29er (dinghy)

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29er
29er black.svg
Class symbol
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Development
Crew2 (single trapeze)
Boat
Crew2 (single trapeze)
Hull
Hull weight74 kg (163 lb)
LOA4.40 m (14.4 ft)
Beam1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Rig
Mast length6.25 m (20.5 ft)
Sails
Spinnaker area16.83 m2 (181.2 sq ft)
Upwind sail area13.19 m2 (142.0 sq ft)
Racing
D-PN84.5[1]
RYA PN902[2]

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 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships.[3] 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.

Background[edit]

29er

The 29er class is targeted at youth, especially those training to sail the larger Olympic 49er. The Youth Sailing World Championships[citation needed] has adopted it to replace the Laser 2 - which was designed by Julian Bethwaite's father Frank.

The 29er has two sailors, one on trapeze. The rig features a fractional asymmetrical spinnaker; a self-tacking jib decreases the work load of the crew, making maneuvers 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.[citation needed]

The hull construction is of fibreglass-reinforced polyester in a foam sandwich layout. The fully battened mainsail and jib are made from a transparent Mylar laminate with orange or red Dacron trimming, while the spinnaker is manufactured from ripstop Nylon. The mast is in three parts - an aluminium bottom and middle section, with a polyester-fiberglass composite tip to increase mast bend and decrease both overall weight, and the capsizing moment a heavy mast tip can generate. Foils are aluminium or fibreglass.[citation needed]

The class has shown large popularity in Oceania with over 700 registered boats out of the 7000 registered worldwide[4]

Events[edit]

World Championship[edit]

Year Gold Silver Bronze Ref.
2000  Italy
Lake Garda
58 Boats
 New Zealand
Mike Bassett
Mark Kennedy
 Australia
Evan McNicol
John Winning
 New Zealand
Scott Kennedy
Lindsay Kennedy
[5]
2001  Canada
Kingston
64 Boats
 Great Britain
John Pink
Tom Weeks
 Great Britain
John Gimson
Simon Marks
 Australia
Joseph Turner
Charles Dorron
[6]
2002  Australia
Sydney
103 Boats
 Australia
John Winning
Evan McNicol
 Australia
Nathan Outteridge
Grant Rose
 Australia
Jonathan Bonnitcha
Paul Bonnitcha
[7]
2003  Spain
Laredo
?? Boats
 Great Britain
David Evans
Rick Peacock
 Argentina
Pepe Bettini
Federico Villambrosa
 Great Britain
Thomas Smedley
Stevie Wilson
[8]
2004   Switzerland
Lake Silvaplana
84 Boats
 Great Britain
Tristan Jaques
Alain Sign
 Finland
Lauri Lehtinen
Miikka Pennanen
 Australia
David O'Connor
Scott Babbage
[9]
2005  United States
San Francisco
78 Boats
 Australia
Jacqui Bonnitcha
Euan McNicol
 Australia
David O'Connor
Scott Babbage
 United States
John Heineken
Matt Noble
[10]
2006  Great Britain
Weymouth
105 Boats
 Finland
Silja Lehtinen
Scott Babbage
 Great Britain
Dylan Fletcher
Rob Partridge
 United States
Cameron Biehl
Matt Noble
[11]
2007  Argentina
Buenos Aires
?? Boats
 Argentina
Matías Gainza
Federico Villambrosa
 Argentina
Pepe Bettini
Matías Keller
 Argentina
Ignacio Fernández Besada
Tigris Martirosjan
[12]
2008  Australia
Melbourne
102 Boats
 Australia
Steve Thomas
Jasper Warren
 Australia
Byron White
William Ryan
 Great Britain
Max Richardson
Alex Groves
[13]
2009  Italy
Lake Garda
185 Boats
 Steve Thomas (AUS)
 Blair Tuke (AUS)
 Lauren Jeffies (AUS)
 Nathan Outteridge (AUS)
 Haylee Outteridge (AUS)
 Iain Jensen (AUS)
[14]
2010  Bahamas
Freeport
35 Boats
 France
Kevin Fisher
Glen Gouron
 Argentina
Pepe Bettini
Fernando Gwozdz
 Italy
Lorenzo Franceschini
Ricardo Camin
[15]
2011  Argentina
Mar del Plata
60 Boats
 Argentina
María Belén Tavella
Franco Greggi
 Argentina
Pepe Bettini
Fernando Gwozdz
 Argentina
Francisco Cosentino
Tomás Wagmáister
[16]
2012  Germany
Travemünde
216 Boats
 Spain
Carlos Robles
Florián Trittel
 France
Lucas Rual
Kevin Fischer
 Argentina
Klaus Lange
Mateo Majdalani
[17]
2013  Denmark
Kalø Vig
213 Boats
 France
Lucas Rual
Emile Amoros
 New Zealand
Markus Somerville
Jack Simpson
 Spain
Martí Llena
Oriol Mahiques
[18]
2014  Canada
Kingston
101 Boats
 Australia
Kurt Hansen
Harry Morton
 France
Brice Yrieix
Loic Ficher-Guillou
 Germany
Jasper Steffens
Tom Lennart Brauckmann
[19]
2015  Great Britain
Pwllheli
193 Boats
 Australia
Kyle O'Connell
Tom Siganto
 Argentina
Ignacio Varisco
Federico García
 United States
Christopher Williford
Wade Waddell
[20]
2016  Netherlands
Medemblik
228 Boats
 Australia
Tom Crockett
Harry Morton
 France
Gwendal Nael
Lilian Mercier
 Great Britain
Crispin Beaumont
Tom Darling
[21]
2017  United States
Long Beach
129 Boats
 South Africa
Benji Daniel
Alex Burger
 France
Benjamin Jaffrezic
Léo Chauvel
 France
Théo Revil
Gautier Guevel
[22]
2018  Hong Kong
Hong Kong
58 Boats
 New Zealand
Francesco Kayrouz
Jackson Keon
 Australia
Lachie Brewer
Max Paul
 France
Benjamin Jaffrezic
Léo Chauvel
[23]
2019  Poland
Gdynia
175 Boats
 France
Aristide Girou
Noah Chauvin
 United States
Stephan Baker
Ripley Shelley
 Sweden
Alice Moss
Carl Hörfelt
[24][25]
2020  Great Britain
Weymouth[26]
Cancelled due to COVID-19
2021  Spain
Valencia
190 Boats
 Spain
Mateo Codoñer
Simón Codoñer
 Spain
Quicorras Urios
Filippo Binetti
 Denmark
Jens-Christian Dehn-Toftehøj
Jens-Philip Dehn-Toftehøj
[27]

