Notice to all EC12 owners
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Notice to all EC12 owners
In the process of strengthening and bolstering our
class by interested parties, it has been revealed
that the record of details of all EC12 boats and
owners, held by the AYRA is hopelessly inadequate
and not up to par in comparison to all other class’s
records held by that body.
There is a push on at the moment in NSW and QLD to
increase competition and activity in our class and
revamp the flagging interest in this beautiful
To that end it is hoped that all current owners of
boats will respond to the below mentioned contact
with their complete contact and boat registration
details ,irrespective of their understanding of
current adequacy of their boat’s registration
Attached is the current list that the ARYA has on
file that is supposed to be the definitive record of
all the boats in Australia. We understand that this
list contains names of numerous deceased people and
frankly is not a happy state of affairs for the
class to be in.
So could all owners please respond to Peter Morris
at either email address
or by phone on 0428 832 888 to supply the relevant
information. Your assistance in this would be
greatly appreciated and will do wonders in helping
to revive the class.
Additionally even if you know of someone who owns a
boat or is the spouse or partner of someone who
owned a boat and you consider they would likely not
see this notice or be unlikely to respond to this
plea, please forward that info as well so that we
can chase them up for the record and any future
Again we stress how important this information is to
the future success of this class
I'm not sure what
information is required, but as far as I know, all EC12 hulls came with a
manufacturer's label including serial number attached to the interior of the
hull. e.g. An EC12 I acquired had the following information on its label.
I would imagine that information similar to the above,
along with the
boat owner's name,
and as many contact details
as possible, would be what would be
Please pass this message on to everybody you know. It really is a one-off
opportunity to get these beautiful boats out of the closet. And one never knows,
there might be a couple of dollars to be made by non-sailing owners passing on
their boats to other EC12 enthusiasts.
18 September 2008:
2009 will be in Nelson region - probably around March.
NOR to follow when available.
The dates have been moved again and are now FIRM - event will start Wednesday 7
October and conclude Saturday 10 October 2009.
Info and website for the event is via
Kapiti Coast, NZL
EC12's NZL1, 110, 128
Latest Update from the US
Ladies and Gentlemen,
The international gathering in Charleston South Caroline USA is being
rescheduled September 30 through October 3, 2009.
We regret the need for this change but scheduling in the US required this change
from November. All other aspects that have been present remain the same.
Please distribute this information you sailors in your country.
EC12 Class Secretary
The NOR and Entry form are out at http://www.ec12.info/2009MB.htm
23 May 2008:
Thanks Graeme for posting the
following link on the D'12metre forum site.
Full results and action photos on
the event web site at
Some nice photo's here.
My congratulations to the Aussie's, Malcolm Kampe, Gary Declauzel and Graeme
Turk taking out the first three positions with Neville Taylor being the first
Kiwi home, followed by Chris Harmer, the second Kiwi home, in 5th and 6th
28 March 2008:
International Invitation to the 2009 Worlds Regatta
apologies for the late post of this invitation from the East Coast 12
Meter Class - American Model Yachting Association
folks which was actually received by me on the 21st. If the New Zealand
Worlds in 2007 is anything to go by, this event will again be a great success.
Comments from Graeme below.
I have just received this from our US EC12 friends. If the event matches the NZ
Regatta NZL2006 it will be well worth the experience
I will also have Eddie list it on the Major Events page.
For further information click on this
19 March 2008:
- EC12 Rules published! New EC12
Class Coordinator named!
The ARYA have
finally put their name to a set of EC12 Rating Rules. And not only that, but I
understand that a new coordinator for that class has also been named. And my
congratulations and best wishes go to Leigh Buttress-Grove on his appointment,
and thanks must go to Colin Ferguson, the previous class coordinator who I
understand put in a mighty effort in formulating the new rules.
Onward and upward! Let no
individual, or body of persons, now stop anyone, from the enjoyment and
challenge of sailing an EC12.
New Zealand Nats 2008 April 11-13
The New Zealand Nats have been run and won!
filling out the top three positions with a loyal supporter of the EC12, both in
New Zealand and Australia,
Chris Harmer, coming
home in fifth place after being in the second six, the first two days.
