Summer 2019

Ten 29er Events Scheduled for Summer 2019
2NINER will be supporting athletes at all events listed in the document. We have a divide and conquer plan to ensure all our athletes are taken care of this summer with the best coaching at 2NINER standards of operation.
We will of course discuss your sailor’s summer in more detail and I am happy to make my recommendations of which track will be the most bang for your buck. I want to make sure anyone considering going to Europe is ready for that level of competition and out-of-country discipline to execute successful racing.

Transit: 2NINER will be transporting 29ers (5 spots available) to events along the eastern seaboard this summer (BEG, Youth Champs, CORK). If we need to move more boats, we will find a way. For events on west side of the US/Canada or in Europe athletes are encouraged to charter boats. More information below.

To help inform us of your interest / participation this summer, Complete this Form.

Brooke E Gonzales Clinic (BEG) June 13-16 in Newport, Rhode Island is an amazing clinic to begin the summer season. A complete camp setting with meals, presentations, activity under the supervision of the top college coaches from Yale, Brown, BU, Dartmouth, Tufts, and more. Recommended for high school students.  Website.

Newport Staycation June 18-19 in Newport, Rhode Island. We need to take advantage of being in Newport and do more ocean training off Newport in preparation for summer events in the Baltic Sea (Open Worlds / ISAF Worlds). This will also keep our team pace at a high level in preparation for US Youth Champs in Little Egg, New Jersey.

US Sailing Youth Champs June 21-25 in Little Egg, New Jersey. This event sets the stage for an athlete’s summer peak. As a ramp up to bigger events, this is the ideal test run. The thermal and flat water make this event a skiff sailor’s dream. Website.

29er North Americans July 4-6 in Squamish British Columbia, Canada. West coast preparation for the US Nationals in Canada’s thermal paradise in a wooded setting. It’s their version of Garda. And a great place to sail in preparation for the next north american event, held in our version of Garda. Website.

US 29er Nationals July 12-15 in Cascade Locks, Oregon. In my humble opinion, this is the best place to sail 29ers in north america. Upstream, freshwater current. Thermal breeze. Cliffs with trees cascading into the Columbia River. Racing beneath the Bridge of the Gods. If you’re a 29er sailor on this continent, you need to make it there. It’s just epic.  Website.

Ida Lewis Trophy, July 19-24 at San Diego, California. This is an open event that includes two days of clinic and three days of championship racing. Coaching, entertainment, fun, girl power included. Website.

Roger Williams Camp, July 27- August 9 hosted by Richard Feeny of Great Northern Skiff Squad. Bring your boat to Bristol! Two weeks of training in a “sleep away camp” setting. Sign up packages include coaching, dorm housing at Roger Williams, on-campus meal plan. Website.

CORK August 11-16 Canada Youth Sailing Championships in Kingston, Ontario. The final event of the summer sailing season. The target event for new sailors to the 29er this year. Eastern Canada’s 29er sailors will be in full force and we are pushing for a strong turnout from team USA. Website.

To help inform us of your interest / participation this summer, Complete this Form.


Two European Events to consider:

Gdynia Open 29er Worlds July 26 – August 6: This is the first 29er Worlds in Europe in nearly three years (Hong Kong 2018, Long Beach 2017), which means a whole generation of 29er sailors will experience their first Worlds this July. There’s rumor there will be three race course circles to accommodate the massive turnout. Website.

The town of Gdynia is a cheap and cozy hippy-beach escape for many Polish and northern European tourists. The seaside town hosts arts, music, food festivals all summer. Not to mention the yachting community is accustomed to holding multiple world class events a season.

49er Europeans was held at the venue last year and the week prior to 29er Open Worlds the venue and staff will host Youth World Championships.

That’s all to say, everything is going to book up quickly.

29er Charter:

Option 1: Richard from Ovington is awaiting your booking. I sent him an email about a month and a half ago to expect four USA teams for charters.

Option 2: Paolo from Nautivela is offering charters for teams attending both Open Worlds and Europeans.

Please mention that you are a team sailing with Phil Muller, Team USA as I booked 4 boats for the regatta.

Lodging: AirBnBs are booking quickly. The regatta website has some links to local hotel accommodations.

Training / Racing Schedule

July 21 Depart US July 28 Off Day
July 22 Arrival , Venue Opens July 29 Race Day 1 Qualifying 1
July 23 Venue Open July 30 Race Day 2 | Q2
July 24 Training Day 1 July 31 Race Day 3 | Q3
July 25 Training Day 2 Aug 1 Race Day 4 | Finals 1
July 26 Training Day 3 Aug 2 Race Day 5 | F 2
July 27 Training Day 4 Aug 3 Race Day 6 | F 3

 

Please inform me of your interest in this event. We will maintain a 4 teams per 1 coach ratio. I would like to see the USA pull together 10 teams of sailors. If that’s the case, coaching staff will be Phil Muller, Willie McBride, and Duncan Williford.

Send me an email for more information about coaching fees and security deposit for Gdynia 29er Open Worlds.

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29er Europeans in Arco, Italy August 16-24 Website.

If you’ve been to Riva, you know how beautiful Lago Garda is. The Arco venue, the host for this year’s Europeans, is around the corner in a much smaller venue. The general consensus is that all the teams attending 29er Worlds (about 200) will attend the Europeans event.

The recommendation from the Event Organizer is that you book lodging within walking distance. Should you get a rental car, you will not find a parking spot near the venue. The parking lot will be used as 29er storage and regatta operations.

The Organizer is trying to get a bicycle rental company to bring enough bikes for the regatta so people can get around easily. Gelato, is a way of life there.

Paolo from Nautivela is offering charters for teams attending both Open Worlds and Europeans. His email is here. He is expecting to hear from you. Please mention that you are a team sailing with Phil Muller, Team USA as I booked 4 boats with him.

Training / Racing Schedule:

Aug 16 Arrival Aug 21 Race Day 1
Aug 17 Training Day 1 Aug 22 Race Day 2
Aug 18 Training Day 2 Aug 23 Race Day 3
Aug 19 Training Day 3 Aug 24 Race Day 4
Aug 20 Off Day

 

Please inform me of your interest in this event. We will maintain a 4 teams per 1 coach ratio. I would like to see the USA pull together 8 teams of sailors. If that’s the case, coaching staff will be Phil Muller and Duncan Williford.

Send me an email for more information about coaching fees and security deposit for 29er Europeans.

If you have any questions about this event, please call me, Phil 954-257-9495.

To help inform us of your interest / participation this summer, Complete this Form.

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