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Well done to all our sailors who competed at the Eurpoean Championships in Medemblik. Some superb sailing in tricky conditions saw Crispin Beaumont and Tom Darling taking the Silver Medal and Mimi El-Khazindar and Emma Loveridge taking First Ladies. There were excellent results from our teams at all levels in the event. You can view the full set of results here: 

29er Europeans 2015 Results

The results from the 2015 Harken Grand Prix series are now available online.

Kiel Week 2015 saw ten GBR 29ers competing within the 85 strong fleet from 15 countries. The fleet were split into 3 flights racing a windward leeward course. Despite the light 4 – 8 knot winds on day one the RO managed to complete 4 races. Germans dominated with light weights Paul Pietzcker / Linus V. Oppen (scored 1/1/1/4) ahead Gwendal Lamay / Luke Willim (5/9/2/1) in 2nd; & 3rd Hinnerk Siemsen / Sören Brandt (8/6/2/1). Top Brits were Dan Venables / Patrick Keech (5/10/1/4) in 6th.

There is a great team of UK sailors competing in this week's Eurocup. You can see today's action on the Kieler Wocher Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIc3fCUrEZc

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Nineteen 29er teams headed to Yorkshire dales, some with drives lasting eight hours for the third Grand Prix of the series and a much needed exam break.

There are some excellent pictures from Harken GP3 at Yorkshire Dales, from Paul Hargreaves and John Thornley.

You can view Paul's collection here:

Paul Hargreaves Photos

You can view John's collection here:

John Thornley Photos

Well done to Dan Venables and Patrick Keech (1st Overall), Courtney Bilbrough and Hatty Ward (1st Ladies), Elliott Wells and Joshua Boniface (1st Junior), and Luke Robertson and Izzie Berkley (1st Mixed) at this weekend's Harken Grand Prix at Yorkshire Dales SC.

You can view the full results by clicking on the following link:

2015 Harken 29er GP3 Results

Well done to all the winners, particulaly Dan Venables, Paddy Keech, Mimi El-Khazinder and Emma Loveridge

https://youtu.be/iLZ-onebBXk

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the RYA Youth Nationals last week, very trying and challenging conditions, especially the first three days where patience, risk assessment and very gentle boat handling were key in very light and shifty airs.

Overall winners were Dan Venables and Patrick Keech who sailed superbly across the whole week

Results from Harken GP2 at Rutland SC are now online here: 

http://race-face.info/wp-content/29er/harken_2015_shortseries_gp_2_rsc.htm

RYA Press Release

2 March 2015


Eric Twiname Trust presents its 31st RIB to 29er Class Association


The 31st support craft funded by the Eric Twiname Trust was handed over to the 29er Class Association at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace this weekend (28 February).

RYA Squad coaches Phil Walker, Nick Redding, and James Ellis have compiled a Best Practice Guide for 29er sailors, together with a set of accompaying video clips. Click here to view the Best Practice Guide. Link

RYA Squad coaches Phil Walker, Nick Redding, and James Ellis have compiled a Best Practice Guide for 29er sailors, together with a set of accompaying video clips. Click here to view the Videos.

Training video playlist

Click to read Oli"s report from the Noble Marine Winter Championships / Harken GP1 Link

New Class rules are in effect for 2015 - please click to view.

The 2 changes, as approved by the 29er World Council are:

Rule C.6.1 (l)Amendment:

Add a new item (l) as shown below:C.6 BOATC.6.1 MODIFICATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR(l) the shrouds may be fitted with a turnbuckle between the wire end and the hull fixing point.

Rule C.9.5(b)Amendment:

Add new rule to read as follows:(b) Standing rigging shall not be adjusted after the start.

Ovington are working on details of how these will be fitted, and we will provide an update once these details are released.

Link: Turnbuckles

Fleye have produced another excellent video of our 2014 29er Inlands at Grafham. Click the title to view.
Click here to read Alice"s report from the 2014 Ovington Inlands.
Fleye Aerial Film & Photography have produced an excellent video from the Ovington Inlands. Click to watch.