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GP14 Ireland Autumn & Youth Championships

16th & 17th September 2017 - 

Royal Cork Yacht Club

 

 

 

A superb GP14 racing weekend was held at Royal Cork YC in Crosshaven.  Saturday started breezy but eased off to medium winds but was a cold day on the water.  Sunday the sun shone all day to give a great day’s sailing with good breeze around.

Windward leewards were sailed for all races.  Upwind and downwind proved to be very tactical.

The Youth championship was hotly contested and the training that Colman & Blessington organized the weekend before shone through. 

 

Congratulations to Jack Buttimer on sweeping the Youths to take U21, U19 & U16 titles.

 

Congratulations to Ger Owens who got to take the top podium place in both the Autumn Open, as helm with Damien Bracken, and the Youth Championships, as crew for Jack.  

 

A big thanks to all of the GP14 owners lending their boats out to the Irish youth.

 

Youth 2017

U21, U19 & U16 champion - Jack Buttimer 

2nd overall Connor Twohig

3rd overall Sam Wray

 

Autumn Open 

1st Ger Owens & Damien Bracken

2nd Curly Morris & Laura McFarland

3rd  Connor Twohig & Rob Dickson

 

Silver

1st Ed Coyne & Colman Grimes

2nd Adrian Lee & David Johnston

3rd  Peter Boyle & Szymon Matyjaszczuk

 

Bronze

1st Connor Twohig & Rob Dickson

2nd Sam Wray & Luke Henderson

3rd  Ciaran Keogh & Adam Leddy

 

Full results and reports to follow.

GP14 Irish Youth Results

 

  Sail # Boat Helm Crew Fleet Club R1 R2 R3 R4 Discard Points
1 14133 Kylie Jack Buttimer Ger Owen U21, U19, U16 YSC 2 1 14 2 -14 5
2 14165 The Wrong Trousers Conor Twohig Rob Dickson U21, U19 SDC 11 5 5 1 -11 11
3 14214   Sam Wray Alan Thompson U21 SYC 5 3 3 6 -6 11
4 14130 Kalaco Shane McLoughlin Hugh Gill U21 SDC 3 4 4 4 -4 11
5 14105   David Johnston Stephen Boyle U21 SDC 7 9 1 5 -9 13
6 13466 Cloud Nine Matthew Street Richard Street U21, U19, U16 BSC 9 10 2 3 -10 14
7 14144 No Surprise Edward Coyne Colman Grimes U21 YSC/SSC 4 2 9 9 -9 15
8 14116   Peter Boyle Szymon Matyjaszczuk U21, U19, U16 SDC 6 8 6 7 -8 19
9 13993   Adrian Lee Ossian Gerraghty  U21 YSC/SSC 1 6 14 14 -14 21
10 14209 Speranza Gareth Gallagher Richard Gallagher U21 MBC/CFYC 10 7 7 14 -14 24
11 13624 Curved Cold Ciaran Keogh Adam Leddy U21, U19 GSC 8 11 8 8 -11 24
12 14138   Denis Cully Simon Cully U21, U19, U16 BSC 12 12 10 10 -12 32
13 13891   Oisin Brown Warren Brown U21, U19 GYC 13 13 11 11 -13 35

 

 

Autumn Open results

 

