GP14 Ireland
GP14 Ireland

Update for GP14 Irish sailors wanting to go to Barbados:

 

News on  flights is coming directly from www.gp14.org or newsletters from the GP14 Intl office (Julie Courtney).  No other information is being sent to the Irish GP14 committee so please check regularly on www.gp14.org for updates.

 

Containers - there will be Irish containers.  Details are yet to be confirmed.

 

Accommodation - you need to sort out your own.  See sites like homeaway.com for booking villas.  www.gp14.org also has a listing.

 

Flights:

Update 19 May - from www.gp14.org

VIRGIN FLIGHT NEWS

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"Due to the extraordinary demand for the Virgin flight to Barbados on Friday 25th March 2016 (Good Friday) there are no more seats available through the Virgin office in Bridgetown despite them saving 50 just for the GP14 Association. Please do not take out your frustration on the Virgin office as they are doing their best to accommodate us and are holding their prices until November of this year. There are other carriers available and agencies in London who may have seats available on that day. To be clear, there is only one flight out of Manchester on a Monday, there are no other days available with Virgin, that is their schedule. Flights are daily from Gatwick into Bridgetown.

 

 

Details on how to book a flight with Virgin:

 

From Julie Courtney E-NEWSLETTER NO.19 - MAY 2015 ‏           

"Virgin Flights to Barbados for the Worlds event are now available at preferential rates through the Bridgetown office via an email request to   caribgroups@fly.virgin.com using the code GP14 in the subject box.  This event in 2016 is immensely popular and it is Easter time as well so early flight  and accommodation bookings are highly recommended whether you are booking a package or through other carriers.   Good deals are out there, I have heard this week, from those who have already booked up.
 
Just a reminder that the entry package for non sailors over 18 is £125; 12 -18 £50 and under 12 free.  This  includes you in all the Social activities, food and Happy hours over the event period."

Shane MacCarthy & Andy Thompson GP14 British Inland Champions

Congratulations to Irish GP14 sailors Shane MacCarthy & Andy Thompson on wining the GP14 British Inland Championship at Carsington Water Sailing Club 9-10 May.

 

This makes Andy a double British Inland Champion after his successful win with Tom Gillard in the Fireball at Grafham Water Sailing Club 18-19 Apr 2015.

 

http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/182386/Fireballs-Inland-Championship

 

Congratulations to Iris President Stephen Boyle - one of 3 lucky winners of a HH 30 litre sports duffel bags for his early bird entry to the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.

 

http://www.dlregatta.org/news/2015/04/6380/

 Purcell Trophy - Report & Results

GP 14 sailors McCarthy and Bracken win the Purcell Trophy hosted by Lough Ree Yacht Club.


Report by Keith Louden
Fresh from their win at the O'Tiarnaigh challenge two weeks ago Shane McCarthy and Damien Bracken from Greystones Sailing Club took the honours in challenging conditions at Lough Ree Yacht club.
It had been nearly 20 years since the last time the GP 14 class had visited this beautiful club and jockeyed for position on the Lough Ree Yacht Club start line. Competitors had gathered from all four Provinces displaying the geographical appeal it now has. It was also the first time a GP 14 event had been twinned with the Mirror class and was a resounding success.


After a short delay on Saturday morning to let the wind ease a little, race Officer Liam Maloney assisted by his daughter Nessa lowered the postponement flag to signal his intentions to start the 2015 Purcell Championship. Out on the water he set up triangular courses which included long beats and fast broad reaches in force 4 gusting to force 5 conditions.


In race one Shane McCarthy and Damien Bracken took advantage of the shifting conditions and established an early lead at the weather mark, with the chasing pack rounding close together they were able to extend the lead while the battle behind ensued. With McCarthy and Bracken winning, John and Donal McGuinness finished second and Max Treacey and Ronan MacNamara showed good early pace finishing in third.


In the silver fleet Peter Fallon and James Peter Hockley who narrowly beat Simon Culley and Libby Tierney, and Bill and James Johnson respectively established an early lead.
The Bronze fleet was won by Peter and Stephen Boyle with Gareth and Richard Gallagher in second place and Adrian Lee and Edward Coyne in third.


