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Royal Irish Trio Lead SB20 Nationals on Dublin Bay

30th August 2019
Rubadubdub sailed by Nick Doherty,Conor O'Regan and Gareth Nolan of the NYC are in ninth place Rubadubdub sailed by Nick Doherty,Conor O'Regan and Gareth Nolan of the NYC are in ninth place

Three wins from three races gives Bád Kilcullen (Stefan Hyde, Jimmy Dowling and Kieran Dorgan) the perfect start to their SB20 National Championships campaign at the Royal Irish Yacht Club today.

20 boats are competing in the Dubarry-sponsored sportsboat event on Dublin Bay, two more than predicted.

The host club trio lead Royal St. George's Ted skippered by Michael O'Connor, Davy Taylor and Edward Cook who runners up in each of today's blustery rounds. 

Third is venuesworld skippered by Ger Dempsey, Chris Nolan, Tim Norwood and Damian Dion.

Results after three races are below

Series Place

Sail No

Boat

Helm

Crew 1

Crew

Misc 3

Club

Series Points

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

1

3741

Bád Kilcullen

Stefan Hyde

Jimmy Dowling

Kieran Dorgan

 

RIYC

3

1

1

1

2

3544

Ted

Michael O'Connor

Davy Taylor

Edward Cook

 

RSGYC

6

2

2

2

3

3739

venuesworld.com

Ger Dempsey

Chris Nolan

Tim Norwood

Damian Dion

RIYC

12

4

5

3

4

3323

Sea Biscuit

Marty Cuppage

Barry Glavin

Niall O'Riordan

 

RSGYC

15

8

3

4

5

3040

Provident CRM

Graeme Grant

John Malone

Emmet Sheridan

 

LRYC

17

5

7

5

6

3761

Carpe Diem

Colin Galavan

Kevin O'Rourke

Aaron Jones

 

RIYC/RSGYC

19

3

8

8

7

3500

Team Ridgeway

Andrew Baker

Stephen Kane

Emmet Ryan

 

SLYC/RNIYC

22

7

6

9

8

3297

Sunday Brunch

Dave Dwyer

Chris Arrowsmith

Conor Cleary

 

RSGYC

27

9

11

7

9

3343

Rubadubdub

Nick Doherty

Conor O'Regan

Gareth Nolan

 

NYC

29

11

12

6

10

3449

Lia

Sarah Byrne

Flore Dion

Hillary Mirray

Hazel Rae

RSGYC

30

10

9

11

11

3426

LoFly

Philip Doran

Simon Doran

Bella Morehead

Niamh Doran

NYC

31

6

4

21

12

3737

Black

James Gorman

Séamus O’Donnell

Sheena Bowers

Robbie Bowers

NYC

32

12

10

10

13

3320

Smoke on the Water

Bob Hobby

Paddy McGrath

Owen Sinnott

 

RSGYC

38

13

13

12

14

3475

Sneaky B

Charlotte O'Kelly

Alison Piggot

Cecile Van Steenberg

Derval Turbidy

NYC

48

14

21

13

15

3279

Monkey

Keith Cassidy

     

HYC

63

21

21

21

15

3314

Probably

Ian Simington

     

RSGYC

63

21

21

21

15

3322

Sbodikins

Cian Cahill

     

RSGYC

63

21

21

21

15

3433

Animal Origami

Chris Chapman

Richard Franke

Fiannan Alt

 

RSGYC

63

21

21

21

15

3490

Knowhowdo

Shane Murphy

     

HYC

63

21

21

21

15

3717

So Blue

Justin Burke

     

NYC/RSGYC

63

21

21

21

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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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