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Lack of Entries Cancels SB20 Sprint Series on Dublin Bay

18th June 2019
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High speed sailing in an SB20 on Dublin Bay with Ger Dempsey on the tiller High speed sailing in an SB20 on Dublin Bay with Ger Dempsey on the tiller Photo: Afloat

Saturday's planned SB20 Sprint Series on Dublin Bay has been cancelled. 

The aim of the innovative sportsboat series was to run "lots of races back to back"  but Class President Colin Galavan said he had no option but to "cancel running the event" due to lack of support.

Thankfully, the class can revert to the regular two DBSC Saturday races scheduled this weekend.

In a communication to the membership, Galavan gave an insight behind the lack of take up for the event, "lots of sailors have just finished the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle race, others are off on holiday after the Leaving and Junior Certs and some are off to Sovereigns Cup".

Meanwhile, Royal Irish SB20 skipper Ger Dempsey (pictured above) finished seventh overall at the North Sea Regatta 2019 in the Hague a week ago. Dempsey sailing with Dublin Bay sailors Chris Nolan, Dion Labouret and Justin Burke were winners of race six in the 13-boat fleet. Results are here.

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