  Sail # Boat Helm Crew Fleet Club R1 R2 R3 R4 Discard Points
1 14076 True Belle Ger Owen Damien Bracken Gold Swords 1 2 4 2 -4 5
2 14219 Trouble On The Way Curly Morris Laura McFarland Gold EABC/NSC 4 1 1 6 -6 6
3 14165 The Wrong Trousers Conor Twohig Rob Dickson Bronze SDC 2 4 3 3 -4 8
4 14130 Kalaco Hugh Gill Shane McLoughlin Gold SDC 7 5 5 1 -7 11
5 14214   Keith Louden Alan Thompson Gold IS 5 3 7 4 -7 12
6 14144 No Surprise Edward Coyne Colman Grimes Silver YSC/SSC 3 6 8 13 -13 17
7 13207 This One Adrian Lee David Johnston Silver YSC/SDC 13 11 2 5 -13 18
8 14105   Katie Dwyer Michelle Dowley Gold SDC 20 9 6 7 -20 22
9 14214   Sam Wray Luke Henderson Bronze SYC 11 7 9 9 -11 25
10 13624 Curved Cold Ciaran Keogh Adam Leddy Bronze GSC 8 8 14 11 -14 27
11 14116   Peter Boyle Szymon Matyjaszczuk Silver SDC 10 15 20 8 -20 33
12 13466 Cloud Nine Matthew Street Richard Street Bronze BSC 9 13 12 15 -15 34
13 13180 Alkoran Martin Dews Victoria Dews Bronze DSC 12 12 17 10 -17 34
14 14074   Cathal Sheridan David Cooke Silver SSC 6 16 18 14 -18 36
15 14133 Kylie Jack Buttimer Stephen Boyle Bronze YSC 20 10 11 17 -20 38
16 14061 Geepers Michael Collender Brian Walker Bronze MSC 14 14 15 12 -15 40
17 14138   Simon Cully Libby Tierney Silver BSC 15 17 10 16 -17 41
18 13488 Ella Rose Simon Crowe Ella Crowe Silver VBC 17 18 13 19 -19 48
19 13891   Warren Brown Oisin Brown Bronze GYC 16 19 16 18 -19 50

GP14 Ireland Youth Training

Funded by Exe Sails & The Howard Davis Memorial Youth Fund

10 brave sailors ascended on to the picturesque lakes at Blessington Sailing Club last weekend for some vigorous training and a bit of fun! The poor weather did little to dampen the mood and crews from Youghal, Blessington, Greystones and Rush did not delay in getting their boats rigged and on the water.

 

We had a nice breeze for the day and with a yellow weather warning due to spoil our Sunday it was decided to maximise the time on the water on Saturday with two long sessions. Thanks to Simon Cully, Richard Street and Colman Grimes for giving the young guns plenty of training drills and it was great to see significant progress as the day went on. Despite there being plenty of breeze at times, we did not have any capsizes (other than one man overboard footstrap snap capsize drill!). A huge improvement for this same group of sailors on last year’s training.

 

Tired bodies had just enough energy left in the evening to munch on a great feast thanks to the wonderful Jenny & Richard Street and Simon Cully flipping the Burgers while still blowing his whistle. Delicious!

 

Sunday arrived with more rain and more wind, but nothing that this young bunch couldn’t handle. The very talented Alan Blay arrived to offer his expertise. After a short briefing it was decided to get on the water as soon as possible with the wind forecast to strengthen further. The wind blew hard and Alan put the gang through varies drills, between the odd capsize. The gusts were strong and with energy levels slipping it was decided to head in for some hot showers, soup and some theory to wrap up the weekend.

 

Good fun was had by all and it was decided that Blessington SC should be on the annual training calendar given its safe waters, quick access to the sailing area, camping and most of all the warm and friendly welcome of its members. Thanks to the participants for showing up and giving it their all and being greats sports, to Richard and Simon for organising everything, Ellis, Lily, Libby and James on Rescue, Paul and Pat on Shorewatch and Jenny and Val for the lovely food all weekend.

On behalf of all the youths thanks to EXE Sails and the Howard Davies Memorial Fund for the continued support.

 

Best of luck to those heading to the Youths in Cork this weekend where we will be expecting close on 20 boats for this hotly contested event.

See you all again soon.

 

Colman Grimes   

Youth Organiser / GP14 Committee

 

Good luck Josh

 

One of Newtownards SC’s top crew & soon to be top helm, Josh Porter ends an era with his move to his new job with Winder Boats in England.

 

Wishing Josh the best of luck with the new job.

