Mike Sims 5161 wins Abersoch Dinghy week

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Michael Sims sailing Boon Solo 5161 stayed on at Abersoch after the Solo Champs in which he finished 4th overall at his first attempt, to compete in Abersoch Dinghy week.

He took the event in a last race show down with Steve Dennison. Both Mike and Steve set out for the final race on equal points. Mike went on to win the race and the event.

GP14 Nationals Championships Abersoch—31st to 5th of August

The GP14 National Championships 2011 start this weekend at SCYC. Boon Boats have 2 of there new epoxy GP14s racing.

14090 is been raced by Pete Mitchel and crew Dave Hayes :- Boon Boats hull and foils, North sails with a 3DL main.

14091 is been raced by Stuart Bithell and crew Christian Birrel :- Boon Boats hull and foils, Goacher sails.

Good Luck to both teams, if you need any further information on our GP14s click here

Matt Howard wins Nationals and Nations Trophy, formerly Worlds Title

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Matt Howard sailing his New Boon Solo 5211 took the title in a last race battle with Charlie Cumbley 5202. Charlie had lead the event from day one with 1,1,1,1,2,2,2,7 Matt counted a 1,1,1,2,2,2,3,3. Going into the last race Charlie had the lead by 2 points however he needed a result from the last race to prevent him counting a 7. Matt had his points “in the bank” so to speak and set about preventing Charlie posting a result, Charlie eventually had to count a 7th giving Matt the National title for a second year running and the Nations Trophy formerly the World Title. Congratulations and very well done to all mentioned.

Junior:- Pete Mitchel 5219 his first Boon Solo took 1st Junior and 7th overall.


Veteran:- David Mitchel 5122 took 2nd Veteran and 8th overall.

Grand Master:- Ray Collins 5073 took the Grand Master Trophy second year running.

Boon Hulls took 7 yes 7 of the top ten places & Won 7 of the 10 races!

1st   Matt Howard… 5211……………x3 race wins, Class Champion 2010,11

2nd  Charlie Cumbley… 5202…….x4 race wins, Class Champion 2008,09

4th   Michael Sims… 5161

5th   Chris Brown… 5210

7th   Pete Mitchel… (1st Junior) 5219

8th   David Mitchel… (2nd Veteran) 5122

10th David Mcgregor… (4984)


A selection of full size pictures Click here


Matt Howard – Solo Class Champion   Charlie Cumbley – 2nd       Pete Mitchel 1st Junior      Ray Collins 1st G Master

Copyright :- Mike Ball

Boon Boats GP14 14090 takes 2nd Overall at the GP14 Masters

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Sailing the New Boon Epoxy GP14 14090, David Mitchel crewed by son Pete took the overnight lead after Saturdays racing at Welsh Harp SC, counting a 1st and a 2nd, from the 2 races sailed in a steady 12 to 13 knot breeze. Unfortunately Sunday dawned with very little wind that never really materialized.

Father and son took 2nd overall at close of racing on Sunday having lodged another 2 to count. Its the first time David has been in a GP14 in five years let alone with Pete crewing, so a great performance all round. Well done Guys.

Pete Mitchel 14090 takes 3rd at Brightlingsea GP14 South East Area Championships

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Sailing the new Boon GP14 14090, Pete Mitchel teamed up with Emily Cole-Evans to compete in the GP14 South East Areas held at Brightlingsea SC. Having only done one event together they got stronger as the weekend progressed. With winds light to moderate they displayed excellent pace all round with their North Sails combined with a Selden rig on a new Boon Epoxy hull.

Well done Guys!