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Kennedy's Ridgeway Team Win SB20 Nationals on Dublin Bay

1st July 2018
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Team Ridgeway - Peter Kennedy (right), sailing with Stephen Kane (centre) and Hammy Baker from Strangford Lough are the 2018 SB20 National Champions Team Ridgeway - Peter Kennedy (right), sailing with Stephen Kane (centre) and Hammy Baker from Strangford Lough are the 2018 SB20 National Champions Photo: Afloat.ie

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 from both the Seoul and Barcelona Olympics, finished seven points clear of a Howth Yacht Club crew led by Cillian Dickson with Sam O'Byrne, Gordon Stirling and Diana Kissane. The result confounded pre-race predictions that favoured Dun Laoghaire crews to take the title.

The top Dun Laoghaire boat was Royal Irish Yacht Club skipper Jerry Dowling sailing with Stefan Hyde and Jimmy Dowling in third overall.

Download overall results below.

The National Yacht Club hosted event attracted 16 entries for the three–day sportsboat contest. Today's final two championship races, under race officer Colin McMullen, were set in the northern part of Dublin Bay and again sailed in light but steady northeasterly breezes.

SB20 Peter Kennedy 3187Team Ridgeway's scoresheet included three race wins Photo: Afloat.ie

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