Welcome to the website of  'The International 12 foot Dinghy Class Association'
When Southport solicitor and amateur boat designer George Cockshott, entered a design competition in 1913, little could he have envisaged that the boat that he drew would still be sailing 100 years later. Cockshott's 12 Foot Dinghy went on to become the first small boat to gain international status and was selected for the 1920 and 1928 Olympic Games. Although outclassed by modern boats, its endearing character ensures that it is still sailed and raced enthusiastically by near-fanatical owners around the world.
No fewer than 171 Dinghies assembled in the Netherlands during June 2014 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the 12' Dinghy in that country!
Picture of the month - April 2017
West Japan A-Class Dinghy Regatta
Rapallo 2017
Further details: www.dinghy12classico.it
Cockshott Trophy 2017  
Provisional 2017 Cockshott Trophy Series:
19-21 MayPortofino21st Trofeo SIAD Bombola d'Oro
17-18 JuneLoctudy (Bretagne)Coupe de France
3-4 JuneMatsee, AustriaDinghy Regatta
15-17 SeptemberMonacoCockshott Trophy
23-24 SeptemberLake Constance, GermanyDinghy Regatta
...to be announced
Dinghies Down Under
Held across Hobart's vibrant and bustling waterfront, this four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats south of the Equator. From its humble beginnings in 1994, it has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and second only to the Fête Maritime held every four years in Brittany, France. In 2013, the festival registered 550 boats of all types and sizes. Visitor numbers were in excess of 200,000.
Australian Wooden Boat Festival website
XVI Trofeo del Dinghy 12' Classico ...more dates for your calendar!
  The XVI Trofeo del Dinghy 12' Classico will comprise five events:
  April 8-9 Rapallo  
  May 6-7 Bracciano  
  June 10-11 Rimini  
  July 8-9 Bellano  
  August 26-27 San Vincenzo  
Further details: www.dinghy12classico.it
Launch day

Argentinian boatbuilder Alejo Morero is now constructing Dinghies for the local market
in both plastic and wooded variants.
Buenos Aires, Argentina 12.12.2016
Dates for your calendar!  
The 2017 Friendship Series organised by the 12footdinghy Classic Wood Club (CWC) will comprise four events:
Germany April 1-2 Baldeneysee, Ruhr, Essen
The Netherlands June 3-5 Kager Plassen, Pinksterwedstrijden
England July 21-23 North Sea, Lowestoft
Belgium October 28-29 Lac de l'Eau d'Heure, Wallonie, Henegouwen
Further details: http://12footnews.blogspot.nl/2016/11/friendship-series-2017.html
Results of the 9th George Cockshott Trophy Series - 2016
1stNEGRI Enrico2610
2ndPIEROBON Fausto2595
3ndMICHEL Enrico2279
4rdDURLI Marco2113
5thMOSCHIONI Vito1867
6thMONAGER Pierre1756
7thLODIGIANI Francesca1574
8thSPINA Vincenzo1569
9thCORBELLINI Paolo1381
10thPASQUINI Paolo1311
11thMEISTER Anna908
12thMEISTER Rupert834
13thCRAYEN Volker831
full results
Contact us:   info@12footdinghy.org