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The 29er Class is a signatory to the RYA Racing Charter. Details of that charter and the relevance to 29er Class members can be found below and in the documents section of the website.

RYA Racing Charter

Well done to all the competitors this weekend during two days of racing that tested the upper and lower end of the wind range. Huge thanks also to Grafham for hosting the rearranged dates. 

Overall summary of 29er GP Survey

Attached is a summary of the recent survey on the location and structure of the GP series events. Thank you to the 159 respondents for your views. 

Congratulations to Crispin Beaumont and Tom Darling winners of the Europcup event at Lake Garda from the Slovenian pair that finished 4th at the Worlds. James Grummett and Daniel Budden finished 5th overall to leave 2 GBR boats in the top 5. 

29er Harken GP4 - Weymouth

By Daniel Budden & James Grummett

On the 24th of July 55 boats took to the water for the 4th Harken Grand Prix at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The breeze was up at 12knts for the first few races and with a keen race officer the fleet launched on time out into the Weymouth Bay.

We get a lot of emails from people asking us questions about how to do things or find information on the website.

A big one is "How do I enter when I'm wait listed". This document has how your pages should look when you go to enter the event. If you do not see the pages like these then it means you are not yet able to enter the event from the waitlist.

By Harvey Martin

Hayling Island hosted the third GP in the Harken series on the 10/11 of October. It started cold and cloudy, with little wind, quite different to that forecasted, but with the usual Hayling tide. This made it an interesting day of racing with few teams being very consistent. Crispin and Tommy lead the first day with Dan and Nathaniel in a close second, counting two 1sts, and Arron and Billy in third. Other race winners included Bella and Ella and Bobby and Harvey.

Royal Torbay Yacht Club hosted the 2nd event in the 2015/16 Harken Grand Prix series over the weekend of 26th/27th September.

GRP Foils

Following an exhaustive process the International 29er Class is pleased to announce that ISAF approval for the use of the new GRP Foils has been received.

I am pleased to announce that Lisa Black has agreed to take on the role of 29er Class Administrator as of 1 October. Lisa has two sailors in the 29er fleet and has been administrator for the IOCA Optimist Teams among other roles.

Since becoming 29er Chairman a few people have questioned the performance of the UK 29er Fleet Internationally. So I have pulled together some other data to provide a broader picture to measure performance of the fleet during 2015.

Thank you to all of the 29er sailors and parents that completed the 29er Nationals Survey. It provided some interesting and at times amusing data points on the fleet and what you want at the Nationals. We had a total of 185 responses of which roughly half were parents and half sailors with a fairly even spread of experience or time in the fleet.

By Elliot Wells

Poole Yacht Club hosted the first GP of the season sponsored by Harken on September 5th and 6th. It was excellent to see lots of new faces around the boat park and 44 boats were entered. The wind was light and shifty to start, which made the sailing interesting. The day started with the wind coming from the North at 4-7 knots and slowly moving east strengthening to 14 knots at the end of the day, with some large shifts and changes in pressure. It was a very difficult day for the race officer because of some of the big shifts coming down the course and he did a good job getting 5 races in. Sunday came and there was no wind the fleet waited and waited and waited and waited but no wind came and the sailing was cancelled.

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.

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.