Sailors wishing to be considered for Invitational Training as the UK 29er Class National Squad need to register their interest by completing a squad application.

Click here to register your interest in the first round of selection for Invitational Training

The minutes from the 29er Class Committee Meeting held at Hayling Island SC on 15 July 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.

(This will be my final post .... Paul)

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.

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. 

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.

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!

Images from Harken 29er GP 7 at Royal Torbay Yacht Club are now available to view on Jean Border's website.

Click here to view images from Harken 29er GP7 at Royal Torbay Yacht Club



For those going to Quiberon there remain quite a few roles available for helpers at the Europeans including press boat driver, safety boat and course safety leader as well as shore  asked roles.

If you want to help go to the event website and the link is self evident.

We are currently working on getting a trailer(s) to take boats to the Europeans in 2018 in Helsinki.

To get on the waiting list please pay a £100 deposit – fully refundable until 1 November 2017. By that time we will have certainty over the payment schedule and cost – we expect the cost will be in the range £750-£900 a boat for the return journey.

We also expect that a portion of the cost will need to be paid in November with further payment likely early in the New Year. It is highly likely full payment will be required before Easter 2018. (We are in negotiations with a few providers and want to understand the potential demand).

We hope to be able to satisfy all those that want to go but will go down the list in date and time order of those on the deposit list. Anyone wishing to drop off the list at any time before 1 November 2017 will get a full refund.

Click here to get added to the waiting list (£100 deposit required)

If you are interested in attending the HK Worlds in Jan 2018 and want to discss shipping please be aware that time will move on fairly quickly wtih shipping of boats in only 3/4 months time. So far only 3 boats have expressed interest and we need to get an idea of the likely numbers shortly.

Please do chat to Nia at the HISC GP or contact her on [email protected] if you want to find out more. 

We’ve put together a combined North England/Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland training and racing program for 2017/18.