Gill back National 12s

Seven events to be held across the country

Friday March 14th 2003, Author: Peta Stuart-Hunt, Location: United Kingdom
The National 12 Owners Association launched its 2003 Gill Series at the recently held Sailboat and Windsurf Show. With the help of Gill, the global performance and specialist clothing brand, the Series promises to be as much fun and provide as high a quality of sailing and competition as the annual championships.

The 2003 Series, fully supported by Gill, features seven events across the country with the aim of promoting National 12 sailing for all; accessibility and convenience being a big plus point for all National 12 sailors, wherever they’re based.

The Gill series differs from the nationwide series run by other classes as it is encouraging everyone to join in, not just the open meeting elite. Gill is providing generous event prizes and also overall series prizes for youth sailors, family teams and owners of older “Admiral’s Cup” Twelves. At each event there will be a short seminar after sailing on the Saturday to develop (and entertain) the sailors, followed by the fun stuff!

The launch of the Series was hard to miss at the Sailboat and Windsurf Show with “Max Factor”, the National 12 on the stand, displaying the Gill Series events on a large mainsail sticker and all helpers on the stand modelling Gill Series t-shirts.

The interest generated by the Gill Series has been excellent, demonstrated by the fact that the N12 stand was always crowded throughout the Show. The first Gill Series event is at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club on the 29/30 March 2003 and the N12s hope to see many boats there.

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