Please select your home edition
Edition
Henri-Lloyd 2019 Leaderboard

International 12 Foot Dinghy Friendship Regatta at Rutland - Preview

by Vincent Delany 7 Apr 01:09 PDT 26-29 July 2019
The International 12ft dinghy © Vincent Delany

After many years of putting plastic into the oceans, the sailing community are now joining the revolution to save our sea. No longer do sailors have to sit on an expensive piece of plastic (which cannot be recycled when it reaches the end of its life), now there are timber alternatives which have a longer working life as a racing boat.

The International 12 Foot Dinghies (formerly B.R.A. Dinghies) designed by Englishman George Cockshott are a fine example of modest wooden boats with a long working life. The class has sailed in recent years at Oulton Broad, and West Kirby Marine Lake and this year these dinghies are coming to Rutland Sailing Club for a four day Friendship Regatta.

Among the International 12 foot dinghies coming to Rutland Sailing Club for the four day friendship regatta from 26th till 29th July 2019 will be Dutch, French, Irish as well as the British based boats. These boats have formerly raced at West Kirby Sailing Club, Royal Corinthian Yacht Club (Burnham), Trearddur Bay Sailing Club (Anglesea), East Wight Dinghy Club, and Looe Sailing Club, and White Mere Sailing Club and many other locations in Britain. There were up to 200 dinghies registered in Britain, and we believe that many dinghies out there, which are still sailable.

Sail numbers in this class can be somewhat confusing, as each fleet was permitted to allocate numbers to its own fleet, and thus many fleets have low number boats. In contrast, the Dutch have a national numbering system. Among the boats coming to Rutland will be Dutch No. 112 from 1925, Shankill (Co. Dublin) No. 8 allegedly built by Camper and Nicholson c.1929, and a dinghy of mysterious lineage No.11 from Ireland.

For the Rutland regatta, we hope that Richard Feldon, Stephen Berrisford, Keith Mitchell, Mark Duffield, Doug Branson and Ben Harris will join the fun at Rutland Water.

For more information contact: www.12footcwc.org or

Related Articles

Staying atop the Singles Chart
David Henshall looks at the future - and history - of the singlehander Singlehanders are such a part of the sailing scene today, but what does it take to stay at the top of the Singles Chart? If there is one bellwether that gives us a indication as to the health of the sport, it has to be the singlehanded scene. Posted on 17 Oct 2018
12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games overall
A wise PRO was able to prepare for unsuitable winds Unfortunately, the weather in Hellerup, near Copenhagen for the past two days has not been suitable for racing in small dinghies. However, event PRO Peter Stephensen Lubeck (DEN) was wise enough to predict this scenario. Posted on 22 Sep 2018
12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games day 3
Four races held as storm heads for Copenhagen On Thursday four races were held for the 12 Foot Dinghy Class as there is a large storm heading towards Copenhagen, which may create unsailable conditions for small boats. Posted on 21 Sep 2018
12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games day 2
Difficult conditions mean shipping a lot of water Yesterday saw many 12 foot dinghies retiring from the racing due to the weather conditions off Hellerup. Posted on 20 Sep 2018
12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games day 1
Dutch dominate as crews are considered optional In race one, on 18th September the wind was blowing about 22 knots in strong sunshine and flat water, and the racing was dominated by the experienced Dutch teams. Posted on 19 Sep 2018
Vintage Yachting Games preview
Copenhagen to host ex-Olympic classes next week The fourth edition of the Vintage Yachting Games takes place in Copenhagen from 16-22 September 2018. The Vintage Yachting Games provide an opportunity for a high-level international regatta for the classes which were once Olympic Games equipment. Posted on 15 Sep 2018
Bosham Classic Boat Revival
The biggest classic dinghy event ever? In a year notable for the superlatives, the late summer of 2018 will go down on record as the year when the classic small boat scene really showed itself off in the best possible way. 80 entries had been expected but there was a good handful more. Posted on 4 Sep 2018
International 12 foot Irish Championship
Vintage dinghies race at the Royal St George Yacht Club The term 'vintage' is rarely used in respect of racing dinghies, however in 1920 the Olympic Federation were felt that a suitable dinghy should be used in addition to the 40m.2, 30m.2, 15m., 12m., 10m., 8m., 7m., and 6m. keelboat classes. Posted on 3 Sep 2018
12 Foot Dinghy AGM
Held at the Royal St. George Yacht Club A huge group of over thirty 12 Foot Dinghy enthusiasts turned up at the Royal St. George Yacht Club on 6th April for the 94th AGM of the 'Irish International 12 foot Dinghy Class' or 'Cumann Báid Dhá Chosa Déag na hÉireann'. Posted on 11 Apr 2018
12 foot dinghy Irish Championships
For the International 12 foot and DBSC 12 foot dinghy classes The International 12 foot and DBSC 12 foot dinghy Irish championships were scheduled for Dun Laoghaire on 10th September 2017. However, the weather forecast was very poor, so, the Royal St. George Yacht Club decided to postpone the event for one week. Posted on 18 Sep 2017
Vaikobi 2019 - Footer 3SOUTHERN-SPARS-OFFICIAL-SUPPLIER-52-SS728-X-90 BottomRS Sailing 2019 - Footer