Posts by Andrew Young

National 18 Championships results

Huge Congratulations to : Nick Walsh, Ed Rice, Rob Brownlow in Fifty Shades from RCYC for winning the Ultra’s and also to Tom Reid, Nick Philips, Richard Stirrup in Theorette from Bosham SC  to win the Classic’s at the 2017 N18 Championships held at Hayling Island SC. Full results via this link. a FULL EVENT REPORT TO FOLLOW…..Meantime some stunning pics by Peter Hickson here   and more to follow…..  
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Shirt Orders for 2017 Championship

HEADS UP -2 For those of you coming to Hayling Island SC for the championships next weekend, please see our order form for get your event branded shirts….. We need orders by : Noon on Tuesday 18th July to get delivery for the start of the event. We will also be taking orders at HISC for delivery by the end of the event. Remember proceeds help pay for the Championships, so please support your class & order now…. Assuming you are attending the Championships at Hayling Island, we will take payment then…..otherwise we will make alternative arrangements for you to
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2017 National 18 Class Championships 23-28 July at Hayling Island SC.

The 2017 National 18 Class Championships  23-28 July at Hayling Island SC. Heads up…. Your organizing team has been very busy formulating, in the words of the mighty Baldrick, a cunning plan, intended to add ever better value, enjoyment, waistlines and hangovers…! As of now, we have 16 entries with a further 7 or so committed to come, making an expected total of 23 or so boats, from Classic’s through to Ultra’s. Those that haven’t yet entered, please get on and do so (on HISC site here), to relieve the stress and uncertainty of your organising team, who’d really like
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National 18 English Championships hosted by the Blackwater Sailing Club

Great weekend for National 18 English Championships on the Blackwater River hosted by the Blackwater Sailing Club  The 18’s were made very welcome by the Club over the weekend of the 7/8 July. Apart from great hospitality the visitors were provided with excellent weather. Saturday’s light conditions were followed by a solid planing breeze on Sunday. Five races had three different winners, but in the end it was Jess Berney’s Panther that prevailed overall.   Results 1st – 406 Panther – Jess Berney, Brett Townsend, Gregor Davidson/ Ben Arnold 2nd – 412 Shadow – Maria Richards, Julian Berney, David Nichols 3rd –
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Classic updates: n18/316 Ocatillo renamed and n18/195 Toledo new owner

News about Classic 18s n18/316 Ocatillo which was purchased last year by Matt Gray of Bosham, has been refurbished after some tough racing in Bosham. She has just been renamed RUBY TUESDAY.  She’s already entered for the Championships at Hayling 23-28 July and her unique construction should prove fast. n18/195, Toledo which was found last year after 30 years in barn in West Wales, has just changed hands and is now owned by Peter Nuttal of Bosham, who aims to get her back racing this season. On the subject of the National 18 Championships, 23-28 July,  we are expecting a
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National 18 English Championship’s at Blackwater SC 8th-9th July 2017

  National 18 English Championship  8th-9th July 2017  at Blackwater Sailing Club   We would like to welcome as many National 18s as possible of all categories at the Club. So far all the English Ultras will be attending and we would very much like to see Ultimates, pen-Ultimates, and Classics join us. The East Coast was after all the birthplace of National 18s…. The English Championships will form part of this Open Meet at the Blackwater Sailing Club on the 8 and 9th July Please click links for a copy of the :   NOR,    Sailing  Instructions (SI’s),   and
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SOLD : National 18 / 347 ” Das Boot”

SOLD —-  National 18 / 347  “Das Boot   For Sale £2,750         Location: Cork Harbour Description The National 18 is a 3 person Trapezing Performance Dinghy which is sailed in many locations throughout the Ireland & UK. This boat has won many trophies most notably the Irish National Championships and also 2nd and 3rd place in the UK National Championships. High Racing Spec with Harken gear throughout and bloodaxe centreboard and rudder. Also comes with: -Carbon Tiller -Combi road and launching trailer -North mainsail, Jib and spinnaker with complete spare set -Boom up boat cover   Price £
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Lymington demo days 8th & 9th April

Test sail our new Morrison designed National 18’s on 8th and 9th April at Lymington. There will be one National 18 available to sail with experienced people on hand to join you. The boat will be ready to sail at 10 am  and be available until about 4pm.  On arrival in Lymington please go to: Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath House, Bath Road Lymington SO41 3SE and ask for Jeremy or Max Vines. If ashore, the 18 will be on the lawn. There are changing rooms, bar and restaurant. Please bring your sailing kit and life jacket. A trapeze harness will be provided
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CANCELLED – Brightlingsea demo days 25&26th March due weather forecast.

Heads up…..due to the weather forecast this weekend, we have had to cancel the Brightlingsea demos of the National 18 on the weekend of 25th & 26th March.  A new date for Brightlingsea will be announced once known. In the meantime, the next scheduled demonstration weekend will be on 8th and 9th April  at Lymington Town SC.  The boat will be ready to sail at 10 am  and be available until about 4pm.  On arrival in Lymington please go to: Lymington Town Sailing Club Bath House, Bath Road Lymington SO41 3SE and ask for Jeremy or Max Vines. If ashore, the 18 will be
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Brightlingsea – N18 test sail days 25th & 26th March

Invitation to test sail the new Morrison designed National 18 The Class Association is holding a demonstration weekend on 25th and 26th March (a few days’ time) at Brightlingsea, jointly with White Formula, the builders of the boat. There will be two National 18s available to sail with experienced people to join you if you do not have a full crew of three. You will also have the opportunity to see where the boats are built and meet the builders. The boats will be ready to sail at 10 am (HW 10.03) and be available until about 2pm.  On arrival please go to : White Formula Unit
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