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SB20 Southerns at Cork Week Won by Royal St. George YC's 'Sin Bin'

16th July 2018
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 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 Photo: Bob Bateman

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 three points clear of Royal Irish rivals Colin Galavan, Chris Arrowsmith and Owen Laverty in Carpe Diem. Third was RIYC's Stefan Hyde, Jerry Dowling, Jimmy Dowlin in Bad Kilcullen.

SB20 Southern Championships overall

1st IRL3544 Sin Bin Michael O'Connor RStGYC
2nd 3761  Colin Galavan, C Arrowsmith, O Lavery RIYC
3rd IRL3741 Bad Kilcullen  RIYC
4th IRL3040 Provident CRN John Malone, Killian Collins, Mary Collins
5th 3065 Bango Ewen Barry & Stanley Brown MBSC SB20
6th 544 Alan Ruigrok, David Kelly, Paddy Kelly Rush Sailing Club
7th IRL3433 Chris Chapman, Richard Franks, Fionna Al RStGYC 

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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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