 

You can read his article on his National event at Looe with crew Sarah Coleman

 

https://www.gp14.org/josh-porter-diary-2017-uk-nationals/

You are invited to the 3rd Annual

Villierstown 250

Sailing Race

The Villierstown 250 is a dinghy sailing race that will be hosted by

Villierstown Boating Club (VBC) located on the picturesque

Blackwater River. The event takes place on Sunday 1st October

2017. This exciting event is open to all dinghy sailing classes and

through generous sponsorship from Union Chandlery a top prize

equivalent to €250 is on offer to the overall winner of the event.

 

Where: Villierstown Boating Club

(Waterford)

When: Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Time: First Gun at 13:55hrs

 

 

Want to join in the fun? Please contact:

 

Paul Virtue

Villierstown Boating Club

Mob: 086 847 3562

E-mail: virtue.pc@hotmail.com

Web: https://www.facebook.com/pg/VillierstownBoatingActivitiesClub/events/

Over 60 boats signed up for the 2018 Gul GP14 Worlds

 

Below taken from Michelle Evans' article in Y&Y.

Full article link - http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/198319/Over-60-boats-signed-up

 

"With ten months to go until the 2018 Gul World Championship in Mount's Bay there are already as many people signed up as there were at the Nationals a month ago with 64 boats confirmed.

 

This will be the fifth time the class has been to Mount's Bay and with so much early interest it looks set to be the biggest event for at least a decade as a veritable who's who of amateur dinghy sailing are already entered.

A multiple winner in other classes, Nick Craig has yet to crack the GP14s and will be back for another go in 2018.  As will the current GP14 World Champion helm Shane MacCarthy and Solo National Champion Andy Davis, the current multiple National Champions Ian Dobson and Andy Tunnicliffe, former National Champion Mike Senior with Chris White, not to mention OK World Champion Jim Hunt, sailing with Liz Senior.  Also looking for a place in the top five will be the current Fireball National Champion Matt Burge and former Laser 2000 national champion Fergus Barnham, with Andy Hunter...."

 

Register Online 

To register online for the event see https://www.gp14.org/shop/gp14-world-championship-2018/

 

Team Sligo finish 10th in the Southport 24hr Race

 

The “24 Hour Race” is the UK’s No.1 dinghy endurance race, and the GP14 class is the largest that takes part in this race, and has been running as an annual event for 50 years! The race is sailed in classic dinghies (Enterprise, GP14, Lark and Firefly) on the relatively safe waters of the Marine Lake at Southport, and racing is continuous for 24 Hours, even in extreme weather conditions.

GP14 Ireland Autumn & Youth Championships

16th & 17th September 2017 - 

Royal Cork Yacht Club

 

 

 

Schedule

Sat 16 Sep

12:00 hrs  

Autumn Open    

Race 1, Race 2      

 

 

Youths

 

Youth Race 1, Race 2  following Autumn Race 2

 

Sun 17 Sep

11:00 hrs

Youths

Race 3, Race 4 

 

 

Autumn Open

Autumn Race 3 , Race 4  following Youth Race 4

 

FEES

Required fees are as follows:

              GP14 Autumn Open           € 50

              GP14 Youths                     € 20

 

Registration

Sat 16 Sep - from 10:00 To 11:00 @ club dinghy centre

 

Youth Categories

Under 21 on 1st January 2017 

Under 19 on 1st January 2017

Under 16 on 1st January 2017

 

NORs and entry forms below:

NOR GP14 Autumn Open 16th17th September [...]
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GP14 Autumn Open Sept. 2017 Entry Form.[...]
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GP14 Youth Championships Sept. 2017 Entr[...]
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GP14 CraftInsure League 2017 - results so far

includes Purcell, Ulsters, Leinsters & Irish

   

 

Gold

1 Discard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sail No

Helm

Crew

Club

Purcell 

Ulsters 

Leinsters 

Irish 

Discard 1

 

 

Net Total

1

14203

Shane McCarthy

Damien Bracken

Greystones SC

2

1

4

2

-4

 

 

5

2

14214

Ger Owens

Mel Morris

RStGYC

1

10

7

1

-10

 

 

