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For 2018, the cost of Individual Membership for the year to 31 December 2018 is only £40 per year. Family membership for the year to 31 December 2017 is £56. Student membership, for members aged 19-24 in full-time education at the start of the membership year, is £27. Our membership year runs from Jan-Dec. Membership is governed by our class constitution, which you can download here:

UK 29er Class Association Constitution

All 29er sailors will need to be class members to take part in any events or training. If you have any queries regarding membership or events, our Membership Secretary will be happy to help ([email protected])

Our Class Safeguarding and Child Protection Guidelines are available to view on our website by clicking this link.

Anyone who is concerned about a young member’s or participant’s welfare, either outside the sport or within the 29er Class, should inform the 29er Class Welfare Officer or Class Chair immediately, in strict confidence. You can find contact details in the guidelines, and on our website here: 

http://www.29er.org.uk/index.php/about-us/contact-us

We are holding our traditional Championship Prize Giving Dinner at the Nationals on Thursday 2nd August. Prize Giving Dinner tickets for sailors are included in their entry fee. Extra tickets for the Prize Giving Dinner are available for parents, guardians, and supporters at £20.00 each. To buy extra tickets, click here to go to our event site and then click 'Gala Dinner Tickets' beneath the event name.

We are holding a Barbecue and Games Evening at the Nationals on Tuesday 31st July. BBQ tickets for sailors are included in their entry fee. Extra tickets for the Barbecue are available for parents, guardians, and supporters at £17.50 each. To buy extra tickets, click here to go to our event site and then click 'BBQ Tickets' beneath the event name.

Please note that, in accordance with the Notice of Race, coaches and support boats need to register for the Zhik UK National Championships/ Eurocup. There is a registration fee of £60 per boat, and you can register online.

Please click here to register your Coach/Support Boat

RYA Profiling will take place over the weekend of 9th and 10th February 2019 (most of the testing will be done on Saturday 9th February.) Testing will be offered around the country and home counties. Sailors looking for inclusion in the RYA Youth Squads should plan to attend this weekend.

The RYA will publish further details in the next few weeks of how this will work with selections and details of how the sailors can meet the physical demands necessary for the squads.

Dear Lovely Parents,

The 29er Committee is very keen to get parents with sailors who will be staying on in the 29er Class for the next two years onto the 2018/19 Committee.

The Class is currently run by a dedicated and hardworking set of parents who help to organise all of the coaching, training, welfare, finances and racing. It’s lots of fun!

Without help from volunteers the 29er Class and all of the wonderful events would simply not exist.

If you feel that you are able to spare some time to work alongside a really great bunch of inspiring parents - please email me on [email protected] - the 29er Class would love to hear from you!

Best wishes, Sue Ormerod

So according to the forecasts, our two 29er boats, Freya Black/Millie Aldridge and Ewan Wilson/Fin Armstrong will face intense heat, light winds and warm seas at the Corpus Christi Texas Youth Sailing World Championships from 14 July until 21st July. A far cry from the gale force easterlies and wind chill thrown at them at the RYA Youth Nationals qualifier.

Pwllheli SC hosted Harken 29er Grand Prix 5 on the May Bank Holiday weekend. Saturday saw sailors gradually arriving, with some taking advantage of the sunny weather and steady (if light breeze) to do a bit of sailing.

Two spaces are now available on the boat trailers going to the 29er Europeans in Finland. Please let Lisa know as soon as possible if you wish to take a space.

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After months of light wind events, gales lashed the UK rendering the first and second day of the Youths unsailable. The huge breeze wreaked havoc in the boat park taking advantage of any boats that weren’t tied down securely. Finally by the afternoon of the third day, the gales eased allowing the event to get under way.

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In addition to the current awesome Grand Prix Series and 29er Nationals we are very excited to announce the following:

2nd/3rd June Open Training / Coached Racing, WPNSA

7th/ 8th July Pre-Nationals Open Training / Coached Racing, WPNSA

5th-12th August 29er Europeans Helsinki 29er Class Coach support (Niall Myant and James Ellis)

25th August Allen 29er Summer Championships 2018 (plus pre-Championship Coaching and Coached Racing.)

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Banging tunes at the 29er Nationals’ Party with the legendary Mark Covell – what better way to end the pinnacle of the sailing year!

The 29er Nationals will be held at Hayling Island Sailing Club between 28th July 2018 until 2nd August 2018.

We can’t promise sun or turquoise seas but we can guarantee fantastic racing under PRO Tim Hancock.

If the day does not go the way it was planned on the water, the social scene will more than make up for it. An Inflatable Human Table Football competition, competitive karaoke, the Crews’ Race and the most sought after prize of the regatta – the Fancy Dress Prize.

Sponsored by Zhik we have an amazing bag of goodies to be won.

Sign up early to secure the early bird price.

Events Officer and Chair

Hayling Island Sailing Club hosted the 4th 29er Harken Grand Prix last weekend. The fleet launched and sailed out into the bay in sunny and spring like conditions, with the crews trapezing in an easterly breeze.