Race two began with Keith Louden and Alan Thompson taking an early lead only to relinquish this position towards the end of the second beat to McCarthy and Bracken who had recovered impressively from a poor start to take the win. Louden and Thompson just managed to hold off the McGuinness brothers in a close battle for second place. The silver fleet was won by Cully and Tierney followed by the Johnsons. The Bronze fleet was won with a very impressive fifth overall by the Gallagher brothers followed by Lee and Coyne.


With the wind rising and capsizes increasing in race three, some crews decided to make for the shelter of the club house where soup and rolls were distributed.  McCarthy and Bracken must also have smelt this because they didn’t hang around long before taking another impressive win. Second was the Mc Guinness brothers and Louden Thompson in third. In the silver fleet it was Fallon and Hockley followed the Johnsons, and in The Bronze fleet the Gallaghers were followed home by Lee and Coyne.


Sunday morning began with lighter winds much appreciated by the crews who survived the Saturday afternoon. Once again the start line and the courses were set impeccably by the race officer and his team. McCarthy and Bracken came through to continue their good form from the Saturday to take the win, with Niall Henry and Ossian Geraghty who didn’t make Saturdays racing taking second, third was Fallon and Hockley who also finished first in the Silver, with Culley and Tierney second and Katie Dwyer and Michelle Rowley third. Bronze was Peter and Stephen Boyle from the Gallaghers followed by Lee and Coyne.


Race five began with some large shifts which oscillated from side to side and varied in strength, however, McCarthy and Bracken won the race and with it the Purcell Trophy. McGuinnesses came second and Henry and Geraghty in third.

 

With McCarthy and Bracken’s weekends work done they decided to take an early shower and leave the rest of the fleet to battle it out for the last piece of silverware of the weekend. With the wind dropping away during some heavy showers, then rising to planing conditions just before the next shower this was a race which was never going to be won easily. At the first gybe mark McGuinnesses led, followed closely by Treacey and Macnamara, Cully and Tierney, and Curly Morris and Laura McFarland. After seeing the first three boats sail high on the reach Morris and McFarland steered a low course and rounded the leeward mark in first place. This was a position this pair did not relinquish despite the challenge of the chasing pack and the continually changing conditions. Second was Henry and Geraghty and third was Cully and Tierney.

 

Overall Positions:

 

Gold Fleet
1st  Shane Mc Carthy and Damien Bracken
2nd  John Mc Guinness and Donal Mc Guinness
3rd  Keith Louden and Alan Thompson

 

Silver Fleet
1st  Peter Fallon and James Hockley
2nd  Simon Cully and Libby Tierney
3rd  Bill Johnson and James Johnson

 

Bronze Fleet
1st  Gareth Gallagher and Richard Gallagher
2nd  Adrian Lee and Edward Coyne
3rd Peter Boyle and Stephen Boyle

Rank

SailNo

Club

HelmName

CrewName

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

1st

14158

Greystones SC

Shane McCarthy

Damien Bracken

1

1

1

1

1

(21 DNC)

26

5

2nd

14143

Moville Boat

Club

John

McGuinness

Donal

McGuinness

2

3

2

-5

2

4

18

13

3rd

14055

ISA

Keith

Louden

Alan

Thompson

4

2

3

4

4

-6

23

17

4th

14076

RStGYC

John

Sheehy

Melanie

Morris

6

9

6

6

6

-10

43

33

5th

13669

Greystones

SC

Norman Lee

Ken Lee

7

4

5

8

10

-11

45

34

6th

14077

Newtonards

SC

Curly Morris

Laura

McFarland

5

8

(21

DNC)

14

8

1

57

36

7th

13888

Lough Foyle

YC

Peter Fallon

James

Hockley

10

(21

DNC)

4

3

12

7

57

36

8th

14089

WHSC

Max

Treacey

Ronan

Macnamara

3

(21

OCS)

10

7

11

5

57

36

9th

14080

Lough Foyle

YC

Gareth

Gallagher

Richard

Gallagher

9

5

8

-11

7

8

48

37

10th

14138

Blessington

Simon Cully

Libby

Tierney

11

6

(21

DNC)

