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General National 12 chat / Re: Salcombe Camping
« on: June 19, 2013, 11:19:15 AM »
We've camped at Ilton Farm and at Ilton Castle Farm. Both are off the Malborough to Salcombe road and theoretically walkable to town, but in practice its a fair way and hilly. Ilton is closer to the main road and there's the bus, Ilton Castle is closer to the boat park. Both are open field basic facility farm sites that can be exposed to the wind, so getting a pitch in the lee of the hedges makes a big difference.  After a week of wind and rain at Ilton Farm our tent did not make it home with us. Ilton Castle is a little lower into the valley and a bit more sheltered and is one of those sites with minimal advertising that people keep coming back to year after year. Definitely had a better family atmosphere when we were there. Not sure if we're coming this year but if we are we'll be at Ilton Castle. 

General National 12 chat / Re: Superga Cup Pevensey Bay
« on: May 30, 2013, 01:48:28 PM »
As well as early reconnaissance for Burton 2014 and a GUL Series event this open meeting is #6 (of 10) in the 2013 Thames Area series with event #3 at Burghfield still to be rescheduled. Thorntons and Ibbotsons are neck and neck at the top after 4 events with plenty of crews breathing down their necks behind for any slip ups.
Also I noticed in the NOR that 6 races are planned. Should be a great event with lots of on and off-shore fun.
Mike N3491

General National 12 chat / Is this a 12?
« on: May 16, 2013, 11:51:24 AM »
Chris Price has posted a picture of what he thinks is a very old 12 on our Facebook page at Look in "Recent Posts by Others"
Anyone care to try and identify it?

General National 12 chat / Re: Desborough SC Open
« on: May 07, 2013, 04:03:17 PM »
Thames Area sailors (and any others liking a lovely bit of river sailing) don't miss this, the 4th event in the Thames Area Series. Its usually a good one for those with small, young crews.

General National 12 chat / Re: National 14 on ebay?
« on: April 05, 2013, 04:42:46 PM »
I recognse this from IBRSC.l Boat has been berthed over the winter but I've never seen it on the water. Definitely look before you buy.



General National 12 chat / Re: Shoreham open: 31 March - 1 April
« on: April 03, 2013, 12:46:14 PM »
Thames Area standings after 3 events:

1. Ibbotson 3pts

2. Stewart 4pts

5. Camm (Geoff) 5pts

Next stop Desborough 11th May

General National 12 chat / Re: Hamble Warming Pan 2013
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:28:12 PM »
A short report and some photos are on the Y&Y website

More photos should be available from the Hamble RIver SC website soon.

Provisional date for the 2014 Warming Pan is15/16 March 2014.

General National 12 chat / Re: Hamble Warming Pan 2013
« on: March 18, 2013, 12:57:25 PM »
Only 2 boats competed on the Saturday and 4 on the Sunday. No doubt the unpredictable weather put some off and I can confirm that the Sunday was wet and light. Nobody could be roused to start the final race. Geoff and Amelia cruised over from Warsash to win all 3 races sailed. Results:

1. N3515 Geoff & Amelia Camm

2. N3528 Nick Copsey & Steve

3. N3491 Mike & Sophie Storey

4. N3493 Chris & Ellen Flewitt

Burghfield will be better!!

General National 12 chat / Re: Hamble Warming Pan 2013
« on: March 10, 2013, 09:32:46 PM »
Just a bump up reminder for this event next weekend. 4 races over 2 days. Single day entry is available, so if you can't make both days, pop down for at least one. 11.30 start Saturday, 11.00 start Sunday. Hope the weather has warmed up a bit by then.


This is the 2nd in the 10 event Thames Area 2013 series and the first of a triple blitz with Burghfield and Shoreham to follow on subsequent weekends. Jon Ibbotson leads after Ranelagh.




Travel not included

General National 12 chat / Re: Dinghy Show
« on: March 01, 2013, 09:19:57 PM »
Anyone going please tweet pictures and comments with the hashtag #nat12 and follow the class twitter @Nat12Sailing


Mike N3491

General National 12 chat / Re: New PY
« on: March 01, 2013, 09:13:35 PM »
I don't think anyone can be too surprised. We have been off 1078 at IBRSC for a good few years now...and Merlins have been pegged down 8 and Phantoms down 13. 420s up 13 to 1100 though. That's a shocker!



General National 12 chat / Re: A personal note about the need for spring!
« on: February 24, 2013, 07:40:53 PM »
As for me...2 days powerboat course, end of Feb....shouldn't be too bad I naively thought...WRONG!. Just getting the feeling back into my hands 5 hours after coming off the water. Amazing how cold you get just sitting in -5 wind chill. With double the kit I would normally be in if sailing I was just OK but hands and feet, where its hard to layer up - COLD, COLD COLD



A nice turnout of 9 boats launched in sunny, breezy and not too cold conditions after a short delay to allow the tide to come in over the considerable floodwater. One class champion sailing with his wife hit the tide before the start but recovered to challenge for the lead up the first leg. Another class champion, also sailing with an unfamilar crew, took to the waters in a similar gusty spot by the Putney mark half way through the race. Jon Ibbotson, with Andy Douglas crewing, sailed as serenely as was possible in the pleasant but somewhat challenging conditions and stretched out over 3 laps to a comfortable win. 

1. N3540 Jon Ibbotson/Andy Douglas

2. N3443 Jon & Mandy Thornton

3. N3526 Tom & Charlotte Stewart

Afterwards at the Thames Area lunch, which was also very well attended, outgoing Thames Area rep, Mike Day, presented the Thames Area trophy for 2012 to Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne allowing the trophy to take up its regular place on the Camm mantlepiece for yet another year. This was the last act of Mike and Anne's 9 year tenure running the Thames region for which many thanks were expressed. The responsibility now  falls to yours truly...and in that capacity I can confirm the one missing piece in the 2013 Thames Area calendar:

Sunday 7th July Ranelagh Summer Race, 13.00 start



General National 12 chat / HISC Pursuit Series
« on: January 25, 2013, 02:29:07 PM »
Interesting series of open pursuits at Hayling just announced, some of which inevitably clash with N12 events, but these ones don't seem to:

HISC Perisher Pursuit - Sat 16th Feb - first start 13:30

The Cock of the Harbour Pursuit - Sun 18th Aug – first start 12:00

The Last Blast Pursuit - Mon 26th Aug – first start 12:00 (In aid of Friends of Hayling Rescue)

The Christmas Cracker Pursuit - Sat 21st Dec – first start 11:00 (In aid of Friends of Chichester Harbour)

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