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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.

Craftinsure presents cheque for the “Super 8” Series

We were also delighted to welcome Mark Lee, Owner of Craftinsure and sponsors of our Super 8 Series, to present Ann with a cheque for £500. Photo by Mark Jardine/ YachtsandYachting.com

Ann Penny Dinghy Show Video Interview

Thanks to everyone who supported the Dinghy Show this year, we had a great Stand and signed up 10 new members to the Association. There was certainly a buzz around the Stand, with both dinghies…

And the 2017 winner is…

For the third year in a row, thanks to generous sponsorship from EXE SAILS & COVERS LTD, we were able to offer a brand new GP14 genoa as the prize in a raffle…

Pre-Championship Sea Training

The Association are pleased to announce that entries are now open for Sea Training before the 2017 Welsh Championships at Aberdovey and 2017 UK National Championships at Looe.

2017 GP14 National Championship

2017 GP14 National Championships – a few extra places!

Well….we sold our 70 allocation for the 2017 GP14 National Championships in 29 days! We know that there are still people interested in joining the event, so we have been back in touch with the…

2017 GP14 National Championship

GP14 Nationals almost sold out!

With 66 places gone the 2017 GP14 Nationals, sponsored by Dinghy Rope, Impact Marine, Allen, Exe Sails, SP Boats, Paintcraft, Gingerboats, Zhik, Cornish Orchards and Sailpics is set to be the most popular Nationals since 2004. The limit is 70 before…

2017 GP14 National Championship

40 entries for GP14 Nationals in first week of sales

Entry for the 2017 GP14 National Championships sponsored by Dinghy Rope, Impact Marine, Allen, Exe Sails, SP Boats, Paintcraft, Gingerboats only opened on New Year’s Day but 25 places of the 70 allocation were snapped up in the first 72 hours…

Nationals Entries update

Entries for the 2017 GP14 National Championships sponsored by Dinghy Rope, Impact Marine, Allen, Exe Sails, SP Boats, Paintcraft, Gingerboats only opened on New Year’s Day but already 25 from the allocated 70 places were snapped up in the first 72…

2017 GP14 National Championship – Online booking now open!

The online booking form and full details are now available in the shop. On-line Booking We know this will be a popular event and we are expecting to fill our allocation of 70 entries well…

2017-2020 World Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing

The new Rules Book for 2017 is now available from the  RYA: rya.org.uk  as well as a handy guide and an on-line “Study version”! The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 Study Version The main rule called out is…

2017 E Howard-Davies GP14 Youth Training Week Application Forms are Available

The Association is extremely pleased that once again we are organising a youth coaching week. In the past this has always proved to be a popular week, with top GP14 youth sailors benefitting from top…

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…

End of Seasons Report

Royal Windermere Yacht Club – 15 and 16 October 2016 The Race Report Much like the end of year disco at school (or prom depending on your age!) the GP14 End of Seasons is a final…

Super 8 Series

The 2017 GP14 Craftinsure Super 8 Series proved one of the most successful in recent years with 218 sailors having taken part during the year and 29 boats qualified. The series kicked off with the…

GP14’s dominant at the 24 hour Race

The forecast at the beginning of the week for the 50th West Lancashire YC 24 hour Race was one that would have had some of the lighter crews being bulked up with protein shakes and…

Round Holes Trophy is won by a pair of fiddlers

  GP14 Classic/Vintage Open, York RI SC, 11 September 2016 This year it turned out to be a ‘home boats only’ event, and although the entry was modest the competition was red hot! Exceptionally light…

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?  

Dovey Yacht Club

Super 8 Training Dates

We are pleased to announce that we will be running training immediately prior to these two Super 8 events: 30 June 2017 Dovey YC prior to Welsh Area Championships 4/5 Aug 2017 Looe SC prior the 2017…

Craftinsure Super 6 Series Results Update

With five events down and only one left we already have 10 boats qualified for the series with a further 15 just needing one more event to qualify. You can view the latest results here….