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The class provides travel grants for international competition to sailors within the class who meet the qualifying criteria.

The criteria and selection process can be found here and here

Tim Bilbrough will be compiling the results for events which will be used for this criteria. David Nicholls will be arbiter for any appeals in this process.

If you have any queries, please address your correspondence to [email protected]

The 29er Class relies on volunteers and inevitably potential conflicts of interest can and will inevitably occur. The 29er Committee will shortly be working on a policy that will be published on the website to ensure we have a transparent process to deal with this eventuality.

The aim of this notice (and the policy we are working on) will not be to exclude such conflicts, as by the nature of our volunteer base they are inevitable. The clear purpose is to ensure that at all times no one individual should be in a position such that they can affect the fairness of the event without the oversight of another.

In the interim, and as this event is a secondary selector event for both the RYA Youth Squad and the 29er International Event Grants, we have decided to publish those that have, or may have, applicants and are in potentially influential positions. The PRO has been made aware of this and is confident that he has the process and controls to deliver high quality and fair racing with appropriate oversight.

This notice cannot be used as a reason to protest or contest the event or squad outcome but is being undertaken to provide transparency as a voluntary action by the 29er Class. We will do our best to update this notice but last minute volunteer changes can happen. The purpose is to be transparent about the issues we face and to provide some reassurance that we will work to try to protect sailors, parents and volunteers from actual or perceived conflicts of interest.

The Chairman notes that the best way to reduce conflict of interest is for a larger pool of volunteers to step forward and spread the load.

Any questions talk to Paul Hammett - Chairman of the 29er Class - 07940 537997.

You can also find this notice here and under the documents section of the website "UK 29er Policies\Conflict Of Interest"

It has come to the attention of the International 29er Class that the Class Sail Royalty label which includes the item serial number has for some unexplained reason been “falling off” the sail.

This situation has now caused the class to go back and re order new equipment labels in the fear that further dislodgement of existing labels is occurring but not being reported until measurement controlled events.

Teams with missing labels are reminded that along the Luff Tape of the sail is a bar code that contains a number. For teams who have lost their sail labels it is advised to use the luff tape bar code for event registering sails at future events. Replacement labels are not available to those where lost.

Event measurers will be advised accordingly of the situation and asked to use a little common sense with this particular matter.

Hopefully the situation will not cause too much concern for future events and it is requested that we all work together in order to ensure ALL entries to events are afforded equal opportunity to get on the water.

Best Regards,
Barry Johnson
Chairman 29er Class Technical Committee
1 September 2015

If you are looking to transition from a Junior Class and wish to try out a 29er, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre in Weymouth has 3 29ers that can be used for exactly this purpose. The centre will charge £80 per person for a full day with a coach. They will want evidence of the sailors skill level in the chosen Junior class but are happy to accommodate sailors that want to transition into the world of 29er skiff sailing.

They are also happy to consider dates (October half term or Easter 2016 ? ) where they offer a discount if 6 sailors sign up.

Dan Hallam is the coach there and he is happy to discuss.

For a days coaching in a high performance boat this appears extremely good value and an ideal opportunity to try the boat before you consider the transition into the best Youth Class in the World (in our view).

For more information please contact the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre - and chat to Dan Hallam.

T: +44 (0)1305 457400
E: [email protected]

If you wish to find out more.

The Class Open training provides 7 weekends of quality coaching at various venues round the UK. The coaching is aimed at all ability levels from newcomers to experts. Places are limited to just 24 boats per weekend and are filling up fast.
This year the RYA T1 program will run alongside the class open training, same weekends, same venues. If you have registered to be part of the T1 program you need to enter the class open training through the class website.

ISAF has approved new GRP foils for the 29er to take effect from 1 November 2015. Whilst the foils have been built and produced by a licenced manufacturer and carry the ICA 9er equipment label, the ISAF approved Builders Construction manual has not been updated to reflect the change in material and therefore these foils are currently not permitted for use whilst racing.

The Class have voted that these shall be permitted for racing from 1st November 2015 onwards. So while the foils maybe used for training they are not permitted for racing until after that date. (ie GP events / ISAF selector etc).

So, again, if you happen to have a set and are planning on using them this weekend at the ISAF qualifiers - DON'T - they are not legal until the 1st November 2015

On a trial basis we are going to offer event support for new-comers to the 29er fleet at the autumn GPs. This will start on a trial basis on the Saturday only of the Poole GP and if successful we will consider rolling this out at future events.

Alice Masterman - 29er former National Youth Squad member and former Ladies 29er National Champion - will be available for the following during Saturday;

  • Morning briefing
  • Boat park help to rig/set up
  • On water support
  • Post racing de-briefing

We define new-comers as sailors that have not entered a 29er GP event or Nationals before 1/1/2015. If you have entered a GP event before that date please email the chairman and sailing secretary and they will consider each case on merit. This is a limited resource and we are unsure of the demand we will get so please bear with us but we hope to be able to assist all the new-comers that wish to benefit from this.

Alice will be on the water on a safety RIB and we will do our best to ensure she has time between races to talk to sailors. As we are using a safety RIB not a dedicated coach RIB there is a chance she may be called for assistance away from the coaching group. However, we will do what we can to ensure that the time can be dedicated to the Newcomers group as much as possible.

Note this event support involves assistance onshore, between races and afterwards. There will be no coaching during races whatsoever.

The cost will be £10 per boat for the day we are offering 10 places initially.

You can sign up for this here

As you may be aware I took over from Clive Grummett at the Nationals as 29er Class Chairman.

I would firstly like pass on my thanks to Clive who has put in an extraordinary amount of work for the 29er class as Chairman. We are extremely lucky that Clive has led the Association so effectively and he leaves UK 29er Class in great shape. Thank you also to Sally Budden and Sally Thomas who were the driving force behind the UK class hosting one of the largest ever 29er Worlds and the largest ever UK 29er Nationals at Pwllheli. We owe these three a huge debt of gratitude for their incredible hard work.

Main Event Site - http://www.29erworlds.org/

Race Tracking - http://tractrac.com

Twitter Updates - @29erRacing

Results Overall - 29er Worlds Site

Results Brits Only - 29er GBR

     Qualifying      Gold      Silver      Bronze

Reports Brits Only

      Day One      Day Two      Day Three      Day Four      Day Five      Day Six

Day 6 Round up https://vimeo.com/136319252


     Qualifying      Gold      Silver      Bronze      Overall GBR


      Day One      Day Two      Day Three      Day Four      Day Five


      Andy Green Photography - www.greenseaphotography.com

Well done to all our sailors who competed at the Eurpoean Championships in Medemblik. Some superb sailing in tricky conditions saw Crispin Beaumont and Tom Darling taking the Silver Medal and Mimi El-Khazindar and Emma Loveridge taking First Ladies. There were excellent results from our teams at all levels in the event. You can view the full set of results here: 

29er Europeans 2015 Results