2014 News

 Boon Boats News

2014 Solo Championships saw Andy Couch crowned Solo Nations Champion out at Lake Garda Italy.

Andy Couch Solo Nations Champion

Andy Couch Solo Nations Champion

No mean feat! He joins one of the few who have beaten Charlie Cumbley at a Major event. Sailing his Epoxy infused Boon Solo Andy took the fight right into Charlie’s back yard with a final race show down, which Andy took with honours. Again proving the multiple championship winning design from the Boon Boats workshop is more than a match from the now much wider choice of available manufacturers. With some 250+ Boon Solos  manufactured it continues to be the most successful and innovative Solo design introduced into the class since 2008.

Sam left….Andy right

Sam left….Andy right

On the GP14 front Sam Watson and Andy Hunter proved to have plenty in the performance tank when they came a very close second at the Class Inlands Championships before travelling out to Ireland for the GP14 Worlds held at Strangford Loch. Pitched against class supremos Ian Dobson and Andy Tunicliffe, they managed a superb scoreline that by midweek saw them leading the event overall, with a scoreline of 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 5. A last race show down saw them take 2nd overall. These two guys have improved at a remarkable rate over the 2014 season since they acquired their Boon GP14 14132. Former Class Champion Mike Senior paired up with Andy Davis of HD Sails to push Dobson and Tunnicliffe at the Class Nationals held at Weymouth. They managed 2nd overall in a Boon borrowed from Ian Sinclair 14123. A new team and a borrowed boat that could so easily have been a win but for missing out a mark  OOPS! This boat was loaned out later to Pete Mackin and Sam Platt who then went onto win the Youth Championships held at Bolton SC.



1st GP14 Youth Championships

2014 Youth Champions   Photo Copyright Ed Washington

Pete Mackin and Sam Platt of Bolton SC took line honours at this years GP14 youth Championships.

They counted three 1, 1, 1, 2 to complete a conquering score line. Saturday proved to be the testing day when wind built throughout the day to provide exciting sailing for all competitors, Sunday provided a little respite.

However Pete and Sam had left an indelible mark on Saturday with three straight 1sts

Thanks must also go to the boat owner Ian Sinclair for generously loaning his new Boon Epoxy GP14 14123, I know he will be very happy with the result.