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.

Two spaces are now available on the boat trailers going to the 29er Europeans in Finland. Please let Lisa know as soon as possible if you wish to take a space.

Click here to email Lisa

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.)


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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.

Events Officer and 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.

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


29er 2020 World Championships


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

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

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.

With 47 entries, the 29er fleet arrived early on Saturday Morning at Draycote Water Sailing Club for the Noble Marine Winter Champtionships to find a glassy millpond with gentle sleet.

We are delighted to announce that the Allen 29er Summer Championships 2018 will be hosted by Royal Torbay Yacht Club on 25, 26 and 27 August 2018 as part of the Torbay Royal Regatta. Booking will be through the 29er Class website. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Allen we have an exciting list of goodies to be won so please save the date. Prior to the Championship the Royal Torbay Yacht Club will host two days of Open Training on 23 and 24 August 2018. Booking will be through the 29er website and there will be training tailored towards transitioning boats as well as in depth race training for the more experienced boats.

Harken GP3 2017

The report from our Harken Grand Prix Round 3 at Rutland Sailing Club has now been published.

Click here to view the report from Harken GP3 at Rutland SC

Link to the write up for the 29er Inlands at Grafham Water Sailing Club. Don't forget to sign up for the next training sessions and the GP at Rutland.