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Purcell Championship 2016

The Irish GP 14 fleet returned to domestic competition at the weekend after a very enjoyable World Championship in Barbados over Easter, made all the more enjoyable when we had an Irish winner in Shane…

Youth and Masters Championships Preview

There is no age discrimination in the GP 14 fleet. A Grand Master and a youth sailor placed in the top three at this year’s Gul Inland Championships in Bala. The Masters and Youth championships…

Scottish Area Championships Preview

Do you miss the salty tang of the Caribbean Sea, or do you need to escape from your comfort zone and have an adventure? Taste the sea again off the west coast of Scotland, in…

Nick and Geoff win Southern Area Championships

The first event of the Craftinsure Super 6 series kicked off on 14 and 15 May at Stone Sailing Club. The Club is situated on the south bank of the River Blackwater where the river…

Youth & Masters Championship at Welsh Harp

This year’s Youth and Masters events are combined to attract families who sail and ensure a good combined entry for both. The event will take place over the weekend of 16/17 July. With staggered starts…

Gul Inlands: Calling All Vintage and Classic Boats

Calling all Owners and Club Sailors with Vintage or Classic Boats – i.e. any Series One GP14 or one without fixed underfloor buoyancy. This is for you! The Inland Classic and Vintage Championship 21 & 22…

GP14 training, summer 2016

Back from Barbados? Capsized too often? Wish you could sail your GP14 better? … Didn’t go to Barbados? Envious? Want to hone your skills for the next championship? … Never fear! We have just the…

Barbados – a thank-you from the GP14 Association President

At the end of a most enjoyable and successful 2016 GP14 World Championship in Barbados can I take this opportunity to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make it happen including our…

And the winner is …

No, not them. We all know by now that Shane MacCarthy and Andy Davies (pictured right) are the new GP14 World Champions. And congratulations to them! No, the winner in question here is the winner of…

2016 GP14 World Championship Coverage

The 2016 GP14 World Championships has been a fantastic success with 105 boats taking part in the 10 race championship, links to all of the results, photos, videos and write ups can be found below….

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…