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Saturday morning saw 12 boats (inc 1 49er) from all over the UK descending on an empty factory in Andover to be loaded into a 40" container ready for departure to Melbourne next week. Revived by bacon sarnies and coffee, the crew set to loading the boats, a task which initially seemed daunting, but with a concerted effort was achieved successfully. The boats are due to arrive in Melbourne before Xmas in good time for the Worlds which start on Jan 2nd.
Please remember BOTH helm and crew must be members of the class association in order to race at the Inlands.Rule C.7 on page 16 of your handbook states "at least one crew member shall be a current member of the ICA or UK Class Association.This rule was ammended by the World Council some time ago but not before the current year book was printed and circulated.The rule now reads BOTH helm and crew shall be current members of the UK or International 29er Class Association.In future any boat sailed where the helm and crew are not both current members at a Class or World/European event will not be eligable for any placings at the event, or National Rankings.This has caused some problems at recent events. The class has a list of non members who took part this year, and they are advised to contact the Membership Secetary to rectify the matter asap.
Don"t forget to enter on-line for the Inlands at Grafham on Nov 3rd/4th. Follow the link to the event website.
Check out the Events page for new events added for next year
After the disappointment of Saturday when rain prevented play, and the highlight of the day was watching Pearl Harbour at the yacht club, the final day saw a return to classic Garda conditions, with the Southerly breeze filling in allowing 4 races to be sailed. Solid performances by all the Brits resulted in all 6 teams finishing in the top 10 overall. The event was won by James Peters and Ed Fitzgerald, Croations Tomislav Basic and Leon Ostrez were 2nd, and Bleddyn Mon and Tom Humphries finished 3rd. Well Done everyone!
Day 2 of the eurocup saw the morning northerly breeze drop and veer right to the South. One race was started and abandoned, and after a wait on the water, the 2nd start was successful and one race completed in classic 14-15knots. All our guys finished in the top 15, James and Ed 1st, and Max and Alex 2nd. A 3rd race was attempted, but the wind dropped away to nothing. See link for overall results
Calling all clubs with 29ers, if you would like an open meeting in 2008 please contact Dave Hall ASAP. Dates are getting filled up and we would like to get a good spread of quality events around the country through the [email protected]
After a misty start to the day, the cloud eventually lifted from the lake alllowing the 40 boats to start racing on time on the first day of the Eurocup. The Wind was moderate from the North, with some strong gusts at times. After 3 races Bleddyn & Tom are in 1st, counting 2 x1st, James & Ed in 2nd counting 2 x 2nd, Mike & Ollie 6th, Max & Alex 7th, Becky & Fiona 11th and Frances & Claire 15th. Keep up the good work.
This year due to less open events, the series will conclude at the Inlands with the best 3 from 5. Prizes for best helm and crew (girls and boys) and best under 16 helm and crew will be presented at Grafham. Its still close so don"t miss this event!
Following the open at Thorpe Bay last weeeknd, 6 boats were packed up ready for the long trek down to Lake Garda for the 29er Eurocup at Fraglia Vela Riva. Whilst the support crews set off on their long drive on Monday, the sailors are flying out today to be reunited with their boats, and prepare for racing which starts tomorrow, Thurs, through until Sunday. Good luck to all our guys. Follow the action on the event website by clicking the title
29er Inlands Website now available. Follow the link or see events page for all you need to know about this "must do" event.
Report and Results from Thorpe Bay on the results page or via title link. Has anyone any "decent" photos they can share? Link: https://docs.google.com/a/29ersailing.org.uk/file/d/0B8IYN9iqy5z5T2tGZmV0MGUtTjQ/edit?usp=drivesdk
Rule C.7 on page 16 of your handbook states "at least one crew member shall be a current member of the ICA or UK Class Association.This rule was ammended by the World Council some time ago but not before the current year book was printed and circulated.The rule now reads BOTH helm and crew shall be current members of the UK or International 29er Class Association.In future any boat sailed where the helm and crew are not both current members at a Class or World/European event will not be eligable for any placings at the event, or National Rankings.This has caused some problems at recent events. The class has a list of non members who took part this year, and they are advised to contact the Membership Secetary to rectify the matter asap.
Received hot off the press from Paul Perrera, World Council Vice President:""As a result of my visit to Holland this week I can now officially confirm that the 29"er World Council has approved a re scheduling of the 29"er 2008 European Championships which now will be held in Medemblik, Holland 20th July to 26th July 2008. This event now follows immediately after the ISAF"s in Denmark . We are confident that by choosing this superb facility we will attract a large entry assisted by attractive charter boats arrangements.Having received over whelming support for this change from the large European fleets , we confidently estimate a major turn out of 150 to 200 boats making this the Premier World event for 29"er for 2008.The dates will be posted on the world website in the next few days. We hope to re schedule an event in Portugal in 2009 or 2010""
Charter boats are available for the 2008 29er worlds in Melbourne. The boats will be shipped from Canada having been used at the ISAF YouthsTo book a boat please contact Peter Bjorn - [email protected]