Friendshipseries 2019 regatta schedule
The friendship regatta schedule 2019 1 Germany, 6-7 april, Baldeneysee 2 Netherlands, 8-9-10 june, Kaag 3 England, 26-28 july, Rutland 4 Belgium, 26-27 october, Lac l'Eau d'Heure
The friendship regatta schedule 2019 1 Germany, 6-7 april, Baldeneysee 2 Netherlands, 8-9-10 june, Kaag 3 England, 26-28 july, Rutland 4 Belgium, 26-27 october, Lac l'Eau d'Heure
An OK and international 12 event. That we are well together have OK musical sailor Rod and 12footjol sailor Bert musically demonstrated. Listen to the beautiful song california dreaming . Fully improvised, after a nice dinner. and the blues number about the international 12. Of course there is also sailing. The photos give an impression. It was cold, only on the Saturday there could be sailed. a total of 4 matches and 8 participants. On the Sunday there is no sailing anymore. The strong wind and temperatures around the freezing point caused pole-like circumstances. The cozy club house, the excellent organization of the SNEH. The event is worth repeating. Lac de l'Eau d'Heure will be on the program again in 2019. The results LEH for more photos and movies see the facebook site of Alix Noel. report in Dutch from Geja van Ommen
The Turkish laser champion Anil Cetin (22) pursues Wim Bleeker (53) during the Vintage Yachting Games off the coast of Copenhagen with wind strength of 22 knots. A total of 19 participants from 9 different countries registered 18-22 September for the reunion of former Olympic classes. The international 12 was Olympic in 1920 and 1928. Wim Bleeker was first in Copenhagen and got a prize with the names of the winners of 1920 and 1928 engraved. Anil Cetin the silver medal and Hans Reijers bronze. In addition to the international 12 foot dinghy, the Solings and O-Jollen also started. A great deal of attention has been paid to these competitions in the press and on the internet. See the links below.
The most beautiful photos from the Friendshipseries / Vintage Yachting Games in Copenhagen
Report plus results made by the VYGO / Rudy den Outer on wikipedia .
Report from the Irish participant Mark Delany Report Bert Hamminga. see Admiralty report . English language plus many photos. movie made from his 12-footer by Wim Bleeker Report on the website of the Twaalfvoetsjollenclub written by Geja van Ommen .
50 dinghies at the start and nice sailing weather. The 2018 edition of the Friendship series was again well organized. Thanks to an enthusiastic sailing club the Kaag and the class organisation Twaalfvoetsjollenclub that always work closely together. There was nothing to criticize on the expert race committee. Also well visited by foreigners from Germany, England and France. See the results here for the yearly Kaag 2018 event.
Reinhard Schroeder wins the Baldeneysee in Germany. 2 Wim Bleeker. 3 Pieter Bleeker. 4 Bert Bos. 5 Henk Wittenberg. Beautiful weather, but little wind so only 2 of the 5 games could continue. A total of 16 international 12foot dinghies and 26 O-jollen took part. See here the results . It is tradition that everyone takes home a homemade cake. The club spirit in Germany is still very big. Therefore very reasonable prices and great hospitality. The photos show that there was nothing missing in the atmosphere. Special prices for: Best wife: Marina de Nooyer Oldest sailor: Willem de Boer Youngest sailor: Marcel Bleeker Oldest gig: Ed van Cortenberghe, NED 414, built in 1937 Have also a look at the website of the SKS Segelkameradschaft Scheppen.
Ireland has a long tradition sailing the international 12foot dinghy. Vincent Delany has written a book about the history. The book launching has taken will place 6 april 2018. You want to buy this book? Here is the webshop The admiral of the CWC Bert Hamminga has visit the Irisch friends. Read his report
England is the country where the international 12 foot dinghy is deigned in 1913 by Georg Cockshott. The last years there is a growing intrest in the almost forgotten history of this typically English boat. Mark Duffield is the CWC contactperson and also a member of the Great Yarmouth Yachtclub, this sailing club his has adept the dinghy and promote it to become more popular in the UK. You can also contact Doug Branson.
Many Germans ask the CWC information about the international 12. There is a growing interest. Reinhard Schroeder (870GER) can help you as the CWC contactperson of the `Deutsche International 12 Klassenvereinigung`.
Japan has a big fleet international 12 foot dinghies, locally called the A-class, the original English name from 1913. Yoichi Komori has visit Copenhagen in 2018, Bert Hamminga Japan in 2018.
