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For 2017, the cost of Individual Membership is only £37.00 per year. Family membership is £52. Student membership, for members aged 19-24 in full-time education at the start of the membership year, is £25. Our membership year runs from Jan-Dec. Membership is governed by our class constitution, which you can download here:

UK 29er Class Association Constitution

All 29er sailors will need to be class members to take part in any events or training. If you have any queries regarding membership or events, our Membership Secretary will be happy to help ([email protected])

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At the International 29er Council meeting at Long Beach a decision was made to set up a new Technical Committee to look at Strategic changes to the boat (ie carbon mast) and the UK Class have proposed someone for that committee. This Committee is expected to report back in summer 2018 (I think ?) so while the carbon rig is being discussed it seems unlikely to happen in the very near term. More likely in a 1-3 year horizon and perhaps not at all - there remain plenty of technical and financial issues to deal with - nonetheless the idea is being investigated fully.

After this committee decides its preferences a vote is needed among all the National Class Associations so there is a long process required and it seems unlikely that this is an issue that will be resolved in the near term. Meanwhile smaller changes to the boat are being considered (ie like the new kick bars or foils). Here the process to have changes approved is much more rapid. 

Changes to where the shrouds and trapeze wires attach to the mast (where corosion occurs) are being considered and we think would be retro fitted if passed. Also perhaps some changes to the Scuppers (the holes in the back that do leak sometimes). Finally a zip on the jib luff to replace the fragile plastic clips was agreed in principle (I think)  though unsure when that actually happens.

This blog from the designer - Julian Bethwaite - is a useful place to see how he thinks the boat will change. Please note however these are only Julian's thoughts and the International Class (via the 29er.org website) has to approve changes then send them to World Sailing for Approval if they change the Class rules. So not all the changes proposed will necessarily happen but this does let you see Julians ideas for the boat. see below.

Blog here http://bethwaite360.com/blog/

The UK 29er Class Association is pleased to announce that Arthur and Cheryl Allen have been granted an RYA Community Award in the Lifetime Commitment category. 

The award was put forward by 2015/2017 29er Chairman Paul Hammett and supported with submissions from Clive Grummett and Ben Cooper both previous Chair's of the Class.

Arthur and Cheryl have been omnipresent in the boatpark at measurement time at 29er events Nationally and Internationally for many years and we are hugely grateful to both for their work for the Class and the RYA over the years. Thank you both for your support. 

Please note the time of the AGM has been amended to 6:00 pm on Saturday 12th August just before the weclome reception in Spinnakers Bar. 

Do come along and take you chance to question the exisiting committee and vote in a new one.

The minutes from the 29er Class Committee Meeting held at Hayling Island SC on 15 July 2017 are now available here.

You can view minutes of meetings and other class documents at any time via our website, by selecting 'Everything Else' -> 'Documents' from the main menu.

The National Championship Gala Dinner Menu has now been published.

Below summarises the measurement status of those entered for the Nationals. Full details are outlined in various measurement notices on the event page. If you have Measurement required in either of the columns in the coloured sections you need to measure these items at WPNSA. Note that if any item has "self declaration" you need not measure at WPNSA subject to filling out a self declaration form. Note that this includes you to confirm a few points (ie the boat is NOT new to you, haven't taken out correctors etc). So please do check that form and read it before signing and declaring at WPNSA:

Click here to view the Nationals Measurement Status Summary

If you are going to the 29er Europeans in Quiberon and are not supported by the RYA then please read on.

Steve Irish is the class coach for the event plus another parent has kindly offered to assist as support on the other course. This provided free of charge by the UK Class.

We have set up a FB page for Steve to communicate with sailors and parents at the event for briefing times and get in touch if needed at the event. 

Its called;

29er Europeans Class Support

 
 
 

The Class Association is pleased to announce the dates for Open Training sessions in 2017-18.  There are eight training weekends from September to March open to members wishing to improve their sailing over the winter months.  These sessions are open to all and aim to cater for sailors with the full range of abilities and experience. 

There are discounts available for booking multiple sessions so look ahead and plan your winter training schedule!

A reminder that today 28th July is the last date for registrations for the Nationals - Entry now at 70 boats.

The deadline for the Europeans entry is 7th August. 

We are now just a couple of weeks from the start of the Nationals. Entry closes on 28th July so if you are thinking of coming then please enter as soon as possible.