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, 29er Nationals and Sprint Finals 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

18th-22nd July Plas Heli 29er Open Championship and Coaching Clinic, Plas Heli

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


The role of the 29er Class Head Coach is changing for 2018/19 to include an additional allowance (£3,600) to reflect additional administrative and management responsibilities and to ensure the smooth running of all aspects of the training programme - we are looking for a 'super coach!'

If you are interested in applying for this exciting role please send your CV to [email protected] and [email protected] by Friday 30th March 2018.

Please do email the [email protected] if you would like any further information.

Chair and Training Officer

The Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy and Pwllheli Sailing Club are pleased to announce and invite you to the inaugural Plas Heli 29er Open Championship and coached racing and transition training clinics in July 2018.Mark Rounding at Pwllheli

The event and coaching clinics have been set up to enable your 29er skills to benefit from world class championship racing and race coaching, as well options for transition training in the home of the 2015 29er World Championships.

Or just come and race, all are very Welcome!
Coaching Clinics: July 18, 19, 20
Championship: July 21, 22

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

Dear 29er Sailors and Parents.

We are a member’s association. As such it is vital we have as much feedback as possible so we can ensure that the events we organise meet your needs.
To help this, we have produced a quick, “Survey Monkey” questionnaire, which you can access by clicking on the banner below.

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

Unfortunately we have postponed the 29er Sprint Final scheduled for the 10th & 11th March. Many sailors wanted to attend but could not accept their invitation due to their school commitments. We hope to rescheduled this event for a date in the Summer after exams have finished.

We would like to thank everyone who entered and hope you will be able to make the new date. We will let you know as soon as the new date is confirmed.

We will be able to transfer any entry fee paid to the new date or refund the fee if you are unable to make the revised date. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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.

Following completion of the regional sprint racing series, during which 7 qualifying events were held, the invitations to finals are today being sent out to those qualifying either through results at regional sprint racing or through the rolling ranking.
36 invitations are being sent and teams have two weeks to accept and pay for their entry before this is opened to others.

We look forward to seeing you at the second National 29er Sprint championship final.

Click here to download the Notice of Race

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.

We have managed to secure an additional training weekend for the ladies in our fleet to take place on the 10th and 11th February at Draycotte. This weekend will be run by Alice Masterman and will be really useful for the girls to learn a bit more about specific techniques for them especially about boat set up and handling.

Registration for this is now open on the class website - click here to enter.

Best Regards

Paul Miller
Training Officer

We are planning to have a transitional squad running for the last three open training sessions on the following dates:

  • 20/21st Jan- Draycote SC
  • 17/18th Feb- Datchet SC
  • 17/18th Mar- WPNSA

This group is aimed at the following group of sailors: