GP14 Sailing Forums Forum Registering my boat.

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    • #20999
      14111
      Spectator

      Hi, I recently purchased a GP14, my first one. Plan to race her. Do I need to register the boat? It is 14111 ginger boat so fairly new, I have no records from the sale. Thanks.

    • #21000
      Oliver Shaw
      Moderator

      If you plan to race at Championship events you undoubtedly need to register the boat;   if racing only at club level,  technically you probably do,  but are very likely to get away with it even if you don’t.   However we would like you to register the boat,  and would recommend that you do so.

      That way the official records are up to date,  and you get a valid Class Certificate;  and although it has no legal status this is also generally accepted as a de facto proof of ownership.

      I presume that you are a member of the Class Association;  if not,  I would warmly commend you to join,  and also indeed ask you to do so.   But on the assumption that you are already a member I will not take up time and space to enumerate the reasons for doing so;   that can be done later if appropriate.   Except that with a new boat you will no doubt want insurance  –  indeed your club will very probably require you to have it  –  and the Association group policy with Craftinsure is very probably the best you can get.    Not necessarily the cheapest,  although I am sure they are competitive,  but undoubtedly excellent for customer service,  and for claims settlement.   And it helps greatly that their Underwriter is himself a sailing man,  as also I think is his assistant.

       

      Oliver

    • #21001
      14111
      Spectator

      Many thanks, yes I will race her unfortunately I didn’t get any records with the purchase. I see there is a measurement form to fill in (although I cant open it) is this a straightforward task??

    • #21002
      Oliver Shaw
      Moderator

      The overwhelming likelihood is that the boat will already have been measured, for her first owner;   so it won’t need to be done again, and re-registering her in your name is a purely administrative task, for a nominal fee.

      In the fairly unlikely event of her having never been measured, or substantially altered since she was measured, then that will have to be done, by an official measurer;   and it is not a straightforward task unless done by someone who has access to the official measuring jigs.   However it is so unlikely that this will be needed that we don’t need to worry about that.

      Enjoy your new boat!

       

      Oliver

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