GP14 Ireland
GP14 Ireland

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 30 boats entered already and is by far the biggest dinghy fleet for the Dun Laoghaire Regatta. 


The early entry fee of €75 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:


Note : The organizers did not wish to advertise the reduced entry fee and consequently the online form will list the fee for GP Class entry as Euro 95.
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 to and process your entry over the phone at the reduced fee of Euro 75
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


O’Tiarnaigh Challenge








NOR now online.  See O’Tiarnaigh Challenge events page

GP14 Training - Easter 2015

Sponsored by Exe Sails & Howard Davies Memorial

Troy McNamara will be coaching GP14 sailors in Youghal SC, Co Cork, Saturday 4th Apr to Monday 6th April.


Lead Coach Troy Mc Namara is ISA certified and very experienced in training and is both a good GP crew and helm himself. He is young (late twenties) very smiley, friendly and excellent relating to his charges.

Assistant Coaches: Norman Lee and Stephen Boyle.


Sailors will pay €50 ea. Which will cover training and food (lunch and two evening meals) – accommodation costs to be covered by the participants.

This course will aim to give basic level beginners and intermediate level sailors the skills needed to compete safely in club racing and at Bronze level in GP Open events.


Registration Instructions

Contact Norman Lee to see if there are any spaces.

Fill in the form below and email to Norman to book your place.


Please also printand bring a fully signed version to the training.

Microsoft Word document [51.9 KB]

CraftInsure - offer free extended cover for Barbados Worlds

Announced 3 March 2015 on Y&Y and

"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, 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, 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'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."

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.

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

GP14 Calendar Monthly Sponsor

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