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 Sails, SP Boats, Paintcraft, Gingerboats, Zhik, Cornish Orchards and Sailpics so there will be post-race drinks everyday for competitors as well as tonnes of prizes. There will be photography throughout the week from Richard at Sailpics, 24/7 security for your boats and guaranteed sunshine (OK, that last one might be wishful thinking!)
There are the usual nine scheduled points races with one practice race as well as a crew’s race. On the social side, there is likely to be a non-sailing partners outing organised for one of the racing days and something for the families. For those wanting to bring their canine friends dogs are allowed in the club on leads.
The social programme is packed. Looking to have the briefing on Saturday night followed by a summary of the training and a Q&A session so that you can get some racing tips. Sunday will be the Commodore’s reception with wine and a hearty buffet provided. Monday is the AGM and we will follow that with a quiz.
Tuesday night will be Cornish night with cider sponsored by Cornish Orchards hopefully Cornish pasties, local band Wrekers and a promo for the Mounts Bay Worlds. Wednesday is the scheduled spare race day and we will organise a go-karting trip for those who are interested. Thursday will be games night with a few new ones to get you all involved and laughing. Friday night will be the final prize giving and a band.
There will be daily prize giving at the Club as well as Naff Awards. For those who can’t make it but don’t want to feel left out there will be plenty of coverage on the website and social media.
GP14 Nationals – Latest Programme
|SATURDAY||Registration between 1pm and 6pm||Briefing at 8pm followed by video and training de-brief|
|SUNDAY||Practice Race followed by Points Race 1||Daily Prizegiving and Commodore’s Welcome including (substantial) buffet and a glass of wine. FREE for competitors, guest tickets £5.|
|MONDAY||Points Races 2 & 3||AGM followed by Daily Prizegiving and a Quiz|
|TUESDAY||Points Races 4 & 5 followed by the Crews Race||Daily Prizegiving followed by Cornish Night and the launch of the 2018 Worlds|
|WEDNESDAY||Spare Race Day
Go Karting trip, open to all
|THURSDAY||Points Races 6 & 7||Daily Prizegiving followed by Games Night|
|FRIDAY||Points Races 8 & 9||Main Prizegiving at 8pm followed by music|
There are still a few places left of our bonus allocation, visit the event for more details.
More information about the Super 8 Series here. https://www.gp14.org/super8/
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