For 2019, the cost of Individual Membership for the year to 31 December 2019 is only £40 per year. Family membership for the year to 31 December 2019 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:
Sign up by 15th June for expert guidance from class coach Niall Myant 29er at the Transition Day on 29th June at Draycote Water. All things 29er - rigging, helm/crew roles and some serious time on the water (without inconvenient tide or waves).
Please don’t delay, sign up by 15th June. Only £50 per boat for one day.
Once you’ve got the boat handling skills, it’ll just be those tweaks to get you sailing fast. What are you waiting for ?
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.
Prior to the Youth Nationals Sue Ormerod, as per our constitution, informed our Training Officer (Mark James) and myself as Treasurer, that she wanted to stand down as the Class Chair on 31 May. Sue has been the Chair for the last 2 years and has done a huge amount of work to lead the development of the UK class into one of the most successful and vibrant youth fleets in Europe. There are many highlights that I could mention but one that stands out particularly was our successful bid to host the 29er World Championships at WPNSA next year. I am sure that you would join me in thanking Sue for everything that she has done for the class and hope that we get an opportunity to thank her personally over the summer.
The good news is that Chris Evans, our current Training Officer, has offered to step into the breach and was appointed Chair from 31 May by the committee at our meeting at the Youth Nationals. Those of you who know Chris will be aware that he brings a wealth of experience to the role as a sailor and race officer and class administrator from his work with us and the Optimist committee.
Chris has confirmed that he will be standing for re-election as Chair at the AGM which will be held after sailing at the HISC Grand Prix. The successful operation of the class is completely dependent on all its volunteers and that starts with the committee. As usual a number of people will be moving on this summer so, if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Chris. In particular, we are looking for a new Safety Officer. We also place great importance on the input from the sailor reps that we have on the committee and will be looking for new people to get involved there as well.
One again, a huge thank you to Sue for your enormous contribution to the 29er class and good luck to Chris in the new role.
29er UK Class Treasurer
One of our own - an ex-29er sailor who sailed with Tom Dawson back in the early 2000s. A talented sailor who became an inspirational coach to a whole new generation of sailors.
Martin’s family have chosen to remember his life through a charity sailing event and silent auction, and the sailing world has come together to provide some great prizes. Check out the link below for more details.
The annual AGM will take place at 6pm on 6th July 2019 at Hayling Island Sailing Club.
Anybody wishing to propose a resolution must be a member of the Association and give the proposal to the General Secretary or Chair in writing at least one month before the AGM.
The following statement has been published on the RYA latest News page:
"29er Summer Team 2019 Update – Unfortunately due to a busy period in the office the 29er Summer Team review will not be completed until the week commencing Monday 13th May. We apologise for any inconvenience."
We are currently finalising our coaching plans for the Summer 2019 events. Please can you complete the attached survey by 23rd March (we need to know numbers attending each event).Thank you.
As you are aware Summer 2019 has lots of fantastic 29er events, Sailboat Deliveries are able to assist in getting your 29er to the international events. The dates and delivery details for the events are as follows:
- 29er World Championships Gdynia 26th July-3rd August 2019
- 29er National Championships Pwllheli 7th-11th August 2019
- 29er European Championships Arco, Lake Garda 16th-24th August 2019
Sailboat Deliveries are delivering to Gdynia and Garda in 2019
We are delighted to announce that NeilPryde Sailing, a leading manufacturer of dinghy sailing gear, will sponsor the UK 29er Class as our official technical clothing sponsor for 2019 and 2020.