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.
Festival of Sails 2017 - Day 7 - The Final Day
Final Day of the Festival of Sails 2017 "Off The Beach" Series and light winds on the Outside Course denied the OK and Waszp fleet any further racing with abandonment. The Inside Course was postponed until mid afternoon when a building sea breeze finally arrived enabling two races for the Cadets,...
Zhik Noble Marine 29er Sprint Racing Finals 2017
The UK 29er Class held their first Sprint Finals at Grafham Water Sailing Club with over 30 teams competing. The format was for close and fast action but the weather thought otherwise with a light and changeable breeze but the sailors, race management and jury officers worked hard to complete a f...
29er & 49er National Cup in Rome
A short film from the last event held by Nauticlub Castelfusano, Italy.
Video Producer: Samma Productions
29er Easter Regatta 2017 - Circolo Vela Arco
29er Easter Regatta 8 to 9 April 2017 hosted by the Circolo Vela Arco on Lake Garda. Overall winners Marcek-Czech Svoboda and crew Arco Porro-Fracassi. Third place went to Nicholas and Edward Codeghini Leg of Circolo Vela Toscolano.
Video Producer: Emilio Santinelli
Kiel Week 2017 - Sailing Highlights - Day 1
The start of the 2017 edition of Kiel Week has kicked off with another great line up of competitors looking forward to 9 days racing on the Kiel Canal. Perfect weather for the opening day of racing as the sun shined and the wind played ball.
Video Producer: Kieler Woche TV
Kiel Week 2017 - Sailing Highlights - Day 2
Day Two of Kiel Week - Tough sailing but great entertainment - thats what Kiel is all about.. The International Classes enjoyed varied conditions with battles between the breezes but all racing was completed in time for the sailors to enjoy the onshore entertainment..
Video Producer: Kieler...
U.S. Youth Sailing Championships 2017
The premiere youth sailing event in the United States, the 2017 U.S. Youth Sailing Championships, took place in Corpus Christi, Texas on June 24-28. This US Sailing National Championship welcomed over 175 of America’s top youth sailors, with qualification for the 2017 Youth Sailing World Champion...