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The Class Training Squads Selection Policy for 2019-20 has now been published.

Click here to view the 2019-20 29er Class Training Squads Selection Policy

For those sailors looking to kick start their 29er training this winter, the 29er uk Class are running transitioning training at WPNSA at the end of August. The aim of the weekend will be to get wet, spending maximum time afloat and help push past the first real obstacles of 29er sailing gaining control of the boat.

To make sure we can get sailing, and help share as many tips as possible we will be putting our coaches in the boat. We’ve amassed a group of former 29er sailors, straight from the front of the fleet who will be jumping in and out of boats to give on the water demonstrations and advice while sailing with you.

Some of you might already be well stuck in to your 29er transition, and spending more time sailing together with a coach observing from the rib, providing input would be more sensible. We will be filming and analysing what you do, to help you see any areas for improvement.
For those sailors wishing to get a place in the Development Squad this weekend will be used as an indicator, so if you want to be considered for that squad this winter, attend the training and show the coaches how ready you are to learn.

Click here to enter for the Open Training + Transitioning Boat Training at WPNSA at the end of August

The Minutes from the UK 29er Class Association Annual General Meeting held at HISC on the 6th July 2019 are now available to view.

Click here to view a copy of the 2019 29er UK Class Association AGM Minutes

The minutes from the 29er Class Committee Meeting held at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy on 13 April 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.

MartinBoatman

One of our own - an ex-29er sailor who sailed with Tom Dawson back in the early 2000s. A talented sailor who became an inspirational coach to a whole new generation of sailors.

Martin’s family have chosen to remember his life through a charity sailing event and silent auction, and the sailing world has come together to provide some great prizes. Check out the link below for more details.

www.boatmanbonanza.com

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.

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.

The Minutes from the UK 29er Class Association Annual General Meeting held at HISC on the 28th July 2018 are now available to view.

Click here to view a copy of the 2018 29er UK Class Association AGM Minutes

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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