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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….

GP14 Youth Training at Skerries, 25/26 August 2016

Funded by the ISA, Exe Sails & the E Howard-Davies Memorial Fund Sixteen enthusiastic sailors rolled up to Skerries Sailing Club Thursday 25th & Friday 26th of August 2016 for some training ahead of the…

Ladies that Launch, 30 July 2016

Supported by Exe Sails, E Howard-Davies Memorial Fund and South Staffordshire Sailing Club. The Association’s first initiative to inspire ladies who sail, took place on Saturday 30th July 2016, jointly with South Staffordshire Sailing Club…

E Howard-Davies Training Week 2011

The E Howard-Davies Youth Training Week is Back!

This event is supported by the E Howard-Davies Memorial Fund. Portland – 10-14 April 2017 This training recently finished and was very successful! Read the full report here. It was run by the Andrew Simpson Sailing…

2016 GP14 National Championships Event Page

The event may have finished but long may the memories live on. If they don’t you can read all about the 2016 GP14 National Championships at Pwllheli Sailing Club, part of the Craftinsure Super 6 Series…

2016 GP14 Leinster Championships, Sutton, 23/24 July

The 2016 GP14 Leinster Championships were hosted by Sutton Dinghy Club and there was a super representation from clubs up and down the country. The strength of the Class comes from the GP14 presence in…

2016 GP14 Northern Championships Report

The Race Report – Martin Stanley With a long range forecast for very light winds not changing leading up to the championship, it looked worrying if there would be any sailing over the weekend, but…

2016 GP14 Masters and Youths Championships Report

A beautiful summer’s day at the Welsh Harp, twenty-nine boats gathered to contest the 2016 GP14 Masters/Youths Championships over the weekend of 16 and 17 July. The weed boat had seen more use in recent…