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Championship of Ireland

29-31 Aug Newtownards SC

FANTASTIC drone video of Irish GP14 Nationals 2015 from David Corkill on Vimeo.


Photographs below by Bob Torrens Newtownards Chronicle

Shane MacCarthy & Damien Bracken are Irish Champions 2015 - well done guys.

 

Shane now had the double crown of UK & Ireland champions 2015 - awesome achievement  - where can he go from here?  Next stop the worlds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Rank SailNo Club HelmName CrewName Fleet R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Discard Total Nett
1 14158 GSC/SSC Shane McCarthy Damien Bracken G 1 1 1 3 1 3 7 4
2 14076 RStG Ger Ownes Mel Morris G 7 3 3 1 4 7 18 11
3 14036 SYC Tim Corcoran Brendan Brogan G 4 9 5 2 2 9 22 13
4 13993 SYC Nial Henry Ossian Geraghty G 2 2 9 9 3 9 25 16
5 14077 Swords/NSC DAN O CONNELL LAURA MCFARLAND G 10 11 4 5 6 11 36 25
6 14110 NANTWICH SAM WATSON NICK D G 5 6 7 18 8 18 44 26
7 13915 SDC Dan Gill Hugh Gill S 16 5 16 6 5 16 48 32
8 13977 SDC Alan Blay David Johnston G 3 10 14 10 11 14 48 34
9 14130 NSC Alistair Duffin Andy Corkill G 8 16 12 4 15 16 55 39
10 14089 National Ross Killian Rebecca Killian G 19 19 6 8 7 19 59 40
11 14055 ISA KEITH LOUDEN ALAN THOMPSON G 18 7 8 11 14 18 58 40
12 13901 DSC STEVEN NELSON JONATHAN NELSON S 13 12 10 19 12 19 66 47
13 14144 Skerries Colman Grimes David Lappin G 6 13 19 20 10 20 68 48
14 14146 SYC Paddy O Connor Kevin Martyn G 15 4 17 13 16 17 65 48
15 14080 LFYC Gareth Gallagher Richard Gallagher S 14 15 13 7 19 19 68 49
16 13669 Greystones Norman Lee Una Lee G 38 (RET) 21 11 12 9 38 91 53
17 13882 NSC Mark Taylor  Amanda Crossthwaite B 25 23 2 15 17 25 82 57
18 13819 Bassenthwaite Duncan Greenhalgh John Riley S 17 8 18 14 21 21 78 57
19 13951 SDC Alan Henry Eanna Maloney-Lawless S 9 14 23 24 18 24 88 64
20 13917 NSC Michael Cox Josh Porter S 12 17 20 28 27 28 104 76
21 13207 YSC Adrian Lee Edward Coyne B 21 18 26 16 24 26 105 79
22 12661 SDC Conor Twohig Sinead Dickson B 24 22 24 21 13 24 104 80
23 14142 Sligo Gerard Gilligan Lucia Nicholson S 23 24 15 22 20 24 104 80
24 14116 SDC Peter Boyle Steven Boyle B 11 27 28 25 22 28 113 85
25 13910 NSC Brian Andrews Jeff MURDOCH B 22 25 21 23 30 30 121 91
26 14040 LFYC Bill Johnson James Johnson S 26 20 25 27 23 27 121 94
27 13782 MSC Michael Collender Brian Walker B 20 29 27 26 28 29 130 101
28 14074 SSC Cahal Sheridan David Cooke S 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 22 17 29 38 144 106
29 13815 LRYC Tiarnan Dickson Ena Gallagher S 28 28 28 29 25 29 138 109
30 13970 Sutton Tess Coyne  Ryan Sinnott B 30 31 31 31 31 31 154 123
36 14129 NSC Newenham de Cogan Rebecca Gibson B 38(RET) 38(DNF) 30 30 26 38 162 124
31 13942 SDC Nicole Guinee Graham Blay B 32 33 33 32 32 33 162 129
32 13909 Sligo Gerald Brady Jane Murdoch B 38(RET) 32 32 33 33 38 168 130
33 13795 EDYC Gloria MacKinnon Graeme Farrington B 29 26 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 169 131
34 14133 YSC Jack Buttimer Finn O'Brien B 31 30 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 175 137
35 13624 LUBC Joe Kelly Luke Farren B 27 38(RET) 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 179 141
37 14047 LEYC/ESYC J.P. McCaldin Carolyn McCaldin G 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 (DNS) 38 190 152

