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National 12

National 12

12' development class that has been strong in the UK for over half a century. Large turnouts for the UK circuit throughout the year and for the 'Burton Cup' - the National Championships for the class.

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Show news Winging it - Sailing with a winged rudder
Learning what works in other classes
Posted on 15 Nov
Tips for sailing with a young crew
What is different when racing with kids between the age of 6 and 12
Posted on 25 Oct
National 12s at Yeadon
A full range of designs take part
Posted on 14 Oct
One Design or Two?
David Henshall looks at control (and abuse) of hull shapes over the years
Posted on 9 Oct
National 12 Gul Series at Ripon preview
Including a Try-a-12 session for anyone new to the class
Posted on 22 Sep
Solway Yacht Club Championship Weekend
Scottish National 12 and Finn titles settled in Kippford
Posted on 17 Sep
Gul National 12 Series at Yorkshire Dales
Mirror-like calm patches not normally seen at Grimwith
Posted on 12 Sep
70th Anniversary North West Norfolk Week
Unique event sees sailors visit all of the sailing clubs in the area
Posted on 2 Sep
National 12 Burton Week 2019 at Pevensey Bay
One of the fleet's favourite clubs
Posted on 31 Aug
9th Classic Boat Revival preview
5 races over the 7-8 September in Chichester Harbour
Posted on 20 Aug
Salcombe Yacht Club Annual Regatta
A huge mix of sun, wind and rain for the 183 competing boats
Posted on 16 Aug
Want to compete at National 12 Burton Week?
Helms looking for crews and crews looking for helms
Posted on 31 Jul
Book now for National 12 coaching at Twickenham
Graham Camm to run Thames training session on 4th August
Posted on 27 Jul
National 12s at Royal Harwich
With a Smugglers pursuit race
Posted on 24 Jul
What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?
Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful
Posted on 17 Jul
National 12 Gul Series Round 3 at Shoreham
Sunshine, a stiff breeze and scattered white horses
Posted on 19 Jun
National 12 vintage/open racing at Trent Valley
Pursuit handicaps: a black art fuelled by tea and cake
Posted on 24 May
National 12 Gul Series Round 2 at Salcombe
Sunshine and breeze greets the fleet in beautiful Salcombe harbour
Posted on 8 May
National 12s at Annandale
A select group for Scottish Series Round 1
Posted on 18 Apr
National 12 Gul Series Round 1 at Burghfield
Foreboding forecast doesn't stop a dozen boats from attending
Posted on 21 Mar
National 12s and OKs set for Burghfield
2019 Gul Series and HD Sails Inland Series kick off on Saturday
Posted on 12 Mar
National 12 class at the RYA Dinghy Show
Class experts are on the stand if you want any advice about tuning
Posted on 26 Feb
National 12 Gul Series 2018 Round-Up
A full range of conditions experienced throughout the year
Posted on 19 Nov 2018
Gul National 12 Series finale and Inlands
Tight racing on a square course and plenty of capsizes
Posted on 14 Nov 2018
Gul National 12 Series finale this weekend
Title on the line during the Inlands at Northampton SC
Posted on 1 Nov 2018
National 12s at Ripon
Quintessential Ripon winds result in close, competitive racing
Posted on 16 Oct 2018
Saxton and Lewis reign supreme
At the 2018 Endeavour Trophy
Posted on 15 Oct 2018
Saxton and Lewis annihilate Endeavour fleet
Four straight wins for reigning champions at opening day
Posted on 13 Oct 2018
Big winds arrive for Endeavour Trophy training day
League of legends prepare for battle at Burnham-on-Crouch
Posted on 12 Oct 2018
National 12s at Yeadon
Resuming battle after the Ripon Gul Series event
Posted on 8 Oct 2018
Links
National 12 UK Nationals Attendance
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Above 'hull speed' when planing - the angles a winged rudder operates at
© Graham Camm
Charting how the lift and drag forces of a winged rudder change with both speed and angle of attack
© Graham Camm
At very low speeds the flow will be near horizontal - winged rudder tilted forwards
© Graham Camm
As the boat approaches the 'hull speed' the flow will have a greater vertical component - winged rudder in central position
© Graham Camm
At planing speeds the flow will flatten out again - winged rudder tilted backwards
© Graham Camm
A computational fluid dynamics (CFD) study with a dinghy making 6 knots and a wing in the flow
© Nigel White
Nick Copsey and Joanne Sallis enjoying the ride in their foiling National 12
© Gareth Fudge / www.boatographic.co.uk
Measuring the angle of a winger rudder by editing a photo to draw lines
© Graham Camm
Helm and crew sat well back, with winged rudder adjusted so the bow is clearing the waves
© Gareth Fudge / www.boatographic.co.uk
Helm and crew sat slightly back compared to a non-winged National 12 design
© Jeremy Carey
Jib sheet mounted on the centre board case, angled back slightly towards the helm position (fitted for benefit of a younger crew)
© Graham Camm
Is it time to head ashore? Never keep kids out sailing beyond the point where they are comfortable
© Fiona Brown
Centreboard up and downhaul (fitted for benefit of a younger crew)
© Graham Camm
Light wind helm and crew positions
© HSC
Yeadon National 12 Open
© Rachel McInnes
Yeadon National 12 Open
© Rachel McInnes
Tim and Chris Hampshire win the Yeadon National 12 Open
© Rachel McInnes
Yeadon National 12 Open
© Rachel McInnes
Yeadon National 12 Open
© Rachel McInnes
Yeadon National 12 Open
© Rachel McInnes
On the crest of a wave! Mark and Anna Simpson going flat out in the super fast boat on their way to winning the National 12 Scottish Championship 2019 during the Solway Yacht Club Championship weekend
© John Sproat
National 12 meets Finn: Mark and Anna Simpson in close company with Stewart Mitchell's Finn during the Solway Yacht Club Championship weekend
© John Sproat
Mark and Anna Simpson, winners of the Scottish Daily Express National 12 Championship trophy , presented by Jacquie Tosh, wife of Club Commodore Lindsay during the Solway Yacht Club Championship weekend
© Anne-Marie Williams
Graham Camm and Zoe Ballantyne win the National 12 racing in the Gul Watersports Series at Yorkshire Dales
© Neil McInnes
View from the front - National 12 racing in the Gul Watersports Series at Yorkshire Dales
© Graham Camm
Julian and Bethany Hood during Oulton Week 2019
© Trish Barnes
National 12 Burton Week 2019
© Angus Beyts
National 12 Burton Week 2019
© Angus Beyts
National 12 Burton Week 2019
© Angus Beyts
Salcombe Gin Salcombe Yacht Club Annual Regatta
© Margaret Mackley