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North Islands, Bay of Islands 6-7 May 2017

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NZL Sailing Regatta 2017

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YNZ Youth Trials 2015

Thats the YNZ Youth trials done for 2015.
Congratulations to Jackson and Nick for the win. Great sailing through the regatta saw them as the clear winners.
Congratulations also to Tam and William for 2nd place and Greta and Kate for first Girls team.

29er NZ Nationals 2015

Congratulations to the winners Micah Wilkinson and Jack Rogers with runners up Tam Lindsay and William McKenzie.

Final Results for 29er NZ Nationals 2015

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29er World Championships 2014

Great results from the 29er Worlds in Kingston, Canada where two Kiwi teams had great performance. Finishing 5th are Micah Wilkinson & Jack Rogers, and in 31st James Wilson & Oscar Gunn. Both crews have sailed out of Murrays Bay SC this season and have been well supported by Yachting New Zealand. Gold was won by our Australian 29er friends Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton.

Well done guys.
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ISAF Youth Worlds 2014 29er Bronze
Congratulations to NZ 29er reps, helm Markus Somerville and crew Isaac McHardie on securing bronze medals at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Tavira, Portugal.
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Kiwi 29er Gold at RYA Youth Nationals
Markus Somerville and Isaac McHardie took the RYA (UK) Youth Nationals gold medal in the 29er skiff class after a tight battle with Britain’s best pair Owen Bowerman and Morgan Peach. The event was great training in the lead up to the Youth Worlds to be held in Portugal in July and is no doubt a good confidence boost for the Kiwi duo - well done lads and good luck at the Youth Worlds.

Grants for Womens teams to 2014 Worlds
The 29erXX Class has made grant funds available to support women's 29er teams in need of assistance in order to attend the 2014 29er World Championship. The 29erXX class is specifically looking to support talented and hard-working 29er women's teams who aspire to campaign the FX in the future but need some support to get there.

To apply, sailors should fill out the form linked below by June 15, 2014
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Please email with questions about this opportunity.

Sail Auckland 2014, 1-4 Feb 2014
Tricky conditions throughout, close racing and lots of drama until the end, the regatta completed with Micah Wilkinson and Jack Rogers claiming victory on countback. Congratulations to all.

1st: Micah Wilkinson & Jack Rogers
2nd: Markus Somerville & Isaac McHardie
3rd: William McKenzie & Sam Simpson

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29er NZ 2014 Nationals, 24-27 Jan 2014
The 2014 29er Nationals completed on Monday with top three as follows:
1st - Markus Somerville & Isaac McHardie
2nd - Micah Wilkinson & Jack Rogers
3rd - Josh Handa & Tim Adair

Thanks to John Jennings and the team at Murrays Bay SC for getting 12 clean races away despite the challenging conditions of the final day and congratulations to the winnners and all the sailors who put on a fantastic spectacle of top class youth sailing. Great to welcome a team from Australia - Owen & Harry - and hope we see more of you guys over here for Sail Auckland next week and at next year's nationals, again at Murrays Bay SC in Auckland.

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Highlights photos
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See you all at Royal Akorana YC for Sail Auckland 2014 on Friday 31 Jan 2014

Australian Youth Champs, 6-10 Jan 2014
Six 29er teams represented New Zealand at the Australian Youth Champs 2014, hosted by Sorrento SCBC, Melbourne. A tricky venue and a good range of conditions provided great opportunities for everyone, against a top quality Australian fleet who also had this as the final event for their Youth Worlds selection. Three NZ teams finished in the top 10: William McKenzie and Sam Simpson showed great consistency to finish in 5th place overall, Josh Handa and Tim Adair finished 8th overall (6 points behind 5th place), with Markus Somerville and Isaac McHardie finishing 9th overall. The regatta winners and Australian Youth Worlds selected representatives were Jim Colley and Shaun Connor who won with a slender 2 point lead over 2nd-placed Kurt Hansen and Harry Morton, separated by a massive 40 point margin over the 3rd placed team. Micah Wilkinson and Jack Rogers finished 12th, Leonard Takahashi-Fry and Rory McCutcheon finished 16th, with James Wilson and Oscar Gunn placing 28th in a strong fleet of 40. Fantastic learning experience and training in the lead up to the New Zealand 29er Nationals which start on 25th January 2014 at Murrays Bay Sailing Club on Auckland’s North Shore. For full results Click Here More reports Click Here

Australian 29er Nationals 2013-14

Final day at the Australian 29er Nationals and a costly capsize in the last race saw Markus and Isaac swap places with Josh and Tim to take 5th and 1st international, Josh & Tim 6th. Meanwhile William and Sam showed some depth by moving up 2 places overall to finish 9th. Leonard Takahashi-Fry also picked up a special award for helping out Chelsea Connor at short notice - nice one Len.

