Update from Class Chair
Possible Selection Criteria For the 29er Worlds in Denmark and the Europeans in Spain
I hope you have all had a good Easter and have taken the opportunity to get back out on the water sailing again.
Some of you will have noted that the International 29er Class posted the NOR Documents (29erworlds.org) last week for the World Championships in Aarhus in July and that there is a possibility that entries could be capped (although this is not the norm for 29ers). National Class Associations have been asked to provide a ranking / selection by 15th May to support this.
We have also been informed that entries for the Europeans could be capped but entries will be limited to European Nations so this Europeans could be capped but entries will be limited to European Nations so this could potentially mean there are more places available per country. But once again entries would be based on national rankings / selections.
If we need to select for both the Worlds & Europeans then we only have the results from the first three Allen GP’s of last year as we are unable to run any additional events prior to the 15th May 2021.
There is still a high risk that the event may not take place and there could be travel restrictions /quarantine placed on those attending the event by the Danish or Spanish governments as well as our own.
The RYA have already communicated to the class that they will not be supporting the Worlds with coach support so sailors attending would need to arrange for their own coach or on the water support. However, they are currently still planning to support the Europeans.
The class would like any boats who would like to attend the Worlds or Europeans this year to send a declaration of interest to Lisa at [email protected] by no later than Friday 16th April. The class will set up an independent selection committee to review those interested in attending.
If there are any sailors wishing to look for a discretionary place as part of their declaration of interest then please ensure this is covered. Please note you are still required to enter for the Worlds on the Event website in parallel to sending your declaration of interest to the UK class.
Chris Evans Class Chair