Turkey has an interesting history concerning the international 12. Rifat Edin is the CWC contactperson and a lover of the maritime history of Turkey and especially the wooden 12 foot dinghy. In 2019 we are invited to visit Turkey for a sailing event.
Remy Arnoud from France at the Kaag event. Sailing in his Ernesto Riva international 12. A beautiful boat built by the Italian boatyard with the famous name Riva. In 2019 a lot of interesting touring events will be organised in France. Ask Alix Noel, the CWC representive from France.
George Cockshott from England has designed the clinker built international 12footdinghy in 1913. Also called international 12 or international 12footer. In the Netherlands but also in other countries are big fleets. Hardly nothing is changed since 1913. Real museum boats, suitable for touring and regattas. If you like clinker build international 12footdinghies, join the philosophy of the CWC: the 12footdinghy classic wood club. This website is mentioned for owners of classic wooden dinghies in the Dutch style, but also for people, who want to buy one. If you want to build a 12footdinghy by yourself, in that case we can give you the right direction. In many countries all over the world is a renewed intrest for this special clinker build sailing boat: 3,60 meters long with a big sail of 9,5 m2. You can sail it alone or with a crew. The choice is yours. This website will give you a lot of pictures, information and also links to other dinghy sites. Having fun on the water is no issue anymore. See the last tab "contact" if you want to communicate with some experienced international 12 footdinghy sailors. It is a pleasure for us to give you all the information you need.
One picture of the so called Dirvana files from Turkey: the original drawings of the 12footdinghy, made in Italy about 1930 and after that bought by the chairman of the Turkish sailing federation, professor Suleiman Dirvana. His son Edhem Dirvana has given these drawings as a gift to the Dutch Twaalfvoetsjollenclub in 2007. An example of the worldwide popularity of this wooden boat. The Dutch wooden dinghy style is close to the original English drawings of the designer George Cockshott in 1913. Everybody in the world recognise the Dutch style as the classic wooden dinghy standard. The Dutch technical rules 2016 are now translated in English by Fred Udo en Duuk Dudok van Heel. Do you want more information from the Dutch technical committee : Don't hesitate to ask information. Do you want to buy the Dutch drawings: the Dutch Watersportverbond is selling them. See tab Building.
Bert Hamminga is now the CWC admiral of all wooden dinghies world wide. The reason: He has the talent to communicate with people in many languages fluently: French, English, Russian, German, Dutch, Latin / Italian and African languages. To accept his high appointment Bert insisted on the following job profile: the admiral 1. has no powers 2. knows nothing 3. does nothing. We accepted but refused his further requirements of: 4. two polished 20“ brass canons 5. competitions only at clubs with an admiralty cigar smoking lounge 6. free drinking, which he waived amicably. Bert is sailing one of the oldest 12footdinghies: the NED112, built in 1924 by Annemans in Belgium. He is the right person on the right place to promote sailing the international 12footdinghy by speeches and good talks with important persons such as mayors, members of the ISAF, Royal Houses and ordinary chairmen of sailingclubs and class organisations in the different countries. The canon in the picture and smoking good cigars are signs he is taking his role very seriously. Beware of the CWC batch on his jacket. By joining the friendship series it is possible to get one too.
The 100 year celebration event at Loosdrecht 2014 was a tremendous success. The unbelievable number of 170 dinghies have participated. On the picture Giuseppe Lascala from Italy in dinghy 638. Just behind him the Dutch/Canadian Nicky Arnoldus, one of the less woman who was ever Dutch champion
Have a look at the pictures of
Yvonne Ransijn 01. See also the tab activities
Never seen an international 12 foot dinghy before? The pictures below gives an impression. Real museum boats, everything in the 1913 style. Our principles: classic, not expensive, every wooden dinghy the same speed. Just the helmsman counts. Sailing an international 12 foot dinghy is a tactical game, not a technical one.
Length 3,66 m
Wide 1,45 m
Depth 0,20 m
Depht with sword 0,92 m
Sail 9,5 m2
Crew 1 or 2 persons (young, old, man, woman, a mixed class for everyone)
It was in 1912 that the newly formed Boat Racing Association (BRA) launched a competition for the design of a small sailing and rowing dinghy which would be equally at home serving as a tender to a larger vessel or taking part in club races. The vessel should have an overall length of 12 feet, a beam of 4 feet 6 inches and a single sail of 100 square feet. The hull was to be clinker, planked in spruce on bent timbers. The competition was won by George Cockshott, an amateur boat designer from Southport, Lancashire, who had previously won prizes in other yacht and boat design competitions.
