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Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD and Irish Sailing President Jack Roy congratulate the SB20 Sin Bin Crew at yesterday's Cork Week official opening ceremony
Michael O'Connor's Sin Bin crew were winners of the SB20 Southern Championships that kicked off Cork Week in Crosshaven yesterday and dominated by Dun Laoghaire entries. After six races sailed in a seven-boat fleet, the Royal St. George YC entry was…
Team Ridgeway - Peter Kennedy (right), sailing with Stephen Kane (centre) and Hammy Baker from Strangford Lough are the 2018 SB20 National Champions
In a series led from start to finish, Strangford Lough Olympian Peter Kennedy, sailing with Stephen Kane and Hammy Baker, was the winner of the SB20 National Championships at the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay. The former Flying Dutchman crew…
Peter Kennedy, with crew Stephen Kane and Hammy Baker lead the SB20 Nationals on Dublin Bay
Olympic sailor Peter Kennedy from Strangford Lough continues his overall lead at the SB20 National Championships on Dublin Bay after six races sailed.  Download overall results below. The National Yacht Club hosted event has attracted 16 entries for the three–day sportsboat contest. Today's three championship races,…
Marty Cuppage (right) sailing 'Sea Biscuit' is competing in the SB20 Nationals on Dublin Bay
Olympic sailor Peter Kennedy from Strangford Lough leads the SB20 National Championships on Dublin Bay after three races sailed.  The National Yacht Club hosted event has attracted 16 entries for three–day sportsboat contest.  Kennedy, who sailed in the Flying Dutchman…
The three-man Sportsboat Championship will be held over three days (29th 30th June & 1st July) at the National Yacht Club
Current form shows Royal St. George and Royal Irish Yacht Club crews are the ones to watch when the SB20 National Championships sets sail on the home waters race track of Dublin Bay at the end of this month. In a busy…
Michael O'Connor's Sinbin was a winner on Strangford Lough
The SB20 fleet converged on Strangford Lough Yacht Club last weekend for their second regional event of the year, the Northern Championships. The forecast was for sunshine and 15 to 25 knots of breeze all weekend so plenty of thrills…
SB20 winners – Stefan Hyde, John Malone and Jerry Dowling
The SB20 fleet got the 2018 season off to a flying start with the first regional event of the year hosted by a very hospitable Greystones Sailing Club. The fleet were challenged by a mix of conditions over the two…
SB20 sailors started their DBSC Summer Season last night with the first Thursday night race on Dublin Bay
In the first Thursday night race of the season in Dublin Bay, the SB20 class, vice captain, Pat O'Brien (& Dave Dwyer & Peter Lee) took the first gun of the season. "The first of many" was the aspiring thought…
The first regional SB20 event of 2018 will be hosted by Greystones Sailing Club from 28th – 29th April
There are several new additions to the SB20 fleet on the east coast this year with at least two of the sportsboats arriving into Greystones Sailing Club for the first time. This positive news for the class, centred around Dublin…
Dublin Bay Sailing Club’s latest 48-page yearbook is the visible face of a significant part of Irish sailing’s organisational infrastructure
It’s big, it’s unique, and it’s the focal point of recreational interaction with the sea for one of the more affluent areas of population in Europe writes W M Nixon. But anyone visiting Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the first time,…
While the bulk of the SB20 fleet are due back on the water in April, the INSS's Kenny Rumball has been racing his SB20 (above) all winter at both the DBSC Turkey Shoot and Spring Chicken Series
SB20 Irish sailors will be back on the waterfront next month when the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosts the class dinner. Not only will new year exploits in Tasmania be a hot topic of conversation but there will also be…
The Waterfront Award for a significant contribution to the sport went to the long serving Honorary Secretary of Dublin Bay Sailing Club, Donal O' Sullivan.
The Royal St. George Yacht Club saluted its top performers at its Dun Laoghaire Harbour clubhouse on Saturday. The Black Tie gala dinner recognised some outstanding sailing exploits from youth to offshore as well as cruising and team racing achievements in…
French winners at the SB20 Worlds
Time please Ladies and gentlemen. It’s a wrap. Get out. Never quite the latter, no matter how hard we tried, but the 2018 SB20 World Championship of Hobart in Tasmania are now confined to the annals of history writes Ted…
Achille Nebout and his young crew of Gabriel Skoczek, Pauline Mazzocchi and Bruno Mournac
Young French skipper Achille Nebout, sailing Le Reservoir/Mazet & Associase, brilliantly won the 2018 World championship for the SB20 one-design sports boat class on Hobart’s River Derwent. The top Irish performance was 13th from Michael O'Connor of the Royal St.…
SB20s jostle for room on the start line
“Blow the froth off one mate. Sun is shining, you could be back home in the s**t” – Honda, Mind Games, AUS As with any competitive sailing crew, we all consciously agree to the ups and downs of this sport. Today…
 Fifty nine SB20s on the line on Hobart’s River Derwent
Tasmanian sailor Michael Cooper has fought back in his bid to win the 2018 SB20 World championship, but the competition is fierce with two French and a British boat his rivals for victory on the Derwent tomorrow (Thursday). Irish bats…

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