29er Race Group
The 29er has been a very popular youth double hander at Chew Valley Lake SC over the last few years, with the active fleet reaching double figures on occasions. Typically, sailors have come from both the Feva and Topper classes at the club. For those sailors who have Olympic aspirations the 29er is also an Olympic pathway class (World Sailing are planning to keep both the 49er and FX as Olympic Classes.) The 29er has youth appeal, media value, universality and is innovative. The UK has also won the bid to host the 29er World Championships in 2020 at WPNSA.
The club often brings in external 29er coaches to help those starting out in 29ers, and those sailors not able to travel to the Class Association open training weekends. Most of the training sessions are held in the winter, and the coaches are often the same coaches that are coaching the 29er Class Association Open training. All the coaches are RYA qualified and have direct experience of the 29ers and skiff sailing.
Training sessions are listed on the Youth Calendar and more information is available from the 29er Coordinator whose details are listed on the Youth contact pages. There is also an email distribution list for those interested in staying up to date with the club 29er activity.
The 29ers start with the club’s Fast Handicap where there is keen competition with other asymmetric boats from RS200s & RS100s, through to the RS800s and a 49er!