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The minutes from the 29er Class Committee Meeting held at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy on 8 November 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.

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On the weekend of 9/10 November, Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy hosted the 29er Ovington Championships. A range of conditions tested the sailors in being able to adapt over the weekend, with the more rounded sailors gaining the top places.

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On the weekend of 2/3 November the RYA North East Youth Championships ‘ the Big One’ took place at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club. Alongside a 16 strong 29er fleet with it’s own Northern Championships start, the handicapped fleet competitors included Aeros, RS200s, a Laser and a 420.The event promised to be a highlight of the Northern race circuit and attracted 29er sailors from as far as the South coast and Wales.

We have been informed by the International Class that the 29er Europeans will be held in Denmark at the Royal Danish Yacht Club, Copenhagen from 24th July - 1st August.

While extended by one day this mirrors the dates set for the original event. This will ensure minimum disruption in an already set and congested calendar.

Link to the Royal Danish Yacht Club here.

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For the 3rd time in 29er championship history, the UK has been selected to host the Zhik 29er World Championships, to be held at WPNSA next year from 13th - 21st August 2020.

On Saturday Evening (30th November) we've organised the, now famous, 29er Class Christmas Party at Rutland Sailing Club. This will be a fantastic Christmas meal with all the trimmings followed by a disco/karaoke. Rutland SC have brand new caterers and have prepared a menu including vegetarion option for us.

Click here to see a copy of the menu.

Please do come, both parents and sailors. It should be fun. There isn't a formal dress code, but something Christmassy would be good (last year there were some amazing jumpers on display!!).

Tickets are £12 per person and can be ordered on the event website here:

Please click here to order your Christmas Party Tickets

Once you are logged in click Christmas Party - Roast Turkey Dinner' and/or 'Christmas Party- Vegetarian Dinner' beneath the event name on the 'Home' page to purchase your meal tickets.

Can we please ask all planning to come (and we hope that's everybody) to sign up by Saturday 23rd November) so that we can give numbers to the Rutland caterers.

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

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.

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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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.