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The 1913 designed international 12 Foot Dinghy is having their centenary regatta in West Kirby, Liverpool from the 28th to 30th of June. There will be 30 boats from six countries including three Irish boats being sailed by Aiden Henry, Billy Bebbington, Margret Delaney, Gerry Murray, and George Miller.  

A former Olympic class in 1920 and 1928, it became relatively obscure outside Holland, Italy, and Japan being superseded by modern dinghies. Over the past few years there has been a revival with new boats being built all over Europe and beyond. It is a practical dinghy, good to row, easy to sail (though difficult to sail well), very capable as a tender, all in all the perfect all round dinghy. 
 

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