9

15

3

65

44

11th

13993

Sligo YC

Niall Henry

Ossian Geraghty

(21

DNC)

21

DNC

21

DNC

2

3

2

70

49

12th

14040

Lough Foyle

YC

Bill Johnson

James

Johnson

12

7

7

15

9

(21

DNC)

71

50

13th

13207

Youghal YC

Adrian Lee

Edward

Coyne

13

10

9

13

-16

12

73

57

14th

13951

Sutton

Dinghy Club

Katie Dwyer

Michelle

Rowley

(21

DNC)

21

DNC

21

DNC

12

5

9

89

68

15th

12661

Sutton

Dinghy Club

Peter Boyle

S Boyle

8

(21

DNC)

21

DNC

10

14

21

DNC

95

74

16th

14164

Ballyronan

SC

Brenda

Preston

Steven

Preston

(21

DNC)

21

DNC

21

DNC

16

13

21

DNC

113

92

Purcell Trophy

2-3 May Lough Ree YC

The GP14 Purcell Trophy will be held at Lough Ree YC 2-3 May.  The event is to be co-sailed with the Mirror class.

 

Six race regatta held over two days

Date   Warning Signal   Number of Races

Sat.    12:00                          3/4

Sun    10:30                          2/3

 

Registration will be between 9.30 and 10.30 am on Saturday.  The briefing will be held at 10.15 on Saturday.

 

On the water lunch will not be provided – soup and rolls will be provided immediately after sailing.  A meal is available on Saturday evening at a cost of €15.00 per person and the bar at the club will be open for the evening.

 

See Purcell Trophy page for the NOR and entry form.

 

Directions to Lough Ree YC is also listed on the Purcell Trophy page.

 

 

The Mirrors will be sailing their inaugural regional event at Lough Ree - the Mirror Westerns

https://mirrorsailingireland.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/mirror-westerns-at-lryc-2nd-3rd-may/

 

Please be supportive to the Mirror sailors around the club house and on the water. 

 

You might notice a few GP'ers names in the past Mirror Irish Champions:

https://mirrorsailingireland.wordpress.com/hall-of-fame/national-champions/

 

 

Notice: Bob Hutton

The GP14 Association is saddened to learn of the passing of former member Bob Hutton.

 

Bob sailed with John Walsh in Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club during the 70’s and early eighties assisting with organizing the GP Worlds in ’77 before moving to the Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club in the early 80’s where he continued to sail GP14’s.

 

Our thoughts are with his family and son Anton who sails a GP in Lough Foyle and competed in the Autumn open in Newtonards last season.

Update on flights to the 2016 Barbados GP14 World Championship

23 April 2015
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Virgin Atlantic are prepared to block out 50 seats each day for people going to the GP14 World Championship from Tuesday 22 March to Saturday 26 March 2016, and return Tuesday 5 April to Saturday 9 April. To reserve a seat with no further commitment please contact the GP14 office (admin@GP14.org) with your preferred dates for both flying out and back. We expect prices to be released in the next two weeks, and you will have a code to use to get your special rate

 

Taken from:

 

http://www.gp14.org/virgin-atlantic-flights-to-barbados-further-news/

 

O’Tiarnaigh Challenge Results 2015

Report by John McGuinness

"The GP14's kicked off the season with the Riocard O'Tiarnaigh Challenge sailed at Swords Sailing Club on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of April. A total of 20 boats turned up to compete for the championship which was run in individual fleets Gold, Silver and Bronze over the Saturday and Sunday. The top four in each fleet qualify for the final three race sail-off to determine the overall winner on the Sunday afternoon.

 

With a steady 13 knot breeze the bronze fleet were first to take to the water and the young Gallagher brothers Gareth and Richard showed early form to lead the first race from start to finish. In the silver fleet it was Simon Cully paired with his old crew Richard Street who took line honours  while in the Gold fleet it was the Tim Corcoran and Brendan Brogan, back after a year's sabbatical who showed the early form and took the first race.

