29er

29er

6 Seasons

The 29er is a two-person high performance sailing skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite and first produced in 1998. Derived from the Olympic class 49er class, it is raced in the World Sailing Youth Sailing World Championships. The 29er is able to reach high speeds fairly quickly by having a sleek and hydrodynamic hull and will often exceed the wind speed when planing both up and downwind.

The 29er has two sailors, one on trapeze. The rig features a fractional asymmetric spinnaker; a self-tacking jib decreases the work load of the crew, making manoeuvres more efficient and freeing the crew to take the mainsheet upwind and on two-sail reaches. The spinnaker rigging set-up challenges crews to be fit and coordinated, and maneuvers in the boat require athleticism due to its lack of inherent stability and the high speed with which the fully battened mainsail and jib power up.

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29er
  • US Youth Champs 2015 Recap

    Episode 1

    The 2015 U.S. Youth Sailing Championship recap - Day 4 bought breezy racing conditions and sunny skies to Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI and US Sailing crowned five champions for 2015, many of whom qualified for ISAF Youth Worlds in Malaysia.

    Video Producer: US Sailing

  • Datchet Flyer 2015 - Day 1

    Episode 2

    First day of the Datchet Flyer - wild conditions and only one race completed. Over 75 boats went out and survival was the key. Many of the UK's top sailors were on the water competing including Nick Craig, Charlie Cumbley, Ben McGrane and Tom Gillard to name a few. The Datchet Flyer is second reg...

  • Datchet Flyer 2015 - Day 2

    Episode 3

    The tale of two very different conditions at the Datchet Flyers (part of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series). After Day One with winds up to 35 knots, Day Two is light and tactical with 2nd Race - Handicap and 3rd Race - Pursuit. Filmed on location at Datchet Water Sailing Club in front of Wi...

  • 29er GBR Winter Championships 2015

    Episode 4

    January 2015 - 29er GBR Winter Championships hosted by Draycote Water Sailing Club. Light winds and competitive racing with great filming from the rib.

    Video Producer: EventStream Media