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2018 Was ‘An Exciting Year’ For SB20 Class

29th October 2018
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Peter Kennedy (right) with Stephen Kane (centre) and Hammy Baker from Strangford Lough are this year’s National champions Peter Kennedy (right) with Stephen Kane (centre) and Hammy Baker from Strangford Lough are this year’s National champions Photo: Afloat.ie

#SB20 - This year was an exciting one for the SB20 class and one that we can look back on with pleasure, says class president Colin Galavan as the 2018 season came to a close.

Galavan offered his congratulations to the season’s big winners, including Team Ridgeway — Peter Kennedy, Steve Kane and Hammy Baker — who won the Nationals on Dublin Bay, and the Northern and Southern double for Michael O’Connor’s Sin Bin, also third overall at the Europeans.

Looking to 2019, the class looks forward to a return to racing in Howth, starting with the Spring Series followed by the first regional event on the calendar.

Next year will also see a return to Team Ridgeway’s home waters at Strangford Lough Yacht Club, while Dun Laoghaire’s regatta week promises to be a highlight of the summer.

Galavan says plans are in motion to run a ‘sprint series’ of single-day racing over two weekend, comprising a large number of quick 20-minute races.

The class AGM at the Royal St George Yacht Club next month (Friday 23 November from 7.30pm) will be an opportunity for members to take stock of 2018 and consider the season ahead.

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