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AUTUMN MAINSAIL DEADLINE – FRIDAY 11TH NOVEMBER

Hi Please send your copy for the autumn Mainsail to [email protected], together with any photographs and links: Training / Coaching courses Cruising  Racing or social events Details of 2023 Open Meetings etc News articles from…

David Rabbetts – Self-Build a GP14

David Rabbets story of how to self-build a GP14 from a kit!

World Sailing News Q1 2021

Book review by Hugh Brazier

Clive Eplett, Club Sailor: from back to front.  “Some of the books Liz has asked me to review for recent issues of Mainsail have proved pretty heavy-going, so this time I went and found one for myself at…

Better Boat Handling – Gybing – by Mike Senior

Ed: Top tips from Mike Senior, who has won so many Championship events, including most recently the 2018 GP14 World Championship! This article was originally published in the Autumn 2012 edition of Mainsail, which can…

The GP14 – all you need to know

This poster designed by Mandy Mitchell of Winsford Flash sailing club was produced to display at their Open Day this weekend.  If you would like to download a copy to display at your event to…

A smooth bottom is a fast bottom

A smooth bottom is a fast bottom. Is the bottom of your boat smooth enough? You can’t be a sailor and not be a scientist. Every time you leave the dock, you become part aerodynamicist…

Advice for Towing from Craftinsure

It is that time of year when many of us leave our boats for a while and concentrate on something a little warmer, However, since you are not using your boat, we suggest now is…