Youth Sailing World Championships[edit]

The 29er has been used as equipment in the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships.

Open[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
2010  France
Gael Jaffrezix
Julien Bloyet
 New Zealand
Alexandra Maloney
Sam Bullock
 United States
Antoine Screve
James Moody
2011  Spain
Carlos Robles
Florián Trittel
 United States
Antoine Screve
Max Agnese
 Netherlands
Max Deckers
Annette Duetz
2012  Spain
Carlos Robles
Florián Trittel
 France
Lucas Rual
Thomas Biton
 Argentina
Klaus Lange
Mateo Majdalani
2013  France
Lucas Rual
Emile Amoros
 Sweden
Ida Svensson
Rasmus Rosengren
 New Zealand
Markus Somerville
Jack Simpson
2014  France
Brice Yrieix
Loïc Fischer Guillou
 United States
Quinn Wilson
Riley Gibbs
 New Zealand
Markus Somerville
Isaac McHardie

Boys[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze Ref.
2002 Lunenburg (CAN)  Australia
Nathan Outteridge
Ayden Menzies
 New Zealand
Geoffrey Woolley
Mark Overington
 France
Guillaume Vigna
Thibaut Gatti
[28][29]
2007 Kingston (CAN)  Denmark
Henrik Sogaard
Søren Kristensen
 New Zealand
Paul Snow-Hansen
Blair Tuke
 Great Britain
James Ellis
Rob Partridge
[30][31]
2008 Århus (DEN)  Great Britain
James Peters
Edward FitzGerald
 Argentina
German Billoch
Gaston Cheb Terrab
 United States
Judge Ryan
Hans Henken
[32][33]
2016 Auckland (NZL)
25 Nations
 Great Britain
Crispin Beaumont
Tom Darling
 France
Gwendal Nael
Lilian Mercier
 Australia
John Cooley
Simon Hoffman
[34]
2017 Sanya (CHN)
30 Nations
 France
Théo Revil
Gautier Guevel
 Norway
Mathias Berthet
Alexander Franks-Penty
 Argentina
Santiago Duncan
Elias Dalli
[35]
2018 Corpus Christi (USA)
25 Nations
 Norway
Mathias Berthet
Alexander Franks-Penty
 New Zealand
Seb Lardies
Scott McKenzie
 Australia
Henry Larkings
Miles Davey
[36]
2019 Gdynia (POL)
28 Nations
 Norway
Mathias Berthet
Alexander Franks-Penty
 Finland
Ville Korhonen
Edvard Bremer
 Australia
Archie Cropley
Max Paul
[37]
2021 Al-Mussanah (OMA)
24 Nations
 France
Hugo Revil
Karl Devaux
 Spain
Mateo Codoñer
Simón Codoñer
 United States
Ian Nyenhuis
Noah Nyenhuis
[38]

