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UK / EU GP - Sandbanks Poole
From Thursday 01 September 2016
To Sunday 04 September 2016

The fleet are returning for their 6th year to Sandbanks, Poole. The event is always well attended with the attraction of sandy beaches, vast open race course and sometimes wall to wall sunshine. For the first time in many years, this will not only contribute to the UK GP series, but will also feature on the European GP Series. The large beach makes this a great event to come and see the boats up close and also on the race course just off the beach.

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For the European sailors whose first time it is to Sandbanks, this event is a little bit different. The event always gets a good turn out from UK boats and were expecting a huge fleet from the extra sailors in the UK. The event is run by Parkstone Yacht Club, situated inside the Harbour. The skiffs are rigged and launched from a beach and we join the race committee of the yacht club in bay where racing takes place. See below.

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Entry Cost

£50-£100 per team (To be confirmed)


These will be published in due course

Sailing Instructions

These will be published in due course


There are lots of available places in Poole Harbour to stay. They book up fast, so its suggested to get something booked sooner rather than later. Try and search for Poole Harbour. For complete luxury, there is the Sandbanks Hotel next to the rigging area!


The nearest port is Portsmouth which is an hour and a half. Or Dover is much further away, but the crossing is much quicker for those coming from further East in Europe.

Thursday  1st September

We are looking to make this day an extra racing or training day. This will be confirmed shortly and the European fleet will be made aware of this ASAP.


Once the extra day has been decided on, this area will be updated with the schedule to help sailors plan their weekend.

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Location Sandbanks Poole
15 Banks Road
BH13 7QL