 

As the day progressed it was the young Gallagher brothers from Culmore who dominated the bronze fleet winning all but one of the six races on the Saturday. It was young Peter Boyle crewed by the auld fellow Stephen who won the last race of the day to hold second place overnight in the bronze fleet. Third place overnight was Adrian Lee and Edward Coyne from Youghal. Adrian and Edward sailed a consistent series finishing either second or third in each of the six races.

The silver fleet was hotly contested with Simon and Richard taking three of the six races but two DNS meant they were relegated to third overnight. Colman Grimes and David Lappin took two of the six races and were the overnight leaders in the silver fleet. Bill and James Johnson won one of the six races and finished the day in second place.
 
Despite Tim and Brendan's early showing it was Niall Henry and Ossin Geraghty who dominated the first day in the Gold fleet taking two of the first six and finishing second in three of the others. Shane MacCarthy and Damian Bracken finished the day in a creditable second place taking one of the six races and finishing second and third in the rest. The Mc Guinness brothers held third place overnight with consistent top four finishes.
 
On Sunday morning there was still three races to sail in the qualification series and qualification open to almost all the fleet. The Gallagher brothers, who after their strong showing on the Saturday had already qualified for the final didn't need to sail but decided to go out and get a feel for the course in preparation for the final. They sailed the first race and then came ashore to rest while the other battled it out for the remaining qualification spots. Peter and Stephen Boyle, Adrian and Edward from Youghal and Michael Collender with Brian Walker from Mullingar took the other qualification spots for the final. In the silver fleet it was Colman and David, Simon and Richard, Bill and James with Gerry Gilligan and Lucia Nicholson who qualified for the silver fleet. In the gold fleet the qualification places went to Niall and Ossian, Shane and Damian, John and Donal with Tim and Brendan taking the final spot.

 

The first race in the final saw Simon and Richard a little to eager to start and earned a black flag for their troubles. Niall and Ossian lead at the weather mark and held it all the way to the finish. Shane and Damian were second with Tim and Brendan third. Race two saw a reversal in the top two positions with Shane and Damian taking the first place and Niall and Ossian taking second. With double points for the last race, the overall result would depend on which of the two inform teams could come out on top. In the end it was Shane and Damian who won the race and the championship with Niall and Ossian finishing second overall with the McGuinness brothers taking the last of the podium positions. Colman and David took the top honours in the silver fleet while Adrian and Edward were the overall winners in the bronze fleet."

Congratulations to Shane MacCarthy and Damian Bracken on retaining the O’Tiarnaigh trophy 2015.

 

O’Tiarnaigh Challenge Overall Fleet winners:

Gold Winners - Shane MacCarthy and Damian Bracken Greystones SC

Silver Winners - Colman Grimes & David Lappin Skerries SC

Bronze Winners - Adrian Lee & Edward Coyne Youghal SC

 

Photos courtesy of Robert Conlon:

Swords 2015 O'Tiarnaigh (Part 1 of 3)

Swords 2015 O'Tiarnaigh (Part 2 of 3)

Swords 2015 O'Tiarnaigh (Part 3 of 3)

Results of the finals below.  3rd race counted as double points, no discard.

Qualifying results listed on O’Tiarnaigh Challenge page.

Rank SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 Total
1st 14158 Greystones S.C. Shane MacCarthy Damian Bracken 2 1 2 5
2nd 13993   Niall Herny Ossian Geraghty 1 2 8 11
3rd 14143 Moville Boat Club John McGuinness Donal McGuinness 5 4 6 15
4th 14144 Skerries S.C. Colman Grimes David Lappin 4 3 12 19
5th 14138 Blessington Simon Cully Richard Street 12OCS 8 4 24
6th 13927 Sligo Y.C. Tim Corcoran Brendan Brogan 3 6 18 27
7th 13207 Youghal S.C. Adrian Lee Edward Coyne 10 7 10 27
8th 12661 Sutton Dinghy Club Peter Boyle Stephen Boyle 6 9 14 29
9th 14040 Lough Foyle Bill Johnson James Johnson 8 5 20 33
10th 14080 Lough Foyle Gareth Gallagher Richard Gallagher 7 11 16 34
11th 14142 Sligo Y.C. Gerry Gilligan Lucia Nicholson 9 12 22 43
12th 13782 Mullingar S.C. Michael Collender Brian Walker 11 10 24 45