Cullaun Sailing Club Regatta

Sat 5th -Sun 6th September

 

Notice from Margaret Hynes, Sailing Secretary of Cullaun SC:

 

We are looking forward to a large number of visitors, friends from local clubs, Wayfarer, RS and GP 14 fleet friends. We especially welcome a number of the Wayfarer family from abroad who are coming to Ireland for the International Wayfarer cruise on Lough Derg, commencing the evening our regatta finishes, in Dromineer. We would be delighted if any of the GP14 fleet were able to make it for this event

 

Further details can be found on http://www.cullaunsailingclub.com/

Olivia Murphy

13 Aug 2015

 

The GP14 Association is saddened to learn of the passing of Olivia Murphy.

 

Notice below is taken from Sutton Dinghy Club:

 

It is is with great sadness the Club has heard of the passing early this morning of Olivia Murphy, following an illness bravely born.

 

Olivia and Pat were long time members and friends of Sutton Dinghy Club and regular attendees at Club events. Their involvement in the Club dating back to the mid 70’s when Pat was driving force in the development of the GP14 Class in Sutton. Following their circumnavigation some years ago Olivia and Pat presented many interesting talk about their experiences in our Clubhouse.

 

Our 75th Gala Ball in November 2014 was graced with the presence of Olivia and Pat. Olivia will be greatly missed by all her friends in Sutton Dinghy Club, Howth Yacht Club and the GP14 Class.

 

The Club extends its sympathies to Pat, the boys and the extended family. Rest in Peace Olivia Murphy

UK GP14 ZHIK National Championship

Brixham - 2nd to 7th August 2015

Shane & Andy are 2015 UK British National Champions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WELL DONE THE IRISH!

 

Photos copyright of BOATOGRAPHIC - http://www.boatographic.co.uk/

A few racing tactics were thrown in on the last day with Shane & Andy making sure Graham Flynn & Adam Froggatt didn't get 2 firsts on the last day as that was they only way the Irish would be stopped from taking the title.  They made that happen during the 8th race and were sailing home knowing that they couldn't be beaten.

 

Alan & David had a great start to their final day taking another first in the 8th race.  Not sure if they got sailed down in the last race as they took their only result outside of the top ten during the week.  Well done guys!

Day 4 - 3 races sailed

Shane & Andy have stayed in the lead with a 2, 1, 2.  Alan & David 5, 9 ,8 and have remained in 5th overall.

 

Friday is the last day of sailing with 2 races scheduled.

 

Day 4 Overall (after 7 races):
1st - Shane McCarthy/Thompson - Greystones SC

2nd - Graham Flynn & Adam Froggatt - Chase SC

3rd - Andrew Clewer & Mark Taylor - Poole YC

4th - Sam Watson & Andy Hunter - Nantwich

5th - Alan Blay & David Johnston - Sutton DC

37th - Brenda & Steve Preston - Ballyronan SC

 

Full results http://www.gp14.org/nationalsday4/

 

Day 3 - Another bullet for the Irish

Only 1 race sailed on Tuesday due to strong winds.  Another bullet for the Irish taken by Shane & Andy & now leading overall.  Alan & David took a 9th and sit 5th overall.

 

Wedneday is lay day even though they have already lost a race and stronger winds are forecast - a few of the fleet are not happy.

 

Day 3 Overall (after 4 races):
1st - Shane McCarthy/Thompson - Greystones SC

2nd - Graham Flynn & Adam Froggatt - Chase SC
3rd - Sam Watson & Andy Hunter - Nantwich

5th - Alan Blay & David Johnston - Sutton DC

 

Brenda & Steve Preston took a shore side day.

 

Full results http://www.gp14.org/nationalsday3/

Photos - Day 3 photos

 

Day 2

Day 2 Overall (after 3 races):
1st Flynn/Froggatt - Chase SC
2nd Shane McCarthy/Thompson - Greystones SC - took the bullet in Race 2
3rd Watson/Hunter - Nantwich

4th - Alan Blay & David Johnston - Sutton DC

9th in Bronze fleet - Brenda & Steven Preston- Ballyronan SC

 

Full results http://www.gp14.org/2015_nationals_day_2/

Photos - Day 2 photos.

