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General National 12 chat / North West Norfolk Week
« on: May 21, 2020, 06:09:47 PM »
I understand that NWNW 2020 has now been cancelled; info from Faceache and online. Sad but not a surprise. I was intending to take Starfish N2020 (for obvious reasons!); just wondering if the Burton is going to survive this year? Px  :'(

General National 12 chat / Is it me?
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:38:43 AM »


Martin Clark and I were catching up like wot we do from time to time (checking that we are both still alive!) and we had both noticed that there seemed to be very little chat on the discussion board - all gone a bit quiet? I don't do Faceache or Twit (although Trent Valley seems quite active on Wuzup and we are holding virtual Fitting Up Supper tonight on Zoom) but Martin tells me that there is also not much going on social meejar either.

Whatever. Hope that you are all keeping fit and well, abiding by the SocDis rules and prepping your yots for when we finally get sailing again.

Stay well. Love and peace to y'all. Px

Greetings. It may seem a little early to be telling you about the Vintage Champs & Reunion, especially as the flood waters which have surrounded the Club and left the Stewards cut off, have yet to subside, but planning is already under way for the weekend of 16th & 17th May. There will be the usual racing on the Saturday (3 races Derwent Handicap pursuits) plus the Midland Area Open for all N12s on the Sunday but we are also opening the event up to cruising N12s who don't want to race and to all N12 sailors (vintage or otherwise) just to come down and catch up with old friends. There will be a skittles night on the Saturday with food, and catering all weekend. I have several Vintage N12s to lend out to competent helms. So spread the word and RSVP peeps! Px  8) N1650/2020/2359 (already booked!)/2399 (Gerald usually bags this one)/China Doll/Whisper (Me!)

General National 12 chat / Vintage Champs 2020
« on: September 02, 2019, 03:42:11 PM »
Greetings. Trent Valley have confirmed that the Club would be delighted to host the 2020 Vintage Champs in May next year (but we need to confirm the date soonest to avoid clashing with other class opens and holiday plans which meant that several boats weren't able to sail this year).

Traditionally the TVSC Open has been at the beginning of May but the Early Spring Bank Holiday has moved the date back in the month. 2020 will be more complicated because the Bank Holiday will be on FRIDAY 8th MAY to recognise VE DAY.

Accordingly we have two choices:

16/17th May or 23rd/24th May.

Views/preferences soonest please here or to:

Paul  8)
N1650/2020/2359/2399/2403/2524 (just sold!)/2492/2750/3157

General National 12 chat / new look website
« on: November 12, 2018, 11:24:56 AM »
Love the new look - but where are the photos of the vintage/AC boats? Px >:(

General National 12 chat / Trent Valley GUL Sunday 20 May
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:05:56 AM »
Greetings Fellow N12 Yotters. Let's hope that the weather is kinder to us this time! The TVSC GUL Open Meeting will (hopefully) be held on Sunday 20th May - briefing at 10:30, first race 11:00 with the second to follow before lunch and the third race after a suitable time has elapsed for the food to go down. Tea (and possibly cucumber sandwiches) before prize giving. To help with planning, logistics and catering please let me know that you coming to enjoy the wonders of river sailing; gongoozlers also very welcome. Rumour has it that John Sears may just have his beloved Proctor Mk 9 "Slick Chick" N1903 restored in time to re-launch  :-*  and I am hoping that N2492 the original "Whisper" might just be ready too! Paul  8)

General National 12 chat / TVSC GUL open Sunday 15th April POSTPONED
« on: April 10, 2018, 09:31:07 AM »
Still pxssxng down with rain, river has flooded, field is a mud bath so hope to re-run Sunday 20th May - TBC

General National 12 chat / Trent Valley GUL Open Meeting
« on: March 27, 2018, 07:29:52 PM »
Greetings Fellow N12 Yotters. Now that the "Beast(s) from the East" have (hopefully) departed this Spring and the clocks have whizzed forward to BST, we can now leap into our boats, blow the cobwebs away and start planning to head to Long Eaton for the Trent Valley GUL Open Meeting on Sunday 15th April. I know that it is three weeks earlier than the traditional first(ish) weekend in May but it means less time waiting to come and savour the joys of river sailing (and stack some GUL points too)! First race will be at 11:00 with the second as soon as afterwards and the third after lunch. And for those who would like to make a weekend of it, we are planning a supper on the Saturday night with a "Magic Lantern" glass slide show and possibly also some old 16mm cine film of N12 sailing. I believe that GC is planning to borrow Mr Jones, and Angus is promising to fly south if I can find him a crew; so that makes three boats already coz I am now back on the water after a seven month (enforced) sabbatical - be afraid, we beat all but one Laser and the Merlin on Sunday (and not just on handicap!) To help planning please let us know if you are joining us on 15th. Gongoozellers also very welcome. Paul :)

