For the type of mountain bike, see 29"er
. 29ers or Two-niners are Mountain bikes that are built to use 700c or ISO 622 mm wheels.
|Specifications Under Current Rules|
|Number of crew||2 (Twin Trapeze)|
|LOA||4450 mm 14 ft 7 in|
|Beam||1770 mm 5 ft 10 in|
|Hull weight (with fittings)||90 kg 198 lb|
|Sail area of total of Main and Jib||12. In Sailing, the trapeze refers to a wire that comes from a point high on the mast, usually where the shrouds are fixed to a hook on the crew member's harness A jib (also spelled jibb) is a triangular Staysail set ahead of the foremost mast of a sailing boat 50 m². 134 sq ft|
|Sail area Spinnaker||15. A spinnaker is a special type of Sail that is designed specifically for Sailing off the wind from a reaching course to a downwind i 00 m². 161 sq ft|
The 29er is a skiff designed by Julian Bethwaite and first produced in 1998. The term skiff is used and has been used to refer to many various types of small boats It is targeted at youth, especially those training to sail the larger 49er. The 49er is a newer One-design class of small sailing dinghy. It has a single trapeze and an asymmetric spinnaker much like that of the 49er (although smaller). In Sailing, the trapeze refers to a wire that comes from a point high on the mast, usually where the shrouds are fixed to a hook on the crew member's harness The popular boat is considered a more rapid alternative to the Laser 2 and has an international racing class devoted to it. In many conditions the 29er is even more challenging to sail than its Olympic big brother, the 49er. The kite rigging set up challenges crews to be fit and coordinated, and manoeuvres in the boat require athleticism. It is quickly becoming a very popular youth dinghy class, with people from sabots, etc. , coming into them.
Recently, Bethwaite has been working in San Francisco with Jen Glass designing the 29erXX, with increased sail area and double trapeze with the same hull. The 29erXX is a high performance sailing Skiff, it was designed to allow light crews particularly female crews to sail twin trapeze boats and as a training boat for the more powerfull
The 2007 world championships were held in Argentina. An Argentinian team of Matías Gainza and Federico Villambrosa won the event. World championships have been held annually since 2000. The 29er is able to reach high speeds fairly quickly by having a sleek and hydrodynamic hull and will often surpass the wind speed when planing both up and downwind.
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF is the world governing body for the sport of Sailing, particularly yacht, dinghy, Windsurfing and The designation International Class may be granted by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF to classes of sail boat that offer a high standard of international competitive The International 14 is 14-foot double-handed dinghy. The class originated in England in the early part of the 20th century The 470 is a double-handed Monohull planing Dinghy with a Centreboard, Bermuda rig, and center sheeting The 49er is a newer One-design class of small sailing dinghy. The International 505 is a One-design high-performance two-person Monohull planing centerboard Dinghy. The International Contender is a single-handed high performance sailing Dinghy, designed by Bob Miller latterly known as Ben Lexcen, (Australia in 1967 Specifications The Enterprise has the following specifications Designer Jack Holt (1956 Length Over All|: 13 ft 3 in (4 The Europe is a one-person Dinghy designed in Belgium in 1960 by Alois Roland as a class legal Moth dinghy. Design Changes Although the Finn hull has changed little since 1949 there has been other developments in controlling the sails Originally designed by Peter Milne in 1962 the Fireball is a One-design high-performance sailing dinghy. The Flying Dutchman (FD is a high-performance class of racing dinghy The International Flying Junior or FJ is a Sailing dinghy which was originally designed in 1955 in Holland by renowned boat designer Van Essen and Olympic sailor The International Laser Class sailboat, also called Laser Standard and the Laser One is a popular One-design class of small sailing dinghy The Laser 47 is a One-design dinghy class in the Laser series See also Blue Jay Sailboat a smaller version of the lightning The Mirror is a highly successful pram Dinghy, with more than 70000 built Moth Beginnings The current International moth is a result of merging two separate but similar historical developments The OK Dinghy is an international class sailing dinghy designed by Knud Olsen in 1956 The Snipe is a foot 2 person one design racing Dinghy. Designed by William Crosby in 1931 it has evolved into a modern tactical racing dinghy with fleets around the world Racing There are regional continental and world championships every year Background The Topper is a one-design boat with a large international following it is also an International class by the ISAF and is an approved youth class of the The Vaurien is a Dinghy designed by Jean-Jacques Herbulot in 1951 and presented in the Boat show in Paris in 1952 Manufactures The Zoom 8 is currently produced in Denmark(http//www
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