 

Day 1 - Race 1 - Irish on form!

Well done guys with an outstanding start to the championship.

Race 1 - Sunday:

1st - Alan Blay & David Johnston - Sutton DC
3rd - Shane MacCarthy & Andy Thompson - Greystones SC

24th & 5th in Bronze fleet - Brenda & Steven Preston- Ballyronan SC

 

Full results http://www.gp14.org/nationalsday1/

Photos -  Day 1 photos

UK GP14 ZHIK National C'ship 2015

Brixham - 2nd to 7th August 2015

 

Good luck to the 3 Irish GP14 boats heading over to the GP14 UK National Championship:

 

Alan Blay & David Johnston Sutton DC
Shane MacCarthy & Andy Thompson Greystones SC
Brenda Preston & Steven Preston Ballyronan SC

Championship of Ireland

29-31 Aug Newtownards SC

 

The next event is coming up soon.

 

Can all helms expecting to participate please ensure they have a current GP14 International Class Association membership

 

If you are only sailing this event you can gain temporary membership for £12 but the Irish committee would encourage you to join as a full time member.

 

It is easy to join and can be completed online.

 

See Become a Member for further details.

GP14 Cruise of the River Blackwater

Youghal - Sat August 15th

 

Last year the inaugural GP14 cruise of the river Blackwater was a great success with participants having a fab overnight and 15 mile race home.

 

This year Youghal Sailing Club plans are at an advanced stage to launch from Youghal on August 15th at 12 noon.  Sailing will be helped by the filling tide making the sail very relaxing and enjoyable for all.

 

Villerstown Boat Club will provide the overnight camping grounds and club house facilities.

 

The club plan to have a few launching trolleys there to take up the boats for the overnight stay.  Transport to/from Villerstown is available if requested.

 

Boat Owner magazine describes the Blackwater as an "undiscovered gem" so why not be the first to discover this amazing river.

 

All welcome - nobody too old or too young.

 

Contact Adrian Lee on 00353833839047 or email Adrian.lee.youghal@gmail.com for further information.

CRAFTINSURE League 2015

The Craftinsure League 2015 is now online.  See Craftinsure Leagues for full details

 

Gold Sail No Helm Crew Club

1

14158 Shane MacCarthy Damian Bracken Greystones Sailing Club
2 14143 John McGuinness Donal McGuinness Moville Boat Club
3 14055 Keith Louden Alan Thompson ISA
         
Silver Sail No Helm Crew Club
1 14138 Simon Cully Libby Tierney Blessington Sailing Club
2 14040 Bill Johnson James Johnston Lough Foyle Yacht Club
3 13951 Katie Dwyer Michelle Rowley

Sutton Dinghy Club

         
Bronze Sail No Helm Crew Club
1 14080 Gareth Gallagher Richie Gallagher Lough Foyle Yacht Club
2 13207 Adrian Lee Edward Coyne Youghal sailing club
3 14116 Peter Boyle Stephen Boyle Sutton Dinghy Club

 

Leinster Results 2015

Ger Owens & Mel Morris have won the 2015 GP14 Leinster  Championship which was held at the Dun Laoghaire Regatta.

 

8 races were held over 3 days with only 1 discard.  The GP14s raced in the South Bull area on alternating inner and outer trapezoid courses.   The sailing was tough ranging from very lights winds to strong gusts and that was generally over each race.  Wind Guru could not predict the winds inside the Dublin Bay area.

 

The DL Regatta committee put on a great event both on and off shore. 

 

Stephen Boyle also put in a huge effort to make sure the GP14s were well catered for before and during the event.  Well done and thank you Stephen!

 

Report by Alan Blay:

With the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta running this year, the GP14 class were invited to compete in addition to 30 other classes that also included 8 other dinghy fleets. To make the event that extra bit special it was decided to make it our Leinster Championships. The GP14 fleet was one of the largest classes in the regatta and the whopping 35 boat entry had some notable names including two former Olympic sailors and the current world champion crew, Andy Tunnicliffe. From the outset, it promised for an exciting event with some fabulous racing.