General National 12 chat / Trent Valley Vintage 3/9/17
« on: August 16, 2017, 07:35:24 PM »
Greetings to all you Vintage Yotters.
Don't forget that it's the TVSC Vintage Open on Sunday 3rd September - that's the Sunday after the August Bank Holiday.
Races at 14:00, back to back at 15:00 and the third after tea.
Who is coming out to play this year?
There may be a few new faces.... 
RSVP Px  8)

General National 12 chat / Vintage Champs at Burton SC 24/25 June
« on: May 30, 2017, 12:06:52 PM »
Greetings. Vintage Yotters.

Burton SC have again kindly agreed to host the Vintage Champs on 24th & 25th June. The usual tried and trusted format with three races both days, splendid catering, fish 'n chip takeaway on Saturday night, camping facilities...... Entry 30 for both, 15 for one.

All we need to know is..... Who is coming out to play?

Paul N2403 China Doll  8)

General National 12 chat / Trent Valley Open Meeting Sunday 7th May
« on: April 21, 2017, 08:37:36 AM »
Greetings. The Trent Valley Midland Area/HD Sails Four Plank Series meeting will be held at Trent Lock on Sunday 7th May 2017. ALL TYPES OF N12 WELCOME!

First race at 11:00, second race back to back and third after suitable time for digestion of lunch.  Race Officer Roger (the Ancient) Britton aided by Ken Goddard (recently returned from Outer Bulgaria) await to help you enjoy some challenging river sailing, and we have a full rescue crew from our Merlin Rocket fleet headed up by Guy Browne and Ben Allen waiting to pluck any "sail washers" from the river. Chris our new steward looks forward to feeding lots of you at lunchtime; afternoon tea will also be available after sailing.

Please let me know that you are attending; you've got to have a pretty good excuse not be there! There may be some surprise guest sailors!

Paul N2750  8)

General National 12 chat / Vintage Boats/Turner Collection
« on: February 07, 2017, 05:01:52 PM »
Greetings. The time has come to reduce the size of the Turner Collection - I just can't sail them all, running out of storage and fitness, and I ought to spread the joy of vintage yotting to others! Certain boats will stay, such as China Doll, Starfish, Cheshire Cat and Smuggler, but there are two other China Dolls looking for a new and loving home. There is already interest in Mr Jones and one of the other two China Dolls so if you are looking please email me.
Paul 1650, 2020, 2359, 2399, 2403, 2487, 2492, 2524, 2750, 3157.

General National 12 chat / TVSC Vintage 4/9/16
« on: August 19, 2016, 09:45:28 AM »
As I prepare to head off to the Burtion in an hour's time, staring out of the window at the miserable rain and then reviewing the hairy wind forecast, I am cheered by the thought that in two weeks it will be the Trent Valley Vintage Open meeting!

Three races, each five minutes after the club handicap starts at 14:00, 15:00 and 17:00.

Hope to see lots of you; please let me know if you are coming along to join us (or even just to watch, gossip and/or enjoy the catering of our new stewards!)

There are a couple of Turner Collection clinker boats available for competent helms to borrow (but do give me lots of notice please)!

L&Ks Paul
N1650/2020/2359/2399/2403/2487 (plus N2524 & 2492 but not yet servicable!)

General National 12 chat / Ely Open 2/7/16
« on: June 20, 2016, 04:08:22 PM »

Suzie Sallis has asked me to remind you all that it is Ely's 70th anniversary year and one of the events is the Midland Area/ HD Sails 4P open on Saturday 2nd July. Briefing at 10:30, first race at 11:00, then lunch and two races back to back.

As it is a special year for Ely a good turnout would be appreciated. Christine and I will be there with N2750 Cheshire Cat.

Cheers, Paul  8)

General National 12 chat / Vintage Champs 25/6 June
« on: May 12, 2016, 08:16:55 AM »

You will all have (hopefully) seen the poster on the website for the Vintage Champs & 12 Fest to be held at Burton Sailing Club at the end of June; it would be very helpful with the organisation of catering, prizes etc if you would post here ASAP your intention to join us at Foremark.

Various clinker N12s from the Turner Collection will be available to lend to competent helms; please contact me direct - several have already been enquired about but Smuggler, Starfish and Shotgun are still free.

Paul N1650/2020/2359/2399/2403/2487/2524/2492.

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