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GP14 world champion Shane MacCarthy is one of two GP14 helmsmen to decline this weekend's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
All Irelands
Two invitees have declined their invitations to this weekend's Irish Sailing Association (ISA) All Ireland sailing competition at Royal Cork Yacht Club over an entry fee that the ISA says it is forced to charge in the absence of an event sponsor. GP14 World…
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Skerries Sailing Club looking very trim, as befits the new SuperValu TidyTown status, with GP 14s preparing to go out to the race area
Coastal Notes
Anyone involved in assessing national sailing contests such as the Mitsubishi Motors “Club of the Year” or the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” awards will be able to tell you it’s much better to do such work by stealth if…
Competitors at the pre–race briefing for the 41st All Ireland Inter-Schools Sailing Regatta at Sutton Dinghy Club
Youth Sailing
Last weekend Sutton Dinghy Club ran their Inter-Schools Sailing event. The event in its 41st year attracted 32 schools with 107 boats and 144 youth sailors making the start line last Saturday morning. Well 2 start lines actually with 38 boats…
The late Alan McEneff of Foynes YC
Shannon Estuary
Foynes Yacht Club lost a stalwart this season with the untimely passing of Alan McEneff in early May. Alan, who was actively involved in promoting sailing to newcomers in the Club, will be greatly missed by all in the Shannon…
Simon Cully and Libby Tierney upwind
GP14
The 2016 GP14 Leinster Championships were hosted by Sutton Dinghy Club and there was a super representation from Clubs up and down the country writes Andy Johnston. The strength of the Class comes from the GP14 presence in the likes…
East Down winners –  (left) GP14 winning crew Damian Bracken presented with a new trophy by Laura Thompson and silver fleet einners Steve Nelson and Brenda Preston
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The members of East Down Yacht Club in Strangford Lough welcomed the GP14 fleet back for the 2016 Ulster Championships on the 25th and 26th June with their enthusiastic and warm hospitality. This was the fleet’s first return to EDYC…
GP14s bunched at the leeward mark at Swords Sailing & Boating Club
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The GP14 Riocard O'Tiarnaigh Challenge was again this year held at Swords Sailing and Boating Club on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May. It was sailed as a combined event with the Purcell Trophy this year due to the…
GP14s competing at Swords Sailing Club
GP14
The Irish GP 14 fleet returned to domestic competition at the weekend after a very enjoyable World Championship in Barbados over Easter, made all the more enjoyable when we had an Irish winner in Shane McCarthy & Andy Davis. Results…
Irish GP14s returning from the Barbados World Championships arrived back in Belfast in early May. Three Irish containers were unpacked and It is reported all the boats are very much in one piece. Shane McCarthy's winning championship boat was one of the first out
GP14
The GP14 Ireland fleet kicks off its 2016 season with combined Purcell Trophy 2016 & O’Tiarnaigh Challenge from 21-22 May at Swords Sailing & Boating Club. The first event will of course be sailed with the new Irish world champion…
Stephen Boyle (left) congratulates GP14 world champion Shane MacCarthy in Dublin this afternoon
GP14
Ireland's GP14 World Champion helmsman Shane MacCarthy, who now holds a unique triple crown of Irish, UK and World titles was welcomed home this afternoon by Irish class president Stephen Boyle. The full story of the Greystones Sailing Club sailors…
Shane MacCarthy and Andy Davis from Greystones Sailing Club are the new GP14 World Champions
GP14
Greystones Sailing Club is saluting its first ever world champions tonight as Shane MacCarthy and Andy Davis lift the GP14 Worlds Trophy on the far side of the Atlantic Ocean at the conclusion of the Barbados hosted week long dinghy…
GP 14 Worlds comes to a conclusion in Barbados today
GP14
Wicklow sailors Shane McCarthy and Andrew Davis lead the GP14 Worlds in Barbados with two races to go but still any one of three can win the world title later today. Lighter winds prevailed for Race seven and eight but…
McCarthy, the reigning UK and Irish Champion, has sailed a very consistent series scoring  3,3,(9),3,2,4 so far
GP14
Ireland's Shane McCarthy and Andy Davis are placed third two points adrift of leaders Nick Craig and Toby Lewis of Great Britain after six races of a scheduled eleven in the 105 boat GP14 World Championships in Barbados. In a…
Big Breeze for the GP14 fleet in Barbados
GP14
Bloomin' windy in the West Indies – gusting up to 30–knots during the race writes Irish crew Laura McFarland about race four of the GP14 World Championships in Barbados yesterday.  Only one race was sailed due to the very strong winds…
GP14s run downwind at the Barbados World Championships
GP14
Ireland stays in contention at the GP14 worlds in Bardbados this week but the lack of official results from the Barbado Yacht Club is possibly best explained by today's layday after last night's Rum party. The overall position after race…

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