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GP14 World Championships biggest sailing event ever for Barbados

The 2016 GP14 World Championships have certainly captured the imagination of both regular GP14 sailors and those from other fleets with over 100 boats from 7 different countries registered for the Easter event. For a…

News from Barbados, 19 March 2016

19 March 2016 All eleven GP14 containers are now safely at the Barbados Yacht Club. Four containers remain to be released by Customs and they will be inspected at BYC on Tuesday. All boats are…

Barbados GP14 Fleet getting ready for the Worlds

One of the aspirations of the Association is to leave a legacy in Barbados after the Worlds and ensure there is another little corner of the globe sailing our fantastic boats. Barbados Yacht Club were…

Insurance for Barbados

Travelling to Barbados? Don’t forget TRAVEL INSURANCE. There are some companies that will cover you for dinghy racing. But remember that groups that include non-sailors will require two different quotes, one for sailors and one…

Association accounts, 2015

The latest International GP14 Class Association accounts for year ended 30th September 2015 are now available on the website, here. These will be presented for adoption at the 2016 AGM. If any member wants to…

Dobson and Tunnicliffe win Sailjuice Winter Series

The seventh edition of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series came down to a battle of dinghy world champions, with GP14 World Champs Ian Dobson and Andy Tunnicliffe getting the better of Fireball World Champion…

Poole boats packed for Barbados

On a warm, but very blustery day, 40 knots of wind, 27 more boats were loaded onto containers at Poole Yacht Club. Fourteen of the boats were Poole YC members and the rest visitors from…

Barbados – latest news

Just over 5 weeks to go … There are so many things to do and see on Barbados, apart from the beaches. I am pleased to announce that Sun Group Inc. have come on board…

Packing for Barbados

32 boats packed at Aldridge Wow what a day! All the containers arrived earlier than their designated time and so packing started at 8.30 am. Many thanks to RMD Kwikform, as the site made for…

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…

Excess bank charges: message for Barbados competitors

During the Worlds entry fee payments process, you have been asked to remit your entry fee direct to the Wells Fargo bank in the United States. There have been a few queries arising as a…

Zika virus: important notice

3 February 2016 To all competitors and guests attending the Barbados World Championships There is much discussion in the media at present about the Zika virus, and the BBC has put up a detailed explanation of…

Barbados update, November 2015

A busy week recently for the team organising the 2016 GP14 World Championships … and very exciting, as the week started with three of us visiting the Geest Line docks in Portsmouth. Geest Line are…

Gill Beddow honoured by RYA

Gill Beddow, South Staffs SC member, long-time GP14 sailor and Chair of the GP14 Championship Committee, will receive one of the Royal Yachting Association’s most prestigious awards from HRH the Princess Royal, President of the…

Barbados Presentation

Information and images from the venue for the 2016 GP14 World Championships. Event page