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2017 GP14 National Championships

2017 GP14 National Championship

Not long now until the GP14s return to Looe for what is going to be an amazing event! We have 12 fantastic sponsors on board: North Sails, Dinghy Rope, Impact Marine, Allen, Exe Sails, SP Boats, Paintcraft, Gingerboats, Zhik, Cornish Orchards, HD Sails and Sailpics so there will…

Frank Nickless and Michelle Evans

Southerns – Welsh Harp Victor 2017

Gp 14 Southern Travellers.   Welsh Harp S.C   24 Boats    Wind   F2 SW Twenty Four boats competed for the 2017 GP Victor trophy, the fourth race of the GP14 Southern Travellers series at the Welsh Harp…

2017 GP14 Welsh Area Championships

This year’s GP14 Welsh Area Championship on 01 and 02 July ended up being a Nationals warm up with 10 out of the 19 boats entered in the Gold Fleet. Held over two days at…

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…

Southport Junior 12 Hour Race

This unique event brings together youth sailors from all around the country to compete in Argo’s, GP14’s and the ever popular Enterprise. Held on the relatively safe waters of the Marine Lake, this popular event…

Tollesbury Open- Race Report

On Saturday 12th June 16 GP 14 sailing dinghies gathered at  Tollesbury  Sailing Club for the fourth round of the London and SE travellers’ series. After tea and bacon rolls to fortify the visitors, many…

2017 GP14 Southern Area Championships

Report by Michelle Evans The only way was Essex on 03 and 04 June for the GP14s with 18 making the trip to the east coast for the Southern Area Championships. The weekend was shared…

Budworth SC

Northern Bell – Budworth SC GP14 Open

On Sunday 4th June, thirteen club boats offered a warm welcome to three visitors to the 2017 Budworth Sailing Club GP14 Open, part of the Northern Bell Circuit. The day offered bright and sunny conditions…

Southern Area Championships – 03 & 04 June

Still time to enter for the Southern Area Championships this weekend at Brightlingsea Sailing Club. There should see a good entry with Welsh Harp SC travelling in numbers this year as well as the Inland and…

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…

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