International 12

Length: 3.66m (12ft)
Width: 1.40m (4ft 7ins)
Country: United Kingdom
Keel Type:
Rig Type:
Lug - Standing (with gooseneck)
Crew: 2
Trapeze: none
Sail Area: 9.3 sq. m
Spinnaker Type:
No spinnaker
Spinnaker Area:
0 sq.m
Design Year: 1913
Boats Built:
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Alternate Names and Variations
A Class One Design DinghyUnited Kingdom
BRA 12ftUnited KingdomBritish Racing Authority 12ft
British Racing Authority 12ftUnited Kingdom

Used as the 1928 Olympic dinghy, when the Gold medal was won by Sven Thorell of Sweden. The International 12 has recently seen a considerable surge in interest. The design is still enthusiastically raced in the Netherlands and Italy, but has now spread to Northern Germany, Austria and Turkey and is becoming established in France. New boats are being built (in both wood and GRP) in Britain, France, Italy, Turkey, Lithuania and Holland.

Originally the BRA 12 ft dinghy (BRA was the Boat Racing Association), the boat gained international status several years after its original design date. It later lost the international status sometime in the sixties and so became again the BRA 12 foot dinghy.


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