The design was baptised the 'A' Class One Design Dinghy but soon became known as the BRA 12 foot class. Following a few modifications the first orders were placed. By October 1913 the members of the West Kirby Sailing Club had already taken receipt of six BRA 12 dinghies. At West Kirby the design was again re-christened when it became known locally as the Dreadnought Class, with the entire fleet of these diminutive dinghies being named after contemporary British battleships such as the Audacious, Thunderer and Bellerophon. The Royal Engineer's Yacht Club was another early customer and before long their vessels were spreading throughout the British Empire. Soon the design spread to the Netherlands where it was greeted enthusiastically. By the end of the First World War there was a fleet of 140 BRA 12 footers racing there.
In the early 1920s the BRA merged with the Yacht Racing Association which hitherto had little interest in sailing dinghies. A subsequent International Yacht Racing Union (IYRU) conference decided that the BRA 12 footers should become the International 12 Foot Dinghy Class.
Some BRA members felt that an improved 12-foot dinghy should be designed for post-war use and approached Morgan Giles, one of the UK's best-known designers of small racing dinghies. Giles redrew the hull lines to allow a greater crew weight and improved sail carrying ability. He also moved the thwarts to improve the trim when the dinghy was being rowed. The new design performed better to windward, especially in light airs, and was stiffer and drier in a breeze. By this time eleven countries were sailing the International 12 Foot Dinghy and most of these were keen to adopt the new design, however the changes where opposed by the Netherlands and Belgium who had the largest fleets of original BRA 12 foot dinghies. Consequently, the International 12 Foot Dinghy Class retained George Cockshott's pre-war design. By 1920 the International 12 Foot Dinghy had become the most numerous One-Design class with over 200 boats in the United Kingdom and a large number overseas. The class was given further boosts when it was selected for the 1920 Olympic games in Belgium and again in 1928 when it was used as the single-handed boat for the games held in The Netherlands.
Near Haarlem is a small lake. Here became the class popular and in 1960 the place the Dutch class organisation was launched
In 1950 Tony Zeegers became Dutch champion in dinghy 558. It was build by the boatyard de Vlijt. In 2014 Sjouke Dijkstra is the owner of this dinghy with the name of the Indian Chief Tecumseh.
Famous regattas on the Sneekermeer. The Sneekweek is still the biggest sailing event on a lake in Europe.
Do you want to buy a dinghy in the Netherlands? Have a look at the site of the Twaalfvoetsjollenclub for sale. If you need any help or information, sent an email to the web master. The cheapest dinghies are about 5000 till 7000 euros. In the number series till 700. Above 700 the price is higher, but also the quality. Till number 700 the dinghy is most of the time 40 years or older. It is not a disadvantage. Also older dinghies are fast. The helmsman makes the difference..
You want to build a 12foot dinghy by yourself and need the drawings. The Dutch watersportverbond is selling them. You can order the drawings of the 12foot dinghy (in dutch 12voetsjol) by sending an email to Mrs. Denise Willaarts info watersportverbond. The price is about 80 Euro. After paying, the watersportverbond will sent the drawings to your home address. Besides the drawings you need the Dutch national class rules 2016 in Dutch called bouwvoorschriften2016 on the website of the watersportverbond. It is written in Dutch. The 2016 version is translated in English by Duuk Dudok van Heel and Fred Udo. Read the rules 2016 in English. See also the pictures of dinghy NED824 for an impression. In the winter of 2017 a new dingy is build. See the detailed pictures of the building proces
Boat builder Jeroen de Groot from the Netherlands is building a new 12footdinghy this winter. Have a look at the pictures and get inspiration how it works.
The two pictures gives you an impression how to build an international 12 foot dinghy. Of course the boatyards like to build a new one for you. You can get one in the Italian style or one in the Dutch style. In Italy there are plastic dinghies and wooden. Both are modern and are racing together. The Dutch dinghy style is the original one. Racing together with plastic dinghies is not the policy: the differences in speed is to big. We consider them as another class. The 12footcwc is founded by lovers of wooden dinghies in the original classic style. The price of a new dinghy is between 15.000 and 25.000 euro. Dinghies build in Lithuania of Turkey are rather cheap. In Holland is a lot of experience in building dinghies, but the prices are higher. A second hand dinghy, you can buy between 5000 and 12000 euro, included a Dutch standardisation certificate of the "watersportverbond". If you need any help, sent an email to the webmaster. Have a look at the dinghy url s for a lot of information. Also many boatyards are published here.
