Project Description


The 29er is a two-person high-performance sailing skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite and first produced in 1998. … 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.

World Sailing Status International
Type Centreboard Boat
No. of Crew 2
Opt Crew Weight 120 – 140 kg
Designer Julian Bethwaite
Hull Material GRP
Year Designed 1997
Number of Trapeze Single
Hull Length 4.4 m
Beam Length 1.7 m
Spinnaker Area 16.83 m2
Sail Area (Upwind) 13.19 m2
Boat Weight 72-74 kg

Typically sailed from 14-19 year olds as a youth class. 110-140kg and often mixed male and female teams or all female and all male

A 2 person boat that is renowned for its competitive racing and high-performance fun.

One of the classes sailed in the Youth Worlds and therefore a major pathway class for Australian Sailing.

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