Girls[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
2002  Great Britain
Pippa Wilson
Jenny Marks
 Australia
Elise Rechichi
Rayshele Martin
 New Zealand
Rachel O'Brien
Kelly Riechelmann
2007  United States
Emily Dellenbaugh
Briana Provancha
 Great Britain
Sophie Weguelin
Sophie Ainsworth
 Australia
Hannah Nattrass
Michelle Muller
2008  Great Britain
Frances Peters
Claire Lasko
 Netherlands
Annemiek Bekkering
Jeske Kisters
 Australia
Hannah Nattrass
Michelle Muller
2015  Finland
Sirre Kronlöf
Veera Hokka
 Denmark
Lærke Graversen
Iben Nielsby Christensen
 New Zealand
Greta Stewart
Kate Stewart
2016  Australia
Natasha Bryant
Annie Wilmot
 Poland
Aleksandra Melzacka
Maja Micińska
 New Zealand
Greta Stewart
Kate Stewart
2017 Sanya[39]  Italy
Margherita Porro
Sofia Leoni
 Russia
Zoya Novikova
Diana Sabirova
 Australia
Jasmin May Galbraith
Chloe Fisher
2018 Corpus Christi[40]  Norway
Pia Andersen
Nora Edland
 United States
Berta Puig
Isabella Casaretto
 Russia
Zoya Novikova
Diana Sabirova
2019 Gdynia[41]  United States
Berta Puig
Isabella Casaretto
 Malta
Antonia Schultheis
Victoria Schultheis
 Sweden
Martina Carlsson
Amanda Ljunggren
2021 Al-Mussanah[42]  Great Britain
Emily Mueller
Florence Brellisford
 United States
Charlie Leigh
Sophie Fisher
 Slovenia
Alja Petrič
Katja Filipič

29er XX and XS[edit]

Bethwaite and Jen Glass have also designed the 29erXX, a twin trapeze derivative of the 29er. It uses the same hull with some minor changes such as an extended gunwale and a rudder gantry, with a larger rig that includes a square-top main and masthead asymmetric spinnaker. The class became an International Sailing Federation recognised class in its own right in 2010.[citation needed]

In late 2012 Bethwaite announced another new version, the 29erXS, aimed at younger and/or lighter sailors. The XS features a similar rig to the XX, but of smaller size fitted to a standard 29er hull and employing a single trapeze. The main being 4.29sqm and the jib 2.13sqm, the spinnaker is similarly downsized.[43] The intention is that sailors can upgrade the rig when they are ready to move to full sized sails, and keep the hull, which will remain standard across all 29er variants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Centerboard Classes". US Sailing. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Portsmouth Number List 2020". Royal Yachting Association. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
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  18. ^ "2013 29er World Championships" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-08-09.
  19. ^ "2014 29er World Championships". Archived from the original on 2015-07-25.
  20. ^ "2015 29er World Championships".
  21. ^ "2016 29er World Championships" (PDF).
  22. ^ "2017 29er World Championships".
  23. ^ "2018 29er World Championships".
  24. ^ "2019 29er World Championships".
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  27. ^ "2021 29er World Championships".
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  31. ^ www.isafyouthworlds.com
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  33. ^ www.isafyouthworlds.com
  34. ^ http://worldsailingywc.org/results/2016_auckland_newzealand.php
  35. ^ http://www.worldsailingywc.org/results/2017_sanya_china.php
  36. ^ http://seedat.me/YWResults/18_YW_29erb.html
  37. ^ https://www.sailing.org/uploads/youthworlds/29er_boys.html
  38. ^ https://www.sailing.org/uploads/youthworlds/2021yswcSkiffMale.html
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  42. ^ https://www.sailing.org/uploads/youthworlds/2021yswcSkiffFemale.html
  43. ^ Bethwaite, Julian. "29er XS sail area". Sailing Anarchy. Retrieved 7 July 2020.

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