Keith Mitchell is a professional American boatbuilder. He has decided to build a classic wooden 12footdinghy in the original 1913, Dutch style. Have a look at Keith his blog shipwrightskills and get an impression of the building process. Keith his picturs at instagram. At the blog 12footnews you also can read how an 100 year old English design is becoming popular in the USA..
Varnishing is a must for wooden classic 12foot dinghies. In the Netherlands are the lifting chains still a requirement. The same situation as in 1913 when George Cockshott has made his famous design. But also very easy when you want to varnish your dinghy and don't want to turn it.. Use the chains in that case: see the red arrow. Sanding and varnishing is easy now. Another advantage: no dust!
Of course you can choose to build a new one. But there is also an alternative. Buy a second hand dinghy and make it again as new. Dinghy 770 was in a very bad condition, but is now as new. The proud owners are Arjen Kort and his father Harry Kort.
The third friendshipseries 2017 was organised on the Oulton Broad 21-23 july. Participants from Ireland, England, Germany and the Netherlands. See the friendshipseries 2017 for a report, movies and pictures. A nice report written by Victoria Falat
The Kaag in the Whitsun weekend is a highlight of the sailing season in the 12footdinghy class. Always 50 dinghies on the starting line and there is usually foreign interest, this time from France and Germany. A weekend with a lot of wind. See the pictures made by Wietske van Soest. The results.
The first friendship series in the new season 2017, 1-2 april, was a success with 14 participating dinghies. See the report and pictures on the blog 12footnews.
A lot of wind during the fourth Friendshipseries on the Lac de l`Eau d`Heure in South Belgium, near Cerfontaine. On the picture the Dutch competioner Bert Hamminga. 11 dinghies have subscribed, 7 regattas are sailed. The results On the saturday evening a nice dinner with musique, together with the OK jol dinghy sailors in the clubhouse of the sailing club SNEH. See the movie made by Geja van Ommen. A lot of pictures are made by Alix Noel. See the pictures
England. 22-24 July Lowestoft. 20 dinghies from 5 different countries. For a report see blog 12footnews and blog ASB4, written in English by Bert Hamminga
See also the pictures. Overall winner Wim Bleeker. second Huib Ozinga. Thanks to Mark Duffield, David Bullen and a lot of English friends. The organisation was perfect. In 2017 it is likely that we will visit England again.
11 and 12 April the new sailing season always begins with the races at the Baldeneysee near Essen. At the picture the Germans Eckhard Schleuffer and his son. Behind him Reinhard Schröder. The winner was Fred Knitel. The results and the pictures
23,24 and 25 May 2015 the traditional event on the Kagerplassen was organised. At the picture the Irish delegation with Margaret Delaney at the helm and Gerry Murray as her crew, finally at an honourfull 31 position. Totally 50 dinghies took part. Also dinghy sailors from Japan and Germany. Wim Bleeker was the winner, followed by Fred Knitel and Huib Ozinga. The results Pictures made by Wim Bleeker Pictures made by Mary Plantenga Pictures made by Guido van den Elshout
"We are on the road to Lac des Settons". Everbody have published this sentence on Facebook. Dinghy sailors from 9 different countries have made a long journey to enjoy a Friendship event on this lake in the Morvan, France. The weather was perfect, sun and wind, so 7 races could be organised in the weekend of 11,12 july. The BBQ, the dinner, the event was very well organized by the French organization under the umbrella of the 12footcwc, the international class organization for classic wooden dinghies only. Thanks to the French friends Jack Salingarde , Romain Berard and Nathalie Aubin for a wonderfull event. The results and the pictures See also the blog 12footnews.blogspot.nl for more background information about the lac des settons event 2015
170 classic wooden dinghies participated in June at the Loosdrechtse plassen. 100 year dinghies in the Netherlands was the reason. Dinghy sailors from 10 different countries came to Holland. Although the party was more important as the regattas, you can here have an impression who was there with a dinghy at Loosdrecht
In April Dutch and German dinghy sailors went to the Baldeneysee. An event together with the international O-dinghies. The results Baldenysee. the pictures Baldenysee. Read a report about the baldeneysee at the blog 12footnews. Use the google translate button to get in in your own language
In May 2014 a friendship event for the original classic wooden dinghies was organised in France, at lac d'ailette near Reims. The results
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In May 2014 another friendship event at the kaag. Always busy with 48 classic wooden dinghies. Winner was Frans Smits. See the results Kaag
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Here the final results of the Friendship series 2015. The classic wooden dinghy is popular in many countries, 11 different nationalities at the starting line. Total 67 dinghies. And very important: honest races, all wooden dinghies have the same speed. The helmsman and the crew make the difference. Meet other classic wood lovers at the Friendship series.
