Olympic bid for Suffolk dinghy

A SUFFOLK-MADE dinghy has been short-listed to take part in the 2012 Olympics.The Carbonology GT60 was built at a Woodbridge boatyard by David Chisholm and designed by Paul Bieker, who has designed two World Championship-winning vessels.

A SUFFOLK-MADE dinghy has been short-listed to take part in the 2012 Olympics.

The Carbonology GT60 was built at a Woodbridge boatyard by David Chisholm and designed by Paul Bieker, who has designed two World Championship-winning vessels.

It was one of five dinghies tested out at Hyeres in France for the Women's High Performance Dinghy event at the Olympic Sailing Competition.

It will now take part in a final selection event in October, likely to take place in Weymouth.

The project to create the Carbonology GT60 was supported by the Haven Gateway Partnership, and the dinghy had its inaugural launch at Alton Water.

Mr Chisholm said they were grateful to the partnership, and to local firms such as the John Grose Group for their support.

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“We now hope to prove to everyone how valuable their support and commitment really is by going all out to earn the GT60 Olympic status,” he said.