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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

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.

The 29er class have very kindly arranged for Niall Myant to come up and run a coaching weekend at Loch Tummel SC on the 1/2nd September. He's got lots of new ideas that will be of use to both transitioning and more experienced sailors and so it should be a great weekend. Anna Sturrock is assisting.

The plan would be to camp at the club on Friday and Saturday nights and so it should be a great way for all the new sailors and parents to get to know everyone in the fleet. We'll organise a communal meal/takeaway on the Saturday night but further details will be sent out. There are a few local options for those that don't want to camp!

There's a wee video showing the setup below. For parents there's loads of local walks/cycles etc nearby and some local mountains if you're looking for something a bit more strenuous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On6061y_YHw

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.