Great experience for the Kiwi teams, roll on the Australian Youth Champs in Sorrento in a few days when more Kiwi teams will extend the colony here! Thanks to the organisers at Royal Brighton Yacht Club and the Aus29ers for hosting such a great event and making the Kiwis feel welcome.

Full results
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Sail Middle Harbour 2013 Results
congratulations to the 2 Kiwi teams who performed well in Sydney in a fleet of 28 boats:
4th Micah Wilkinson & Jack Rogers
6th William McKenzie & Sam Simpson

Results here

ISAF approves new World titles
The Int. 29er Class has made headway!  ISAF has approved the following:

1)      Separate girls & boys fleets in the ISAF Youth Worlds, beginning 2015

2)      Approval of Women’s and Youth world titles in addition to the Open world title we currently recognize.

The new World titles will take effect beginning 2014 at the Worlds.

  • The Women’s title will be awarded to the top all female team in the overall standings of the World Championship.
  • The Youth title will be awarded to the top all youth team (both sailors must be 18 or under – for 2014, born 1996 or later).

We hope that some of the other events will score these categories in the upcoming EuroCup, European and National events to help promote the class and its sailors.

Congratulations to all who help promote the 29er skiff in your countries!

Jerelyn Biehl, International 29er President

Member Registration Closing Date 10 Jan '14
You are invited to register with 29er Class Association of NZ for the upcoming season. Please click this link now to complete registration and make payment to the 29er Class Association of NZ. Thank you to those who have already registered and paid.

The closing date for registration is 10 January 2014, and please be aware that 29er Class Association membership is required for the NZ Nationals.

29er 2014 National Championships
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The NZ 29er 2014 Nationals will be held at Murrays Bay Sailing Club on Auckland's north shore from 24-27 January 2014. Details are in the NOR which also contains the Entry Form. More event details at the host club dedicated website, Murrays Bay Sailing Club Click here

Stack WInter Champs 2013
Oct 2013
Congratulations to Josh Handa and Tim Adair on winning the annual Stack Winter Championships.

Yachting NZ 29er Clinic 7-8 Sep at Murrays Bay SC
Yachting NZ has confirmed the dates for the 2013/14 youth classes training clinics. For more details        Click Here

Sat 7 Sep 10am
boats/boards rigged and ready to hit water (you don't need to be changed into sailing gear as we will be having a briefing first)

Sun 8 Sep 7.45am
We will be watching the racing together live and training straight afterwards. You don't need to be rigged up.

Bring your breakfast if you haven't had it by then. Parents are welcome to join for the viewing.

29er World Championships 2013
Gold Fleet
Silver - Markus Sommerville & Jack Simpson

32nd - Isaac McHardie & Micah Wilkinson

Silver Fleet - 11th Josh Handa & Jack Rogers

Fantastic achievement at the 29er World Championships for New Zealand, our congratulations to all the team and thanks to coach Jim Maloney for all the support and hard work throughout the season.

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ISAF Youth Worlds 2013 - Gold & Bronze
SL16 Gold - Isaac McHardie & Micah Wilkinson

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29er Bronze - Markus Somerville & Jack Simpson
Congratulations to the top two NZ 29er pairs selected for the ISAF Youth Worlds 2013. In the 29er, Markus and Jack continued their great season with a Bronze medal. Isaac and Micah were selected for the SL16 multihull and won Gold medals. More details on SailWord here

YNZ Queens Birthday Open Youth Regatta 2013

Jun 1st - 3rd 2013
All 29ers invited to the Open Youth Regatta hosted by Yachting New Zealand at Wakatere. Full details in the NOR

Gold - RYA Youth National Championships UK
Apr 2013: Markus Somerville and Jack Simpson do it again at GBR's Youth National Championships held in Largs, Scotland in chilly conditions.

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"The 29er class saw a masterpiece in sailing in the shifty conditions from the events international competitors as New Zealand’s Marcus Somerville and Jack Simpson finished with an impressive score line. Mimi El-Khazindar and 2012 RYA Youth National champion Ben Batten finished second overall and top GBR boat ahead of Owen Bowerman and Morgan Peach in third.

“I’m really happy that we came away with a win. We were second coming into today so we have pulled it off so I’m pretty happy,” said New Zealand’s Markus Somerville.

