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There is a space on a 3 boat trailer going to Garda for the Eurocup during half-term at the end of October. The trailer will be leaving on Oct 26th, and the boats should be back by November 5th. Please contact Max Richardson max_1370@hotmail.co.uk if you are interested.
Thanks to George Hand for this report on the open last weekend. George was 3rd at the event, and we want to encourage everyone who finishes 3rd at any 29er event to write the report on it. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5aXV2TlhXckx1SGs/edit?usp=drivesdk
The Open training runs from September to March with training available in the North, the Midlands and the South. Training takes place over a weekend , costs from 70 per boat and is on a first come first served basis.To check out the dates and venues go to the events & results page and download a booking form. Further information from Barbara Walker 01926 632239 or e-mail walkers@draycote.org
Visit this website to see some great photos from the Nationals.Click on the title link to see how you can get your own cd of all these photos Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5dGxzMUlSUlBYLXM/edit?usp=drivesdk
The silver fleet was won by Lilly Carlisle and Becky Walbank, with Anne Noble and Hayley Moran in 2nd and Alex Horlock and Timothy Walton in 3rd. A special mention to the youngest helms who were Hugo Jones-Warner aged 12 crewed by James Poyner, and Joan Furness aged 13 crewed by Serena de Nahlik who managed superbly in difficult conditions. Full results on title link.
Unfortunately the wind did not materialise on the final day of the Nationals leaving the PRO no option but to cancel racing at 1.30pm. With only 4 races sailed in the final series, this did not allow for a discard meaning that any OCS"s incurred had to count. Max Richardson and Alex Groves who had sailed a near perfect qualifying series had to count their OCS leaving them 7th overall. Bleddyn Mon and Tom Humphries however continued their winning form to become National Champions once more. In 2nd place were Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron from France who pushed Bleddyn and Tom all the way, and third were Mike Woods and Nick Redding. First girls in 5th overall were Becky Diamond and Fiona Hampshire. First Under 16 pair were Michael Matthews and Thomas Stevenson in 21st overall. Full results on title link.
The last day of the qualifying series got 4 races in for both fleets. With the hint of some sunshine and a manageable 12 knot breeze the competitors were treated to some good solid racing.Max Richardson and Alex Groves end up top of the leader board on count back to Blyddyn Mon and Tom Humpreys. Both teams have an impressive score line winning all but one of their group races. The top half dozen boats in each flight all seem to have an edge on the rest of the fleet and it was only Mike Woods & Nick Redding and Tom Durham & Alex Cooper who were able to push the boats Mon/Humpreys and Richardson / Groves. Top girls going into the finals are Becky Diamond and Fiona Hampshire.The fleet is now split into Gold and Silver for the final 2 days.
A little less wind meant there was full on racing rather than just getting around the race track. It was still however a fresh day providing plenty of action, thrills and spills. Bleddyn Mon and Tom Humpreys sailed an immaculate day winning all 4 of their races getting one up on Max Richardson and Alex Groves who won all but one of theirs. Kevin Fisher and Glenn Gouron from France have had a very steady series so far putting them in third. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5SEdocU5uTjJoclk/edit?usp=drivesdk
A wet and windy day greeted the 55 boats, many who had come from as far away as Norway and France. Three races were scheduled but as the wind increased through the day and more was on its way the fleet were sent home after two. It was a tough day for many of the fleet but for those who could handle the conditions there was some spectacular sailing to be had.Racing in 2 flights the first of the qualifying races were sailed on the one course 5 mins apart. Max Richardson and Alex Groves won both their heats as did Bleddyn Mon and Tom Humpreys.Qualifying races continue on Tuesday and Wednesday when the fleet gets split into Gold and Silver for the finals. See link for full results. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5RHlQMllzMVNtWEU/edit?usp=drivesdk
Mark Asquith has arranged with Graingers to provide free waterproofing for 10 spinnakers at the Nationals. The first 10 boats to apply will have their 29er spinnakers waterproofed free of charge. Only one per boat.To get on the list contact Barbara Walker at walkers@draycote.org by 6.00pm latest Friday, 22nd August.
The Annual General Meeting for the 29er Class will be held on Tuesday 26th August "08 at 18.00 in the Main Committee Room at WPNSA. Click on the title link for the agenda for the meeting. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5OWdQSzRXUHoxSWs/edit?usp=drivesdk
Your Committee needs you!Whilst the committee are happy to make decisions on your behalf - we would much prefer that you, the sailors, tell us what you want. This is your chance to influence the direction of the class. We need volunteers to be Sailor Reps on the committee. The job is not hard - it just needs you to collect the views of the sailors and present them to the committee. Please let any of the committee members know if you would like to volunteer, and successful volunteers will be elected at the AGM on 26th August at WPNSA.
Our Class Secretary has been working hard to organise a fantastic programme of Winter Training. The training is open to all members of the class association, and must be booked in advance using the booking form which can be found on the title link, or on the events calendar. Nearer the time, mini websites will be established for each session which will list those entered, and will give further details as required. See Events calendar for details of dates and venues. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5UjY1bjFab0xscmc/edit?usp=drivesdk
The AGM will be at WPNSA on Tuesday 26th August. The Agenda and time will be notified at a later date. Prposed changes to the constitution can be viewed by clicking the title link. This is YOUR class, please put the date in your diary, and make sure you come along so that the class does what you want it to. Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5eHJtWXhFUWk0WVE/edit?usp=drivesdk
Please note that if anyone needs their boat measured prior to completing the self certification form (available on event website), Arthur Allen, the class measurer, will be available at WPNSA on Sunday August 24th to do so.