 

Day 1 for the GP14 class was Friday the 10th July. After some spine tingling stories of demasted cruisers from the day before, it was fair to say nerves were tense for some competitors. Racing was postponed for 2 hours as the race committee waited for the heavy winds to abate. A quick run to the shops to stock up on food was welcomed by everybody. As the winds started to calm the sailors prepared for the inevitable launch and tough races. The race area was moved to the Salthill race course for the day. With Flying 15s and Squibs starting before the GP14’s, the competition had well and truly heated up and there was a general recall on the first GP14 start. Eventually though we were underway and after a tough upwind leg Niall Henry & Ossian Gerraghty rounded the weather mark in first chased closely by Alan Blay & David Johnston. It was the Blay/Johnston team who managed to claim 1st followed by the McGuinness brothers and Ger Owens sailing with stand-in crew Max Treacy. Race 2 got off to a much smoother start with current world champion Andy Tunnicliffe and crew Lee Tennant grabbing the top spot. Race 3, and final race of the day went to Ger & Max who after a fine performance throughout the day, scoring a 3rd, 2nd, 1st  were the overnight leaders.

 

Day 2 of the Volvo Regatta started off with some confused faces as a quick look at the results from the previous day made for some interesting reading. Fortunately all queries were sorted out quickly. After reaching the race area out by South Bull the racing was underway shortly. Race 4 went the way of GP veteran Curly Morris and crew Laura McFarland pursued by Ger Owens & Melanie Morris. Race 5 was taken by Alan & David earning their second race win of the event. Shane McCarthy & Andy Thompson made their presence known by knocking in a 2nd in race 5 and followed that up with a 1st in race 6.

 

The final day of this event was greeted with calmer winds but tired legs. Arriving to the race area with a wide range of boats including J24s, SB20s, Flying 15s, Squibs, and Wayfarers, the starting area was packed. Ger & Melanie went into the final day with 5 point lead over 2nd placed Andy & Lee and 3rd place Alan & David a further 3 points back. The Blay/Johnston team snatched their 3rd bullet in race 7 to keep their hopes alive. Little however could be done to stop Ger & Melanie following up with a 2nd. The final race of the event still provided a glimmer of hope to catch the leaders. Alan & David and Ger & Melanie raced right to the end and crossed the finish line within 2 boat lengths of each other. It was Alan & David who came out on top but it still wouldn’t be enough to topple the former olympian from the top spot. Sailing in and it appeared that Ger & Melanie would be crowned champions, with Alan & David 2nd and Andy & Lee 3rd. However ashore it had come to light that the Blay/Johnston team were OCS in the last race dropping them down to 3rd place overall, just one point behind Andy & Lee.

 

With a great event over and 8 fantastic races sailed, the Leinster championships went to Ger Owens & Melanie Morris deservedly. A notable mention however goes to the winners of the Bronze fleet, Gareth & Richie Gallagher, who were no pushovers slotting in plenty of top 5 scores and finishing in 6th position overall – an outstanding result.  Everyone went home happy to have had such great racing and superb hospitality by the Royal St. George Yacht Club who kept us all well fed and well “hydrated” in the evenings. A great event enjoyed by all.

 

Photos below: David Branigan/Oceansport

Photos below : Gareth Craig  (fotosail.com)

Link to more photos which can also be purchased: http://www.fotosail.com/events/2015dlregatta/saturday_southbull/sat_sbull_gp14/