Wim Bleeker in action. Dutch champion 2013, 2015 and 2016. And in 2016 also the winner of the Friendship series. Unbeatable this year. The Friendship cup is a special hat, donated by the commodore of the 12footcwc Bert Hamminga. Have a look at some pictures of Wim and his crew Marcel Bleeker. A movie of the Friendship price giving ceremoney in Lowestoft
Friendshipseries 2017 were organised in 4 countries: Germany Baldeneysee, Netherlands Kaag, England Oulton Broad, Belgium Lac L'eau d'Heure. Totally 59 classic wooden dinghies take part from 5 different countries. Read here the results 2017. Picture made by Wietske van Soest.
|Netherlands||CWC Admiral, musician, philosopher and 12footdinghy sailor. Helmsman of the NED112, a Belgian dinghy built in 1928 by Annemans. Bert is able to speak fluently English, French, German, Dutch and Russian. Mail Bert. See also his blog ASB4.com. The singing admiral, listen to the dinghy song and the No wind blues, together with Durk Zandstra.|
|Japan||vice CWC Admiral. Enthusiast 12footdinghy sailor. Can speak English fluently and is the CWC representative of Japan.|
|Germany||CWC Secretary - rear commodore. Can speak German and English. Is the owner of dinghy GER870 named Isabella. CWC representative of the `Deutsche International 12 Klassenvereinigung`. Mail Reinhard. phone 0049 175 57 39 823|
|England||CWC commodore. representative of the UK international 12 class organisation. His classic wooden dinghy GBR50 is built in England by Stephen Beresford. Mail Mark.|
|France||CWC representative of France. Is sailing with her husband Jaap van Hasselt in a classic wooden dinghy. Have a look at her photos on facebook. Mail Alix.|
|Netherlands||CWC vice-commodore / webmaster. Owner of dinghy NED888 named Bruin Blauwtje. Can speak Dutch, German and English. Dutch champion in 2001, 2002, 2007, 2014 and 2018. Is sailing regatta's 50 years now. Lover of classic wooden boats. Mail Pieter. See also his blog 12footnews.|
|Canada||Dutch and Canadian nationality. Dutch champion in 1986. Lives in Canada and is promoting the dinghy in the new world. Is sailing every year international events in Europe with her dinghy CAN340. Mail Nicky.|
|USA||Professional American boat builder. Degree in traditional large craft construction form The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building. Currently building an international 12 foot dinghy while restoring classic yachts as well. Committed to the preservation of traditional boats and the methods used to construct them. Mail Keith. More information about Keith in the 12footnews blog article.|
|Lithuania||Can speak Lithuanian, Russian and English. Boat builder and 12 foot dinghy sailor. Is also sailing big boats all over the ocean. chairman of the Lithuanian international 12 foot dinghy class organisation. Mail Aidis|
|Spain||Can speak English and Spanish. Boat builder and lover of classic 12 foot dinghies. Representative of Spain. Mail Victor|
|Ireland||Owner of the original Irish dinghy with the name Pixie. Mail George Miller. In Ireland you can also contact Vincent Delaney, the chairman of the Irish international 12 class organisation.|
|Turkey||Turkish nationality. Lover of classic Turkish boats. Rifat is organizing, together with some friends, every year a 12footdinghy event in Istanbul: Golden Horn, Bosporus or sea of Marmaris. Usually mid october. Do you want to participate? Mail the webmaster.|
|Netherlands||Owner of dinghy NED869 named Trupial and Dutch champion in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Can speak German, English and Dutch. Is sailing regatta's 40 years. Chairman of the CWC technical Committee. Read his personal story. Mail Wim.|