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2026 GP14 World Championships

Alternative Venue Announced

(March 15th 2024)


Following a review by GP14 International Committee in early February, a decision was made to look to relocate the 2026 World Championship to an alternative venue. It was with much regret that the Committee had to consider this course of action.
The Sri Lanka Championship Committee were notified and the GP14 International President, Charles Saunders issued an update very recently to the GP14 membership outlining the concerns and challenges that led to this decision.  These were primarily:
  • Container shipping costs estimates suggest that the per boat cost could be in the region of €1,200-1,500 which is 3 to 4 times more expensive than shipping boats to Barbados for 2016 Worlds
  • There still remains serious uncertainty on the future price of shipping with Red Sea being drawn into Middle East conflict, notwithstanding impacts on delivery times and schedules
  • Long haul air fares have also risen considerably and unlikely to drop much in the near to medium future
The outcome of all these factors was that the Committee believed there are very few sailors in Ireland or the UK who could commit to an event in Sri Lanka in two years time and that we would struggle to get more than a couple of containers and the event would not attract sufficient numbers to make a proper World Championships. Having considered the forgoing issues very carefully, it was with much regret that the General Committee decided that it would be sensible as a class to look for an alternative venue for 2026 World Championships.

That process has been underway for a number of week with the Championship Committee looking beyond the traditional venues including possible European venues. This is a challenge as many suitable locations will already have had their events calendar for 2026 locked down. 
However the GP14 International Committee are delighted to announce today that Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club, Belfast have agreed to take on the task of hosting the 2026 GP14 World Championships. The Club were already earmarked to host the 2026 UK Nationals so were ideally placed to step into the breech. More details and revised dates to follow. 
Andy Johnston
President - GP14 Ireland Class Association
Vice President - GP14 International Class Association 


2024 GP14 World Championships

- Plas Heli-

Irish Ferries Discount Code AVAILABLE

(as of March 2024)


Irish Ferries have confirmed availability of a discount code for boats travelling to Plas Heli for the World Championship. As of today they have also confirmed the code could be useed by UK sailors travelling across for the Championship of Ireland this year or indeed by Irish sailors interested in travelling across to some UK event prior to the Worlds.


  • World Championships - August 10-16
  • Championships of Ireland  - June 28/29/30 
  • UK Inland Championships - April 6/7
  • Northern Championship - May 18/19


To avail of this, sailors can email our team at quoting event code GP14WC and including the information below:


  • Names of all travelling
  • Date of birth and nationality for each person
  • Do any passengers require special assistance
  • Dates of travel (out and return)
  • Route
  • Times of sailings
  • Type of on board accommodation (e.g. Club Class or cabin) if needed
  • Vehicle make and registration number
  • Trailer dimensions (in meters), to include towbar
  • Where booking a motorhome, please include height and length of the vehicle in meters
  • A contact postal address
  • A contact mobile phone number


Please note that the code will not work on our website and bookings should be sent through to our team by email only


Terms & conditions: This event code is valid for bookings for your specific event and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion, offer or discount. Rates are not available if paying with Tesco Boost Tokens. Use of the event code will be monitored and will be revoked if any misuse is detected. Best pricing is available on our cruise ferry sailings and all event rates are subject to availability at the time of booking.


GP14 Ireland

2024 Munster Championship

Notice of Race

Now Available Below


KIllaloe Sailing Club

April 20th & 21st 2024



Online Registration & Entry Available 


Click HERE for ONLINE Registration & Payment

This should be done ASAP to help Organisers prepare or the event. The event page on the website also includes important Local Information relating to directions, contacts and accomodation.

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GP14 Ireland Dates

Events & Venues


Apr 20/21

Munster Championships

Killaoe Sailing Club


May 18/19

O'Tiarnaigh Trophy

Mullingar Sailing Club


Jun 1/2

Leinster Championships

Howth Yacht Club


Jun 28/29/30

Championship of Ireland

Newtownards Sailing Club


Aug 10/16

World Championships

Plas Heli, Wales


Aug 31/Sep 1

Ulster Championships

Carrickfergus Sailing Club


Sep 14/15

Autumn Open & Youth Championships

Sligo Yacht Club


Oct 19/20

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