The 29er is a two handed boat designed by Julian Bethwaite (an ex-Kiwi). This is an international youth class that, apart from being a lot of fun to sail, is also the lead-in boat to the Olympic Class of 49er. Each year Yachting New Zealand (YNZ) hold the Youth Trials to select a boy skiff crew and a girl skiff crew to represent New Zealand at the Youth Sailing World Championship. This is a prestigious international event that has set up many international sailing careers.
KYC currently has a large fleet of 29ers with both boy and girl crews. The New Zealand 29er Class Association is active throughout New Zealand. New Zealand is usually well represented at the 29er World Champs which are held in a different place in the world each year.
Scroll through to Fleet Captains here to contact the KYC 29er Fleet Captain.