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:
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.
Unfortunately we have postponed the 29er Sprint Final scheduled for the 10th & 11th March. Many sailors wanted to attend but could not accept their invitation due to their school commitments. We hope to rescheduled this event for a date in the Summer after exams have finished.
We would like to thank everyone who entered and hope you will be able to make the new date. We will let you know as soon as the new date is confirmed.
We will be able to transfer any entry fee paid to the new date or refund the fee if you are unable to make the revised date. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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.
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.
Following completion of the regional sprint racing series, during which 7 qualifying events were held, the invitations to finals are today being sent out to those qualifying either through results at regional sprint racing or through the rolling ranking.
36 invitations are being sent and teams have two weeks to accept and pay for their entry before this is opened to others.
We look forward to seeing you at the second National 29er Sprint championship final.
We are delighted to announce that the Allen 29er Summer Championships 2018 will be hosted by Royal Torbay Yacht Club on 25, 26 and 27 August 2018 as part of the Torbay Royal Regatta. Booking will be through the 29er Class website. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Allen we have an exciting list of goodies to be won so please save the date. Prior to the Championship the Royal Torbay Yacht Club will host two days of Open Training on 23 and 24 August 2018. Booking will be through the 29er website and there will be training tailored towards transitioning boats as well as in depth race training for the more experienced boats.
We have managed to secure an additional training weekend for the ladies in our fleet to take place on the 10th and 11th February at Draycotte. This weekend will be run by Alice Masterman and will be really useful for the girls to learn a bit more about specific techniques for them especially about boat set up and handling.
We are planning to have a transitional squad running for the last three open training sessions on the following dates:
- 20/21st Jan- Draycote SC
- 17/18th Feb- Datchet SC
- 17/18th Mar- WPNSA
This group is aimed at the following group of sailors:
We are pleased to announce the dates for the 2018 sprint finals to be held again at Grafham Water Sailing Club on 10th and 11th March next year.
The format of racing will be similar to 2017 with 36 qualified boats battling it out for the title of sprint champions.
Qualification for the event will be by the following methods:
The report from our Harken Grand Prix Round 3 at Rutland Sailing Club has now been published.
The Class has issued a new version of the Notice of Selection for Invitational Training 2017-18, that it would like to bring to the membership's attention.
Please note that you must register if you want to be considered for the second round. I would like to clarify we are not taking forward anyone automatically from round one, you must re-register by the end of the day on Sunday.
Paul Miller, Training Officer