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2016 29er Worlds

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The 29er Worlds for 2016 are about to start in Medemblik, NED as local organizers ready themselves for a record 231 teams representing 28 nations.

Follow along via the Worlds website (link above); Facebook  (29er Worlds 2016), Twitter Int29er

Racing begins Monday, 25 July with the last day of racing Saturday 30 July.  Good luck to all competitors!

2019 Championship Venues to be decided

The 29er Executive will ask all National Representatives and officers to vote on the 2019 World and European venues after the 2016 29er Worlds are complete.

Using available technology and based upon the success of the online forum whereby all National Representatives and Executive were able to evaluate each bid, initiate a discussion and then hold a vote this prior year, the Executive is recommending to use this system again to determine the 2019 venues.  Once the 2016 Worlds are complete and all have recovered, each National Rep will be instructed how to access the forum.  A decision will be made in October with the winning bids notified.

Staniul & Jablonski Take EuroCup #7

A small but mighty list of competitors hit the starting line in Gdynia, POL for the 7th EuroCup.  10 teams from Poland and GBR fought it out for the podium spots. Poland took the top 3 honors with Mikolaj Saniul and Kajetan Jablonski winning the event followed by the female team of Aleksandra Melzacka and Maja Micinska in silver and Pawel Jakubowski & Mikolaj Mickiewicz taking Bronze.  Full results here

Overall EuroCup standings after Poland

Next up: 19-21 August in Gotenberg, Sweden

29er Class Rule Change makes it easier for sailors to travel internationally

World Sailing and the 29er Executive have approved the following:

“Competitors chartering boats may use sails brought with them and shall be marked with the number shown on the World Sailing International Class building plaque of any hull still owned by them, on any boat owned by them or on any boat loaned or chartered for this event.”  

Full 29er Class rules are available here

Van Leijen & Bramervaer Take 2016 European Title

In anticipation of the upcoming World Championship in Medemblik, NED, the Dutch teams took the top 2 places with Pieter Van Leijen and Daninel Bramervaer taking Gold and Richard Schuurmans & Quinten Bramervaer in Silver.  The British team of Huw Edwards and Josh Dawson settled for Bronze although tied on points with the 2nd place Dutch team. 88 teams came to Tonsberg, Norway to contest the 2016 European title. 17 nations were represented including many from outside Europe.  Full Results

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