This positive news for the class, centred around Dublin Bay, chimes perfectly with the first regional event of 2018 which coincidentally is hosted at the County Wicklow Marina venue later this month from 28th – 29th April.
And in another East Coast fixture for the class, Howth Yacht Club feature the SB20s a month later, in its Sportsboat Cup event from May 24 to 25th.
On Dublin Bay, where the class features on the front cover of the just published 2018 Dublin Bay Sailing Club Yearbook, 18 SB20s are signed up for the first race of the DBSC season on April 24th. Among those swelling the ranks is Roger Bannon who returns to the class after an absence. Bannon will sail Artful Dodger, IRL 3272 from the National Yacht Club.
18 SB20s are signed up for the first race of the DBSC season on April 24th
James Dowling is the new DBSC class captain with Pat O'Brien as vice.
The class will host the European Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club this season where seven countries are now entered for the Dublin Bay title fight that will see Ireland's top SB20 performer Michael O'Connor of the Royal St. George Yacht Club as corinthian World Champion, in action.