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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

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.

Both boats have been training hard despite exam season with Freya and Millie attending a two day camp in Weymouth led by coach Jonny McGovern. The training schedule continues with both boats travelling to the Kiel Eurocup from 16-19 June and then on to the Gydnia Eurocup in Poland before heading out to Texas on 10th July. Click on the links below for footage shot by Freya and Millie (Instagram: @alblack.sailing) at Hayling Island with coach Phil Walker in 5knts and 15knts, and for footage shot by coach Daniel Harris of Ewan and Fin at Torbay.

Click here for Freya and Millie's @alblack.sailing video

Click here for the full size version of Ewan and Fin's video

Click here for a smaller version of Ewan and Fin's video

But don't be put off by the sea mist from entering the Torquay Grand Prix on 14/15 July - it is guaranteed to be blazing sunshine.....

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.

Click here to email Lisa

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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2017 08 25 29er EC D4 Racing 463 RH 1

In addition to the current awesome Grand Prix Series, 29er Nationals and Sprint Finals 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

21st-22nd July Plas Heli 29er Open Championship, Plas Heli

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.)

Chair

2017 08 25 29er EC D4 Racing 426 RH 3

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.

The 2018 NE Regional Youth Championships are taking place at Yorkshire Dales SC over the weekend of 3-4 November.

Click here to download a poster for the 2018 NE Regional Championships

 

The Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy and Pwllheli Sailing Club are pleased to announce and invite you to the inaugural Plas Heli 29er Open Championship over the weekend of 21/22 July 2018.Mark Rounding at Pwllheli

All are very Welcome!

29er 2020 World Championships

29ers

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that the UK 29er Class and WPNSA have won the bid to host the 29er 2020 World Championships.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter Allam and his team at WPNSA for the work they have put into the bid.

The UK 29er Class looks forward to working with the 29er International Class and WPNSA in the coming years.

It’s going to be an epic event - save the date in your diary August 2020!’

Sue Ormerod
Chair

Whilst the earthquake raged in Swansea, a stillness prevailed in Club Nautica El Balis. The Hungarian team (light builds) put up their sails at 9.30 am in a vain attempt to convince the Race Committee that a howling gale was approaching. The rest of the fleet adopted the prone position and watched the unmoving palm fronds. And so passed Day One of the Barcelona 29er Eurocup.

Freya Black Millie Aldridge Barcelona Eurocup 2018

We are delighted to announce that Velocitek are generously supporting the Sprints Finals in 2018 and 2019 by supplying a SpeedPuck to the winning teams. The SpeedPuck is a GPS speedometer which provided speed, heading, maximum speed and automatic shift tracking. The SpeedPuck has data logging capability which can be downloaded by the keen sailor/coach for post training analysis or simply to give you your maximum speed per session for bragging rights in the clubhouse. A big thank you to Velocitek and see you all at the Sprints Finals 2018.