Not to distract from the excitment of the Worlds in Perth, the UK and French events team are well into arranging next year's European Championships. The venue will be in northern Brittany, at the Centre Nautique du Plérin (here on the map), about an hour and half drive from St Malo and Roscoff ferry ports (less time if you're Barry). For those from Britain that prefer a shorter ferry crossing, there's a good road all the way along the north of France. The date has yet to be decided but we'll try to get this to you as soon as possible. Sébastien and Sophie look forward to seeing as many as possible at their home club.

2012 B14 Worlds in Perth are getting nearer. Time to get thinking about how your going to get there! This is going to be a fantastic event for all with great sailing in good winds and flat water!

B14 Worlds Microsite at


Check it out for all your info, and resources including a 'why you should go guide' and accommodation booking form and the NOR.


Euro teams check out the Euro Forum for latest on the container and call for those planning to attend!

8 B14s descended on SYC for its annual open on the weekend of 6th and 7th August. This was smaller than recently and was largely due to the recent Nationals in Cornwall taking up everyone’s leave and emptying their piggy-banks!

This year the 800 fleet joined in and were sailed off the same start using the PY handicap system, though final results were to be awarded on a class basis.

SYC’s galley crew and race committee did a wonderful job making this one of the favourite’s events on the B14 calendar.

Next year’s event has already been provisionally booked as a Skiff open and will probably be run along similar lines.

Just a test gallery - more to follow...