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.
|Academy Training 1||15/09/18||Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy|
|Academy Training 2||06/10/18||Lymington|
|Academy Training 3||27/10/18||Royal Torquay Yacht Club|
|Academy Training 4||24/11/18||Rutland Sailing Club|
|Academy Training 5||26/01/18||Draycote Sailing Club|
|Academy Training 6||09/03/18||Hayling Island Sailing Club|
|Joint Training||06/04/18||Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy|
You can also train at the 29er Scottish and Welsh Academies.
For those sailors who have recently progressed to the 29er from junior classes and show early promise in the 29er you may be invited to join this group. The training will be alongside the Class Academy but will be overseen by a specific coaching team. The aim will be to deliver training tailored to the sailors within that group (6-10 boats).
All transitioning sailors are invited to attend the Academy on 15th September at WPNSA so that we can select sailors for this group based on their previous sailing results (junior class) and their performance over the weekend.
You will also need to apply on the 29er Class website from 1st August 2018.
Class National Squad
The top boats from class not offered a place with the RYA Youth Squad will invited to join the Class National Squad (12 boats), which will have its own dedicated coaching team. The selection criteria for the CNS will be published on the class website.
|Class National Squad 1||15/09/18||Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy|
|Class National Squad 2||06/10/18||Lymington|
|Class National Squad 3||27/10/18||Royal Torquay Yacht Club|
|Class National Squad 4||24/11/18||Rutland Sailing Club|
|Class National Squad 5||26/01/18||Draycote Sailing Club|
|Class National Squad 6||09/03/18||Hayling Island Sailing Club|
You will also need to apply on the 29er Class website from 1st August 2018
Class Head Coach
Niall Myant-Best is the Class Head Coach, and his role will be to help you get the most from the training programme and offer support as you progress. This website and the class Facebook page are great sources of information, but if you can't find the answer you are looking for please get in touch with Niall.