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The first 29erxx regatta will be held in Portland Harbour from the WPNSA. Boats will be supplied and the event is open to any team that would like to take part. The format will be heats and finals, teams will use the 10 boats fitted out ready to race with the xx rig.Racing will take place for the ?Open Cup? on the 31st July and the 1st of August straight after the 29er World and 49er European Championships. The Boats will be available for practice form the afternoon of the 30th.Teams are invited to enter as soon as possible. For an entry form and further information contact Dave Hall at niners@ovingtonboats.co.uk or call him on +44 (0)7071 293949.
This weekend"s Glyn Charles Memorial Pursuit Race, run by Hayling Island Sailing Club on Saturday 17 June, was an absolute classic, with 120 dinghy and keelboat entries enjoying closely fought racing around Chichester Harbour? (SailWorld).Sarah Martin & Nicola Groves led the group of ten 29ers, while James Peters & Oli Spensley-Corfield were runners-up in the junior (u16) division. Some great 29er photos at:http://www.sailshots.co.uk/Glynncharles/index.htmlThis annual event is run in memory of Glyn Charles, one of Britain"s greatest sailing talents, who was tragically lost in the 1998 Sydney Hobart Race, and to raise funds for the John Merricks Sailing Trust, set up following the death of Glyn"s great friend John Merricks in a car accident in 1997.

A close fought final race gave the 3 race event to Sophie & Andy, by 1 point from Henry & Dicken. For full event results (and Grand Prix series results to date) - see Events/Results page.

Having won 7 of the first 10 races, Paul Brotherton & Mari Shepherd romped away to win every race and the last day!

Local team Phil Walker and Matt Gotrel won the Draycote Grand Prix with Oscar McViegh and John Mather in hot persuit.