  Sail # Boat Fleet Helm Crew Club Tot 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 14076 True Belle Gold Gerard Owens Melanie Morris Royal St George YC/EABC 15 3 2 1 2 4 36 2 1
2 14036   Gold Andy Tunnicliffe Lee Tennant Sligo Yacht Club 28 6 1 3 18 3 4 5 6
3 13977 Temerity Gold Alan Blay David Johnston Sutton Dinghy Club 29 1 6 5 7 1 8 1 36
4 14077 Trouble I've seen Gold Curly Morris Laura McFarland East Antrim Boat Club/ 47 10 12 2 1 14 5 9 8
5 14143   Gold John McGuinness Donal McGuinness Moville Boat Club 48 2 8 9 11 7 3 10 9
6 14080 Blueberry Muffin Bronze Gareth Gallagher Richie Gallagher Lough Foyle Yacht Club 49 8 14 4 5 13 12 4 3
7 13993 Daisychain Gold Niall Henry Ossian Geraghty Sligo Yacht Club 51 4 5 16 8 5 2 36 11
8 14127 Karma Gold Colm O'Flaherty Joe Murray Sligo Yacht Club 52 5 3 8 6 11 6 13 36
9 13915 Chi Gold Hugh Gill Eanna Maloney-Lawless Sutton Dinghy Club 56 36 4 6 9 9 17 6 5
10 14144 No Surprise Gold Colman Grimes David Lappin Skerries Sailing Club 69 7 10 13 14 6 7 14 12
11 14055   Gold Keith Louden Alan Thompson ISA 79 36 9 7 10 10 9 18 16
12 14074   Silver Cathal Sheridan David Cooke Skerries Sailing Club 90 16 16 19 4 15 18 11 10
13 14116   Bronze Peter Boyle Stephen Boyle Sutton Dinghy Club 90 36 11 10 23 12 15 12 7
14 13981 Cloud 9 Gold Richard Street Simon Dick Blessington Sailing Club 99 13 20 11 16 20 14 7 18
15 14158   Gold Shane MacCarthy Andy Thompson Greystones Sailing Club 100 36 36 36 20 2 1 3 2
16 12403   Bronze Alan Pinder Kevin Hackett Mullingar Sailing Club 100 12 17 14 3 18 23 23 13
17 13951   Silver Katie Dwyer Michelle Rowley Sutton Dinghy Club 104 18 18 18 12 16 10 16 14
18 13882 Nevara Bronze Lawrence Baalham Robert Richardson Donaghadee Sailing Club 108 9 7 17 22 23 19 19 15
19 13207 "This one" Bronze Adrian Lee Edward Coyne Youghal sailing club 108 11 15 23 15 22 11 17 17
20 14040 Alkado Silver Bill Johnson James Johnston Lough Foyle Yacht Club 122 17 13 21 26 21 16 15 19
21 14142   Silver Gerard Gilligan Lucia Nicholson Sligo Yacht Club 128 15 36 36 21 24 20 8 4
22 14138   Silver Simon Cully Libby Tierney Blessington Sailing Club 128 36 19 12 19 8 13 21 36
23 13955 Quantum Shadow Bronze Simon Christopher Jeffery Rebecca Jeffery East Down Yacht Club 132 14 21 20 17 19 21 22 20
24 14061   Silver Robert Lee Mary Hogan Greystones Sailing Club 133 22 24 15 13 17 22 20 36
25 13840   Bronze James Hackett Rosemary Hackett Mullingar Sailing Club 171 20 23 36 29 29 24 24 22
26 13527 Kaya Bronze Cormac Meaney Josh McCormick Mullingar Sailing Club 171 21 25 26 27 26 36 25 21
27 13192   Bronze Stephen Farrell Kate Farrell Howth Yacht Club 185 19 22 22 25 25 36 36 36
28 11060 Grasshopper Bronze Des MacMahon Pat Biestly Cullaun Sailing Club 185 23 27 27 28 28 36 27 25
29 14164 SDC Bronze Brenda Preston Patricia Browne Ballyronan Boat Club 199 24 28 24 24 27 36 36 36
30 14133 Kylie Bronze Jack Buttimer Finn O'Brien Youghal Sailing Club 209 36 26 25 36 36 36 26 24
31 13909 Syracuse Bronze Gerard Brady   Sligo Yacht Club 215 25 36 36 36 30 36 29 23
32 14165 Com-a-dee Bronze Neil Boyd Ali Boyd Donaghadee Sailing Club 234 36 36 36 36 36 36 28 26
33 1 TBA Gold Ruan O'Tiarnaigh Niamh McCormick Ballyholme Yacht Club 252 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
33 13759   Bronze Seán Duffy Kieran Millner Mullingar Sailing Club 252 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36
33 12560 Au Naturel Gold Ross Killian Rebecca Killian ISA 252 36 36 36 36 36 36 36 36

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