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We are constantly striving to improve our training, might you be able to spare a few minutes to complete a short survey. Your views and feedback are important to us. Thank you on behalf of the UK 29er Class. 🙂

UK 29er Class Training Winter 2018/19 survey

We are currently finalising our coaching plans for the Summer 2019 events. Please can you complete the attached survey by 23rd March (we need to know numbers attending each event).Thank you.

UK 29er Class Coach Support for Summer Events 2019

As you are aware Summer 2019 has lots of fantastic 29er events, Sailboat Deliveries are able to assist in getting your 29er to the international events. The dates and delivery details for the events are as follows:

  • 29er World Championships Gdynia 26th July-3rd August 2019
  • 29er National Championships Pwllheli 7th-11th August 2019
  • 29er European Championships Arco, Lake Garda 16th-24th August 2019

Sailboat Deliveries are delivering to Gdynia and Garda in 2019

The minutes from the 29er Class Committee Meeting held at Draycote on 2 February 2019 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

We are delighted to announce that NeilPryde Sailing, a leading manufacturer of dinghy sailing gear, will sponsor the UK 29er Class as our official technical clothing sponsor for 2019 and 2020.

NeilPryde Sailing is a UK company which has developed from the iconic NeilPryde brand, long the favourite of windsurfers, and has used it’s decades of experience to develop some of the best active sailing clothing available, including wetsuits, base layers, rash vests, buoyancy aids, harnesses, drysuits, footwear, accessories and dinghy covers.

NeilPryde Sailing will be providing fantastic prizes for the NeilPryde Sailing UK 29er Winter Championships 2019 on 2/3 February at Draycote. Get those entries in....

2787 and 2539 modelling our new NeilPryde Sailing bow and boom stickers ...

2787 and 2539 modelling our new NeilPryde Sailing bow and boom stickers

The dates for the 2019 29er Nationals in Pwllheli have now been announced. The event will run from Tuesday (measuring) to Sunday 6th - 11th August. More details to follow shortly.

Late last month Shirley Robertson and CNN Sport joined the 29er UK Class Association at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy to look at how weather affects racing. Check out this month's Mainsail programme by clicking below. 

Do you have a RIB that you could bring along to Class events? If so, we would love to hear from you.

The safety of our sailors is really important, and we are always looking for parents and supporters who have RIBs that they are willing to bring along to our racing and training events as part of our safety fleet. This is a great way to get involved with the class and be part of our events, as well as providing an opportunity to see our sailors in action at close quarters. 

If you have a RIB that you could bring to 29er Training and or GP Events, please do get in touch by emailing our class secretary Lisa.

Click here to email Lisa.

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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