Posts on February 2016


Dobson and Tunnicliffe win Sailjuice Winter Series

The seventh edition of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series came down to a battle of dinghy world champions, with GP14 World Champs Ian Dobson and Andy Tunnicliffe getting the better of Fireball World Champion…

Runners and riders … Place your bets!

The Barbados sweepstake has been running for a week now, and the bets are coming in thick and fast. Who is going to win? Well, we don’t know – but we do know who you…

Poole boats packed for Barbados

On a warm, but very blustery day, 40 knots of wind, 27 more boats were loaded onto containers at Poole Yacht Club. Fourteen of the boats were Poole YC members and the rest visitors from…

Barbados – latest news

Just over 5 weeks to go … There are so many things to do and see on Barbados, apart from the beaches. I am pleased to announce that Sun Group Inc. have come on board…

Packing for Barbados

32 boats packed at Aldridge Wow what a day! All the containers arrived earlier than their designated time and so packing started at 8.30 am. Many thanks to RMD Kwikform, as the site made for…

GP14 Ireland are packed for Barbados!

Twenty-two Irish GP14s arrived on a drizzly wet Saturday morning at 9 a.m. at SureFreight’s Yard off the Crumlin Road, Belfast. Many thanks to Michael Rutherford and SureFright for their facilities. Racking was put in…

Irish GP14 success: Shane McCarthy & Andy Thompson

Congratulations (again!) to GP14 sailors Shane McCarthy and Andy Thompson of Greystones SC, who just missed out on the Irish Sailor of the Year 2015, but were named the Afloat Sailors of the Month in…

Excess bank charges: message for Barbados competitors

During the Worlds entry fee payments process, you have been asked to remit your entry fee direct to the Wells Fargo bank in the United States. There have been a few queries arising as a…

Zika virus: important notice

3 February 2016 To all competitors and guests attending the Barbados World Championships There is much discussion in the media at present about the Zika virus, and the BBC has put up a detailed explanation of…