72! yes 72 boats for the Youth Nationals. All 4 seasons thrown at the event. Congrats to ISAF Youth Worlds Reps Ben Batten & Tim Gratton (almost rhymes!) in first overall and Ladies Champs Vikki Payne & Steffi Orton. Special mention too for the first mixed boat Rob & Emma Loveridge and top juniors (both aged under 16) Curtis Means and Jamie Catchpole; well done to them all.
Well done to Ian Payne and Chris Berry winning the first GP of the 2012 series on count-back from Phil Walker and John Mather. Very tight at the top!! Please click on the heading for the full report from this event. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5WC1BaTJFSG5sYkE/edit?usp=drivesdk
At last your Chairman is allowed to publicise the fact that he will be a Torch Bearer for the London 2012 Olympics. Click the heading for the full story. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5MFkta3RPZnFYTFE/edit?usp=drivesdk
The 2012 Class Rules have finally been approved at ISAF and take effect as of 1st February 2012. The two key changes relate to Daggerboard Packing and Sail Number positioning. New class rules are posted in the Technical Section via the "Class Association" Tab, and can also be seen on the ISAF website. Click the heading to find out more. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5OUpOUTBQS085YUE/edit?usp=drivesdk
As we enter this exciting Olympic year, we are very pleased to announce a new initiative whereby any member who goes on to represent Great Britain at either an Olympic Games or Paralympic Games will automatically be Honoured with Lifetime Membership of the UK 29er Class Association. Click on the heading for the full story. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5SElBcHVPNnlDZ0E/edit?usp=drivesdk
Report from Pete Bucktrout on the Grafham Grand Prix. Next event Bloody Mary next weekend. Enter now to avoid late entry fee. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5SmxxZWE5Y2xmSTQ/edit?usp=drivesdk