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P&B Sail Sale

Pinnell and Bax are currently running their winter discount. With 15% off individual sails and 20% off complete suits! Prices are as follows: ODL04 Laminate mainsail: £672.01 Genoa (4.55 RSQ): £312.12 Spinnaker: £322.76 Full Laminate…

Blessington Youth Training

Ten brave sailors ascended on to the picturesque lakes at Blessington Sailing Club last weekend, 9/10 Sept. for some vigorous training and a bit of fun!

SP Boats to launch a second boat design

Since he got a licence to build GP14s, SP Boats’ Managing Director Steve Parker has sold 64 in just over 18 months with another 8 on order. Following on from the success of the SP1…

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 !

Interview with the 2017 UK National Champions

The 2017 National Championships in Looe were tense. Going into the final day of racing and Mike Senior/Chris White and Ian Dobson/Andy Tunnicliffe were within a point of each other and both gunning for the…

Bassenthwaite Cruising Capers - group photo

Bassenthwaite Cruising Capers

Over the long August Bank Holiday, the GP14 Cruising section organised a fun weekend event: Bassenthwaite Cruising Capers. This sounds brilliant, and certainly gained a new enthusiast in the shape of our Association secretary Steve Parry, who…

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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…

Training Report and Video – Looe 4&5 August 2017

Ten boats arrived for sea training on the Friday and Saturday before the 2017 UK National Championships at Looe. The off-shore wind meant conditions in the dinghy park where not representative of the lively breeze in…

2018 Gul GP14 World Championship Event Update

Entry for the 2018 Gul GP14 World Championship opened on 08 August at a special launch at the Looe Nationals and already 50 places have been taken in a week! The 2018 Worlds will take…

Win free entry to the 2018 Worlds!

Tuesday 8th August is the Launch of the 2018 World Championship at Mounts Bay Sailing Club. Entry is now open  online and at Looe Sailing Club with a paper entry form. There is a draw…

2017 GP14 National Championship

2017 GP14 National Championship

The Nationals are over for another year and what an event! Huge congrats to winners Ian Dobson and Andy Tunnicliffe, final results, videos, prize lists and race reports below. Many thanks to our fantastic sponsors: North…

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…