9

3

14076

Keith Louden

Alan Thompson

ISA

3

4

2

4

-4

 

 

9

 

 


 

Silver

2 Discards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sail No

Helm

Crew

Club

Purcell

Ulsters

Leinsters

Irish

Discard 1

Discard 2

 

Net Total

1

14080

Gareth Gallagher

Richard Gallagher

Moville BC/LFYC

1

1

2

2

-2

-2

 

2

2

14054

Doire Shiels

Andrew Sexton

Skerries SC

2

2

3

1

-3

-2

 

3

3

14116

Peter Boyle

Stephen Boyle

SDC

3

3

1

4

-4

-3

 

4

 

 


 

Bronze

3 Discards 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sail No

Helm

Crew

Club

Purcell

Ulsters

Leinsters

Irish

 Discard 1

 Discard 2

 Discard 3

 Net Total

1

13917

Joshua Porter

Sina Hartman/Cat

Newtownards SC

1

1

7

8

-8

-7

-1

1

2

13180

Martin Dews

Vicky Dews

Donaghdee SC

2

7

1

3

-7

-3

-2

1

3

3

Shane MacLoughlin

Rory Murdoch

Sutton DC

8

9

7

1

-9

-8

-7

1

 

For full results see GP14 Leagues page.

GP14 Youth Training @ Blessington

Sat 9th & Sun 10th Sep 2017

Funded by Exe Sails & the Howard Davis Memorial GP14 Youth Fund

 

Blessington SC have offered to host the rescheduled GP14 Youth Training this September. It will be a great practice weekend for the upcoming GP14 Youth Championship in Crosshaven the following weekend.

 

Places are limited and we already have 7 boats booked up so if you are interested get in touch as soon as possible. If you don't have a boat or just want to get involved helming or crewing please get in touch as we should be able to pair you up with someone else.

 

There is a nominal charge of just €10 per person.

 

Blessington know how to put on a good show and this will hopefully be a memorable event for our ever growing youth fleet. Plenty of camping is available and there is a BBQ planned for Saturday night.

 

For further information contact

Colman Grimes (00353) 86 8689303 / cgrimes@colmangrimes.ie

Congratulations to Ger Owens & Mel Morris on becoming Irish Champions 2017

 

Race 1 & 5 won by Shane MacCarthy & Damien Bracken

Race 2 won by Niall Henry & Ossian Geraghty

Race 3, 4 & 7 won by Ger Owens & Mel Morris

Race 6 won by John Hayes & Joel James

 

Masters won by John Hayes & Joel James

Grand Masters won by Curly Morris & Laura McFarland

 

Junior Helm won by Peter Boyle

Youth Helm won by Gareth Gallagher

1st Lady Helm won by Katie Dwyer

 

Overall Fleet Placings

Gold

1st Ger Owens & Mel Morris

2nd Shane MacCarthy & Damien Bracken

3rd John Hayes & Joel James

 

Silver

1st Doire Shields & Andrew Sexton

2nd Gareth& Richard Gallagher

3rd Michael Cox & Josh Porter

 

Bronze

1st Shane McLoughlin & Rory Murdoch

2nd Geoff & Jane Murdoch

3rd Martin & Vikki Dews

 

Report by Irish GP14 Association

Irish GP14 Nationals 2017

 

The 2017 Irish Nationals were held on 19th-21st August at Ballyholme Yacht Club. 29 boats competed which included one visiting team from the UK – John Hayes, an ex 470 campaigner from Southport who was sailing with Joel James. Overall numbers were down a bit on previous years due to a number of mitigating factors. However those unable to attend missed a superb event with a wide range of conditions, superb race management, excellent hospitality and exceptionally close racing.

