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Feb
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Mar
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For 2017, the cost of Individual Membership for the part year to 31 December 2017 is only £19.50 per year. Family membership for the part year to 31 December 2017 is £39. 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])

Our Class Safeguarding and Child Protection Guidelines are available to view on our website by clicking this link.

Anyone who is concerned about a young member’s or participant’s welfare, either outside the sport or within the 29er Class, should inform the 29er Class Welfare Officer or Class Chair immediately, in strict confidence. You can find contact details in the guidelines, and on our website here: 

http://www.29er.org.uk/index.php/about-us/contact-us

We are planning to have a transitional squad running for the last three open training sessions on the following dates:

  • 20/21st Jan- Draycote SC
  • 17/18th Feb- Datchet SC
  • 17/18th Mar- WPNSA

This group is aimed at the following group of sailors:

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2018 sprint finals to be held again at Grafham Water Sailing Club on 10th and 11th March next year.

The format of racing will be similar to 2017 with 36 qualified boats battling it out for the title of sprint champions.

Qualification for the event will be by the following methods:

Most of you will be familiar with the sprint racing format from last year:

  • Lots of short races allow you to practice all the important components of racing.
  • Regionally or club organised you should not have too far to travel to join in.
  • Events feed into National Sprint finals March 10/11 2018

Happening near you now (or very soon!):

Harken GP3 2017

The report from our Harken Grand Prix Round 3 at Rutland Sailing Club has now been published.

Click here to view the report from Harken GP3 at Rutland SC

The Class has issued a new version of the Notice of Selection for Invitational Training 2017-18, that it would like to bring to the membership's attention.

Click here to view a copy of the Invitational Training Notice of Selection (Version 2)

Please note that you must register if you want to be considered for the second round. I would like to clarify we are not taking forward anyone automatically from round one, you must re-register by the end of the day on Sunday.

Paul Miller, Training Officer

Link to the write up for the 29er Inlands at Grafham Water Sailing Club. Don't forget to sign up for the next training sessions and the GP at Rutland.

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/199704/29er-class-during-the-Ovington-Inlands?source=email

Following an incident of entanglement at the 29er World Championships in Long Beach the Class President set up a panel to review the incident and one of the first recommendations from that review was that the Class Rules be changed to make it mandatory for all sailors to carry a waterproof / Solas whistle. Barry Johnson has now got this rule change through World Sailing and it was published yesterday and effective yesterday.

The UK Class must abide by the class rules. Therefore we would ask that all sailors attempt to comply. However, given the short notice, the penalty for infringement this weekend will be limited to a warning. The rule will be enforced at future events and therefore all sailors should ensure that they have a whistle on a lanyard in their buoyancy aids in the future.

The minutes from the 29er Class Committee Meeting held at Datchet on 14 October 2017 are now available - click here to view them.

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.

We are still in the early stages of our winter training programme, and the schedule for the next 4 Open Training weekends will be the following:

If you have a Rib you can provide for Events throughout the year or are willing to either helm or crew a Rib for events either as safety or race management, we will in future be posting a volunteer sheet to each event page for you to sign up.
If you have a Rib you would be willing to provide, expenses are available per the Rib Policy.

Events can't be run without the generous support of volunteers and parents and it gives us all a great view of the action whilst providing a vital service to provide a safe environment for our sailors.
We are now looking for volunteers to sign up for our Ovington Inland Championships at Grafham Water SC on 18/19 November:

Please click here to sign up as a volunteer for the Ovington Inland Championships at Grafham Water SC

After a cracking start to the season at WPNSA, the 29er Sailing Calendar continues with a full programme for the rest of the year as follows: