with a distinct lack of success, I am not sure how much of the failure was due to boat set up and my total inability to sail these days. Unfortunately I have now sold my foiling rudder with another boat so further experimentation will have to wait until I have built myself a foiling rudder.
I intend to persist, but really just for fun and using the principle, if you are going to come last you might as well do it in with style!

General National 12 chat / Re: Crews wanted
« on: September 29, 2019, 09:29:30 PM »

Sorted for Ripon Yeadon, still looking for Northampton.

General National 12 chat / Crews wanted
« on: September 26, 2019, 09:10:21 PM »
I'm looking for crews for Ripon, Yeadon and Northampton if anybody is looking to add a bit of spice to their life. I can't provide shape shifting but nothing else can be discounted!

General National 12 chat / Re: Burton week 2019
« on: September 04, 2019, 10:30:49 AM »
Link to Flickr Album for pictures I took at Pevensey. More to add later.

General National 12 chat / Crew wanted for Burton
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:46:44 PM »

Looking for a crew for Burton. No great pretentions to beating anybody except to the bar. More important to tackle it in the right spirit than to be a super crew, but I am in no position to be fussy.
You can email me at angusbeyts at gmail dot com.

I'll be there ;D

General National 12 chat / Re: Annandale
« on: April 03, 2019, 09:06:34 AM »

Any more takers for this outstanding Scottish event. You have to do this event if you want a chance of winning the border trophy. If we could just get a couple more boats there is a good chance we could beat the GP14s for numbers which would be really, really good also helping to secure the event for future years. For those softy southeners we have been promised a heat wave and perfect steady winds. They have even promised to drop that nasty pipe an inch or two if it will encourage Howard Chadwick to turn up although I can't promise to let him beat me in the second race.
Mr. Bill is still available, I might even manage to get her there.

General National 12 chat / Re: Gul series #1 @ Burghfield 16th March
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:05:35 PM »
Sadly I won't be there. So with the best will in the world I hope you spend the day stuffing your self full of cake and pizza and I'll see you all at Salcom? ??? ??

General National 12 chat / Annandale
« on: March 10, 2019, 12:50:51 PM »
Just a little reminder that The first Scottish event is on the 13th 14th April at Annandale. In the past this has been a really friendly enjoyable well run event, but if we do not get the numbers up there is a strong possibility that we will lose it. So if you have thought about coming in the past but never made it this might be your last chance. Mr Bill is available if anybody is  looking for a boat. The club is usually pretty good at finding crews, but don't leave it till the last minute. The NOR should be appearing on the web site shortly but if anybody wants any more details please contact me, my number is in the book or you can email me on angusbeyts at

General National 12 chat / Re: Crew required for Burghfield
« on: March 10, 2019, 12:38:38 PM »
I'm still looking, I'm really quite a nice person and I'll buy you lunch! :)

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