 

Chief measurer Jimmy McKee was in attendance on Friday night & Saturday morning to scrutineer and weigh boats. The forecast for Saturday was borderline and the fleet were held ashore initially for an hour or so to allow the wind to subside. When the fleet did eventually take to the water, the lull in conditions proved to be only temporary. Shortly after the start of race one, the committee boat began recording gusts of 30 knots. The ensuing white knuckle race saw Shane MacCarthy & Damian Bracken winning from Sligo’s Niall Henry & Ossian Geraghty with Sutton sailors Alan Blay & David Johnston 3rd. With only 15 boats finishing and conditions refusing to abate, the race committee made the sensible decision to send the fleet home after a single race.  Once ashore competitors enjoyed a superb bar-b-que where the famous Ballyholme rib-eye steaks lived up to all of the pre-event hype.

 

The forecast for the second day of racing could not have been more different to the first. This time, conditions looked borderline on the light side, with even the most optimistic forecasts predicting gusts of just 7 knots. Nevertheless, with a race to make up the race committee sent the fleet out and after a hour or so floating  around the breeze did eventually appear. Niall & Ossain took first blood in the challenging conditions winning the opening race from English visitors John Hayes & Joel James.  The right hand side of the beats seemed to be consistently paying in the ebbing tide but getting out there through the various holes & shifts was’t completely straightforward!  Ger Owens & Melanie Morris found a way though, knocking in 2 bullets in race 3 and 4 from Alan Blay & David Johnsson and Keith Louden & Alan Thompson respectively.  Silver fleet sailors Doire Shiels & Andrew Sexton also had a good day, recording a 7th and a 3rd to take control of the silver fleet. After a long day on the water, the race committee decided the fleet had had enough after 3 races and the fleet returned home.

 

The Irish GP14 AGM was held on Sunday evening and saw Stephen Boyle step down after 3 years as class president. David Cooke takes over as the new president and no doubt will strive to continue the excellent progress made over the past few years as the class builds towards a 2020 World Championships in his home club. Following the AGM, many of the sailors gathered in the nearby Jamaica Inn with a surprise birthday cake for class stalwart Hugh Gill who is celebrating another  big one!

 

With 3 races scheduled for the final days sailing, and just 2 points separating the top four boats the championship was wide open. Race 5 saw Shane & Damien record their second race win from John & Joel. Race 6 and another race winner, this time John & Joel taking line honours with Keith Louden & Alan Thompson in second position.  So going into the final race the championship was set for one of the closest finishes in recent years with Ger & Mel holding a narrow one point lead but Shane & Damian, John & Joel and Nial & Ossian all still in with a real chance of overall victory.

In the end however, Ger & Mel held their nerve and won the last race and with it, the overall event. Doire Shiels & Andrew Sexton won the Silver fleet finishing in 10th overall while Sutton’s Shane MacLoughlin & Rory Murdoch won the bronze fleet. Top youths were Gareth & Richard Gallagher in 12th position overall.

 

Thanks to our OOD Robin Gray and his team for exceptional race management,  David Fletcher for all his hard work in organising the event and everyone at Ballyholme Yacht Club who contributed to such an enjoyable championship.

 

