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General National 12 chat / Interesting video of winter sailing
« on: July 25, 2020, 02:36:07 PM »
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.

« on: August 19, 2018, 10:31:05 AM »



General National 12 chat / Ian Proctor Centenary Rally 2/3rd June
« on: March 23, 2018, 04:58:22 PM »
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

General National 12 chat / Photos from Gul/Inlands at Northampton
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:51:32 PM »
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

General National 12 chat / Howard Elcock
« on: August 03, 2017, 03:12:22 PM »
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

General National 12 chat / Burton Week 2017 early entry deadline
« on: June 27, 2017, 02:22:11 PM »
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

General National 12 chat / Burton Week - Weymouth
« on: June 08, 2017, 10:53:16 AM »
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

General National 12 chat / Vintage Champs Photos
« on: June 30, 2016, 11:58:04 AM »
Most of the Photos from the Vintage Champs at Burton SC are now available at:-

again download whatever you wish


General National 12 chat / 12 FEST PHOTOS
« on: June 29, 2016, 09:17:31 PM »
Please see link below for the 12 Fest photos I took on Sunday.
Feel free to download  some are high resolution.

Kevan Bloor

General National 12 chat / Vintage & Fest lost property
« on: June 29, 2016, 07:44:23 PM »
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

General National 12 chat / Burton Week - Brightlingsea 2016
« on: June 19, 2016, 09:51:37 AM »
You may have missed the Jib Draw deadline!!  The worth winner was Ed Willett, but don't lose out again. 

The end of the early entry discount is approaching, the 3rd of July is the cut off date.  Follow the link on the N12 home page for your Entry Form.

Remember to book your Burton Week dinner tickets (child meals for under 10's available).

Get your entry in NOW!!

Hon. Secretary

General National 12 chat / Richard Roscoe
« on: August 25, 2013, 10:58:59 AM »
We are sad to report that Richard Roscoe died last Friday 16th August and we understand the funeral will be on Thursday August 29th.

Richard was well known in the Class in the late 50's and 60's and is most notable for designing and building N1664 Squid, in which he won the Yachting World Silver National Points Trophy at Burton Week in 1960. More than 50 boats were subsequently built to that design.

Janet Bloor
Hon. Secretary

General National 12 chat / Carsington Open Meeting May 19th
« on: May 10, 2013, 10:33:13 PM »
Carsington Twelve Open Meeting is on Sunday 19th May, three races, two to count.  First race will not be before 11.00am.  This open is in conjunction with the Laser 3000's and Vago.

Notice of Race available via the link on the N12 home page.  Carsington Water is near Ashbourne and is a reasonable travelling distance from Staunton Harold who are holding their open on Saturday.  The Laser and Vago meeting is also taking place on Saturday and they are arranging a BBQ on Saturday night (sorry not free) and if any Twelve sailors would like to take their boats over ready for Sunday, they are welcome to take part.

It would help if you could please let us know if you will be entering for the open and an indication of anyone also wanting to take their boat to Carsington on Saturday and/or participate in the BBQ.

Kevan Bloor

General National 12 chat / TVSC Meeeting Pics
« on: September 12, 2011, 03:16:13 PM »
I have posted some of the pics ,19  from the windy TVSC Meeting this weekend on the twelve gallery  TVSC sep2011.
Hope you can eccess them easily.
I will post more when I have edited some more.

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