At the moment we are finalising the Winter 2006/2007 Open Training programme.
(c) The daggerboard and rudder blade non-alloy ends may be sanded, filled or painted in order to maintain their original supplied shape.Centreboards and Rudder Trunks may only be packed with a soft carpet or felt material. Such packing shall not extend less than 20mm or more than 100mm from the top and the bottom of the trunk and may be fixed with glue or tape.
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.
Click the Link to the Worlds Website for News, NOR and On Line Entry etc.
Heros and Villians is to be the theme for the Wednesday night Nationals party after claiming nearly 30% of the vote during the recent forum poll.
Click the link to the Hayling Island Sailing Club Website for the NOR, Entry Form and Self Measurement Form.Please note the entry fee goes up after 25th June and that a Self-Measurement form must be handed in at registration.
A class coordinator is sought by the UK 29er Class Association, principally to administer membership, run the class open training programming and undertake bookkeeping duties. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5dFVfbmVIUHJaaDQ/edit?usp=drivesdk
Details of this Winter"s Transition Training can be found on the RYA Website.
Hannah Stodel. who has sailed 29ers since 1999 with one arm, is a member of the Sonar Paralymic team. The team are looking to find some keen sailors to join their training camps and race against them. The camps are funded by the team, as the link explains. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5UE1DRjIxYVpOOGM/edit?usp=drivesdk
Paul Maxfield is updating the 2006 Grand Prix Series after each meeting. Click title for the latest positions.
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.
Click the link to find out about the The Eric Twiname Memorial Trust who fund a variety of sailing activities and provided us with our support RIB, "ERIC TWINAME XI" Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5TnVITGw4SGlreDA/edit?usp=drivesdk
Having won 7 of the first 10 races, Paul Brotherton & Mari Shepherd romped away to win every race and the last day!
Click the Link to the Worlds Website for NOR etc.We need volunteers at the 29er worlds to help with a number of tasks such as beech masters, results and rescue. I am sure many of you that are racing have relatives that will be there for the week that are just itching to help rather than sit in the WPNSA cafe all week! Perhaps you can let me know ASAP if you or anyone you know can help. Thanks Dave Hall
Local team Phil Walker and Matt Gotrel won the Draycote Grand Prix with Oscar McViegh and John Mather in hot persuit.
This year"s 29r Grand Prix series will be taken from the best 5 of 10 events running from 25/26 March at Rutland through to 11/12 November at Grafham.Click the link for more details.