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Sign up by 15th June for expert guidance from class coach Niall Myant 29er at the Transition Day on 29th June at Draycote Water. All things 29er - rigging, helm/crew roles and some serious time on the water (without inconvenient tide or waves).

Please don’t delay, sign up by 15th June. Only £50 per boat for one day.

Once you’ve got the boat handling skills, it’ll just be those tweaks to get you sailing fast. What are you waiting for ?

Click here to sign up now for our transition day.

Prior to the Youth Nationals Sue Ormerod, as per our constitution, informed our Training Officer (Mark James) and myself as Treasurer, that she wanted to stand down as the Class Chair on 31 May. Sue has been the Chair for the last 2 years and has done a huge amount of work to lead the development of the UK class into one of the most successful and vibrant youth fleets in Europe. There are many highlights that I could mention but one that stands out particularly was our successful bid to host the 29er World Championships at WPNSA next year. I am sure that you would join me in thanking Sue for everything that she has done for the class and hope that we get an opportunity to thank her personally over the summer.

The good news is that Chris Evans, our current Training Officer, has offered to step into the breach and was appointed Chair from 31 May by the committee at our meeting at the Youth Nationals. Those of you who know Chris will be aware that he brings a wealth of experience to the role as a sailor and race officer and class administrator from his work with us and the Optimist committee.

Chris has confirmed that he will be standing for re-election as Chair at the AGM which will be held after sailing at the HISC Grand Prix. The successful operation of the class is completely dependent on all its volunteers and that starts with the committee. As usual a number of people will be moving on this summer so, if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Chris. In particular, we are looking for a new Safety Officer. We also place great importance on the input from the sailor reps that we have on the committee and will be looking for new people to get involved there as well.

One again, a huge thank you to Sue for your enormous contribution to the 29er class and good luck to Chris in the new role.

Peter Gordon
29er UK Class Treasurer

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

There is a range of exciting 29er sailing opportunities available this summer and we wanted to make sure that everyone had full visibility of what is happening.

The annual AGM will take place at 6pm on 6th July 2019 at Hayling Island Sailing Club.

Anybody wishing to propose a resolution must be a member of the Association and give the proposal to the General Secretary or Chair in writing at least one month before the AGM.

Sue Ormerod

The following statement has been published on the RYA latest News page:

"29er Summer Team 2019 Update – Unfortunately due to a busy period in the office the 29er Summer Team review will not be completed until the week commencing Monday 13th May. We apologise for any inconvenience."

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

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.

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.

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