Qualifying results:

Bronze Fleet

SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
14080 Lough Foyle Gareth Gallagher Richard Gallagher 1 1 1 1 1 -3 8 5
12661 SDC Peter Boyle Stephen Boyle 3 -4 2 2 3 1 15 11
13207 Youghal S.C. Adrian Lee Edward Coyne 2 2 -3 3 2 2 14 11
13782 Mullingar S.C. Michael Collender Brian Walker 4 5 6 5 (8.0 DNS) 6 34 26
13850 Swords Sailing & B.C. Jacqueline Malone Sioban Broaders 5 -7 5 6 5 5 33 26
13264 M.B.C Joe Kelly Joe Kelly (9.0 DNS) 3 4 4 8.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 37 28
13228 Youghal S.C. Jack Buttimer Finn O'Brien 6 8 7 7 8.0 DNS (9.0 DNS) 45 36
13749 Swords Sailing & B.C. Pat Savage Eunen 9.0 DNS (11.0 DNS) 10.0 DNS 10.0 DNS 4 4 48 37
1385 Swords Sailing & B.C. Frank Dempsey Neil Farrell 7.0 DNF 6 (10.0 DNS) 10.0 DNS 8.0 DNS 9.0 DNS 50 40

 

Silver Fleet

SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
14144 Skerries S.C. Colman Grimes David Lappin 2 1 -3 1 2 2 11 8
14040 Lough Foyle Bill Johnson James Johnson -4 2 2 2 1 3 14 10
14138 Blessington Simon Cully Richard Street 1 (6.0 DNS) 1 3 6.0 DNS 1 18 12
14142 Sligo Y.C. Gerry Gilligan Lucia Nicholson 3 3 -4 4 3 4 21 17

 

Gold Fleet

SailNo Club HelmName CrewName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total Nett
13993 - Niall Herny Ossian Geraghty 2 1 1 2 -4 2 12 8
14158 Greystones S.C. Shane MacCarthy Damian Bracken -3 3 2 1 2 3 14 11
14143 Moville Boat Club John McGuinness Donal McGuinness 4 2 -5 3 3 4 21 16
14110 ISA Keith Louden Alan Thompson -7 5 4 6 1 1 24 17
13927 Sligo Y.C. Tim Corcoran Brendan Brogan 1 -7 3 7 7.0 DNS 7.0 DNS 32 25
14077 EABC/NSC Curly Morris Laura McFarland 5 4 6 5 (7.0 DNS) 7.0 DNS 34 27
14047 Lough Erne Y.C. JP McCaldin Carolyn McCaldin 6 6 -7 4 7.0 DNS 7.0 DNS 37 30

26 Mar - 4 Apr 2016

Containers update - 16 Apr 2016

GP14 Ireland Assoc has now 3 full containers.

 

If you are still interested in going you will be put onto the reserve list if slots become available.  If there are enough others interested then there may be a potential 4th container.

 

Note: You're slot is only guaranteed if you have paid £300 deposit.  For queries please email gp14ireland@yahoo.co.uk

 

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 May 2015.  The Irsh & Intl committees are trying to get the best deals for all sailors.

 

Virgin Atlantic have agreed to offer a preferential rate on their flights see http://www.gp14.org/fly-virgin-atlantic-to-barbados/

 

See our Worlds 2016 Barbados page for further details.

2015 Events - Flyer for your club notice board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GP14 Fleet captains and members - can you please print off the GP14 Irish dates flyer and post on your clubs notice board?  Thanks!

 

Word doc attached below.

 

2015GP14DateFlyer.docx
Microsoft Word document [425.8 KB]

O’Tiarnaigh Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOR now online.  See O’Tiarnaigh Challenge events page

2015 Events

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 Championship of Ireland Newtownards Sailing Club
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Sep Youth Championships & 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.

GP14 Association Easter Training 2015 - Report

Sponsored by the Irish Sailing Association, Exe Sails and the Howard Davies memorial Fund.

