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:
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.
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:
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:
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).
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.
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.