Folks, just a quick update with regard to our recent (2020) AGM which was held on January 20th via Zoom.
With over 30 attendees it was a great success. Thank you to everybody that made the effort to jon in. Particularly welcome were a number of new members to the Class who have joined in 2020.
There was some very interactive discussions on a wide array of topics from World Sailing news, Skerries Worlds 2022, our 2021 Event Calendar to Regionals events and the emergence of Munster venues.
The feedback to the Committee since the meeting has been extremely positive and would indicate even if we get back to a face to face AGM this year we should consider also opening it up to Zoom going forward.
The new Committee is now in place with Michael Collender taking over from David Cooke as the Class President. In addition we saw Katie Dwyer and Ger Owens come onboard with Colman Grimes stepping down. David Cooke will remain on Committee to ensure continuity with regard to arrangements for Skerries 2022.
The Committee would ask that everyone consider entering the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatt before the end of February. See note below. This would help ensure the GP14 get maximum exposure for the event and everyone entered before end of February is in with 2 opportunities to win Early Bird prizes.
The event organisers have a no. of early bird entry promotions that shold be of interest to the GP14 Fleet.
If we can get 25 GP14 entries by
28th February VDLR organisers will put up a €100 VDLR Hospitality voucher which may be redeemed against food and drink during VDLR. The draw for this particular voucher will
only be open to the GP14 Class.
NOTE: The VDLR organisers have confirmed that if the event does not go ahead due to Covid-19 restrictions ALL entry fees will be refunded. So please consider entering and avail of reduced entry fee and chance to win a voucher or some nice sailing gear.
In addition VDLR are running an early bird draw for (all fleets) entries received by end of February with the winner receiving a HH Performance Sailing bag. All GP14 entries will be in both draws.
Race Weekend: 2-4 July 2021
Early Bird Entry Fee for GP14 Class : €100
Online Entry : www.dlregatta.org
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GP14 Ireland Dates 2021
Event (Date) Venue
Munsters (May 15-16) Cullaun
Ulsters (Jun 19-20) Newtownards
Leinsters (Jul 2-4) Dun Laoghaire
Nationals (Aug 13-15) Lough Erne YC
AOYC (Sep 11-12) Sutton Dinghy Club
O’Tiarnaigh (Sep 25-26) Mullingar
Hot Toddy (Oct 23-24) East Antrim BC
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