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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:
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])
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:
The forecast for the weekend is being monitored closely and a final decision will be made regarding the viability of the event on Wednesday evening. We will go ahead with the event if one day is sailable.
1. Class National Squad - UK 29er Class Head Coach Niall Myant (5 weekends £550, coach: sailor ratio 1:4)
Eligible boy pairs: all boy teams in the Class Rolling Ranking List excluding RYA National Youth Squad (or training alongside) and who are ranked in the top 20 at either GP1 or in the Rolling Ranking after GP1.
Eligible girls or mixed pairs: all girl or mixed teams in the Class Rolling Ranking List excluding RYA National Youth Squad (or training alongside) and who are ranked in the top 25 at either GP1 or in the Rolling Ranking after GP1.
There will be no discretion available to the 29er Committee members in allocating spaces.
Boats will be selected using the criteria below:
- Up to 12 eligible pairs will be selected on the basis of their results from the first GP WPNSA 22/23rd September 2018 and position in the rolling ranking after GP1.
- The first half of places will be offered to the highest placed eligible crews in the rolling ranking after GP1. Half of these will be offered to the highest placed boy crews and half to the highest placed mixed/girl crews.
- The remaining half of the places will be offered to eligible crews with the highest placing in GP1. Half of these will be offered to the highest placed boy crews and half to the highest placed girl / mixed crews.
- If the places per gender group are not allocated from either the GP or the rolling ranking then the places will be offered to the next eligible pair with the highest placing in GP1 subject to a threshold on the ranking of top 25 if all girls / mixed and top 20 if all boys. The ranking list threshold is in place to ensure that the sailors invited are of a comparable ability to enable the training to be delivered to a high quality.
2. Transition Group - Head Coach Crispin Beaumont (5 weekends £550, coach to sailor ratio 1:4)
Eligible boy pairs: all boy teams excluding RYA National Youth Squad (or train alongside) or CNS
Eligible girl pairs: all girl or mixed teams excluding RYA National Youth Squad (or train alongside) or CNS
Between 6-10 boats will be selected using the criteria below:
- Previous sailing results (junior classes.)
- Performance over either Academy weekend 15/16th September or GP1 22/23rd September (boats must attend at least one of these weekends to be considered for selection.)
Do you have a RIB that you could bring along to Class events? If so, we would love to hear from you.
The safety of our sailors is really important, and we are always looking for parents and supporters who have RIBs that they are willing to bring along to our racing and training events as part of our safety fleet. This is a great way to get involved with the class and be part of our events, as well as providing an opportunity to see our sailors in action at close quarters.
If you have a RIB that you could bring to 29er Training and or GP Events, please do get in touch by emailing our class secretary Lisa.
The 29er sailing year kicks off on 22nd September with the 1st Harken Grand Prix at WPNSA. We have a great weekend in store, and meal tickets are now available for Saturday evening. During the evening we have 2 brief talks: A “welcome to the Class” from our chairman which will tell our newcomers all about the class, what we offer and how to get involved in training etc.; and some past 29er sailors who are now in 49ers who will discuss their experiences of life after 29ers and what they learned.
To purchase your meal tickets, please click here to login and then click either 'Saturday Evening Chilli meal' or 'Saturday Evening Curry meal' beneath the event name.
If you haven’t entered already then please do sign up now. This is a squad selection weekend so we will enforce our “no coaching rule” for all applicants applying to RYA Youth Squad and Class National Squad strictly.
The Minutes from the UK 29er Class Association Annual General Meeting held at HISC on the 28th July 2018 are now available to view.
Sailors wishing to be considered for Transitional Training Squad and the UK 29er Class National Squad training need to register their interest by completing a squad entry application on 29eruk.ourclubadmin.com . This will ensure that places are only offered to sailors wishing to take up the opportunity. Closing date for registering your interest is August 31st 2018.
29er Class Academy
For the 2018/19 session the 29er UK Class Association is running a CLASS ACADEMY that aims to offer training suitable for the level of the individual and offer to the right help for their progression within the class. Your training will be overseen by a specific coach team (12-18 boats).
If you are new to the class or looking forward to another year of training and learning, then get in touch and see what the Academy has to offer.
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.