Mount’s Bay Sailing Club, an RYA Affiliated Club, is delighted to have been asked to host the 2018 Gul GP Class World Championships.  The prestigious event is set to take place from Sunday, 29 July to Friday, 3 August – with two races a day.

The event is filling up fast and is looking like an entry level of at least 130 boats. There will be the usual excellent race management, a packed social programme and lots of little touches that will make this a truly memorable Worlds.

Long tradition

Mount’s Bay Sailing Club is known for being one of the best dinghy championship venues in the UK due to its beautiful location and long tradition of holding championships.

The club has been running championships since 1959 and has already held the GP14 UK Nationals in 1986, 1992, 1999 and 2007. It also won the Royal Thames Yacht Club’s Race Management Trophy in the Enterprise World Championships and was shortlisted for the “Event of the Year” in 2014 when it hosted the RS400 Nationals.

Gul is the main sponsor for the event and had these words for the participants: “This is a prestigious event in Cornwall – the county in which Gul has always been based. We look forward to working with the Class and Club to ensure a successful championship.”

Jack Austin Fund

The GP14 Association is pleased to support youth sailors and the Jack Austin Fund is available to support youth competitors by way of a travel grant.

The intent of the awards is to assist young people, including a member of the family of an Association member, who would otherwise not be able to attend the 2018 Gul GP14 World Championship. The Fund will be available to helms (or crews if crewing with a youth helm) who are members of the Association and who will not have reached 22 years of age by 31 December 2018.

Awards can be made for the 2018 Gul GP14 World Championship. If you are interested in applying, please read the details on the Grants & Funds page.

For further information please check out the GP14 class association event page or the Mount’s Bay Sailing Club website at