GP14 Class International Association
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This Site Last Updated :

28 January, 2017

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the GP14 Class Association of Australia - WA branch.

 

The GP 14 is both a popular family boat and a competitive racing dinghy. Originally designed in 1949 by Jack Holt as a “general purpose” dinghy it is a strong, stable design that can be rigged to sail safely for family outings or with full sails, spinnaker and trapeze for competitive racing. The use of a trapeze on the GP14 is not standard  and is a special dispensation provided to the Australian Branch, in recognition of the consistently strong winds in which we sail.

The GP14 Class Association fosters club-based GP14 racing and cruising in Western Australia and membership of the WA Branch includes membership of the International Association.

There are two GP14 fleets operating in Western Australia, one based at Mounts Bay Sailing Club on the Swan River (where they hosted the GP14 World Championships in the late 1970s) and the other is a small fleet at Dunsborough Bay Yacht Club sailing in beautiful Geographe Bay.