Banks GP14 Dinghy One Design Sails



Sail type Price
Mainsail  

Cut from 4.46 Polykote Ripstop. Complete with leech tell tales, battens, clew slider, soft foot, cunningham, insignia, sail numbers and long sailbag.

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Jib

Cut from 4.46 Polykote. This design is available as an option for those preferring to use their GP 14 for cruising. (See also GP 14 Sport Sails).

 

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Spinnaker

Cut from in SuperKote 75 complete with sail numbers, full colour choice and sailbag.

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Genoa

Cut from 4.46 Polykote. Complete with luff tell tales, Polymex window, hot cut leech, stainless luff wire and long genoa bag.

 

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Royalty labels (per sail)

TBA

UK delivery rolled in protective tube

£25

GP14 Sport Sails

Sail type Price
Mainsail

Cut from 5.9 oz Contender Polypreg. Complete with leech tell tales, battens, clew slider, cunningham, insignia, 1 row of reef points (if required), sail numbers and valise sailbag.

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Jib

Cut from 5.9 oz Contender Polypreg. Complete with tabled leech, tell tales, stainless luff wire (to the same size as genoa if required), hanks (if required), and sailbag.

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Spinnaker

Crosscut cut from 1029. Full colour choice. Complete with sail numbers and sailbag.

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Genoa

Cut from 5.9 oz Contender Polypreg. Complete with tabled leech, luff tell tales, window, stainless luff wire, hanks (if required) and valise sailbag.

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Banks GP14 Dinghy Covers



GP14 dinghy: Banks Sails

Flat top covers

Easy to fit and can be used with the mast up or down. The main halyard attachment webbing ring helps the cover to shed water.


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GP14 dinghy: Banks Sails

Over boom covers

For the ultimate in weather proofing, the over boom style ensures that water will not collect in the cover and allows air to circulate.

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GP14 dinghy: Banks Sails

Trailing covers

Trailing covers are top covers without openings for masts and shrouds. They reduce drag considerably when towing.


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GP14 dinghy: Banks Sails

Under covers

Undercovers protect the hull of the boat from knocks and scratches, particularly when trailing. Our undercovers are handmade from quality nylon.

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GP14 Data Sheet



The GP14 is a popular sailing dinghy, with over 14,000 built. The class is active in the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and parts of north-eastern USA, and the GP 14 can be used for both racing and cruising. The boat is relatively heavy, but stable, and the weight and the freeboard together with her lines combine to make her an excellent sea boat. She is also an ideal boat to learn to sail in.


The class is raced competitively, and offers excellent close racing; she is a very forgiving and easy boat to sail, but a very challenging and demanding and immensely rewarding boat to sail really well. At the highest level of competition the standard is world class, and it is not unusual to find reigning or past Olympic Champions entering the major GP14 Championships, and being defeated.




The GP14 was designed by Jack Holt in 1949. The idea behind the design was to build a General Purpose (GP) 14-foot dinghy which could be cruised, raced or rowed, capable of also being powered effectively by a small outboard motor, able to be towed behind a small family car and able to be launched and recovered reasonably easily, and stable enough to be able to lie to moorings or anchor when required


The boat was initially designed with a main and small jib as a comfortable family dinghy. In a design philosophy that is both practical and highly redolent of social attitudes of the day the intention was that she should accommodate a family comprising parents plus two children, and specifically that the jib should be modest enough for "Mum" or older children to handle, while she should perform well enough to give "Dad" some excitement when not taking the family out. While this rig is still available, and can be useful when using the boat to teach sailing, or for family sailing, and has some popularity for cruising, the boat is more commonly seen with the full modern rig of a mainsail, genoa and spinnaker. Australian boats also routinely use trapezes


It seems almost by accident, and yet it is a splendid testimony to her designer, that what was originally conceived on such a broad-based brief has also turned out to be an outstanding racing dinghy, offering close and rewarding competition at the very highest level.

Draft 1,200 mm (47 in)
Hull
Hull weight 132.9 kg
LOA 4.27 m (14 ft)
Beam 1.54 m
Sails
Spinnaker area 8.4 m
Upwind sail area 12.85 m
Racing
D-PN 100.9
RYA PN 1131


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About Company

Banks Sails was founded because of the demand for dinghy and small keelboat sails designed by Bruce Banks and later by Ken Rose. They quickly established a reputation as an innovative supplier of top quality dinghy and small keelboat sails.

Contact Details

Telephone:01489 582444
Email: enquiries@banks.co.uk
Main Website: www.banks.co.uk

372 Brook Lane,
Southampton,
England, SO31 7ZA