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SailPics pictures from the 2017 Nationals

A reminder that there are great pictures  from the 2017 Nationals available at SailPics.co.uk Why not pop along to the site, browse the photos and maybe get your favorite hi-res photo for yourself! To encourage…

End of Seasons Championship Report

We arrived at a sunny sailing club on Saturday morning with the wind was in a great direction. Boats trickled into the boat park ready to start racing for 12:00. A traffic jam delayed a…

GP14 on Instagram!

The Association is now on social media picture sharing site Instagram. We will still be putting content on Facebook and Twitter but you now have another way to connect with us and share your images….

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…

Budworth SC Secure £500 Lennon sponsorship for Masters/Youths

Budworth Sailing Club is pleased to announce LENNON RACEWEAR as the main sponsor for the prestigious GP14 Masters, Grand Masters and Youths competition to be held at Budworth SC on the 28th and 29th October….

North Sails Interview and Offer

North Sails have a special offer on for us until the end of November 2017: Main, Spinnaker and Genoa for £1200 (inc VAT)! North have been doing a lot of developmental work on their GP14…

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HD New Sails Offer

HD Sails have a winter offer on new sails… Please mention GP14 Association when you contact them!

Barbados to Bolton GP14 Open

Barbados to Bolton GP14 Open – Sunday 1st October Having last sailed a GP14 off the white sandy beaches and warm steady breezes of Barbados it seems only natural that Neil Marsden and Derek Hill…

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

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…

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…