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Open for entries!  Refunds etc if it cannot go ahead. 

Sunday 1 to Friday 6 August

Wonderful place to sail, nice beaches.  Options for self catering or camping.  We camped last summer a couple of miles out of town.  We kept the 12 on the beach and a little inflatable in the town boat park which we swapped for the car when we came into town.

Book boat parking in the town with Salcombe Harbour Authority

Hi everyone

Many 12 sailors will be aware that Charlie Lloyd, stalwart of the Salcombe National 12 fleet, unbelievably passed away in August having suffered a heart attack whilst out cycling with friends.  Helen and Charlie had sold Paradocs earlier in the summer and many of us had seen him sailing his Solo whilst we were in Salcombe earlier that month.  It was unbelievable given how fit that Charlie was - he had run a sub 3 hour marathon!  Charlie was kind, generous and humble.  He was not a regular race winner but he loved the competition, the rivalry and the thrill.  He represented everything that is good about 12 sailors and the N12 family.  I miss his observations on the world and his advice.  I am pretty sure I am not alone. 

Helen has written to me and asked me to share the message below with you all.

We thank you all for your great kindness and thoughtful words after Charlie died and for beautiful flowers. We had so many good times with the fleet, who, of course, we always let beat us to make the journey to the south west worthwhile. Thank you  for friendship, guidance and support and coping with Para-docs as we careered around and keeping us in mind at our darkest hour. We had planned to send Christmas cards to thank you individually   but couldn't quite muster it so please accept this and know we look forward to seeing you in Salcombe when it is next possible.Greeting us with a smile  is most  helpful.  We can't help what has happened to us but we can choose how to respond and we choose to look back with appreciation. Keep well, keep enjoying life.
Good tidings and ON ON as the runners say.
Helen , Sam & Rosie Lloyd

The inland championships and final Dinghy Shack event have been re-arranged as a one-day event at Draycote Water on Saturday 7th Nov. The Draycote Waterevent is no longer at Northampton SC as the club were unfortunately unable to host the planned two day event that weekend.
[/size]We need a minimum of 20 entries by 31st October for the event to run so please don't delay - enter today, support the class and enjoy the final National event of 2020. Details of the event are as follows:
    • The event notice board will be on WhatsApp as per the NoR and also posted on the N12 Discussion board and N12 Facebook Page. Enter here.
    • The prize giving for the Inlands is intended to take place on the day.
    • The prize giving for the N12 Dinghy Shack Series 2020 will take place after the event as a virtual/online get-together.
    • Please read the NoR for important information about the logistics for the event
    I can't see it on the events list, but Shoreham SC are hosts with racing from Friday 28 to Monday 31.

    The Monday is the bank holiday.

    Sunshine and great winds promised!



    Happy New Year to you all!

    The N12 Thames Area Lunch and Prizegiving for 2015 did not happen so we have a double header prizegiving lunch scheduled for 22 January at Upper Thames SC, Bourne End, SL8 5RF.

    It is also time to celebrate Mandy Thornton and Neal Lillywhite's birthday on the same day.

    Sunday 22 January 2017 from 12.30pm

    Roast Lamb and all the trimmings with pudding of chocolate brownie and ice cream.

    £12.50 adults, £7.50 children

    Vegetarian alternative available - I can't confirm what it is right now, but will do so shortly.

    Sad news to report that Michael Collyer, a well known sailor on the Thames Area circuit more than a generation ago, passed away peacefully at home on January 8th having suffered from a long and debilitating illness.
    There is a meeting at Penarth this weekend.  I spoke to Brian Kitching last night who will be there.  It is part of their annual regatta.  We will get a Class start with more than 5 entries, otherwise we are part of a handicap fleet.  The scores count for the SW area.  Injuries will be keeping Katy and I away, but Gavin Willis intends to be there.
    Start 1pm on Saturday and 2pm Sunday
    It is just over the Severn bridge on the Severn estuary.  Big piece of water, pretty tidal but sailing on the top of the tide.
    More details, call Brian Kitching - number in the book, club website
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