With our first (qualifying) event since 2019 looming with the Ulster Championship in Newtownards on June 19/20, I am delighted to confirm that Craftinsure will once again sponsor our GP14 Fleet Leagues.
The final League situation at the end of the 2019 season can be found HERE on our Fleets and Leagues page.
For those new to the Class, the guidelines to how the Class manage and administer the Fleet can be found on the attached document.
Great news for the GP14 fleet...we can confirm that our Ulser Championships will go ahead in Newtownards Sailing Club on weekend of June 19/20. Newtownards members have been back sailing for almost a month now and have good numbers out on the water.
The organisers have a max limit of 40 boats (at this time) and will only be taking entries Online via the portal link attached. With 10+ GP14 boats sailing in Newtownards, entries will be on a first come first served basis. Closing date for entries is June 17th.
Good news is that there should be bar and food, subject to prevailing restrictions. Full details on the attached link below.
The Club have confirmed they will have plenty of camping facilities available on site.
While the Championship of Ireland is not for a while yet (Lough Erne YC, Aug 13-15), accomodation in the Lough Erne area is in sharp demand as it is all around Ireland this summer.
While the cancellation of the Volvo was a disappointment for the GP14 Class, what with the GP14 likely to be the largest represented Class with 30 boats registered, I am delighted to say that our 2021 Leinster Championships will go ahead but not in Dun Laoghaire.
Since news of the VDLR cancellation came through, the Committee have been working behind the scenes considering possible alternate venues for the event.
As with last year, a big shout out to Richard Street and the Committee in Blessington for committing to run the event at such short notice. Remember Richard & Blessington managed to run our only event of 2020 The Autumn Open & Youth Championships.
The re-arranged event will be run over 2 days the week-end of July 3-4. More details will be communicated in the coming weeks.
Following discussions between the Class and Cullaun Sailing Club we have made the decision to postpone the Munster Championship till a later date in the season. With only a limited lifting of restrictions expected for the end of April, we believe it is highly unlikely we would have been able to proceed with our initial dates of May 15/16.
The event has been rearranged for November 6th / 7th 2021.
Fingers crossed that we will be able to make the journey to Newtownards in June for the Ulster Championships. As of this weekend we have 27 boats entered for the Leinster Championships which will be raced as part of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in early July. The early bird entry has been extended till April 16th.
The Class Committee are meeting regularly and we will keep you informed of any further developments with regard to getting back sailing.
Email GP14 news and notices to Andy on email@example.com to get them posted here
GP14 Ireland Dates 2021
Events & Venues
Jun 19/20 - Ulsters
Jul 3/4 - Leinsters
Aug 13/15 - Nationals
Lough Erne YC
Sep 11/12 - AOYC
Sutton Dinghy Club
Sep 25/26 - O’Tiarnaigh
Oct 23/24 - Hot Toddy
East Antrim BC
Nov 6/7 - Munsters