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:
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])
To enter go here -> https://webcollect.org.uk/llsc/event/29er-sprint-2017
Questions to [email protected]
We are currently trying to establish how many sailors still wish to enter the Winter Championships on 4/5 Feb. Please enter by end of Friday 20th January and join the waiting list if you wish to attend. Anyone not on the waiting list by this deadline is somewhat less likely to gain entry.If for any reason you need to cancel your accepted entry please inform Lisa membership secretary and she will then offer that to the next entry on the waiting list . This has just happened so the wait list has dropped by one.
We realise that accommodation plans are needed and prices increase closer to the arrival date, some booking sites allow you to book and then cancel with no cancellation fee.
** 29er Entry Limits / Winter Championships **
A few people have queried the fact that the Class has entry limits at events and the below is to explain the approach we take to dealing with entry numbers. Note that we will try where possible to allow everyone who wishes to attend to do so, but we cannot guarantee this. In particular, we cannot guarantee an entry above 50 at some events.
The first thing to make clear is that 29ers are not Optimists or Toppers so we have to limit entry numbers for a host of reasons. The only way you as a competitor can guarantee an entry is to enter early. The 29er Class is growing and if we consistently generate entries above 50 boats we will face continual pressures.
The reasons for a 50 ish entry limit is due to a variety of factors.
1) With 50 boats you need a start line of up to 330m. With 5-8 knots the course length for a 3 Lap race at 30 mins is ~575-600m and 2 laps ~850m. Thus a start line of 40% of the length of the beat of a 2 lap race is pushing the limit for a fair course. Plus you also face multiple issues in trying to manage a start with a line over 300m (gen recalls, spotting etc).
2) If you flight you really need to have 2 lap races as the window to start without sailing through another flight rounding the leeward gate is very short and can raise safety issues. For two lap events the beat needs to be 0.9 nm long when windy which is 1,665m. Virtually no Inland events can offer such a large space. This is not to say we cannot flight on a 3 lap course but it can create issues and is something we seek to avoid.
3) RIBs. While the Class has a RIB we often struggle to keep a ratio of 10:1 if we have dedicated mark layers (2) so need 7 RIBs. Some clubs provide many RIBs but for others we need to source RIBs ourselves.
4) Waiting. When flighting the gap between the leader finishing and the next start will be a minimum 30 minutes (2X 10min finishing windows plus gap between races) from 12-15 mins when not flighted. Note that when flighting we have to rotate the 4 flights so you cannot start before the second flight has finished (on day1). It is not practical when freezing cold to have some sailors waiting 30 minute between every race – the sailors were clear about this after a cold Winter Champs in the recent past.It is very unlikely will run flights at events in Jan/Feb.
Thus for the above reasons when the Class has GP events Inland and in the Winter we are likely to have a limit to the entry of approximately 50 boats. It may be possible to expand this slightly closer to the event and we may offer those wishing not to go the chance of a full refund to allow others in. For the sea based events and at a large lake like Grafham (Inlands November) we may be able to expand to well in excess of 50 but that is dependant of whether we can source RIBs at short notice and so we will not guarantee we can do so. The default is 50 unless we can get RIBs as we cannot run events without appropriate safety cover.
The Class will do all it can to allow everyone that wants to sail to do so but we have to retain certain parameters to be able to provide safe and fair racing. Thus we would urge all sailors and parents to enter all events promptly. If we have a waiting list and you are entered but cannot come please contact Lisa and she will be able to facilitate a refund to allow others to enter.
Paul and Andre
More infomation sent to us from a parent after talking to the French National Sailing Centre (ENSVN) cut and pasted verbatum.
ENVSN ... Camping site is 8€ per night / caravan or tent + 2€ per night and person. Our camping field is limited to 50 persons. Diner, lunch or lunch bag Meals are 10,90€. We also have bed and beakfast in rooms with 2 individual beds, private shower and basin. Toilets and drying room for wetsuits on the same floor. 19€ per person and night. With one meal it comes to 28€ and with both meals it is 37e per day and person
Other The close campings are
Park Er Lann http://www.campingparkerlann.com/
Camping municipal du Rohu (on the sea shore) http://www.saintpierrequiberon.fr/campings-municipaux/
La baie (just separated from the beach by the narrow “camping municipal du Rohu”)
50 entry limit
Since yesterday we have had nine entries and we are now at 42, for a number of reason for this event we will be sticking at our cap of 50 entries
Winter Championship Update
Winter Champs at Draycote will be the classes next event with 23 days to go we have 33 entries and at present is capped at 50 .
SSI will be published soon we are just making a few amendements relating mostly to the 2017 -2020new rules and also the MEIs will be amended for the same reason plus a few others.
If you wish to stay with Camper vans access is possible on Friday evening but it is necessary to contact the office in advance to gain access.
Draycote have a useful visitors guide on this link http://draycotewater.co.uk/members/open-meetings-guidelines-info/open-meeting-visitor-information/
Office: Andrea Halliman
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am to 2:30pm
Telephone 01788 811153
Email [email protected]
Please see information from the RYA on upcoming Profiling dates if you have any questions then please contact the RYA
7 & 8 April 2017
2 Sept 2017
9 Dec 2017
We have been asked a few questions about the location and dates of the 2017 Europeans. Below gives what we know after enquiries with the International Class.
Dates : 22-27 August 2017. We have asked if 22/23 Aug measuring and 24/25/26/27 Aug racing and been told not an unreasonable assumption but this is not "confirmed'. Would seem arrival on the 20/21 (Sun/Mon) and departure late 27 (Sun) or 28 (Mon) not unreasonable but we can't get 100% clarification.
Venue : We have been informed by the International Class that it is at the French National Sailing School, Quiberon. This is http://www.envsn.fr/ The French National Sailing School .
Accommodation : There are some houses on AIRBNB etc but they are already going this being the end of the French holidays. We are told the ENVSN are renting out rooms at very reasonable costs (we have booked one for the Class coach), for infomation look here; http://www.envsn.sports.gouv.fr/homepage/accueil-reservation/hebergement
Caravan Parks ; We have found the following ; They tend to book Sat-Sat though talk of renting a hotel for one night from some. Some parks seem willing to do Sat to Sat plus a couple of extra days. We hear of GBR sailors staying at these; Both 5 min cycle or 10-15min walk.
Note we have no more information than that we have got from 29er.org and one email exchange to verify the venue. We have tried to pull together the above but please so your own research. As soon as we get a glimpse an NOR or venue details we will post them.
Congratulations to the GBR 29er sailors at the recent Youth Worlds in Auckland.
Crispin Beaumont and Tom Darling took Gold in the Boys event taking the first GBR medal in the 29er since 2008, while Hannah Bristow and Emily Covell were 5th overall in the Girls event.
Very impressive performances from both teams.
Great start from GBR 29ers after day 1 of 5 at the Youth Worlds in NZ .. GBR 29ers win 3 of the 6 races sailed on day 1. Good luck from us all ....
if you want to follow our sailors progress you can go to a variety of different social media with the official blog here;
Entries are now open for the first Eurocup of 2017 at CN El Balis, Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, nr Barcelona. You can access the NoR and event details from our event page here: