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2017 GP14 Looe National Championship  

12 Slots taken by Irish boats

 

6 Aug - 11 Aug - Looe Sailing Club

 

 

 

 

There are now 73 registered boats for the GP14 Championship at Looe with 12 of those slots been taken up by Irish boats.

 

More details here www.gp14.org/events/2017-gp14-national-championship/

 

13917

Joshua

Porter

Sarah

Coleman

Newtownards SC

TBC

Keith

Louden

Alan

Thompson

Lough Foyle YC

TBC

Shane

MacCarthy

TBC

 

Greystones SC

14116

Peter

Boyle

Stephen

Boyle

Sutton DC

14143

John

McGuinness

Donal

McGuinness

Moville Boat Club

14130

Hugh

Gill

Conor

Twohig

Sutton DC

14105

Katie

Dwyer

Michelle

Rowley

Sutton DC

14209

Gareth

Gallagher

Richard

Gallagher

Lough Foyle YC

TBD

Andy

Thompson

TBC

TBC

East Antrim Boat Club

TBD

Curly

Morris

Laura

McFarland

East Antrim Boat Club

14212

Michael

Cox

TBC

0

Newtownards SC

14054

Doire

Shiels

TBC

TBC

Skerries SC

 

O'Tiarnaigh Trophy

Swords SC 29-30 April 2017

 

 

The O'Tiarnaigh Trophy in 2016 was won by Shane MacCarthy and Damian Bracken.

 

 

 

Who will be in the running to take the trophy 2017?  

Who will be launching a new GP14 at Swords?  There may be a few!

 

NORs and SIs to follow soon.

GP14 Leinsters @ DL Regatta

Early Bird entry ends Fri 31 March 2107

 

Early entry fee of €70 applies for entries received and fully paid before Fri 31 March 2017.  The standard fee of €110 then applies from Sat 1 April with entry closing on Fri 30 June 2017.

 

GP14 Leinsters event will run from Friday 7 - Sunday 9 July.

 

Entry must be made online

Youth Funding 2017

 

New initiative for Irish youth boats heading to the UK in 2017

 

The GP14 Irish Class Association has introduced a new initiative for any all youth boats heading to either GP14 Training or Open Events in the UK in 2017.

 

€100 per boat is being made available as a contribution towards expenses attending these events.

 

Please request application forms from Colman Grimes at cgrimes@colmangrimes.ie / 0868689303.

 

All applications must be made before the 30th of April 2017.

Richard Estaugh Bursary awarded to Josh Porter!

 

Report by Bob Torrens

 

Josh Porter, Newtownards Sailing Club GP14 Fleet Captain, is the first recipient of a Richard Estaugh Bursary. 

 

The 'Richard Estaugh Fund' was established from the sale of GP14 14000 which was donated by the late Richard Estaugh. Richard was not only a much respected sail-maker, boat-builder and multiple championship winner, but also a truly great ambassador for the sport of Sailing and the GP14 Class in particular. The fund was created in perpetual memory of Richard and the huge contribution that he made to the GP Class.


The Bursary is aimed in particular at young sailors from the GP14 International class but any GP sailor can apply for assistance from the fund to go towards the cost of worthwhile sailing related projects. These can take many forms such as participation in training/coaching programmes, championship campaigns, a cruising challenge or sailing expedition, providing assistance or ‘buddying’ for people with a disadvantage or disability.


Although Josh has been awarded the bursary to go towards his campaign at the UK National GP14 Championship in Cornwall this year he is also heavily involved in promoting the GP class in the area as Newtownards Fleet Captain. The Ballyhalbert youth helps extensively with training at NSC and with maintaining the Club's GP14 boats which assist newcomers to the sport to get an opportunity to sail without the expense of buying a boat.


GP14 Association of Ireland President Stephen Boyle presenting Josh Porter, Newtownards Sailing Club Fleet Captain with the first Richard Estaugh Bursary. Also included are Curly Morris, GP14 International vice President and Stuart Wilson, Newtownards Sailing Club Commodore.

 

Photographs copyright Bob Torrens

2017 GP14 Membership

 

Do you need to renew or set up your GP14 International Class Association membership?  It is easy to complete online.  For full details see the Become a Member page details.

 

All helms for GP14 events must be a member but we would also encourage crews to join as associate members.  

 

Helms sailing without membership during an event will be recorded as DSQ'ed.

Tom Jobling's New Book Launch

8pm Wed 8th March - Greystones SC

 

On Wednesday 8th March Greystones Sailing Club will be hosting the Northern nautical novelist Thomas Jobling with his unique 'BOOKS & BOATS' one-man illustrated show.  

 

As well as yarning about exploits afloat, recounting tales from his nautical scribing days, the yachtsman and competitive sailor will be narrating the story behind his journey into the world of nautical fiction as well as talking about and reading from his latest book - ARTHUR'S DEAD. Tom will also be available to sign any purchased copies of  Arthur' and/or his debut novel, Chasing Shadows.
  
BOOKS & BOATS has been touring the maritime establishments of Northern Ireland since the launch of 'Arthur' in Central Belfast late last year. This, Thomas Jobling's current offering, has received rave reviews: Martina Devlin, the acclaimed Dublin journalist and novelist (Sisterland) wrote; "A dramatic story with gripping sea scenes..." while leading America's Cup commentator Bob Fisher said of it; "Jobling's knack of good character building shines in this tale of deception..." 

 

As well as holding various championship titles, Thomas Jobling is a past Commodore of East Antrim Boat Club, and a President of the Irish GP14 Association.  He is also a member of the international Yachting Journalists Association, and the John Hewitt Society.  He currently races a Quarter Tonner in and around Belfast Lough ... and still wins the occasional race!

 

BOOKS & BOATS will be kicking off at eight o'clock in Greystones SC clubhouse.

 

Arthur's Dead - Amazon/Kindle link

Chasing Shadows - www.lulu.com link

2017 GP14 National Championship 

Initial 70 places gone - extra 10 added

 

6 Aug - 11 Aug - Looe Sailing Club

 

There may be some slots remaining - get in quick before they are all gone.

 

www.gp14.org/events/2017-gp14-national-championship/

GP14 Dates 2017

Date

Event

Venue

Sat  29-30

Apr

O'Tiarnaigh

Swords

Sat 27-28

May

Purcell

Greystones SC

Sat 17-18

June

Ulsters

N’ards SC

Sat 24-25

June

24hr Race

Coleraine YC

Fri 7-9

July

Leinster

Volvo Dun Laoghaire

Sun 6-Fri 11 Aug

UK Nationals

Looe SC

Thu 17-Fri

18 Aug

Youth Training

Donaghadee SC

Sat 19-

Mon 21

Aug

Irish Nationals

Ballyholme YC

Sat 16-17

Sep 

Autumn Open/Youths

RCYC Crosshaven

Sat 23-24

Sep 

Inter schools

Sutton

Sat 14-15

Oct

Hot Toddy

Mullingar

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Dublin

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