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SB20 2014 Fixture List is Published

21st December 2013
SB20 2014 Fixture List is Published

The Irish SB20 class has published its 2014 fixtures list which sees the sportsboat class kick off next season with the Howth Spring Warmer series on April 6th. The full fixture list is below and also available as a an xcel file to download too.  

ProposedEvents 2014 SB20 V7 20/12/13 
EventDates
Howth spring warmer6th April
Howth spring warmer13th April
Howth spring warmer20th April
DBSC27th April
DBSC 4th May
DBSC 11th May
Easterns NYC17th+18th May
RIYC Regatta25th May
Bank Holidays 01-Jun
Carrickfergus 7th+8th June
DBSC 15th June
NYC Regatta21+ 22nd June
DBSC 29th June
R St G Regatta5th July
DBSC 13th july
DBSC 20th July
RCYC Nationals 27th July
DBSC 10-Aug
Galway23/24th Aug
Worlds6th-9th Sept
DBSC 7thSept
DBSC 14th sept
DBSC28th Sept
Frostbite 4th October
Midlands 18/19 oct

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SB20 (formerly Laser SB3) information

Designed by Tony Castro, the SB20 is a British-built strict one-design 6.15m keelboat conceived as a wide appeal, affordable, competitive sportsboat for teams of three or four sailors. It is also, arguably, the most successful sportsboat in the world with 800 owners competing regularly in a programme of exciting local, national and international events.

Originally known as the Laser SB3, the SB20 continues to deliver on its pioneering promise: a boat that is fun, fast and easy to sail by anyone of any age; the best value-for-money sportsboat in the market.

The Laser SB3 was designed by Castro and launched in 2002. In 2007 the Laser SB3 was awarded ISAF Recognised Status and the first World Championships were held in Ireland in 2008. In 2012, Tony Castro appointed a new builder, Sportsboat World. At this time, the Laser SB3 was renamed the SB20 and building was returned to the UK from Malaysia. The ethos of the class continues.

The boat is a strict one-design class, economic to buy and campaign, easy to sail with a simple deck layout and electric downwind performance delivered by the generous sail plan. The boat has a lifting keel, can easily be launched from a slipway and towed behind a family car.

Previous SB20 World Champions

2008 GBR: Geoff Carveth, Roger Gilbert, Roz Allen & Sarah Allan

Host National Yacht Club, Dun laoghaire, Ireland

2009 GBR: Craig Burlton, Stephen White, Adam Heeley

Host Clube Naval de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal

2010 GBR: Jerry Hill, Grant Rollerson, Joe Llewellyn

Host Circolo Vela Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy

2011 GBR: Geoff Carveth, Andy Ramus, Ian Mills & Emma Clarke

Host Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Torquay, UK

2012 GBR: Geoff Carveth, Lesley Dhonau, Roger Hudson & Asenathi Jim

Host Hamilton Island Yacht Club, Queensland, Australia

2013 GRB: Craig Burlton, Stephen White, Adam Heley Host COYCH Club, Hyeres, France

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