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Skerries Sailing Club

2020 GP14 World Championship

We are delighted to confirm that the GP14 2020 World Championship will be held at Skerries Sailing Club,  County Dublin, Ireland between 25th and 31st July 2020. Skerries S.C is a beautiful location in Ireland…

2018 Ulster Championship Report and Results

Congratulations to Shane MacCarthy and crew Andy Davis taking the 2018 Ulster Championships over a sunny weekend at Donaghadee SC. Silver fleet winner was Peter & Stephen Boyle with Peter also taking the Ulster Youth…

O’Tiarnaigh Challenge Report

Swords Sailing & Boating Club O’Tiarnaigh Challenge 14/15 April 2018 The forecast for the O’Tiarnaigh Challenge 2018 was moderate to fresh breeze for the Saturday and strong breeze and up to 30knots of gusts for…

Irish “Hot Toddy” event report

The GP14 Annual Hot Toddy event took place over the weekend of the 14th / 15th October 2017 on beautiful Lough Owel hosted by Mullingar Sailing Club. See the full results and more on the…

Josh porter happy with consistent scores

Josh Porter at the 2017 Nationals

A great post for Josh Porter’s third diary update. Josh tells of the ups, downs (and capsizes, gear failures and successes) during the week in Looe at the 2017 Nationals. Well done Josh !

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Irish Nationals 2017

The GP14 2017 Irish Nationals were held on 19th-21st August at Ballyholme Yacht Club. 29 boats competed which included one visiting team from the UK – John Hayes, an ex 470 campaigner from Southport who…

Josh at Ulster Champs

Josh Porter – Diary Update July 2017

Josh Porter, our first grant recipient for the Richard Estaugh Fund, gives us a diary update  The Richard Estaugh Fund is a bursary fund to which GP14 sailors can apply for assistance towards worthwhile sailing related projects. These…

Purcell Trophy 2017 -Photo by Monica Schaefer

Ireland – Purcell Trophy – Greystones SC

Congratulations to Ger Owens & Mel Morris on their Purcell Trophy win. It was a hard fought battle between Ger & Mel and Greystones Shane MacCarty sailing with Damien Bracken. The Purcell Trophy 2017 was hosted by…

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.

Hot Toddy, Blessington SC, 15–16 October 2016

A number of sailors made their way down to Blessington on Friday evening, pitched tents and camper vans around the lakeside. It was a very wet and windy night for them. Many of the Saturday…

BBC – The Great Flying Challenge with Alistair Duffin

NI BBC program hosted by Dick Strawbridge challenges a group of local engineers and craftsmen, including our own Alistair Duffin,  to help him recreate Harry Ferguson’s monoplane from the early 1900s – but will it fly?  

GP14 Championship of Ireland, Skerries SC, 27-29 August 2016

Skerries Sailing Club, which has a long history of hosting excellent GP14 events, welcomed the GP14 Class back for the 2016 Championship of Ireland sponsored by Bacharach. The event attracted an entry of 38 boats….

GP14 Youth Training at Skerries, 25/26 August 2016

Funded by the ISA, Exe Sails & the E Howard-Davies Memorial Fund Sixteen enthusiastic sailors rolled up to Skerries Sailing Club Thursday 25th & Friday 26th of August 2016 for some training ahead of the…

2016 GP14 Leinster Championships, Sutton, 23/24 July

The 2016 GP14 Leinster Championships were hosted by Sutton Dinghy Club and there was a super representation from clubs up and down the country. The strength of the Class comes from the GP14 presence in…

Purcell Championship 2016

The Irish GP 14 fleet returned to domestic competition at the weekend after a very enjoyable World Championship in Barbados over Easter, made all the more enjoyable when we had an Irish winner in Shane…

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…

Perfect Storm

Justin Smith and Sarah Davies sailing in the 2014 Championship  before, during and after the heavy wind on Strangford Lough.