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National 12 class at the RYA Dinghy Show

by Zoe Ballantyne 26 Feb 10:15 GMT 2-3 March 2019
North West Norfolk Sailing Week 2018 © Neil Foster /

The Dinghy Show is this coming weekend 2nd & 3rd March. Come along to the 12 stand to see N3548, "All Tide Up". She's a Hijack design, designed by David Hollom and is an amateur build she was built by the owner, Nick Copsey, in 2016 and is a rather eye catching metallic orange.

We have class experts on the stand if you want any advice about tuning, boat setup or sailing tips and details about how to buy a new or second-hand 12 if you're thinking about upgrading.

We have various National Twelve videos running including the 1956 Pathe News (with same classic sailing quotes) to the 2006 70th Anniversary documentary (eloquently narrated by Michael Brookman) and the more recent drone footage from Burghfield (no aeroplanes were harmed during the filming!).

We're selling the brand new N12 t-shirt design on the stand (limited stock available at the show) and will take orders for more if we run out.

And we're giving away stickers and sweets for the younger members of the N12 family, so they can tuck in whilst you chat about 12 sailing.

How to find us

Our stand is in the West wing of Alexandra Palace, stand no. W6.

The Show is open from 9.30am-6pm on Saturday and 9.30-5pm on Sunday. You can get to the show by road (post code N22 7AY), rail to Alexandra Palace station and W3 bus, or underground to Wood Green and either get the W3 bus or just walk up the hill. There's a free shuttle bus from the tube and train stations on Saturday only.

You can book discounted tickets on-line at and there is an additional discount for RYA members.

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