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See link below for Photos taken as the fleet launched and sailed out to the start for the Burton Cup Race on Sunday

A few more Pics will be added later  Fell free to download if you wish.

Kevan Bloor
Just 5 weeks to Burton Week at Brixham, but the early entry reduction ends on Sunday.
Also tickets for the Annual Dinner at the BYC need to be booked in advance.
New National Twelve owners are welcome - contact for more information.
With just over 3 weeks to the start of Burton week at Felixstowe Ferry it would really help our planning to get remaining entries in. Please, we would love not to have a last minute rush, so get your entry in now.

In particular if you want to be sure of getting tickets for the Burton Week Dinner the caterers need to know numbers as early as possible, they have to buy the food in advance!!  So book that with your entry.

Don't forget that if you want to camp at the Club it would help if you book in advance.

See for all the details.

Janet Bloor
Hon Secretary
Don't forget the early entry discount ends on Sunday, 24th July!  Get your entry to us before then and include your dinner tickets.

Janet Bloor
Ken Goddard' Funeral will take place on Wednesday 22nd June in Derby.

If you want more information or wish to attend please email Janet at for a link, to get  the  details.
Any one wanting to download any of my photos from Flickr can do so.
For best reproduction choose the ^original Size"

Go to the Bottom Right of the image ad tick the Down Arrow and choose which the size and the image file will be downloaded to your downloads folder on your computer.

I am also doing some Black and white versions of some of the pics

Kevan Bloor

See Flickr Album of Photos from The Anniversary even this last Weekend at Pitsford

I am uploading more pics over the next few days ( over 400 to go through!)

First day of Burton Week started with a chill wind, but bright and became sunny and warm with a light breeze. 
There was a short postponement before the boats were allowed afloat followed by a wait while the wind shifts settled.
Both races were sailed in a light to medium shifty breeze. 
See attached the results for races 1 and 2.
I had an email from Paul Shingler  of N2679 Dolly Blotter fame - the original owner. He said he had found the 12 website via the Landamore's site.
I decided to look at the site and in their archives was a link to Winter sailing in Norfolk.

See below
I think we need to have a big change in global warming to replicate this.

Patrick Pym sadly died on 4th December. Since he started his successful sailing career in National 12's, designing and building the first of the wide breed of 12s that are seen today, you may wish to inform your members and / or post the short obituary below on the National 12 website. The full obituary may be found on the HRSC Website.
Best regards,
Stephanie Merry
Patrick Pym: 6th September 1936 - 4th December 2019

Patrick's funeral took place on 30th December 2019. He was a long time National 12 competitor with half a dozen boats to his name, starting his career in Sidmouth back in about '58 and then culminating in the 1965 'Lucky Number' in which he won both the Burton Cup and the overall week at Thorpe Bay. That boat was particularly notable as the first of the wide breed of 12's that we see today – a joint design and build effort together with Martin Jones.
Patrick was a long standing member of Hamble River Sailing Club and one of the six HRSC members selected for the 1972 Great Britain Olympic sailing team, competing in the Finn single-handed class.
The funeral was attended by an eclectic mix of people from the world of sailing: from ex-international Olympic sailors to those who had regularly competed with or against him in HRSC Wednesday evening races. Hugh Welbourn, who describes Patrick as "the one that welcomed an awestruck young (National) 12 sailor to the Club", has written a full obituary, describing Patrick's multi-faceted life, which focused throughout on boats and sailing.
Heartfelt condolences go to Patrick's family from HRSC members.



The Class has been approached about the centenary rally which is in Ian Proctor's honour at Bosham Sailing Club, in Chichester Harbour.

The plan is for a Concourse d'Elegance on Saturday followed by a centenary dinner.  On Sunday there will be some gentle harbour sailing with a grandstand finish and various prizes.  There will be special visitors and the event will showcase the various classes which Ian designed as well as the hull designs he created for the Twelves (and other development classes).

We know that the current active vintage Twelve fleet does not include many of Ian's designs but we are sure that someone with one would receive a welcome at this event.  We are also aware that this clashes with an anniversary event at Yorkshire Ouse.

Please contact us if you are interested in this and I will let you have the full details.

Janet Bloor - Hon Secretary
Please use the link below to view and download pics from Northampton( Sunday)
Other pics may be added in time so keep checking.

Kevan Bloor

We have today received the sad news that Howard Elcock has passed away.  Howard was a stalwart of the Class particularly in the Northern area.  He became a member in 1967 and owned eight boats over the years until 2010 when no longer owning a Twelve he became an Associate member.

In recent years he spent a lot of his time in Greece and it was there that he passed away and was buried in the country he loved.

Howard's sister who gave us this news also informed us that there will be a memorial service on the 3rd September at All Saint's Church, Gosforth, Newcastle on Tyne.

Kevan Bloor
Only 5 days left to get the early entry discount!!!  Entries to be received before Sunday 2nd July.

Just over 7 weeks to the start of Weymouth Burton Week

See all the information on the Burton Week website

Hi all

The date of the end oi the early entry discount fee is now just over 3 weeks away!!! 

Get your entry to us before Sunday the 2nd July to save yourself up to £25.

Janet & Kevan Bloor
Most of the Photos from the Vintage Champs at Burton SC are now available at:-

again download whatever you wish

Please see link below for the 12 Fest photos I took on Sunday.
Feel free to download  some are high resolution.

Kevan Bloor

After everyone had left Burton SC to go home on Sunday afternoon an Ergolife Stol had been left behind.  It was assumed to belong to a Twelve visitor, probably a camper.  It appears to be brand new.

If anyone has lost this, or knows who it might belong to please contact us.

Janet & Kevan Bloor
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