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SB20s Attract 18 for National Championships at Royal Irish Yacht Club

29th August 2019
Colin Galavan, Owen Laverty and PJ Cully of the RIYC and RStGYC are competing in this weekend's SB20 National Championships on Dublin Bay Colin Galavan, Owen Laverty and PJ Cully of the RIYC and RStGYC are competing in this weekend's SB20 National Championships on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat

18 boats - with the possibility of a couple more - have entered the 2019 Dubarry sponsored SB20 National Championships to be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club this coming weekend.

After what was a fantastic Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta with 16 SB20s competing for the silverware in July, the highlight of the SB20 season, the National Championships takes place this weekend.

As Afloat previously reported, crews must weigh-in for the championships and the combined upper crew weight limit is 270 kg.

Jerry Dowling, RIYC's Rear Commodore Sailing, and fellow RIYC Members Stefan Hyde and Jimmy Dowling are in top form in the fleet and were winners of an eight–boat Northern Championships fleet in May.

This weekend, the plan is to run eight races in total and it will be up to the RO to decide how many races are held each day, depending on the forecast. The forecast is looking really good for exciting championship racing.

The SB20 national championships fleet is below: 

Sail No

Boat

Helm

Crew 1

Crew

Club

3040

Provident CRM

John Malone

Emmet Sheridan

Graeme Grant

LRYC

3297

Sunday Brunch

Dave Dwyer

TBC

TBC

RSGYC

3314

Probably

Ian Simington

   

RSGYC

3320

Smoke on the Water

Bob Hobby

Paddy McGrath

Owen Sinnott

RSGYC

3322

Sbodikins

Cian Cahill

   

RSGYC

3323

Sea Biscuit

Marty Cuppage

Barry Glavin

Niall O'Riordan

RSGYC

3343

Rubadubdub

Nick Doherty

Conor O'Regan

Gareth Nolan

NYC

3426

LoFly

Philip Doran

Simon Doran

Bella Morehead

NYC

3433

Animal Origami

Chris Chapman

Richard Franke

Fiannan Alt

RSGYC

3449

Lia

Sarah byrne

Flore Dion

Hillary Mirray

RSGYC

3475

Sneaky B

Charlotte O'Kelly

Alison Piggot

Cecile Van Steenberg

NYC

3500

Team Ridgeway

Peter Kennedy

Stephen Kane

Hammy Baker

SLYC/RNIYC

3544

Ted

Michael O'Connor

Davy Taylor

Edward Cook

RSGYC

3639

venuesworld.com

Ger Dempsey

Chris Nolan

Tim Norwood

RIYC

3717

So Blue

Justin Burke

Alan Claffey

Chris Helme

NYC/RSGYC

3737

Black

James Gorman

Séamus O’Donnell

Sheena Bowers

NYC

3741

Bád Kilcullen

Stefan Hyde

Jimmy Dowling

Kieran Dorgan

RIYC

3761

CARPE DIEM

Colin Galavan

Owen Laverty

PJ Cully

RIYC/RSGYC

 

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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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