There is an opportunity for one young sailor to join Gypsy Moth IV for the Thailand to Sri Lanka leg of it?s circumnavigation of the globe. All flights, travel, food and accommodation would be paid for by Volvo Car UK.To qualify the sailor needs to be aged between 16 and 20 on the 31st of December 2006 and a member of a Volvo RYA Champion Club. To enter they should then fill out the application and return by the deadline of 31st July 2006.8 Short listed sailors will be invited to a selection/training weekend at UKSA Cowes on the 26/27 August 2006.
We are pleased to annouce that Barbara Walker has been appointed for the recently advertised post of 29er Class Coordinator.Barbara will step down as Treasurer of the Class at the AGM and will become the first point of contact for membership and Open Training queries. She can be contacted on 01926 632239 or [email protected]
Thank you to Jamie Wilkinson, Andy Fielder and Paul Maxfield who have worked to make this new site happen.To post on the Forum or in the Marketplace you need to register.If you are already a member of the class, then once you have registered, Nigel Sign will match your site registration with your membership details and enable access to the Members Only area - this might take several days.If you are not a member and plan to come to our events then you need to join. Please click the link on the Class Association PageEnjoy!
With the wind in a different direction the fleet were treated to big waves and some big rides at the 29er World Championship. Huw Humpreys and Max Todd continued their dominance with two firsts and a second, they almost only have to finish one race on the last day to win the event.Once again there were many casualties from the start line with a number of teams finding they have an OCS after the finish. The battle is now on for second place between Henry Maxfield and Dicken Maclean and Dylan Fletcher and Rob Partridge who now have five points separating them.First all girl team is Hannah Diamond and Olivia Pettit lying in tenth while the other girl helms - Sophie White crewed by Andy Fielder and Charlotte Odell crewed by Dave Hall are on equal points in eighth and ninth.
After waiting all day the fleet finally set off in the late afternoon into perfect sailing and racing conditions. The classic sea breeze filled in and the fleet were once again treated to spectacular sailing and fantastic racing.Huw Humphreys and Max Todd continue to lead the championship with some steady and very confident sailing, they have a comfortable points lead over Dylan Fletcher and Rob Partridge who failed to finish the 10th race through a broken halyard. The rest of the results are still wide open with teams having to count black flags or dnfs through various accidents.It was a good day for Spain, Adriana Romano and Pablo Arandia won the last race of the day by a comfortable margin crossing the line to a huge cheer from the spectator boats.
The fleet came after two races and launched again at 1700 when the sea breeze had settled.With bullets for Huw & Max, John & Oscar, Sophie & Andy and Phil & Matt the British teams continued to pull ahead.
After the first day of racing the British team are filling the top places and dominating the championship. Sailing in perfect sailing conditions that range from 5 knots in the morning to 20 plus in the late afternoon the fleet enjoyed some tight racing.Huw Humphrey"s and Max Todd from Wales head up the results with a 1st and two 2nds, Dylan Fletcher and Rob Partridge lie in 2nd with Phil Walker and Matt Gotrel 3rd,Whilst the wind and water make for great sailing the heat has taken a few casualties, and the black flag a few more.Real Club Nautico Denia with their well organised team have put on a fine event with food before and after sailing.
The first 29erxx regatta will be held in Portland Harbour from the WPNSA. Boats will be supplied and the event is open to any team that would like to take part. The format will be heats and finals, teams will use the 10 boats fitted out ready to race with the xx rig.Racing will take place for the ?Open Cup? on the 31st July and the 1st of August straight after the 29er World and 49er European Championships. The Boats will be available for practice form the afternoon of the 30th.Teams are invited to enter as soon as possible. For an entry form and further information contact Dave Hall at [email protected] or call him on +44 (0)7071 293949.
We desperately need volunteers to help with rescue and beach duties at Weymouth for the 29er worlds and 49er Europeans. It looks like we have over 100 in each fleet so it will be quite a spectacle for anyone on the water!If you can help please contact Dave Hall ([email protected]) as soon as possible.Thank you those who have already volunteered.
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