Posts by Kaan Yargici

Great weekend for National 18 English Championships on the Blackwater River hosted by the Blackwater Sailing Club

The 18’s were made very welcome by the Club over the weekend of the 7/8 July. Apart from great hospitality the visitors were provided with excellent weather. Saturday’s light conditions were followed by a solid planing breeze on Sunday. Five races had three different winners, but in the end it was Jess Berney’s Panther that prevailed overall. Results 1st – 406 Panther – Jess Berney, Brett Townsend, Gregor Davidson/ Ben Arnold 2nd – 412 Shadow – Maria Richards, Julian Berney, David Nichols 3rd – 401 Hurricane – Ollie Houseman, Jeremy Vines, Alex Norman/ David Evans 4th – 400 Odyssey –
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N18 GENEVIEVE £650

The owners have reluctantly had to put Genevieve up for sale. Two mains, spinnaker gear, very good condition, various improvements, good launching trolley. The very low price reflects the wish for the boat to remain at Tamesis. Contact: E Simmonds 02083985187 G Lythe 02088781917
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Merlin Rocket 3556 MAKE IT SO – £4,300 ono

Details Pink wooden hull All carbon spares (mast, boom, poles) Twin spinnaker pole system 2x mainsail (1 Dacron, 1 Kevlar) 2x jib 3x spinnaker 1x fixed Winder rudder (carbon tiller) 1x lifting rudder (aluminium tiller) 1x Sovereign Standard Combi (8” wheels, 1x spare wheel) Cover and undercover Contact Daniel Gerber 07545093826
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Tamesis bring it home at the National 18 English National Championships

It was an amazing day’s sailing on Sunday for the National 18 English National Championships at Bosham Sailing Club. Twelve 18s took part including 3 ultras: Odyssey (Tamesis), Hurricane (Lymington) and Panther (Blackwater SC). There was a bit of late start as Jess and Julian Berney (with crew Duncan) were caught on the M25, so the actual start was put back by around 45 minutes. This meant that the 4 races were short and sharp, with 2 laps of the triangle course for each race. The conditions were perfect really, with bright sun, warm water, and lots of wind. In
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Odyssey, 40knot gusts, and a Bloody Mary

On Saturday 10th January, the Phil Morrison designed National 18 Prototype ‘Odyssey’ took part in the 42nd Bloody Mary at Queen Mary Reservoir. The gales of the night before saw no real sign of abating with wind speed on the raised reservoir blowing constantly above 20 knots and frequently gusting over 40 knots. Usually the hunting ground of International 14’s and Foiling Moths, the Bloody Mary saw neither of these as out of 235 entrants only 69 completed the course. Very windy, very choppy, and as a result pretty cold. In the boat was me on wire, Ollie Houseman middle,
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National 18 News #47

Here is the latest  National 18 News from Julian Berney: National 18 News (click to open) Topics inside include: Progress with National 18 Number 40 Orders for new boats Progress with the Foils Dinghy show 28 Feb/1 Mar at London’s Alexandra Palace Odyssey and the Sailjuice Series National 18 Championships at Cork in 2015 RYA involvement Identifying New National 18s  
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Odyssey at Datchet Flyer Sunday pursuit race

Yesterday Odyssey took part in her first SailJuice Series event this year, the Datchet Flyer at Datchet Water. In the boat were Tamesis Club members Rob Wilder on helm (his first sail in Odyssey), Matt Jones in middle (having sailed Odyssey once before at Tamesis Club), and me on wire. When we arrived at Datchet the wind was light and indeed the day before it had been quite calm. So when we launched down the steep sides of Datchet we all thought this was going to be a gentle day out. However as the day progressed the wind continued to rise until
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Press release and update – Morrison Designed National 18

Hi all. See below for the most recent press release on progress with the new National 18 design, which has just gone out to 1300 worldwide magazines and journalists, including 400 in the UK. We also have other related news further below. The National 18 website has also had an update and is where this post originated. Do check it out at www.national18.com. If you have any questions then do feel free to contact the team by using the contact form on the National 18 site. Kaan   Morrison Designed National 18 Overwhelmingly Approved By Class Press Release 4 December 2014
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