“The event has been run really well and they have made it feel like a major event which is great at a Youth event. We came away with the win which makes it feel even better. In New Zealand we had two boats trialling for the ISAF Youth Worlds spot last year and we had about 10 this year so there is a lot more competition here especially when there is around 50 boats. The UK competitors are really good and some are the best in the world so it’s good to see how we go against them.”

ISAF Youth Worlds 2013 - NZ Selections
Feb 2013: YNZ has selected Markus Somerville & Jack Simpson to represent NZ in the 29er at the ISAF Youth Worlds being held in Limassol, Cyprus in July 2013. Also selected to represent NZ in the SL16 are Isaac McHardie & Micah Wilkinson. Congratulations and good luck to the team as they prepare for the event.

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Sail Auckland 2013
Feb 2013: Congratulations to Markus Somerville and Jack Simpson for their definitive win at Sail Auckland 2013

Photos from day 1, Sail Auckland 2013
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Day 1 highlights video featuring 29ers, 49ers & Cats,
Sail Auckland 2013
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29er NZ Nationals 2013 Full Report & Photos
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Somerville & Simpson 3-in-a-row to win 2013 NZ 29er Nationals
Jan 2013: The NZ 29er Nationals 2013 have concluded with a comprehensive victory by Wakatere lads Markus Somerville (helm) and Jack Simpson (crew).

Over the past month the pair have notched up wins at Sail Sydney and the Australian 29er Nationals. They didn't have it all their own way though with Cole and Trent Rippey from Tauranga taking out the final race to secure their 3rd placing (2nd Kiwis). George Stent and Ben Robinson from Australia took second place. The entire 3-day regatta was sailed in strong winds off Murrays Bay which tested the limits of the boats and sailors. More news and photos on our FB page.

Full results Click Here

29er Nationals 2013
17-20 January 2013. All documents for this event can be found on the documents page on this website.

29er Class Association AGM
This will be held on Wednesday 16 January 2013 at 4pm o
r as soon as practical after the clinic at Murrays Bay Sailing club (the last day of the YNZ clinic). The AGM notice and Presidents report can be found on the documents tab of this website

Sail Auckland 2012
Results from the Sail Auckland regatta held from 4-7 February 2012 were as follows:
1. Trent Rippey and Alex Munro
2. Markus Somerville and Jack Simpson

2012 South Island Champs
These were held at the Ravensbourne Boating Club, Dunedin on 22/23 January 2012
The results were:
1. Peter Graham and Will Hall
2. Dan Meehan and Ted Brown
3. Chris Harris and Billy Brown

15 July 2011
Congratulations to Jack Simpson and Logan Dunning Beck who competed in the 2011 ISAF youth worlds in Zadar, Croatia gaining an overall 6th placing.

7 February 2011

Sail Auckland 2011 for the 29ers was an extremely close battle between the top two boats.  After 15 races the points table was drawn at 21  with the last race sailed in a dying breeze. At the top mark for the last time Jack Simpson and Logan Beck were just ahead of Matthew Spray and Tyler Russell. With the pressure on, Matt and Tyler clipped the mark and had to complete a 360 penalty turn which handed the race to Jack and Logan. They held on to take a deserved 1st placing by 1 point.

15 October 2010
Congratulations to Alexandra Maloney and Sam Bullock (Murrays Bay Sailing Club and Tauranga Yacht & Powerboat Club) who have been nominated for the YNZ 2010 young sailor of the year awards for their recent success in the youth worlds.

17 July 2010
Congratulations to Alexandra Maloney and Sam Bullock who have secured the silver medal in the ISAF youth worlds in Istanbul, Turkey in the Open 29er skiff event in which 18 nations were competing.

They were 4th in the last race and unable to catch the French team of Gael Jaffrezic and Julien Bloyet of France who went into the last day with the lead and won the final race to claim the gold medal. The New Zealanders were five points back, and five points clear of the bronze medal winners Antoine Screve and James Moody of the USA.

Maloney and Bullock have sailed solidly throughout the regatta which has produced challenging light and shifty winds at times, especially in the early stages. Just prior to this regatta they finished fifth, and second best youth team at the 2010 Open 29er European Championships.

5 July 2010
Congratulations to Alexandra Maloney and Sam Bullock who have achieved 2nd place in the youth section (5th place in the overall gold fleet) of the European champs out of 114 entries. This is a great result.
Alex and Sam will now travel to Istanbul, Turkey to compete in the ISAF youth worlds from 8th to 17th July 2010. We wish them all the best luck for their sailing.