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Scottish Championships

It was a small but perfectly formed group of eight that decided to brave the inclement forecast and make the trip to Annandale Sailing Club for the Scottish Championships, part of the Craftinsure Super 8…

Mid-series review of the GP14 Craftinsure Super 8

Half way through the 2017 GP14 Craftinsure Super 8 Series and there are fittingly 8 qualifiers. With only three events needed to qualify and over 70 boats attending the Nationals in August this should see…

Ladies That Launch – Online booking now open!

By popular request, we are pleased to announce that the proposed ladies training at Welsh Harp Sailing Club on Sunday 16th July 2017 is now confirmed and online booking is open. The training follows the WHSC…

2017 GP14 Inland Championships

Race Report It was another successful Inland Championships for the GP14 Class with over 30 boats making the trip to Bassenthwaite Sailing Club on 06 and 06 May for the third event of the Craftinsure…

Windy sailing at Southport

Northern Bell update from Southport

Strong winds provided a challenge at Southport on 30th April, but provided exciting sailing for the few that took part. Check out the video, which shows what a versatile racing boat the GP14 can be…

Round Holes 2017

2017 Round Holes Trophy report

RED HOT COMPETITION FOR THE ROUND HOLES TROPHY The fleet may have been modest but the competition at the front was sizzling! Six Series One boats came to the line on the River Ouse in…

2017 GP14 National Championships

2017 GP14 Nationals Update

Taking place at Looe Sailing Cub between 05 and 11 August the 2017 GP14 Nationals sold out its original allocation in just 29 days! We now have 12 fantastic sponsors on board: North Sails, Dinghy Rope, Impact Marine, Allen, Exe…

GP14 2018 World Championships

The 2018 GP14 Worlds will take place at Mount’s Bay Sailing Club – probably one of the best dinghy championship venues in the UK, set in the beautiful surroundings of sunny Cornwall, where there’s something…

2017 Inland Championships Preview

The 2017 Ginger Boats GP14 Inland Championships on 6 and 7 May look set to beat last year’s entry of 34 with strong early interest due to the popularity of Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. Sponsored by…

Midland Bell Results and News

Midland Bell Results are posted here as they are received. The series is now well underway after events at Shustoke, Chase and the Midland Championships event at Staunton Harold. Early leader

Mounts Bay S.C. Perth, Australia

NEWS FROM DOWN UNDER

In Perth the Australian contingent is getting out the winter woollies, with temperatures dropping down into the 20s we have drawn the curtains on another season and now revert to our ‘once-a-month’ winter series. It…

Ladies that Launch!

After the success of last year’s ladies training at South Staffs Sailing Club we have been asked to run another session this year. We have been offered Sunday 16 July at Welsh Harp Sailing Club….

E Howard-Davies Youth Training Week – Full Report

Watch the video The GP14 Youth Training Week has been an annual fixture in the GP14 calendar for many years, thanks to the memorial fund set up in the name E Howard-Davies, a former Secretary…

E Howard-Davies Youth Training Week – Day 5

The guest coach on day 5 was British Sailing Team 470 sailor Sophie Weguelin and the focus of the day was on starting strategy and race strategy. There was a cherpy breeze and conditions good for practicing how…

E Howard-Davies Training Week – Day 4

Today’s guest coach for day 4 of the GP14 Youth Training Week was Andy Davies from HD Sails. After a quick briefing on mark rounding, hovering and starts it looked like there would be enough…

E Howard-Davies Training Week – Day 3

The wind was up to a good force 5 today resulting in quite a few capsizes! Neil and Storm began the day with a classroom session on starting followed by transit exercises in the dinghy park before launching…

E Howard-Davies Training Week – Day 2

Today’s guest coach Neil Marsden started with a session on boat tuning followed by an early lunch and long afternoon on the water. Unfortunately a Port-Starboard incident caused some boat damage but no injuries. Luckily Chris…

E-Howard-Davies Youths with CraftInsure Hoodies

E Howard-Davies Youth Training Week – Day 1 – Thank you Craftinsure!

8 UK sailor and 4 Irish sailors arrived at Portland on Sunday 9 April and were issued with smart team hoodies kindly donated by Craftinsure. On Monday morning house parents Gill Beddow and Adam Chaplin brought the…

Midlands Championship Results and Report

The 2017 Midland Area Championship
Held on 08 & 09 April 2017 at Staunton Harold Sailing Club. Results are now published
Click here for the RESULTS

Josh Porter – My diary

Richard Estaugh Fund – Josh Porter, a young GP14 sailor and our first grant recipient, begins his diary. Read about what it means to him personally.