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by Steve
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: early international 12 foot
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

Re: early international 12 foot

Any thoughts who the Burnham area builders were at that time? there is no indication on the boat. Hi Chris I've been doing a bit of digging... The only yard in the Burnham area that were definitely known to have been building Int 12s at this time was William Yardleys. Given that this boat yard was ...
by Steve
Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: early international 12 foot
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

Re: early international 12 foot

Jim: The final positions were determined by counting the number of first, second, third, fourth etc. places obtained by each contestant in ALL of the races (ie: the qualifying rounds and the final). Consequently Belgium finished in ninth place, despite not having qualified for the 'finals', thanks t...
by Steve
Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: early international 12 foot
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

Re: early international 12 foot

Regarding the 1928 Games: Although there were 20 countries competing the host nation only supplied 10 hulls - all constructed by the famous German boatyard Abeking & Rasmussen . Each competitor did, however, receive his own sail and spars. Fowler and Gaydon were allocated sail number 14. A rather bi...
by Steve
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: early international 12 foot
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

Re: early international 12 foot

Chris I can confirm that K8 was Ywurry's class number - not just a local number. The 12' Dinghy became an International class in 1920 and the first Dinghy to be allocated a sail number (K1) was Tern in November 1920. I imagine that Ywurry received her number at the same time or soon after Certainly ...
by Steve
Wed Jul 25, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Blithfield event 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 10448

Re: Blithfield event 2013

Depends upon the date... ... but if it is towards the end of June or early in July I might be interested in coming with my Int 12' Dinghy. We will be holding a 100th anniversary event at West Kirby Sailing Club on June 28-30th with competitors coming from Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Ireland, etc. A...
by Steve
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA style event à la française
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

Re: CVRDA style event à la française

Thats interesting - thanks! There are also two being built near Falmouth. (The Vietnamese-built one that was for sale a while ago has also found its way to Falmouth)
by Steve
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA style event à la française
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

Re: CVRDA style event à la française

Notice the two Int 12s in the picture.
...it is ironic that the class is considerably more successful in France now than it was at any time in the last century!
by Steve
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: What dinghy classes were around in the early 1900's
Replies: 16
Views: 7170

Re: What dinghy classes were around in the early 1900's

The first recorded regatta for International 12-foot Dinghies took place on 4th October 1913 on the Marine Lake at West Kirby Sailing Club. The club, which had just taken delivery of a fleet of six Dinghies, decided to publicise the new class by inviting representatives of twelve sailing clubs from ...
by Steve
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: CVRDA style event à la française
Replies: 4
Views: 2048

CVRDA style event à la française

Dinghies at the Voiles au Fil de l'Eau, at the Yacht Club de l'Ile de France June 2012.

Image

more images at: http://www.pbase.com/beligou/voiles_au_ ... _2012_ycif
by Steve
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Baltic Wharf
Replies: 15
Views: 6735

Re: Baltic Wharf

My daughter, Vanessa (who is currently at university in Bristol), has expressed an interest in dropping by to say 'hello' and is potentially available to crew for someone if required...

Steve
by Steve
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 101
Views: 71762

Re: Introductions

...and I'm Steve. I visit the forum frequently but rarely post anything. I started sailing Cadets in the mid sixties, then moved on to National 12s at Northampton and Burghfield Sailing Clubs. Work then took me abroad and I virtually stopped sailing until I arrived in Switzerland about ten years ago...
by Steve
Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: Help ID this Finn Lookalike
Replies: 9
Views: 2514

Re: Help ID this Finn Lookalike

PaulM wrote:The sail logo looks like some sort of insect, a mosquito or dragonfly or nymph.Paul
The sail logo looks remarkably similar to that on the Yamaha Hopper which is a Laser clone.
I wonder whether this could be another Japanese clone?
by Steve
Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Swapmeet at the Nationals?
Replies: 17
Views: 4990

Re: Swapmeet at the Nationals?

Stephen Hawkins wrote:I am on the look out for some tufnol blocks for Planet. Decided to put her as original as possible.
If it's tufnol you want, l'Abordage A l'Abordage in France (http://www.alabordage.fr) have a vast range of blocks, cleats and other fittings in tufnol, plus many other classic fittings.
by Steve
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: Boat Chat
Topic: Classic dinghies on YouTube
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

Re: Classic dinghies on YouTube

I kept waiting for one to dive - but they never did There are occasions when one has to sit on the transom to stop them diving... There were 104 boats at the recent Dinghy World Cup sailed on the Lagoon of Venice. We are planning an event at West Kirby Sailing Club in 2013 - to mark the 100th anniv...
by Steve
Tue May 24, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Banter
Topic: Events pages
Replies: 6
Views: 3527

Re: Events pages

I didn't - and I'm a computer programmer! :oops:
Steve