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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  • RYA Youth Nationals 2016 Timelapse

    Episode 1

    Super time-lapse video from FlyThrough Video at Pwllheli at the 2016 RYA Youth Nationals 2016.

    Video Producer: FlyThrough Video/ RYA Youth Sailing

  • 2016 Club Marine Victorian Youth Championships

    Episode 2

    The Club Marine Victorian Junior and Youth Championships is an annual event organised by Yachting Victoria that aims to increase participation in OTB classes. It was hosted by Mornington Yacht Club this year and was a fantastic event,

    Video Producer: Harnett Media

  • RYA Youths 2016 - The Winners

    Episode 3

    Great video and drone work from FlyThrough Video at Pwllheli at the 2016 RYA Youth Nationals 2016. All of the best youth sailors competed in the 420, Laser Radial, Standard, Spitfire, 29er, RS:X

    Video Producer: FlyThrough Video/ RYA Youth Sailing

  • Zhik UK 29er National Championships 2016 - Day 1

    Episode 4

    VRsport.tv is back down on the English Riveria to cover the 2016 Zhik UK 29er Nationals. After a recent worlds regatta in the Netherlands, the UK fleet is back on British waters, taking on two races today to begin qualifying. At times the breeze was variable in both angle and strength, with a lot...

  • Zhik UK 29er National Championships 2016 - Day 2

    Episode 5

    It's Ladies Day at the UK 29er Nationals! With such a strong female participation, VR Sport decided to dedicate Day 2's video to the girls. The weather didn't make things easy on the race course including a short postponement as a lull passed through however there was no lack of action.

    Video...

  • Zhik UK 29er National Championships 2016 - Day 3

    Episode 6

    Day Three saw the end of qualifying for the Gold and Silver fleets here in Torquay. A difficult day for all personnel on the water as major windshifts skewed the race course, requiring the committee to abandon two races. In addition, long periods of postponment tested the sailors patience, only s...

  • Zhik UK 29er National Championships 2016 - Day 4

    Episode 7

    A disappointing start for the Gold and Silver fleets. Despite waking up to a solid north westerley breeze across the harbour, the waters of Torbay threw a curveball. Incredibly flickle winds gave the race commitee headaches as mark layers and pin boats constantly realigned. No races were complete...

  • Zhik UK 29er National Championships 2016 - Final Day

    Episode 8

    The final day of racing for the 29er's in Torquay and it was an absolute glamour. Warm weather made sailing in traditional fancy dress much more comfortable. Another light and variable day created some upsets on the results table with Irishmen Harry Durcan and Harry Whitaker taking out the overal...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 1

    Episode 9

    Day 1 of the 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week started in gorgeous British summer conditions hosted by Hayling Island Sailing Club. Due to tides, racing started early at 10:00 with a pleasant twelve knot Easterly pushing the boats round the course. We speak to Chris Turner and Jono Loe about thei...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 2

    Episode 10

    Hayling Island is coming down with a Feva!!! The RS Feva fleet is dominant out on the water with their fluorescent kites making them easily recognisable. Today we talk to a couple of young crews who have definitely caught the sailing bug. Terrific to see so many young people out on the water!

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  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 3

    Episode 11

    Race Week continues on Chichester Harbour. A stiff south-easterly and sunny conditions meant Day 3 went smoothly. We spoke to members of the Fast Handicap Division made up of a variety of boats from lightweight International Canoes to classic Flying Fifteens. After racing the competitors enjoyed ...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - Day 4

    Episode 12

    After an hour's postponement this morning due to a lack of breeze, Day 4 of Chichester Harbour Race Week kicked off to a increasing south westerly. Taking a look at the spectrum of boats today demonstrating the diversity of sailors here at Hayling Island. From Optimists to RS Elites, it doesn't m...

  • Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta 2016 - Day 1

    Episode 13

    New Zealand's largest and most exciting multi-class dinghy regatta hosted by the Torbay Sailing Club. In it's 15th year, the 2016 regatta was the biggest with 448 entries from an extensive array of junior and youth classes competing. Saturday turned out to be very light conditions but they manage...

  • 2016 Chichester Harbour Race Week - FInal Day

    Episode 14

    Sore heads were met by grey skies on the final day of Chichester Harbour Race Week. After a 4-day streak of champagne sailing conditions, the tide turned at Hayling Island with nasty squalls rolling through causing the race committee to abandon racing. An early pack up and a crowded prize marking...

  • Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta 2016 - Day 2

    Episode 15

    New Zealand's largest and most exciting multi-class dinghy regatta hosted by the Torbay Sailing Club. In it's 15th year, the 2016 regatta was the biggest with 448 entries from an extensive array of junior and youth classes competing. Sunday gave the young sailors better racing conditions with Rus...

  • Kiel Week 2016 - 21st June - Highlights - 29ers out in force

    Episode 16

    Kiel Week 2016 - 21st June - Highlights of the top youth sailors from across Europe in their 29ers.

    Video Producer: Kiel Yacht Club