26-27 April 2014
Riocard O Tiarnaigh Challenge
Swords sailing and boating club
GP14 ~Ireland Youth Training Course 18th to 21st April 2014
A 4 day Training Course targeted at Competent Helms or Crew participating in GP14 events.
Venue:- Lough Derg Sailing Centre. This training is restricted to those 21 and under and are members of the GP14 Class Association ( Youth Membership £15), who actively race GP14 dinghies, as helm or crew are eligible to apply for a place on this heavily subsidized course. This is a Residential Course accommodation and meals will be provided. Only 12 Places are available (6 Boats)
The Course will be run by Olympic Coach, Ger Owens assisted by Gold Fleet Sailors
The following guidelines will be used to select participants for the 2014 Course
Any recent GP14 events participated in as helm or crew, additional weight will be given to major events such as the GP14 Irish Championships
Access to a GP14 of very good racing order
Ability to handle a GP14 ashore
Ability to sail (either helm or crew) to good club racing standard in a range of wind conditions, including planing conditions, and to right a capsized boat.
A Letter about your sailing experience and areas you would like to improve.
To Book your place please contact me:-
tele no 07974699524
Closing date 31st MARCH
2014 GP14 World Championships
The 2014 World Championships will be held on the beautiful waters of Strangford Lough, Co. Down, and hosted by East Down Yacht Club. Outline event details are available on this website -- see tab on the side bar. Full details, Notice of Race and Entry Forms are available on the GP14 Association website under events. Online entry will be available shortly.
Photo of 13180 Alkoran by J Millar, EDYC
Curly celebrated his 70th birthday in Skerries on Saturday 11th Jan with a GP14 sailing day. He was very fortunate with the weather and got a window of good weather - blue skies and good winds.
The GPs went afloat just after 1pm and sailed 3 great races. Ger & Mel were on form taking the first 2 with Curly & Laura getting the 3rd.
Thanks to Sam and Olive for running the races on the water and to Skerries club for providing their rescue boat and facilities.
Terry & his team put on a great meal at the Red Bank with Terry & Hugh providing the evening’s entertainment.
Thanks to all involved for a great day’s celebration.
There are a few more photos here.
We are delighted to announce that Julie Courtney has been appointed as the Office Administrator to succeed Sue Sinclair, who retires at the end of December. Julie is a keen GP14 sailor at Bolton SC and a more comprehensive introduction will appear in the next issue of Mainsail. Julie’s business, Type-It Services will be providing comprehensive administration services to the class with Julie as the main point of contact, although it is likely one of Julie’s capable team will answer the phone if you happen to call the office.
Sue has expertly managed the GP14 Association office for 10 years and I am sure you will all want to join me in thanking her for her support to the class and wishing her and Ian all the best for the future. Sue will continue to support Julie during handover until December, and will, if necessary, work from the new office from 15th November.
With effect from 15th November there will be some new contact details for the Association:
GP 14 Class Association,
Albert House, 42 Seymour Road, Astley Bridge, Bolton BL1 8PT
Tel: +44 (0) 1204 590325
Email: email@example.com (unchanged)