|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|
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/
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
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!
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/
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 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.
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
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
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
The Craftinsure League 2015 is now online. See Craftinsure Leagues for full details
|14158||Shane MacCarthy||Damian Bracken||Greystones Sailing Club|
|2||14143||John McGuinness||Donal McGuinness||Moville Boat Club|
|3||14055||Keith Louden||Alan Thompson||ISA|
|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
|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|
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/
|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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