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The Irish sportsboat class has released its 2020 fixtures calendar
There's no surprise that the SB20 class is yet another class hoping to join the throng heading to Cork Harbour this summer for Royal Cork's Tricentenary celebrations. With Southern and Western Championship venues still to be confirmed the Irish sportsboat…
Day one of the SB20 Worlds in Hyeres
Day one of the SB20 World Championships opened with a grey day and raining in Hyeres, France, something the locals refuse to call normal at this time of the year. Unfortunately, there are no Irish boats competing in the 65-boat…
Rear View: Sharkbait with Team Ted hunting Martin McNamara, Luke Groarke & Jude Kilmartin
There was fun on and off the water for SB20s at the Freshwater Keelboat Regatta season finale in Lough Derg Yacht Club last weekend writes Class President John Malone. Fabulous weather, great race management lead by Geoff O'Donoghue and legendary…
Jerry Dowling pictured with his winning Sportsboat team mates Stefan Hyde and Jimmy Dowling. Jerry will be appointed SB20 World Chairman next month
Irish SB20 Champion Jerry Dowling will travel to the class World Championships in Hyeres next month to be appointed SB20 World Council Chairman.  The international honour for the Irish one-design sailor comes with the unanimous support of the World Council and…
‘Sonic boom’ sailed by Andrew Deakin, Brian McElligott and Colm McElligott were the overall Gortmore Bell winners
The Iniscealtra Sailing Club annual Gortmore Bell race took place on Lough Derg on Saturday 7th September. With very light wind forecast for the day, the usual 30-mile race was shortened to 20 miles, so the race turned at the…
Royal Irish Yacht Club Vice Commodore Pat Shannon (second from left) presents the overall trophy to the winning Bád Kilcullen crew Kieran Dorgan (left) Stefan Hyde and son and Jimmy Dowling
The Stefan Hyde steered Bád Kilcullen with crew Jimmy Dowling and Kieran Dorgan of the Royal Irish Yacht Club has won the SB20 National Championships on home waters after leading for the entirety of the eight-race series. From an entry…
Sea Biscuit (Marty Cuppage, Barry Glavin and Niall O'Riordan) are 13th at the SB20 Nationals on Dublin Bay
The unbroken run of championship wins continues for  Bád Kilcullen (Stefan Hyde, Jimmy Dowling and Kieran Dorgan) who lead the SB20 National Championships on Dublin Bay. After six races sailed, the Royal St. George Yacht Club trio of Michael O'Connor, Davy…
Rubadubdub sailed by Nick Doherty,Conor O'Regan and Gareth Nolan of the NYC are in ninth place
Three wins from three races gives Bád Kilcullen (Stefan Hyde, Jimmy Dowling and Kieran Dorgan) the perfect start to their SB20 National Championships campaign at the Royal Irish Yacht Club today. 20 boats are competing in the Dubarry-sponsored sportsboat event on…
Colin Galavan, Owen Laverty and PJ Cully of the RIYC and RStGYC are competing in this weekend's SB20 National Championships on Dublin Bay
18 boats - with the possibility of a couple more - have entered the 2019 Dubarry sponsored SB20 National Championships to be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club this coming weekend. After what was a fantastic Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta with…
Justin Burke's SB20 'Alert Packaging' competing on Dublin Bay
After what was a fantastic Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta with 16 SB20s competing for the silverware, the highlight of the SB20 season, the National Championships is now on the horizon. The three-day championship will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht…
Team Ridgeway is third in the SB20s
After an opening race win in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta SB20 Division today, the All-Ireland Sailing Champion Peter Kennedy helming Team Ridgeway could only manage sixth in the second race to place third overall in the 16-boat sportsboats fleet. The lead is…
High speed sailing in an SB20 on Dublin Bay with Ger Dempsey on the tiller
Saturday's planned SB20 Sprint Series on Dublin Bay has been cancelled.  The aim of the innovative sportsboat series was to run "lots of races back to back"  but Class President Colin Galavan said he had no option but to "cancel running…
SB20 Northern winners - Jerry and Jimmy Dowling and Stefan Hyde
Four wins from six sealed victory for the Royal Irish Yacht Club team Bád/Kilcullen at last weekend's Strangford Lough-based SB20 Northern Championships. Jerry Dowling, RIYC's Rear Commodore Sailing, and fellow RIYC Members Stefan Hyde and Jimmy Dowling were in top…
SB20 Eastern winners - Paul Doran, Bella Moorhead, Simon Doran, Neil Murphy HYC and Philip Doran (Helm)
There were so many crew changes at the SB20 Easter Championships in Howth Yacht Club last weekend, the fleet was barely recognisable. Ridgefence, missing Peter Kennedy, was helmed by Emmet Ryan, Bad had Michael O’Connor on the back, venuesworld.com moved…
The SB20 Sportsboat fleet is expanding into Lough Ree with three boats this summer
Lough Ree Yacht Club members are developing a class of SB20s sportsboats on the lake for 'informal' club racing and to compete in the June Bank Holiday Weekend racing and the annual regatta. Three boats have been confirmed for this season with…
The SB20s are heading to Howth for the first event of their 2019 season
The Irish SB20 fleet enjoyed a record year in 2018 seeing an incredibly strong showing of Irish talent at the European Championships on home waters last August, the height of performance being reached by Michael O’Connor’s Sin Bin claiming the…

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