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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

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

18th-22nd July Plas Heli 29er Open Championship and Coaching Clinic, 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.

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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 role of the 29er Class Head Coach is changing for 2018/19 to include an additional allowance (£3,600) to reflect additional administrative and management responsibilities and to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the training programme - we are looking for a 'super coach!'

If you are interested in applying for this exciting role please send your CV to [email protected] and [email protected] by Friday 30th March 2018.

Please do email the [email protected] if you would like any further information.

Chair and Training Officer

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 and coached racing and transition training clinics in July 2018.Mark Rounding at Pwllheli

The event and coaching clinics have been set up to enable your 29er skills to benefit from world class championship racing and race coaching, as well options for transition training in the home of the 2015 29er World Championships.

Or just come and race, all are very Welcome!
Coaching Clinics: July 18, 19, 20
Championship: July 21, 22

29er 2020 World Championships

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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

Dear 29er Sailors and Parents.

We are a member’s association. As such it is vital we have as much feedback as possible so we can ensure that the events we organise meet your needs.
To help this, we have produced a quick, “Survey Monkey” questionnaire, which you can access by clicking on the banner below.

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

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.

The minutes from the 29er Class Committee Meeting held at Draycote on 3 February 2018 are now available - click here to view them.

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.