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29er Transition Day at Royal Torbay Yacht Club

by 29er Class Association 21 May 06:36 BST 18 May 2019
29er Transition Day at Royal Torbay Yacht Club © Nia Mccallum

How good it feels to be proved right as a class.

As predicted by all, one downwind in a 29er and the next generation of 29er sailors were hooked. Assisted by either Fin Armstrong (off to the Youth Worlds in July) or Jess Jobson (British Sailing Team), our transitioning sailors honed their newfound skills circling a convenient cruise ship. What could possibly go wrong ?

Shout out to the Gribbins for lending their boat (it survived), Ovingtons for sending down the transition sails (no one jumped through) and the Royal Torbay Yacht Club for letting us gatecrash their Push the Boat Out Day. And good news, the cruise ship also made it through the day unscathed.

This year the 29er Class with the support of Ovingtons are making a big push to give youth sailors throughout the UK a chance to try out a 29er. Next transition day is on Draycote Water with class coach Niall Myant-Best on 29th June - come with your own boat for a day of training or turn up to try out the Ovington transition boat. Book in via the class website.

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