Tel: 01590 672677

29er Fleet

Royal Lymington Yacht Club 29er Fleet


The 29er is a fun, fast and exhilarating boat to sail. This high performance skiff is a two person, single trapeze dinghy with an asymmetric spinnaker. Fully battened sails, with a self tacking jib, supported on a composite tipped mast make the 29er dynamite downwind. The 29er is a great boat to transition into after learning to sail in one of the junior classes. 

Although the design was originally targeted to youth sailors as a feeder class to the Olympic 49er, the 29er is a super class on its own merits. The optimal combined crew weight is considered to be 120 to 145kg, but is by no means limited to that span. 


29er Sailing in Lymington



The Royal Lymington 29er Fleet welcomes sailors transitioning from our other junior fleets. Our aim is to give knowledge and confidence to sail a technically challenging and rewarding double-handed high performance skiff, to sail it well, to make friends, to have fun and develop lifelong skills that are common to many aspects of sailing. Our vibrant 29er Fleet consists of sailors new to the fleet who are seeking to pair up with a crew or helm, as well as a number of established pairs who have been training together for some time. 

29er Coaching


Regular coaching and training is offered within the club with our Lead Coach, Hattie Rogers supported by Ross Banham. Once sailors have mastered the boat they can move onto the racing circuit and work towards qualifying for a 29er Class Association Squad or the RYA Youth Squad, and they can then continue to use club training to supplement their other training.
 
We welcome visiting sailors to our Open Training, however there are many benefits to becoming a member of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. They are two ways that children can become members: 


1. Full Family Membership

We offer discounted family membership rates and children aged under 18 join FREE when parents take up family membership. This type of membership brings the most benefits, including subsidised coaching, full use of the club’s facilities including the Mosimann’s restaurant and bar (with members' rates for food and drink), access to our dinghy storage parks, access to club boats and SUPs to hire, discounted rates for training courses and inclusion in our adventure sailing and social programmes. Full members also enjoy full use of our waterfront facilities including overnight mooring on our pontoons with electricity and water, launch service to river moorings or tenders to borrow, boatmen services including our on-site crane at discounted members' rate. Find out more and join us!


2. Junior Membership

Children can join in their own right as Junior Members. The annual subscription is the only as much as the cost of a buoyancy aid and this brings slightly subsidised coaching (although the discount is not as great as Family Members). Find out more and join us!

29er Racing


As well as informal racing within the club 29er fleet, there are other opportunities to race with the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.
 

Monday Evening Dinghy Racing

29ers may join our Monday Evening Dinghies, every week at 18:00 from April to September. Click here for more information and here for the latest Results
   

Friday Evening Junior Racing

Our Friday Evening Racing is aimed at our junior and youth members and takes place every week with warning signal at 18:00 from April to September. 
Click here for more information and here for the latest Results
 
 
 

Join our 29er Fleet!


  
Please do get in touch with the Fleet Captains by email if you would like to find out more about 29er sailing in Lymington or to join the RLymYC 29er Fleet WhatsApp group, or call the club office on 01590 672677.
 
If you are thinking of buying a 29er or would like to join in with club training we welcome non-members to training alongside our club members, please contact the Fleet Captain.
 

29er Fleet Captain: Phil Lightbody phil.lightbody@sky.com
Head Coach: Hugh Styles  h2sailingteam@gmail.com

 29er Class Association: https://www.29er.org.uk

Participants shall be guided by the RYA document Sailing & Racing in Mixed Households and by the control measures outlined in the Royal Lymington Yacht Club risk assessments for Dinghy Sailing and SUP, Pontoon and On The Water Activities and Clubhouse Operations.