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General National 12 chat / Re: Northampton
« Last post by angus on Today at 09:26:30 AM »
I'm looking for a crew again, anybody interested?
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Boats / Re: N3270 Empress
« Last post by Derek on October 22, 2018, 01:39:26 PM »
Red Shift was an attempt to make a Baggy 2 on a budget. The lines were lifted from Baggy2 but built in 3 planks. The resulting boat only displaced 475lb on the design waterline so sat very low in the water until some dynamic lift helped.
The garboard was extended as a bilge keel that ran the aft 8 feet of the boat, forming a sort of ragged chine that broke spray off very effectively at speed.
Occasional busts of wonderful speed in heavy weather didn't compensate for very poor performance in light weather.
My first attempt at woodwork, it wasn't a thing of beauty, or even very light despite having no thwart.
Great fun to build and to sail in a breeze. A complete nightmare in light displacement conditions.
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Boats / Re: N3027 Wizardry
« Last post by Derek on October 22, 2018, 01:28:52 PM »
Wizardry was built by Nigel Waller for Howard Stevenson around the same time as he built Punkerella for himself.
It was a tortured ply one-planker different in shape from Punka by having hip darts to eliminate Punka's "Coke bottle" waterline shape.
A quick varnished boat but never sailed as light as Punka.
Howard probably still has it.

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General National 12 chat / Northampton
« Last post by Thomas Stewart on October 17, 2018, 08:51:17 PM »
Coming soon at reservoir near Northampton. The Gul Wetsuits series decider will be at Northampton SC on the 3rd November. Briefing at 11.00 am first race 12.30. It is also the Inland Champs over the two days, this year for added value there are three races a day. The Gul prizegiving will be on Saturday night followed by Fireworks.
Details at the NSC website.

See you there.
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General National 12 chat / Re: Twickenham Open Meeting - October 14
« Last post by Alistair Edwards on October 15, 2018, 03:10:34 PM »
Despite the horrible weather forecast all 7 of the TYC N12 fleet took part in the Open Meeting on Sunday.

The prevailing wind direction was northerly, but on the water burgees were spinning all over the place. With tall trees on the northern bank of the Thames, a northerly wind provides the most difficult sailing conditions on our reach. At one point during the first race the torrential rain made it very difficult to see, and those who were not in wetsuits got drenched.

Sailing was extremely competitive throughout the event with the lead changing frequently during the races. A diverse range of designs headed the fleet, with a Cheshire Cat a Paper Dart and a double bottomed Final Chapter taking turns to briefly lead. As ever the key to staying ahead was avoiding the many holes and capitalising on advantageous lifts.

Pip Deverson sailed her Cheshire Cat extremely well in the challenging conditions and with two first places won the Thames Challenge trophy. She admitted that she was keen to win the two first races so that she did not have to venture out again in the rain after lunch.

At one point several years ago the Twickenham N12 fleet was down to just 2 boats, so it is very encouraging that we now have 7 boats in regular use. Single handed N12 sailing is a particular Twickenham speciality which works extremely well in light winds.
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General National 12 chat / Re: Twickenham Open Meeting - October 14
« Last post by JohnM on October 14, 2018, 10:32:07 AM »
Hi Alastair
Sorry we did not make it today.  We were packed up but the rain forecast all day has persuaded us to do other domestic jobs instead.  Hope it all goes well, I will get in touch about a date for 2019
Cheers
John Meadowcroft
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General National 12 chat / Re: Burghfield sprint open 20th October
« Last post by tom lee on October 12, 2018, 08:58:48 PM »
Hi


All Entrants are welcome to join club racing on Sunday (free of charge)


Thanks


Tom
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General National 12 chat / Re: Burghfield sprint open 20th October
« Last post by angus on October 09, 2018, 09:14:22 PM »
I had a spare seat in the front of Mr Bill if anybody fancies some thrills and spills!
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General National 12 chat / Re: Burghfield sprint open 20th October
« Last post by tom lee on October 09, 2018, 08:49:45 PM »
Kevin, there is a  5 discount for pre-registered boats
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General National 12 chat / Re: Burghfield sprint open 20th October
« Last post by Kevin on October 08, 2018, 09:34:09 AM »

Is the usual "pre-registration for a discount" feature being offered? It's not immediately obvious to me if it is.


Kevin
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