The first of the new 50kg lighter National 18 ‘Ultras’ designed by Phil Morrison and built by White Formula will be on stand B24 at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace (in the Pink Zone of the Great Hall) on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March. The boat on show (Number 401 belonging to Jeremy Vines and Ollie Houseman) will be resplendent with her navy blue and white hull; a treat for the eyes. It will be a delight to see the ‘prototype tested and fully engineered’ Ultra in the flesh, particularly noting the intricate inner hull moulding.
People from all over our National 18 universe are pulling together to man the stand; always with one or more from Tamesis on duty. Please come along and support the N18/Tamesis effort, and have fun at the show (browse ‘RYA Dinghy Show’ for further information). Please also wear any ‘National 18’ shirt or sweatshirt you might have to the show. Failing that, please wear a Tamesis shirt or sweatshirt. Either way, we would be ‘waving the flag’.
This is the first time that the National 18 has had a stand at the RYA Dinghy Show. Jeremy Vines remembers a National 18 appearing once at the National Boat Show at Earls Court in the early seventies (before the RYA Dinghy Show existed). Back then, what we now call a ‘Penultimate’ was the new boat.
On the stand, as well as trying to sell complete Ultras, we will be offering partnership percentage shares in Tamesis’ own new Ultra and also two of our Ultimates will be available for full purchase and sailing at Tamesis.