Sent: Friday, 21 March 2008 7:22 AM
To: Obrien-Rob; Turk, Graeme
Subject: 2009 Worlds Regatta
Gents, please forward to your association and class. Thanks, Rick
March 20, 2008
Invitation to the 2009 Worlds Regatta
It is my
pleasure to present this invitation on behalf of the US East Coast 12 Meter
Class to host the second Worlds Regatta event in the United States. The event is
scheduled for the first week of November 2009 in Charleston, South Carolina.
This invitation by email is being sent individually to each of these countries:
Australia, Canada, France, Sweden, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the
United States. Please present this information to your members and groups.
The Notice of
Race and other information is posted on the US EC12 Class website in the Regatta
menu. The NOR is presented now with consideration for individual planning needed
for international travel that would surely include more than toy boat racing.
Details of the event will follow in time.
As the head of
the Class, I will be your host and available to whatever assistance you need. I
look forward to the event and visiting with all of you.
Secretary US EC12 Class
139 Dardanelle Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044 USA
19 February 2008:
New Zealand Nationals 2008 Dates -
see links above
Just in -
2008 EC12 National Championships Dates Confirmed.
The 2008 EC12 National Championship will be held at Lake Eden, NORTH LAKES QLD
on 17th and 18th May.
Click on the 2008 National EC12 Championships link below for your, Invitation to
Compete, together with supporting Accommodation Options and things to do activities while in SE Queensland.
The formal NoR and online entry will be available shortly
May is a super time for a short break away which can be combined with an
enjoyable sailing weekend.
The EC12'ers are at it again! More Championships coming up! The ARYA have just
posted "Notice of Race" notices for two more State/Region EC12 Championships.
Visit the ARYA site for details.
Central Queensland EC12 Championships
Central Queensland E.C.12 Championship
Bundaberg 6th - 7th Oct 2007
Botanical Gardens Bundaberg on
the North Side of the River
NSW EC12 Championships
Blakehurst 20th - 21st October 2007 at the Kogarah Bay Sailing
Club. Dover Park (East), Princes Highway, Blakehurst.
2008 National EC12 Championships
Results - 2007 National EC12 Championships
Photo's of Best
EC12 Nationals 2008 - Invitation to Compete
EC12 Nationals 2008 - Accommodation Options
National 2008 - Things to do
above forms are PDF files kindly provided by Graeme Turk
most people by now will have a PDF files reader of some sort, but if not you can
click on the following link to download one:
Adobe PDF Reader
Results - Australian National EC12 Championships
Canberra 25-26 August 2007
Results above and comments below courtesy of Graeme
The event went off very well with as usual for an EC12 Nationals good
camaraderie all round.
Weather conditions were mild with breeze from near nothing during the first race
which was timed out with the leader (Malcolm) around 4 boat lengths from the
finish to around top of A rig for the last two races on the Sunday.
The event was sailed as one fleet (17 starters I think) which made things
interesting on the start line.
It was clear from the start that Malcolm Kampe was on and his focus and
attention to detail throughout the weekend was an example to others on how to
sail a regatta to win.
At the end of sailing Saturday it was Malcolm in front by some 14 points from
Gary Declauzel with Graeme Turk some 3 of 4 points in arrears with Yeoman Sands
a few points further back.
The racing was rather intense amongst the top group on Sunday and a few skippers
were suffering from a few too many reds the night before but soldiered on.
At the cessation of racing on Sunday, after around 25 races, it was Malcolm
Kampe (Qld) 1st from Graeme Turk (Qld) 2nd and Gary
Declauzel (NSW) 3rd.
At the time Graeme wrote this, positions after the first three or four places
were not yet available - Ed.
Others to show form throughout the weekend were Yeoman Sands and Daniel Weizman
I am indebted to Ian Gilmour who loaned me a beautiful boat to contest the event
(Judged as “Best presented boat”)
Photo's of the "Best
presented boat - Stardust"
Click on images for enlargement
Photo's courtesy of Graeme Turk