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Boats / Re: N2962 Soggy Moggy
« Last post by Kevin on May 30, 2020, 08:38:45 AM »
Spotted this week in a very sorry state - probably beyond repair.
General National 12 chat / National 12 Virtual Regatta and quiz. 6th June 1900 hrs
« Last post by grazz on May 28, 2020, 09:35:59 PM »
The Dinghy Shack National series at Brightlingsea might be cancelled but we can still have some fun and go racing! We'll be holding a virtual open meeting on Saturday 6th June using Virtual Regatta In-shore to run a series of short races and a Zoom video conference to keep people connected . Virtual Regatta in-shore can be played as an Android and iOS app or through the browser. Races are typically under 10 minutes and held in a variety of venues according to the whim of the race officer.

  • Briefing at 19:00
  • First start at 19:15   
  • 4 races with 3 to count
  • Racing will be in J/70, F50, Nacra 17 and Offshore racers (disappointingly they don't have National 12s but the F50 is almost as hard to control as a 12!)
  • Races are limited to 20 boats, we will use a flight system if we exceed 20 boats
  • Entry fee: Free
Install Zoom
Install  either the iOS or Android app ahead of the event (
Play using the website

Racing will be followed by a short pub-style quiz.

Spaces are limited so please register by replying to We'll send you the codes to join the Zoom call and VR inshore races nearer the time

Come and join the fun.
General National 12 chat / Re: North West Norfolk Week
« Last post by alann on May 27, 2020, 10:45:55 AM »
Sad to hear Norfolk week is cancelled
As I don't live with my crew it looks like sailing is on hold for a while
I can't really see how any racing can take place at the moment with the 2m rule  because of safety boat manning etc
Boats / Re: N3502 Carbonara
« Last post by TimHamp on May 25, 2020, 11:05:31 PM »
Carbonara changed hands October 2019 and now lives at Ripon sailing club. The first capsize allowed me to check the centreboard, which turned out to have a few dings in it. First time I've seen a hatchet centreboard, this one apparently comes from a 505? Still getting used to the difference from my previous 12, a Crusader '88 - at the moment we seam to be going slower! Once we can get back to sailing and racing I'm sure it will get better.
Boats / Re: N3330 Baloo
« Last post by TimHamp on May 24, 2020, 10:09:07 PM »
Baloo was a belated 40th present to get me back into sailing and do what my father did - teach my children to sail and spend time with them without any distractions. 8 years latter and I have two children who can helm and crew in any weather and are not afraid of capsizing. And still speak to their Dad. My sailing has improved and I have loved owning and keeping a gorgeous smooth hulled wooden boat. Things change and I now have Carbonara, double bottom and composite, easier maintenance and a new sailing challenge for my more experienced crews.

Emma and Christopher are going to miss Baloo but her new owner, Ben Ward, is starting the same journey and will be teaching his two children to sail at North Hykeham sailing club.
General National 12 chat / North West Norfolk Week
« Last post by paul turner 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 / Re: N1379 jester renovation
« Last post by copperplate on May 17, 2020, 10:19:25 AM »
Thank you for the encouragement.

I will try to keep the effort going
General National 12 chat / Re: N1379 jester renovation
« Last post by Jacko2708 on May 17, 2020, 09:15:08 AM »
what a fantastic job your making of'll be on the water before you know it ..👍
General National 12 chat / Re: Free mast
« Last post by copperplate on May 08, 2020, 10:02:06 PM »
Hi Tom..

Do you still have the mast?

Many thanks

General National 12 chat / Re: N1379 jester renovation
« Last post by copperplate on May 08, 2020, 06:01:50 PM »
Yes.. probably be teenaged by the time it's done :  )
thank you..

I will try to keep the work going ..
I'm at the stage of gluing and screwing the boat back together.
With all the bad wood cut out ..
I'm not sure whether to glue down the centre board case with
west epoxy or to use sikaflex..
Would there be any expert advice on the subject..

Many thanks

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