Please select your home edition
Edition
Doyle Sails 2020 - Cruising Confidence 728x90 TOP

Dinghy Shack National 12 Sprint Event at Burghfield Sailing Club

by Tom Lee 14 Apr 07:05 PDT 9 April 2022
Burghfield National 12 Open © Mr Camm

Four visitors came to join the 5 local boats for the N12 Burghfield sprint event sponsored by Dinghy Shack. The wind was a shifty north westerly 10-15kts with the odd gust in the low 20's.

Race officers Ann and Nick Jackson assisted by Charlotte Bell set a short trapezoid course at the top end of the lake. With the aim of running 8 two lap races during the day.

The first 2 races were won by Graham and Anya Camm with Ian and Alex Gore, Jon Ibbotson and Rachel Smith and Jon and Mandy Thornton filling up the podium places so clearly sailing as a family is the way to go! The shifty wind made for a good game of snakes and ladders with a lot of place changes, as well as keeping the mark laying team of Mike Bell and David and Rowan Copse busy.

In race 3, Jon and Rachel took the win followed by Graham and Anya and George Finch and Toby Hunt in third. After 4 races, the fleet retired to the club house for a well earned lunch, with Graham and Anya leading having scored 3 firsts and a second.

In the afternoon the wind had increased slightly and shifted requiring a course reset of the course and start line move, this didn't last long however and by the second afternoon race we were back where we started. Graham and Anya scored another two firsts and two seconds giving them a comfortable win overall, Jon and Rachel scored two wins during the day but where beaten to second place by Ian and Alex's more consistent results.

Dan Meadowcroft crewed by Zoe Ballantyne was 1st under 21, and Nigel and Chris White first non foiler.

All prize winners received discount vouchers as well as a range of goodies donated by our series sponsor Dinghy Shack.

Next dinghy shack event is at Salcombe Yacht club on April 30th - May 2nd.

Overall Results:

PosHelmCrewSail NoClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R8R8Pts
1stGraham CammAnya Camm3530Burghfield Sailing Club1st1st2nd1st1st2nd2nd1st7
2ndIan GoreAlex Gore3525Up River Yacht Club2nd3rd4th2nd2nd3rd1st2nd12
3rdJon IbbotsonRachel Smith3540Burghfield Sailing Club6th2nd1st3rd4th1st4th3rd14
4thJohn ThorntonMandy Thornton3443Burghfield Sailing Club3rd4th8th4th3rd4th3rd4th21
5thDan MeadowcroftZoe Ballantyne3471Upper Thames4th6th6th5th5th5th6th7th31
6thGeorge FinchToby Hunt3551Royal Harwich YC8th8th3rd6th7th7th9th5th36
7thThomas LeeJennefer Bugge3545Burghfield Sailing Club7th9th5th8th8th9th5th6th39
8thNigel WhiteChis White3445Burghfield Sailing Club5th5th9th9th6th8th7th9th40
9thPaul KeelingIzzy Keeling3469Blithfield9th7th7th7th9th6th8th8th43

Related Articles

At least 60 boats to celebrate Uffa's legacy
The celebration of his legacy was initiated by the Atalanta Association The Royal London Yacht Club in Cowes has already received 60 entries for their Uffa Fox 50 Celebration, a month before the 18th – 21st August event, with more arriving almost every day. Posted on 14 Aug
Over 60 entries for Uffa Fox Celebratory Regatta
This promises to be a feast of nostalgia and some great sailing With boats ranging from his famous series of Atalanta cruising designs down to the humble Firefly, this promises to be a feast of nostalgia and some great sailing. Posted on 10 Aug
National 12s at North West Norfolk Week 2022
Held at some of the best and quirky sailing venues on the Norfolk coast The 72nd annual North West Norfolk Week once again invited the National 12 fleet to take part in this unique, family holiday orientated regatta, held at some of the best and quirky sailing venues on the Norfolk coast. Posted on 2 Aug
North West Norfolk Week visits Overy Staithe
National 12 fleet join the allcomers in hunt for sandbanks On Friday 29 July Overy Staithe SC welcomed competitors taking part in the 2022 North West Norfolk Week with an early morning sail making the most of the available wind and providing a sunny sail in beautiful conditions. Posted on 31 Jul
Get your entry in for Allen Burton Week 2022
Less than ten days to take advantage of the early entry discount There are now less than ten days to take advantage of the early entry discount for Allen Burton Week 2022. This year's edition of Burton Week (the National 12 class National Championships) takes place from 27th to 30th August at Felixstowe Ferry SC. Posted on 15 Jul
National 12s at Yorkshire Dales
Dinghy Shack National Series Round 4 The fourth event in the Dinghy Shack National Series was at Yorkshire Dales SC over the weekend of 18th and 19th June. The club pulled out the stops to welcome the fleet with sunshine and pleasant conditions. Posted on 26 Jun
National 12 events survey 2022
Looking for input on how to sustain and grow the class The National 12 Association is conducting a survey to find out what events are missing from our fixture list and what can be improved. We're looking for input on how we can sustain and grow the class in the future. Posted on 19 Jun
Free entry and ferry discounts for all
In the Uffa Fox 50 Celebration 2022 Organisers of the UF50 Celebration sailing regatta have announced that those attending the event will now be able to enter free of charge, as well as benefit from a generous 50% discount off their car ferry. Posted on 17 Jun
National 12 'Naburn Paddle' at Yorkshire Ouse
An unusually good wind direction means the whole river was available Five boats were greeted with an unusually good wind at Naburn, a fresh south westerly coming up straight through the narrows, meaning that the whole river was potentially available for racing. Posted on 15 Jun
National 12 Vintage Championships at Trent Valley
Lots of 'gongoozlers' turned up to chat, reminisce, eat and drink The first race in the Derwent series was used to set the handicaps for race 2 and 3. All races counted in the series discouraging sand-bagging in the first race. John Sears & Zoe Ballantyne were first off the start line. Posted on 16 May
Marine Resources 2022 Salary Survey FOOTERUpffront 2020 Foredeck Club SW FOOTERJ Composites 2022 - J99 FOOTER