Welcome to the 29er Class

We are the UK 29er Class Association - arguably the UK’s best youth class. The 29er is a high performance skiff - a two person, single trapeze dinghy with an asymmetric spinnaker. Fully battened sails, with a self tacking jib, supported on a composite tipped mast make the 29er dynamite downwind. Getting started in the class could not be easier as we run a comprehensive training programme including open training and squads. We believe you should be out there racing so we encourage all of our new sailors to come to our events. As a RYA recognised class, we have a well organised and competitive national circuit along with a lively international series of events for those willing to travel.

It’s pure, unadulterated, high octane sailing.

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So you want to sail a 29er? Click here for information on trying out the boat and buying your own boat.
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We run a comprehensive training programme including open training and squads. Find out more here.
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As an RYA recognised youth class, the 29er class has a well organised and competitive national circuit. Find out about our racing programme here.

Latest News

Event Report - Allen GP2 at WPNSA

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy hosted an impressive 71 boats for the UK 29er Allen Grand Prix 2. ...read more

Day 1 Allen Grand Prix 2

Sunshine and 18 knots of wind greeted the fleet on day one of the Allen Grand Prix 2. With 71 boats entered the fleet was split into blue and yellow flights for a day of qualifying races. ...read more

Event Report - Allen GP1 at WPNSA

With a 238-day gap between events, everyone was excited to head to Portland and WPNSA for the Allen GP 1. In what would be a thrilling return to racing, strong winds all weekend meant there would be plenty of action for the 74-boat fleet. ...read more

Allen sponsor the Allen Grand Prix Series

We are delighted to announce that Allen, the UK manufacturer of performance sailing hardware, will be coming onboard as the class hardware sponsor of the 2020/21 Allen Grand Prix Series. ...read more

UK 29er Class Training - Selection Policy

The class intends to run two training squads through the winter of 2020 / 2021 along with open training. Please read on to understand the differences between each squad, which to apply for and considerations that the current pandemic requires of us. ...read more