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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.
The British teams scored a double victory in the 29er fleets. The Girl"s team of Frances Peters and Claire Lasko were delighted to have the gold medal in the bag after the second race of the day. They were mostly pleased about the consistency throughout the week"s competition. Peters commented, "It hasn"t sunk in yet. It is a relief because this is what we have been working towards for so long.James Peters, brother of Frances, and Edward Fitzgerald won Great Britain"s second gold medal in the Boy"s 29er fleet.Many many congratulations from all in the UK 29er Class to James, Ed, Francis and Claire for a fantastic performance from all of them, and in doing the lions share in helping to bring the Volvo team Trophy home to GBR.
The British girls still rule the 29er class as Frances Peters and Claire Lasko posted a 2, 1 and 3 on the fourth day of racing of the Championships now being 5 points clear of the second placed boat.In the boy"s fleet the American"s Judge Ryan and Hans Henken had a great day with a 1, 2, 3 bringing them to the top of the pile. Henken explained how they started slow but placed themselves well in the lighter breeze. James Peters and Edward Fitzgerald (GBR) where pushed down to second but are only a point behind the leaders.Great Britain is leading a close four-country battle for the Volvo Trophy, awarded to the best-performing nation at the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship.
May I offer an apology to all who attended the above event and were as mystified as I was at the failure to have a prize giving.I have since learnt that at previous events the entry fee funded the prizes, and this was though to be the case by the event organiser this year. Due to a misunderstanding as we all now know this did not happen.The UK 29er Committee will look into the possibility of providing some prizes prehaps to be awarded at the Nationals.May I congratulate all who attended on a good event with a special mention to the ladies team from Norway. Class Chairman. (results on title link) Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5YURCM3hLVEptdUU/edit?usp=drivesdk
The breezy conditions made for plenty of excitement on the 29er course and following three races in both boy"s and girl"s fleet the British and Australian teams continue to dominate the overall standings. James PETERS and Edward FITZGERALD (GBR) won the opening two races in boy"s fleet and although they dropped to tenth in race five after hitting a wave and pitch polling on the final run, they hold the overall lead.Great Britain also leads the Girl"s 29er fleet, with Frances PETERS, James"s older sister, and Claire LASKO posting first, second and third place finishes today. After five top-three finishes the pair have built a six-point cushion at the front but are not getting carried away yet. "I am really pleased to get consistent results this early in the competition but we have a long way to go so we have to keep it up. We have to take each day as it comes," said PETERS.See the website for the full results so far.
The 4th Eurocup of the year is to be hosted by WPNSA this weekend 12/13 July. Already there are 24 entries, including one from Norway, and more are expected. This should be a challenging and fun weekend, with varying wind conditions expected - and hopefully some sunshine! With the Youth Worlds starting in Denmark, a number of top teams will not be present leaving the field open.
James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald pulled through to take 3rd place at Kiel Week with their most consistent day of the regatta. Organisers were keen to launch the fleet promptly to ensure that 3 races could be completed having missed a day with strong wind yesterday. The fleet was split into Gold and Silver, with the Gold fleet launching first and starting their first race at 10.35. James and Ed scored 2,2,3 in gusty, shifty conditions which few were able to be consistent in. The girls found the conditions a bit more challenging, but Becky Diamond and Fiona Hampshire completed a good series, which included 2 bullets, with a 4th in the final race leaving them 5th overall and first girls. Frances Peters and Claire Lasko were just behind in 6th overall putting together a consistent series.
30 knot winds prevented any racing at Kiel today. The forecast for tomorrow is for 12mph and the start has been brought forward half an hour to give the best chance of fitting in 3 more races.
A Bristish pairing still leads the fleet at Kiel. Becky Diamond and Fiona Hampshire head the 94 strong fleet after a 1st and 2nd in their 2 races today. Frances Peters and Claire Lasko are in 6th, and James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald in 7th, both pairs scoring a 4th and 5th today. All 3 were in the 2nd group start and had to wait ashore whilst the first flight sailed 3 races.They eventually launched and started their 1st race in a light breeze at at 15.00. A 3rd race was started, but abandoned due to the falling breeze, which turned out to be the calm before the storm which hit the fleet hard as they sailed to the shore, resulting in many capsizes!
Our 3 British teams have had a great start at Kiel today. After 3 races in gusty and shifty conditions, Frances Peters & Claire Lasko lead the fleet of 94 scoring 2,5,5, Becky Diamond and Fiona Hampshire are in 6th with 3,15,1, and James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald are in 7th place scoring 3,7,10. The regatta continues until Tuesday. Click title for full results so far.
The German 29er Class invites all participants of the 2008 Medemblik Europeans born 1989 or later to the Int. German Youth Nationals. This championship will be sailed right after the Europeans on the nice lake of Zwischenahn next to Oldenburg. It is just about 250 kilometres from Medemblik in the north west of Germany and especially for the Scandinavians right on their way home.Racing is scheduled from 28th to 31st of July and measurements are on Sunday 27th. For further information visit www.29erkv.de/kalender-frs.html or send an email to [email protected]