International 12 foot dinghy

zaterdag 30 maart 2013

Kiel Laboe 23 25 august

The German dinghy sailor Carl Obst. In 1931 he was one of the 23 German dinghy sailors at Kiel and defeated three excellent Dutch dinghy sailors: Bohre, Jan Maas and Hin. The newspapers in Germany were very proud: "Deutschland schlagt Holland im Busley - erinnerungspreis".

82 years later 12foot dinghies are sailing again at Kiel with three new famous prices

„Duva Preis“ for the oldest dinghy
„Oskar Preis“ for the youngest helmsman or woman.
„Antonia Preis“ for the oldest helmsman or woman.

Pictures of all the prices

Friday evening a fun regatta will be organised for the crew of the Big Boats, so they can get a feeling how a real classic dinghy has to be sailed. The 12 footdinghy is an important part of the German classics program

Reinhard Schroeder is the new Carl Obst and was succesful in creating a lot of publicity for the 12foot dinghy in Germany

An earlier article in 12footnews about the German Classics

Book here your accommodation . Don't wait to long, a lot of dinghy sailors from France, Germany, Holland, England, Lithuania and Turkey has plans to visit Kiel Laboe and have fun with other lovers of wooden classic boats.

An invitation in the Dutch language, including pictures of the German classics event 2012.

Een uitnodiging in de Nederlandse taal. Information and subscribing, mail Reinhard or Pieter,

zaterdag 23 maart 2013

Region north meeting

A lot of people have visited the social meeting of the twaalfvoetsjollenclub region North at 23 March 2013. Region chairman Sjouke Dijkstra has explained the regatta schedule 2013: the national and the international one.

vrijdag 15 maart 2013

Le Lac d Ailette 4 and 5 May

The first friendship regatta will be organised 4 and 5 May in France at Lac d'Ailette, near Reims. The event in 2012 was a big succes, see the picture.
The event is open for classic wood, modern wood and modern plastic dinghies. Because the differences between the three kind of dinghies are becoming bigger and bigger, separated starts and separated results will be described in the NOR. The first start is booked for the original classic wooden dinghies, the second start for the fast modern wooden and modern plastic dinghies.
If there are less then 5 modern wooden and plastic dinghies one start will be organised, how ever in any case separated results between the two groups.

For more information sent an email to Jacques Blanken or Fred Udo
you can book a hotel here at Center Parcs Le Lac d'Ailette
The official forms
avis de course
instruction de course

Famous French dinghy sailors Romain Berard and Jack Salingardes in action

woensdag 13 maart 2013

Bootsschuppen Germany

Boatyard Bootsschuppen in Flensburg, Germany is building a classic 12foot dinghy. Dinghy sailor Wim Broer has sold a second hand sail to the builder Stephane Lainez. Beautiful pictures of the building process....German professionals!!

zondag 10 maart 2013


Many years Japannese dinghy sailors have visited the Kaag friendship regattas. See the picture.
The Japannese dinghy class organisation invite you to participate 21-23 June at INAGE/CHIBA Pefectur in Japan. Mr.Kunio ISHIBASHI is the new chairman. Mr. Noriko EHARA would be happy to help dinghy sailors from Europe to visit Japan and enjoying perfect holidays. The dinghy event is organised by CHIBA University's Old Boys.
The Dutch dinghy sailors Jan de Vreede and Hans Reyers have visited Japan in the past and are able to give you background information.

maandag 4 maart 2013

Bemannings licentie

In de strijd tegen doping en natuurlijk ook om de slechte financiele positie van het watersportverbond wat op te krikken, is besloten dat er een bemannings licentie komt. Dat kost weer geld. Het is jammer dat klassenorganisaties nog steeds geen enkele formele invloed hebben bij het watersportverbond. Het Engelse watersportverbond heeft dat veel beter geregeld, de RYA kent daarbij een grens van 30 leden. Daarboven zijn er allerlei voordelen. Hadden wij dat maar. Op de blog van deze URL kun je je mening geven. Op de facebook site Twaalfvoetsjollenclub kun je ook aangeven hoe je hierover denkt en kun je het bestuur advies geven hoe te handelen in de bijzondere situatie van de bemanning in een 12voetsjol.

Geef je reactie op bemannings licentie
Duuk Dudok van Heel heeft zijn hart al gelucht.

Reinhard Schroeder en zijn bemanning Albert Helder.

zaterdag 2 maart 2013

12footdinghies in Belgium

In the past there were a lot of 12footdinghies in Belgium. An old one is perfectly restored. See the pictures of this project.

restoration Belgium 12footdinghy

vrijdag 1 maart 2013

Boot Holland

The Twaalfvoetsjollenclub is looking for young and enthusiast dinghy sailors and has found one in the exhibition Boot Holland at Leeuwarden.