GP14 Ireland
GP14 Ireland

Easter Youth training 2015


Troy McNamara will be coaching GP14 youths in Youghal SC Saturday 4th Apr to Monday 6th April.


Contact Norman Lee to see if there are any spaces left and for further


26 Mar - 4 Apr 2016

List of entries in the containers

18 Feb 2015 - 

GP14 Ireland Assoc has 3 containers so far, 27 reserved slots with just 4 empty slots.

Note: You're slot is only guaranteed if you have paid £300 deposit.  For queries please email


Entry is now open for the championship but the form requires all of your container and flight details.  We advise not entering until you have your container slot guaranteed and your flights booked.  We expect the flights to be available for booking around June 2015.  The Irsh & Intl committees are trying to get the best deals for all sailors.


See our Worlds 2016 Barbados page for further details.

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 - entry now open

Get the reduced fee of €75 by entriny before 31st March 2015 or a late entry fee of €135 will apply. 


Please support your GP14 class and lets get a large entry for this great showcase event.


Instructions if entering online:
1. Complete the online form and enter your boat details and contact details.
2. On the last page of the entry form instead of ‘Yes - pay by credit card’ select the button No - Save Expression of Interest.
3. The regatta office will call you back to and process your entry over the phone at the reduced fee of €75


Alternatively you may enter by:
a. Calling the regatta office and entering over the telephone
b. Printing the form, fill in the details and post the entry to the regatta office with a cheque

At the 2014 GP14 AGM the incoming president Stephen Boyle proposed that the GP14 fleet should investigate taking part in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire regatta.  It is one of Ireland’s biggest sailing events with extensive media coverage.

We want to use regatta to showcase the class and to demonstrate that we are definitively the largest and best dinghy class in the country to the sailing community.

The overall responsive received from numerous GP14ers contacted last week was very positive.  Your committee has agreed that we should hold our Leinster Championships 2015 at the Volvo regatta as a 1 off event

The Volvo DL Regatta organizing committee have welcomed the GP14 class participation and have agreed to a reduced early entry fee of €75 for a 3 day schedule consisting of eight races over Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10-12 July 2015.

The €75 Euro reduced fee is contingent upon early entries being received by March 31st via the regatta website.  Full entry fee post 31st March will be €135.


We want to encourage as many GP14 sailors to attend this event and let us show Ireland how good a fleet we are.

Notice of Race and Online Entry will be available in November 2014.

2015 Events

Dates & venues for the 2015 Irish GP14 events have now been confirmed.

Sat 18 - Sun 19 Apr O’Tiarnaigh Challenge Swords Sailing Club
Sat 2 - Sun 3 May Purcell Trophy* Lough Ree Yacht Club
Sat 13 - Sun 14 Jun Ulster Championships Lough Erne Yacht Club
Fri 10 - Sun 12 Jul Leinster Championships Dun Laoghaire
Sat 29 - Mon 31 Aug National Championships Newtownards Sailing Club
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Sep Autumn Open Greystones Sailing Club
Sat 17 - Sun 18 Oct Hot Toddy Mullingar Sailing Club

*Purcell Trophy will be a combined event with the Mirror fleet.  Discussed at 2014 AGM to encourage youths into GP14s.

2015 Membership

Need to re-new or set up your GP14 International Class Association membership?  It is easy to complete online.


The GP14 Irish committee would like to encourage you to become a member of the GP14 International Class Association.


Helms for GP14 events must be a member but we would also encourage all helms and crews to join.


For full details see the Become a Member page details

ISA Board Outlines New Way Forward

Six months after taking the helm of the Irish Sailing Association, the President, David Lovegrove has now laid out the ISA’s plans for the organisation focussed on servicing the needs of grass roots sailing enthusiasts whilst retaining the commitment to the successful High Performance programs that support our existing and aspiring Olympic athletes.


For full details see the ISA's The Way Forward Executive Summary

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