Thank you Bobby for the wrtite up;
Thank you Sportography for the great video:
We’ve arranged with Captain Kid to do some great hoodies in 4 colour ways. Priced at £29 to £31.
To order go to:
Closing date for orders to arrive before the Nationals is 27th July
29er Class Rule Change re sail number.s .... World Sailing and the 29er Executive have approved the following .. details on www.29er.org
Basically you are no longer restricted to only use the sail number that matches the blue plaque on the boat (with the continued exception of the Top 25 numbers which is still allowed) ie. ...
"The sail number shall be that shown on the World Sailing hull plaque of any hull still owned by them, on any boat owned by them or on any boat loaned or chartered for an event."
Full rules and details on the International Class website
HISC GP8 and Nationals Deadlines are approaching
HISC GP8 - 8th July is the last day for £50 entry then entry fee steps up to £65. Entry closes on 12th July.
Nationals - Entry closes 22nd July. With 67 boats (66 GBR) this is already the 3rd largest ever GBR entry. 4 more entries needed to exceed last years GBR entry of 71 boats. Enter soon and please look at the information on pre measurement ro make your Nationals more relaxed.
Congratulations to the GBR sailors in Norway that attended the 2016 Europeans
Huw and Josh led the way with 3rd place followed by Nick/Billy in 5th and Tom/Crispin 7th.
A total of 6 GBR teams made Gold fleet with Ollie/Jamie 19th, JJ/James 20th and Bobby/Harvey 25th. Among the Girls Emily/Hannah were 4th Girls and Phoebe/Sophie 5th Girls.
6 boats in the Top 25 and 3 in the Top 10 was not bettered by any other Nation though NED boats took the top 2 places which was very impressive. The Worlds with 220 entries look set to be extremely competitve.
Full results are available here;
We are trying out a new approach to measurement at the Nationals to cut down on the time taken to measure boats. Essentially the only thing that all boats need to measure onsite at Torbay will be the forestay and everything else is filled in on a self declaration form. You are welcome to measure all items onsite at Torbay if you need to but we would encourage as many as possible to pre-measure ahead of the Nationals.
This can be done at 3 venues:
Reminder that entry for the Ullswater GP closes tonight... so far 18 entries and growing.