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EU GP4/ UK GP4 - Sandbanks, Poole
From Thursday 21 September 2017 -  08:00
To Sunday 24 September 2017 - 17:00

The fleet are returning for their 7th 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 second time, 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

£120 per team - includes 4 days racing and an event t shirt.


These can be found HERE

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.

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