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GRP Foils approved by ISAF - Race legal Nov 1, 2015

Notice to Members

GRP Foils

foilsFollowing an exhaustive process the International 29er Class is pleased to announce that ISAF approval for the use of the new GRP Foils has been received.

Approval to use the GRP foils takes effect from 1 November 2015.

The class rules have been amended to include the new foils along with the maintenance and repair to such should the necessity arise.

Please note that the submission to amend the current class rule to reflect the implementation of the GRP foils along with the changes approved at the August 2015 World Council meeting is currently with the ISAF.

It is planned that the effective date for all amendments to the current class rule will commence 1 January 2016.

For those unaware the ISAF office is currently extremely busy preparing for the ISAF Annual Conference in November hence the Jan 1 date being recommended. Although the Class Rule amendments will not be in place for events between the 1 November 2015 and Jan 1 2016 ISAF approval as received allows for their use.

The ISAF Youth Worlds will not be compromised as all boats are manufactures supplied and will be rigged and supplied in accordance with the appropriate class rule.

As previously stated above the class has carefully considered the matter over a number of years and are now satisfied that the new GRP foils will be a welcomed addition to the sailors and parents alike.

Thanks to Dr Jason Smithwick (ISAF), Julian Bethwaite and Chris Turner for their dedication, support and understanding over the past years while this matter has progressed.

Best Regards

Barry Johnson

Chairman 29er Class Technical Committee

1 October 2015

Statement on Sail Royalty Labels

Notice to Members
Sail Royalty Labels

It has come to the attention of the International 29er Class that the Class Sail Royalty label which includes the item serial number has for some unexplained reason been “falling off” the sail.

This situation has now caused the class to go back and re order new equipment labels in the fear that further dislodgement of existing labels is occurring but not being reported until measurement controlled events.

Teams with missing labels are reminded that along the Luff Tape of the sail is a bar code that contains a number. For teams who have lost their sail labels it is advised to use the luff tape bar code for event registering sails at future events. Replacement labels are not available to those where lost.

Event measurers will be advised accordingly of the situation and asked to use a little common sense with this particular matter.

Hopefully the situation will not cause too much concern for future events and it is requested that we all work together in order to ensure ALL entries to events are afforded equal opportunity to get on the water.

Best Regards,

Barry Johnson
Chairman 29er Class Technical Committee
1 September 2015

Kraft & Alm win Swedish EuroCup

Last EuroCup event: 29 Oct- 1 November - Fraglia della Vela Riva, Lake Garda, Italy

Make sure to pay attention to the Eligibilty line in both the Notice of Series & Notice of Race for EuroCup events. All sailors must be members of the Int. 29er Class for their racing to count in scores...


Fresh from the 29er Worlds, Theodor Kraft & Simon Alm won the EuroCup held in Langedrag, Sweden over the weekend of August 21-22.  22 teams representing the Nordic countries of SWE, DEN & NOR assembled on the waterfront where 9 races were held.  Silver medals went to Adrian Salamon/Axel Rahm (SWE) followed by Emil Jarudd/Julius Hallstrom (SWE).  Top female team was Hannah Hoije/Emma Fridolfsson (SWE).  Full results here

CANCELLED:  EUROCUP #9: Portoroz, Slovenia, 11-13 September.  See the Event site for NOR & registration links.

Next up:  EuroCup #10 - Espoo, Finland - Sept. 25-27

British Nationals & EuroCup #7


The British Nationals and EuroCup #7 have been won by Kiwis Jackson Keon/Nick Egnot-Johnson. Held in the same waters as the Worlds, the 130 teams registered for the UK Nationals had a taste of Pwllheli conditions in anticipation of the following week for the worlds.  Final results for Gold, Silver & Bronze on the Events page for EuroCup.

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