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Irish SB20 Sailing Class News & Regatta Results
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#sb20 – This Friday sees the kick off for the 2013 SB20 Nationals, this year hosted by Galway Bay Sailing Club, Galway Harbour Company and race HQ provided by the Harbour Hotel. The fleet are well used to Galway Bay…
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#SB20 – Perfect conditions awaited the 21 boat SB20 fleet this weekend at Kinsale for the Southern Championships hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club. Blue Skies and light to medium Easterly breeze allowed the fleet at last to drop the thermal…
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#kinsale – The newly revamped Kinsale Yacht Club welcomes the SB20 fleet this coming weekend for their first ever championship event at the South Coast harbour. The new clubhouse opened its doors on the June bank holiday weekend but the…
SB20s Enjoy Italian Job on Lake Garda
#dbsc – The second event of the SB20 Grand Slam circuit took place between 24th and 26th May at the beautiful location of Malcesine, Lake Garda. This small town is approx 5km south of the better known sailing centres of…
Four–in–a–Row for Sharkbait at SB20 Westerns on Lough Ree
Four races, Four potential winners. That's how it played out today on Lough Ree for the SB20 Westerns at LRYC. Ful results downloadable below as a jpeg file. No racing on Saturday meant PRO Richard Kissane and team had to…
First SB20 Grand Slam Event Set Sail in Hyeres
The first SB20 class Grand Slam event of the season was held this weekend in Hyeres, France. 3 days of racing were scheduled between 3rd and 5th May. A quality fleet representing 7 nations arrived to warm sunny 22 degrees…
Dun Laoghaire SB20 Visitors Beat 'Sharkbait' to Lift East Coast Title
#sb20 – What a difference a day makes.  Lying 8th overall coming into day 2 of the SB20 Easterns at Howth Yacht Club, Aidan O'Connell and team on Ruby Blue from the Royal St George YC set the marker today…
Sharkbait Takes Overnight Lead at SB20 Easterns
#sb20 – 24 entries made the start line this morning for day 1 of the SB20 Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club.  With a cold North Easterly promising to die off by mid-afternoon,  PRO Harry Gallagher and his team got…
SB20s Racing for East Coast Title off Howth
#SB20 – Up to 25 entries are expected tomorrow for the season opener for the SB20 class circuit. Following a very successful three weekend Key Capital Partners Spring Warmer in Howth, the fleet will gather in Lambay Sound to decide…
SB20 Worlds 2014 Heading for Russia
#sb20 – The 2014 SB20 World Championships have been awarded to Yacht Club Hercules in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Championships will run from 5th to 11th September. The Russian SB20 fleet has seen significant growth since 2009 and the Russian…
2013 SB20 Sportsboat Fixtures is Published
The Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) SB20 sportsboat fleet get together for a beer and a catch up in the Royal Irish YC at 8pm this Friday. The bay class, the biggest in the country with up to 20 boats,…
SB20 Champ Records a Hat Trick in Hamilton Island
#sb20 – Three British teams were in the top three of the SB20 Worlds at Hamilton Island with three boats tied for first place. It was a gripping finish on the deciding day at the UON SB20 World Championships at…
SB20 World Title is All Tied Up
#sb20 – Places at the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island have shuffled with each race, but there has been one constant – Oleg Zherebtsov and Rodion Luka's Team Russia, which has occupied the top spot since day two.…
SB20 Russians Masterful as World Champs Turn Flukey
#sb20 – Nine sequences, six competitors black flagged and disqualified, two general recalls, two postponements, two course changes, an abandonment and a partridge in a pear tree. A mini-series could be made on the highs and lows of day four…
SB20 Young Gun Closes Gap on Russian Leader
#sb20 – At the half way point at the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island, the Russian team spearheaded by Oleg Zherebtsov and his helm Rodion Luka is still leading the international fleet of 42 sportsboats. In a first-class…
SB20 Euro Champions Make Move for World Title
#sb20 – Lighter breezes and one of the biggest tides of the year combined to create tricky conditions for the 42 international crews contesting the UON SB20 World Championships yesterday , and the race management team who were kept busy…

SB20 (formerly Laser SB3) information

The Laser SB3 was designed by Tony 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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