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HISC have an open regatta for multi classes including 29ers with 20 plus local boats and visitors there is a great oppportunity for some very good fleet racing . Some social activities etc are planned all info for entry and accomodation on the site below.Last year we had a GP at Grafham at this time of year which proved to be a good opportunity for 35 plus sailors to get some air and get away from the exam revison . Sat and Sun are racing and Monday is a seperate Pursuit race https://www.hisc.co.uk/sailing-racing/open-events/hisc-whitsun-regatta/

 

The UK 29er Class, in partnership with Schoolblazer, will be offering branded clothing for the summer events of 2017. You can order Worlds, Europeans or Nationals items.

After much discussion following the publication of the NOR for the Europeans the committee have decided to end our Nationals on Thursday night (17th August) to allow the large number of boats planning to attend both the Nationals and the Europeans to turn themselves around and travel to Quiberon ready for the start of the Europeans, which now begin measuring on Sunday 20th.

Congratulations to the RYA 2017 UK Youth National Champions:

Girls - Bella Fellows and Anna Sturrock

Boys - James Hammett and James Eales

Also well done to everyone that competed and for those that reached personal milestones.

Full Results here : http://events.sailracer.org/eventsites/results-rya.asp?eventid=208951&class=29erGold&table=full

 

The NoR is up and it now looks like this is a 6 day event not a 4 day one as implied. 

This means measuring is now Sunday and Monday. Racing Tuesday - Sunday.

Y+Y on the Sprint Finals. Great video from VR Sport TV at the bottom

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/194881/Zhik-Noble-Marine-Sprint-Championships

Come and sail in some of the most glorious scenery and join other Youth helms for 2 days of competitive sailing at the RYA NE Youth Championships. 

All members of the Class Association should have an email called "29er News" which we aim to send out monthly updating on relevant issues to keep all informed of events/training etc

After 4 races in a good breeze today and 12 in total .. Nick/Billy were 12th in Gold with James/James 15th and Hannah/Emily 22nd. In Silver Millie/Jess came in 8th in Silver.

Results here  (click on the 29er Icon)

http://cnelbalis.sailti.com/en/default/races/race-resultsall/text/medsailing-eurocup-1-en

Harken GP Series is up after 5 events. Nick/Billy lead on tie break from James/James. Top Girls are still Hannah/Emily though Bella/Anna are close. Top mixed pair are Sarah/Nick in 6th. Top Juniors are Ryan/Louis.

http://www.29er.org.uk/results_reports/2016-2017_Harken-GP-Series_Results.htm

A huge thank you to all those that helped deliver the Winter Championships we are very grateful to Draycote, Ian Bullock and his team as well as all those that volunteered.

Well done Dan and Fin who won comfortably and in an event where no boat managed a top 10 finish in every race they were the only pair to string together a consistent series at the front.

The ranking list is now out (Thank you Chris Hewitt) with the top 4 very tight. Nick/Billy lead from Hannah/Emily then James/James, Dan/Fin.

Crew Changes. Please note that under 8.4 of the NoS for the GPs we have no choice but to ask those that swap around to enter as a new entry or retire. This is not a problem but its definately better to know ahead of the Prizegiving please.  (Thank you Rachel James for your work on the results).

Great video of Chew Valley SC sprints .. 

https://vimeo.com/201439628

For those that want to see the format for the Sprint Finals chack out this video from 7.39 onwards ... two former GBR 29ers on display here.... more to follow on the format but expect each boat to sail up to 14 races like this all weekend ... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECHPTY_L_qA

The final few sprint events took place this weekend with 11 boats at Chew Valley and 5 at Leigh and Lowton. In total 63 pairs raced at 10 events at 8 different clubs over the winter. A huge thank you to all the clubs that put on events.

The results from LLSC and CVSC events are below. 

Chew Valley SC Results

Leigh & Lowton SC Results