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2020 NZ 29er Championship

2020 NZ 29er National Championship Poster

Update - Summer Event Entry

2020 29er EVENT UPDATE  - APRIL 3rd

2020 29er World and European Championships

After careful consideration, the International 29er Class Association and the Organizing Authorities for the 2020 Zhik 29er World Championship and the 2020 Zhik 29er European Championship have mutually concluded that both the 2020 World and European Championships are cancelled.  We are grateful to the organizing teams in GBR and DEN who have expended countless hours preparing for our 2020 events, both of which promised to set a new standard of excellence for 29er sailing.

We reached this difficult decision following a review of the extensive event guidelines set forth by World Sailing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our primary concern is always the safety and well-being of our membership and volunteers and we and our OAs mutually concluded that cancelling the 2020 championships is the only viable course of action under World Sailing’s guidelines. 

We encourage all of our NCAs, as well as regional and local 29er sailing programs, to redirect their energy and resources toward making a robust local and national training and regatta program.  In the coming weeks we will reach out to all our NCAs and other interested parties to support and promote these efforts.  In the meantime, the class has many resources to assist with these efforts and is available to help any time.  Please contact Steph Banham, Executive Director, at  or Joan Mollerus, President, at  with any questions.

2020 Euro Cup Series

  • The Euro Cup regatta scheduled for 20th-23rd June in GER (Kiel Week) has been RESCHEDULED FOR 10th – 13th September.  Further information will be posted as soon as it is available. 
  • The Euro Cup regatta scheduled for 10th– 13th April in FRA has been RESCHEDULED for 17th – 20th October.  Further information will be posted as soon as it is available. 
  • Our Euro Cup organizers continue to evaluate the status of their regattas and we will post information about each of them as soon as it is available.  Please check the class website regularly for updates (www.29er.org). 

 

2020 29er EVENT UPDATE – 26th MARCH

2020 29er Championships

Entry for the 2020 Zhik 29er World Championship and the 2020 Zhik 29er European Championship is postponed to 30th April 2020.  The Class is monitoring the current global health situation as well as guidance from World Sailing and our host countries. Please check the championship websites and the class website regularly for updates (www.29er.orgwww.29erworlds.orgwww.29ereuropeans.org).  

The International 29er Class Association and the organizing authorities for our 2020 championships are fully committed to these events and we intend to move forward with them so long as global health matters, World Sailing, and the governments of our host countries allow.  We intend to make a final decision about the World and European Championships by 30th April.  We appreciate the patience of our membership as we continue to assess this evolving situation.  

2020 Euro Cup Series

  • The Euro Cup regatta scheduled for 21st-24thMay in NED (Dutch Youth Regatta) has been CANCELLED
  • The Euro Cup regatta scheduled for 20th-23rdJune in GER (Kiel Week) has been POSTPONED to September 2020.  Further information will be posted as soon as possible.  
  • Our Euro Cup organizers continue to evaluate the status of their regattas and we will post information about each of them as soon as it is available. Please check the class website regularly for updates (29er.org).

 

Euro Cup Regattas
Due to the ongoing public health issues, the Euro Cup Regatta scheduled for 10th - 13th April in Hyeres, France has been cancelled.  The organizers will refund entry fees for any teams that have entered and will endeavor to find an alternate date for the regatta.  Please check the class website for updates https://29er.org/events/eurocup.

29er Championships
The class continues to monitor global heath issues and guidance from World Sailing and the governments and MNAs of our host countries.  Further updates regarding the 2020 Worlds and Europeans will be posted by 31st March.

Additional inquires may be made to the 29er class president, Joan Mollerus, at  and class executive director, Steph Banham, at 

ENTRY FOR 2020 29er CHAMPIONSHIPS

Entry for the 2020 Zhik 29er World Championship and the 2020 Zhik 29er European Championship is scheduled to open 31st March 2020.  The Class is monitoring the current global health situation as well as guidance from World Sailing and our host countries. If necessary, we will adjust the opening date accordingly. Please check the championship websites regularly for updates (www.29erworlds.org and www.29ereuropeans.org )

The International 29er Class Association and the organising authorities for our 2020 championships are fully committed to these events and we intend to move forward with them so long as global health matters, World Sailing, and the governments of our host countries allow.  We appreciate the patience of our membership as we continue to assess this evolving situation.  

This notice is available in PDF format [NoticeReEntryOpeningDate.pdf]. 

 

Proposal for Spec Changes

International 29er Class Association

Updated Policy and Process for Spec Change Proposals

After careful review and consideration, the International 29er Class Association has adopted a new policy and process for considering spec change proposals. The purpose of the new process is to expedite the Class’s consideration of simple changes while allowing for feedback from our members about all proposed changes. Detailed information is available on the class website www.29er.org and has been provided to the chairs of all National Class Associations. Questions may be directed to

Joan Mollerus President International 29er Class Association Or

Barry Johnson Technical Committee Chair International 29er Class Association

Statement from the Executive - Age requirement to compete at World and European Championships

STATEMENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL 29ER CLASS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE The International 29er Class Association is pleased to announce that the Notice of Race for the 2018 European Championship in Helsinki, Finland has been posted (www.29ereuropeans.org).

All competitors are advised to take note of Section 3.3 of the NOR, which states 3.3. Entries from sailors who are 12 years or younger (born in 2006) on the 31st December 2018 will NOT be accepted by the Organising Authority. The Class Executive Committee intends that this age requirement will apply to World and European Championship events only and is not intended to restrict efforts to train sailors or introduce them to the boat in local sailing conditions as deemed appropriate by their sailing associations, coaches and parents.

Any questions may be directed to the Class President, Joan Mollerus at .

Notice to all sailors

Statement from the International 29er Class Association regarding Class rule change.

To all 29er Sailors, Coaches and Supporters:
Effective immediately, Class Rule C.3.1 has been amended to require all competitors to carry a SOLAS approved whistle at all times. Please see the full text of the rule change below. This new rule will be enforced beginning immediately and the whistle shall be required for racing at the upcoming World Championships in Hong Kong. 

Joan Mollerus
President
International 29er Class Association

INTERNATIONAL 29er CLASS ASSOCIATION

The following amendments to the Class Rules have been approved to be effective 16th November 2017.

Current Rule:

C.3.1 MANDATORY

(a) The boat shall be equipped with personal flotation devices (PFD) for each crew member to the minimum standard EN393 or ISO 12402-5 Level

50 or the Notice of Race may prescribe alternatives.
(b) The use of inflatable buoyancy vests is not permitted while racing.

Amended Rule:

C.3.1 MANDATORY

(a) The boat shall be equipped with personal flotation devices (PFD) for each crew member to the minimum standard EN393 or ISO 12402-5 Level

50 or the Notice of Race may prescribe alternatives.

(b) Each competitor shall carry at all times a SOLAS approved whistle.

(c) The use of inflatable buoyancy vests is not permitted while racing.

END _______________________________________________

 

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