Super 8 Series
The dust has now settled on the Craftinsure Super 6 Series with a season of fierce competition on and off the water! With the Super 6 we tried to make it as clear as possible how many events were part of the series. The next series has 8 events in it so we have come up with the imaginatively titled Super 8 Series!
We are pleased to announce that Craftinsure are staying with us as Series sponsors.
The Super 8 kicked off with the End of Seasons at Royal Windermere Yacht Club which was won by Shane MacCarthy and Andy Thompson to continue their dominant year in the GP14.
This page will be updated throughout the season and is your one stop shop for all things Super 8, 2017 is going to be a fantastic year for the GP14 class and we hope to see as many of you as possible on the circuit.
- End of Season Championships15 & 16 Oct 2016
- Midland Area Championships 08 & 09 April 2017
- Inland Championships 06 & 07 May 2017
- Scottish Area Championships 20 & 21 May 2017
- Southern Area Championships 03 & 04 June 2017
- Welsh Area Championships (inc. sea training 30 June) 01 & 02 July 2017
- National Championships (inc. sea training on 04 & 05) 6 Aug – 11 Aug 2017
- Northern Area Championships 23 & 24 September 2017
End of Season Championships
15 & 16 Oct 2016
Royal Windermere Yacht Club
This was a sold out event and with current World and UK National Champs Shane MacCarthy and Andy Thompson in attendance it looked like there was going to be a massive upset after Day 1 as Silver Fleet stars Meg Hicklin and Hayley Ramadhar got the better of the champs and won the day. Day 2 was forecast heavier winds, read the Event Reports to find out what happened.
Photos of prize winners and the black tie social can be found here.
Racing pics can be found on the SailPics website.
Want to know how the 2015 End of Seasons went? 2015 results are here.
Midland Area Championships
08 & 09 April 2017
Staunton Harold Sailing Club
Keep up to date with the latest news or ask a question in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/583303838522143/
06 & 07 May 2017
Bassenthwaite Sailing Club
Keep up to date with the latest news or ask a question in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1217810578284538/
Want to know how the 2016 Inlands went? Visit the 2016 event coverage page.
Southern Area Championships
03 & 04 June 2017
Brightlingsea Sailing Club
Keep up to date with the latest news or ask a question in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/690969647746159/
Want to know how 2016 went? Read the 2016 Southern Championships report.
Welsh Area Championships
(including sea training 30 June)
01 & 02 July 2017
Dovey Yacht Club
Keep up to date with the latest news or ask a question in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/635151706693017/
(including sea training on 04 & 05)
6 Aug – 11 Aug 2017
Looe Sailing Club
Keep up to date with the latest news or ask a question in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1772001619729981/
Want to know how the 2016 Nationals went? Visit the event coverage page.
Last time we went to Looe it was for the 2012 Worlds which had 127 boats compete and was shortlisted for Yachts and Yachting event of the year (we lost out to the Olympics!)
In 2017 we are back but for a Nationals so we are looking to keep the event a little more intimate and use the Club facilities rather than the fish market which would need us to guarantee 100+ entry.
However we know this will be a popular event and we are expecting to fill our allocation of 70 entries well before the event. So you better get in there quick, entries open on 01 January 2017!
Taking on board feedback from this year’s events we are also working closer with the Training team and we are pleased to announce that there will be two days of sea training directly prior to the event on Friday 04 and Saturday 05 August. This will give you a great opportunity to find your sea legs, test out the course and ensure you hit the ground running as soon as the event begins.
If you are new to the GP14 Championship circuit we think its super but don’t just take our word for it, Nick Craig did the Worlds in 2016 and is hooked!
“We had a great time at the GP14 Worlds, as well as the fantastic conditions in Barbados, we really enjoyed the close, high quality racing that the GP14 offers. Mistakes were punished and places hard to recover which is how we like it!
“Off the water, the fleet is very friendly and like a few drinks so we had a great time and we will certainly be back for more.”
You can also watch our 2 minute event promo:
NOR, SIs and online entry links will be added to our 2017 Nationals event page as soon as they are available.
Northern Area Championships
23 & 24 September 2017
Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club
Keep up to date with the latest news or ask a question in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/573668262822833/
Read the 2016 Northerns race report.
Want to know how the 2015/16 Super 6 Series went? Final results are here.