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 - November 2017
Winter quarters
Thanks to understanding wife, Jule, German Dinghy sailor Jörn Wollenzin will spend the winter months
restoring his 1932 Dutch-built boat inside his villa!
photograph: Jörn Wollenzin  
Irish 12' Championships 2017
A tussle between Cora (8) sailed by Mark Delany and Albany (9) sailed by Gavan Johnson.

see the news page for a full report.
Bosham Classic Boat Revival 2017
Photo: © David Henshall
Event report: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/198346/Bosham-Classic-Boat-Revival
Cockshott Trophy 2017  
Provisional 2017 Cockshott Trophy Series:
19-21 MayPortofino21st Trofeo SIAD Bombola d'Oro
3-4 JuneMatsee, AustriaDinghy Regatta
15-17 SeptemberMonacoCockshott Trophy
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
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   Cancelled
Belgium October 28-29 Lac de l'Eau d'Heure, Wallonie, Henegouwen
Further details: http://12footnews.blogspot.nl/2016/11/friendship-series-2017.html
Contact us:   info@12footdinghy.org