Results

  Sail Number Division HelmName CrewName Club Cat R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Nett
19th Aug 20th Aug 20th Aug 20th Aug 21st Aug 21st Aug 21st Aug
1st 14076 Gold Ger Owens Mel Morris Royal St George YC   -7 5 1 1 3 3 1 21 14
2nd 14203 Gold Shane McCarty Damian Bracken Swords YC   1 3 -6 5 1 4 5 25 19
3rd 14188 Gold John Hayes Joel James Southport SC M -9 2 9 3 2 1 2 28 19
4th 14214 Gold Keith Louden Alan Thompson ISA   6 4 (30 OCS) 2 6 2 3 53 23
5th 13993 Gold Niall Henry Ossian Sligo YC M 2 1 5 6 5 7 (30 DNF) 56 26
6th 13977 Gold Alan Blay David Johnston Sutton Dinghy Club   3 9 2 4 -13 10 4 45 32
7th 14143 Gold John McGuinness Donald McGuiness Moville BC M 5 6 (30 OCS) 7 8 8 9 73 43
8th 14130 Gold Hugh Gill Conor Twohig Sutton Dinghy Club M 4 -13 8 12 9 5 7 58 45
9th 14219 Gold Curly Morris Laura McFarland EABC GM (30 DNF) 11 4 11 4 13 6 79 49
10th 14054 Silver Doire Shiels Andrew Sexton Sutton Dinghy Club   12 7 3 -20 12 11 12 77 57
11th 14192 Gold A G Duffin Andy Coshill NSC / EDYC GM 11 10 11 9 7 9 -16 73 57
12th 14209 Silver Gareth Gallagher Richard Gallagher Moville BC Y (30 DNF) 8 7 14 16 12 10 97 67
13th 14212 Silver Michael Cox Josh Porter Newtownards SC M 8 16 10 10 10 17 -18 89 71
14th 1420 Silver Peter Boyle Stephen Boyle SDC Y (30 DNF) 19 17 8 11 6 14 105 75
15th 13901 Silver Steven Nelson Johnny Nelson DSC/NSC   10 12 14 -19 19 14 11 99 80
16th 14105 Gold Katie Dwyer Michelle Rowley Sutton Dinghy Club   15 15 15 (31 DNC) 14 18 8 116 85
17th 14144 Gold Colman Grimes Eoin Boylan Skerries SC   14 14 12 (30 DNF) 22 15 13 120 90
18th 14207 Silver Simon Jeffery Rebecca Jeffery EDYC   (30 DNF) 20 13 13 23 20 15 134 104
19th 14074 Silver Cahil Sheridan David Cooke Skerries SC   (30 DNF) 23 16 16 18 16 20 139 109
20th 13207 Silver Adrian Lee Edward Coyne Youghal SC Y (30 DNF) 17 20 15 15 25 19 141 111
21st 13910 Silver Brian Andrews John McArthur Newtownards SC GM (30 DNF) 21 22 18 17 19 17 144 114
22nd 3 Bronze Shane MacLoughlin Rory Murdoch Sutton DC Y 13 24 23 22 20 -26 24 152 126
23rd 13915 Bronze Geoff Murdoch Jane Murdoch N.S.C. M (30 DNF) 22 18 21 25 21 23 160 130
24th 14171 Silver Lawrence Baalham Robbie Richardson Donaghadee SC M (30 DNF) 18 19 23 21 27 30 DNS 168 138
25th 13180 Bronze Martin Dews Victoria Dews Donaghadee SC   30 DNF 25 24 (31 DNC) 24 23 22 179 148
26th 13466 Bronze Mathew Street Rian O'Haillies Blessington SC Y (30 DNF) 26 26 25 26 22 25 180 150
27th 14061 Bronze Michael Collender Brian Walker Mullingar SC GM 30 DNF 27 21 17 (31 DNC) 31 DNC 31 DNC 188 157
28th 14077 Bronze Michael Brines J Donaldson LEYC   30 DNF 28 27 (31 DNC) 30 DNF 24 21 191 160
29th 2 Bronze Orla Gray Erica Markey Sutton DC Y 30 DNF 29 25 24 (31 DNC) 31 DNC 31 DNC 201 170

2017 GP14 Looe UK National Championship - Great short video showcasing the event & boats

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GP14 Dates 2017

Date

Event

Venue

Sat  29-30

Apr

O'Tiarnaigh

Swords

Sat 27-28

May

Purcell

Greystones SC

Sat 17-18

June

Ulsters

N’ards SC

Sat 24-25

June

24hr Race

Coleraine YC

Fri 7-9

July

Leinster

Volvo Dun Laoghaire

Sun 6-Fri 11 Aug

UK Nationals

Looe SC

Thu 17-Fri

18 Aug

Youth Training

Donaghadee SC

Sat 19-

Mon 21

Aug

Irish Nationals

Ballyholme YC

Sat 16-17

Sep 

Autumn Open/Youths

RCYC Crosshaven

Sat 23-24

Sep 

Inter schools

Sutton

Sat 14-15

Oct

Hot Toddy

Mullingar

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