Welcome to the 29er Class

We are the UK 29er Class Association - arguably the UK’s best youth class. The 29er is a high performance skiff - a two person, single trapeze dinghy with an asymmetric spinnaker. Fully battened sails, with a self tacking jib, supported on a composite tipped mast make the 29er dynamite downwind. Getting started in the class could not be easier as we run a comprehensive training programme including open training and squads. We believe you should be out there racing so we encourage all of our new sailors to come to our events. As a RYA recognised class, we have a well organised and competitive national circuit along with a lively international series of events for those willing to travel.

It’s pure, unadulterated, high octane sailing.

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So you want to sail a 29er? Click here for information on trying out the boat and buying your own boat.
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We run a comprehensive training programme including open training and squads. Find out more here.
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As an RYA recognised youth class, the 29er class has a well organised and competitive national circuit. Find out about our racing programme here.

Latest News

Team GBR at the 29er Europeans on Lake Garda - 23-27 October 2021

Two hundred 29er teams from around the world made the trip to Garda for the 2021 European Championships, with 21 GBR boats in the mix. Boats arrived throughout the week before for some pre-event training, causing the boat park to slowly fill up so much that it was difficult to move by the time everyone had arrived. ...read more

Event Report - Allen 2021-22 GP1 at WPNSA

Saturday dawned with light winds, fog, and a dying forecast. 46 boats arrived as the fog cleared and headed out into Portland harbour for an expected 4 races. ...read more

Typhoon 29er UK National Championship 2021 at Largs Sailing Club

54 29er pairings made the trip up to Largs for the biggest event of the UK 29er calendar, the National Championships. Scotland greeted everyone with stunning, sunny weather for measurement and for the competitors' final opportunity to make sure their boats were race ready. ...read more

Introducing our New Class Chair

At the class AGM, Chris Evans stood down as 29er Class Chair and Phil Lightbody was elected as the new Chair of the UK 29er Class. ...read more

Event Report - Allen GP5 at WPNSA

Just two weeks after the previous event, at Hayling Island, it was fantastic to see a strong fleet of 47 boats coming down to Weymouth for the final weekend event before the Typhoon Nationals. ...read more