The GP14: Originally designed by Jack Holt in 1949, the GP14, was intended for both cruising and racing. The boat can be sailed with a mainsail and small jib as a comfortable family dinghy or rigged (as usual) for racing with mainsail, genoa and spinnaker. The basic hull shape has remained unchanged but the internal layout has been radically updated. With recent developments and the continued backing of an active class association, the GP14 remains one of the UK’s most popular sailing dinghies for close, competitive fleet racing. There is a full calendar of regional, national and world events.
GP14s at West Kirby: Long established at WKSC, the class racing is held on the Marine Lake on Thursday evenings from April through to mid September. In 2014 & 2015 and 2016, the GP14 fleet boosted the highest turnout in class series at the club.
All are welcome and if you are new to racing and would like to give it a go, contact the class captain. There are several social events organised by the class during the year.
6 Aug – 11 Aug 2017 GP14 National Championship Looe Sailing Club
28 Jul 2018 GP14 World Championship Mount’s Bay Sailing Club
5 Jul – 8 Jul 2019 GP14 National Championship Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy
Class Captain: Trevor Jenkins (email@example.com) – Tel. nbr. 07528 812228) GP14 Class Association: Tel: 00 44 (0) 1257 251 222