Getting the water out of a 12 Metre

More on Victory 83’s self-bailers:

“They bail the cockpit and the trimmers pit. They are only used when the boat is rail down, which is when the water comes in and needs to go out!” says Dick Johnson.

John Roberson tells me that the 12 Metres that raced in Fremantle had them, while those which raced in Newport did not.

And Trond Hjerto, who has been berthed next to Victory in Newport, adds that they are Hellström bailers.