The ideal number of 6 GPs with 12 keen sailors ranging in age from 14 upwards and from 4 different clubs participated in 3 days of coaching organised under the burgee of Youghal Sailing Club (formed only 4 months). Spring arrived on call and provided sunshine and light breezes, pretty much ideal for Troy Mc Namara our lead coach to get things going onshore at out temporary campervan club house on Ferrypoint, an ideal location in the centre of this beautiful natural harbour.


Saturday’s on the water exercises were done in the wide inner bay where the Blackwater estuary sweeps east after the road bridge and before the gravel/sandy spit which is Ferrypoint, with a break in the middle for hot chocolate and fresh cut sambos provided by Una and Ruth Lee [Greystones and Youghal] and tips and entertainment from Troy. The evening featured Pizza and soft drinks in an activities hall with debrief from Troy armed with lots of film shot during the day’s action.
Sunday morning’s sailing was done in Sand Ballast Bay just to seaward of Ferrypoint and the sunny afternoon was spent tacking in a restricted channel between safety boats and towed buoys and doing starts and triangles out in the main bay off the beach. Evenings debrief featured film from the day and pizza that went down very well once more.


Monday dawned very foggy and at base on Ferrypoint, after a few halyards were restrung, Troy gave an extended briefing and meteorological explanation while facing a thick fog bank to seaward until eventually he realised the fog had lifted sufficiently in the inner bay behind him to allow launching. Enthusiasm was so high that what was to be just a morning session on the water, got extended to coming in for a quick lunch and getting out for another hour of starts and beats. To see everybody cross the line on the gun and get to the weather mark and back in a tight bunch with smiles on their faces and lots of friendly banter, was proof of success and was just what is needed to give the feel-good feeling that will keep this gang sailing and hopefully help Youghal refocus again on the sea.


Without an existing sailing club or training centre, sailing in this historic sailing ship port is making a comeback spearheaded by schoolboy Adrian Lee, who’s passion for the sea led him to an old GP14 he kept moored in the same harbour Moby Dick was filmed in and from there, to growing a fleet of 12 GPs in 3 years and travelling to GP circuit events as far away as Sligo and Donaghadee to gain experience. GP’s have proved ideal for the kind of adventure sailing and racing done by the hardy youngsters of Youghal with their great seafaring tradition and can do attitude.

 

This will be a great future venue for GP class events especially if standard courses are supplemented by a longer distance race under the road bridge and up and down the Blackwater river, would the same boats still win?

GP14 Leinster Championship @ Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015

Early Bird Entry extended to Fri 17th April

Big thanks for getting your entries in for the early bird entry.  We have 31 boats entered already and is by far the biggest dinghy fleet for the Dun Laoghaire Regatta. 

 

The early entry fee has been extended until Fri 17th Apr.  After that the entry of €135 will apply. 

 

See the entry list on our Leinster Championship page.

 

You can still enter online:

http://www.dlregatta.org/racing/online-entry-2015/

 

Please follow these 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 and process your entry over the phone at the reduced fee
4. 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

 

CraftInsure - offer free extended cover for Barbados Worlds

Announced 3 March 2015 on Y&Y and GP14.org:

"Established in 1955, the GP14 Class Association insurance scheme has now been in place for 60 years and has been underwritten by Navigators & General throughout the entire period, making it one of the oldest dinghy class partnerships of any kind.

Although now administered by Craftinsure.com, the scheme was managed by long standing GP14 Association member and past president, Graham Knox for much of its history, and Graham remains involved as an important link.

 

As a special gesture marking the 60th Anniversary, Craftinsure.com and Navigators & General have jointly agreed to extend policies to include the 2016 World Championships in Barbados at no additional cost.

 

In line with usual charges to extend cover for events outside Europe, an additional premium of £50.00 was expected to apply, and so this should be a very welcome announcement for all those intending to participate who are insured with Craftinsure.com.

 

Craftinsure's Rod Daniel comments "together with Navigators & General, we are delighted to be supporting the GP14 Association Worlds again, and providing some help to members in attending what we are sure will be a fantastic event".

Although free of charge, Craftinsure advise that GP14 policy holders intending to take their boat to Barbados in March 2016 should still contact them so that cover can be extended for the event."

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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