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SB20 World Champs Head for France
#SB20 – The SB20 Class World Council have announced the class will host their sixth World Championships in Hyères, France in 2013. Racing will take place between Monday 9th and Friday 13th September and will be hosted by the internationally…
SB20 Sportsboat Class Announces 2013 European 'Grand Slam' Sailing Circuit
#sb20 – Sportsboat World promoters of the SB20 one design sportsboat announced the launch of a SB20 Grand Slam circuit that will take place in Europe in 2013. The SB20 Grand Slam will consist of three events that have been…
Duncan Tops SB20 Ireland 2012 Ranking Release
#SB20 – A remarkable season for the 'Sharkbait' crew of Ben Duncan, Brian Moran and Joe Turner has seen them dominate the top of the SB20 Ireland Sportsboat ranking ladder. Full ranking ladder available to download below as an Excel…
Irish Entries Lacking for SB20 Whitsunday Worlds
#SB20 – With a month until the SB20 World Championships entries close there are no Irish takers for the Anitpodean event so far. Today marks one month to the close of paperwork for this year's UON SB20 World Championships when…
Duncan Retains SB20 Title on Belfast Lough
#sb20– The battle finally ended yesterday evening on Belfast Lough to decide the Irish national championships for the SB20 Sportsboat class. Gold and Silver fleet results are available for download below. The margin being only 2 points between the front…
Duncan and Collins Slug it Out at SB20 Nationals
#sb20 – Trench warfare is best used to describe the fight going on at the front of the SB20 Sportsboat fleet for Day 2 of the nationals on Belfast Lough. There is no letup whatsoever between Mel Collins and Ben…
Duncan Leads SB20 Nationals in Belfast Lough
#sb20– Heavy rain and bad visibility greeted the SB20 fleet yesterday in Belfast Lough for day 1 of the Class Nationals. Wind from the south coming off the Ballyholme shore made for gusty and shifty racing for the fleet. Strangford…
Squib Champion to Contest SB20 Title on Belfast Lough
#sb20 – Hosted this year by Royal Ulster Yacht Club this weekend's SB20 nationals in Belfast Lough, will feature up to 30 boats Based at Bangor Marina, the eight race series will kick off on Friday lunchtime in what is…
Galway Bay SB20 Hat-Trick for Duncan & Co
#sb20 – Ben Duncan, Brian Moran and Joe Turner again showed great pace in the SB20 Western Championships at the weekend knocking up four 1sts and a 6th to win by a 5 point margin. The result is Ben's third…
Flawless SB20 Sailing Display from SharkBait on Tralee Bay
#SB20 – The first SB20 event was held at TBSC over the weekend of June 30th/July 1st. Although the fleet was small the racing under PRO Peter Moore of the host club was of the highest quality. On Saturady the…
Sharkbait Wins National Yacht Club's SB20 Eastern Champs
#SB20 – Howth Yacht Club's Sharkbait Ben Duncan (3287) sailing with Brian Moran and Paul Adamson won the first of the 2012 SB20 sportsboat championships with three wins in a series cut short by strong winds at the National Yacht…
New Name, New format as 'SB20s' Kick off 2012 DBSC Season
#SB20 – Andrew Algeo's Flutter took overall honours but only by one point in the first outing of the reformatted DBSC SB20 Sunday races with second and third being determined by countback between three boats. 19 boats turned out for…
SB3 Sportsboat to Become 'SB20' as New Promoters Announced
#SB3– Ireland's most successful ever sportsboat design the SB3 that produced over 100 boats racing in five different sailing centres is to undergo a world wide restructuring that will include a name change for the popular three man design and…
SB3 One Design Class Adapts to Change on Dublin Bay
#SB3 – How sailing classes cope with recession has been a talking point over the winter months in yacht clubs across Ireland. Little spare time and sailors under financial pressure means all classes are re-evaluating what they are offering. It…
Clyde SB3 Class Continues to Grow
#SB3 – Following the distribution of the 'Clyde SB3 Class Proposal' in September an information and social evening was held on 27th October at The Lansdowne Bar & Kicthen in Glasgow's West End. Despite some last minute cancellations 25 people…
Call for Irish SB3s to Head for Scotland in 2012
#SB3 - As the Dublin Bay Sailing Club SB3 class debates the merits of Saturday versus Sunday club racing with a contracted fleet size next season there has been a call from the North for Irish crews to head to…

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