Super 8 Series
The latest Craftinsure Super 8 Series results are now online and with 1 event left there’s still time to qualify. Find out who’s currently topping the table Super 8 Series Results
The Craftinsure Super 8 kicked off with the End of Seasons at Royal Windermere Yacht Club in 2016 which was won by Shane MacCarthy and Andy Thompson to continue their dominant year in the GP14. The first event of 2017 was the Midland Area Championships which gave us some amazingly competitive racing and an event win from the local sailors Pete Gray and Rich Pepperdine. Fergus Barnham and Andy Hunter have won the Inland Championships and the Southern Area Championships and John Hayes and Joel James were the Scottish Champions. Mike Senior and Chris White were the Welsh Champions with Ian Dobson and Andy Tunnicliffe taking back their National Champions crown.
With only 3 events to qualify for the series we are expecting a bumper year with a good old scrap for end of season prizes. This page is your one-stop-shop for all of the events, race reports and online entry links for the Super 8 series so keep checking back throughout the season.
- End of Season Championships15 & 16 Oct 2016
- Midland Area Championships 08 & 09 April 2017
- Inland Championships 06 & 07 May 2017
- Scottish Area Championships 20 & 21 May 2017
- Southern Area Championships 03 & 04 June 2017
- Welsh Area Championships (inc. sea training 30 June) 01 & 02 July 2017
- National Championships (inc. sea training on 04 & 05) 6 Aug – 11 Aug 2017
- Northern Area Championships 23 & 24 September 2017
End of Season Championships
15 & 16 Oct 2016
Royal Windermere Yacht Club
This was a sold out event and with current World and UK National Champs Shane MacCarthy and Andy Thompson in attendance it looked like there was going to be a massive upset after Day 1 as Silver Fleet stars Meg Hicklin and Hayley Ramadhar got the better of the champs and won the day. Day 2 was forecast heavier winds, read the Event Reports to find out what happened.
Photos of prize winners and the black tie social can be found here.
Racing pics can be found on the SailPics website.
Want to know how the 2015 End of Seasons went? 2015 results are here.
Midland Area Championships
08 & 09 April 2017
Staunton Harold Sailing Club
It was champagne sailing for the Midlands this year with the breeze ranging from light and shifty to medium/heavy and shifty with sailors passing round the sun cream in the scorching heat. With four different race winners it looked like it could be one of 5 boats that won it until the wind picked up and Pete and Rich cashed in. We had some excellent race management and fantastically close racing. The pics are on the GP14 Facebook Page.
06 & 07 May 2017
Bassenthwaite Sailing Club
We had sunshine and lots of wind for the Inlands with 31 boats taking part in the event won by Fergus Barnham and Andy Hunter.
You can read the 2017 race report and results here.
Want to know how the 2016 Inlands went? Visit the 2016 event coverage page.
We had hail and rain, and more rain but an enjoyable weekend for those that came with John Hayes and Joel James winning.
Southern Area Championships
03 & 04 June 2017
Brightlingsea Sailing Club
Sunshine and ice creams for the 18 boats that enjoyed champagne sailing on the South East Coast. Fergus Barnham and Andy Hunter were once again winners, you can read the race report and results here.
Want to know how 2016 went? Read the 2016 Southern Championships report.
Welsh Area Championships
01 & 02 July 2017
Dovey Yacht Club
Sunshine, waves and a 10 out of the 19 Gold Fleet sailors at the home of the GP14s, Dovey YC. Race report, training report and results here.
6 Aug – 11 Aug 2017
Looe Sailing Club
63 boats for one of the most competitive and well attended Nationals in over a decade! All the links to the reports, results and videos are on the 2017 event coverage page.
Want to know how the 2016 Nationals went? Visit the event coverage page.
Northern Area Championships
23 & 24 September 2017
Derwent Reservoir Sailing Club
Keep up to date with the latest news or ask a question in the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/573668262822833/
Read the 2016 Northerns race report.
Want to know how the 2015/16 Super 6 Series went? Final results are here.