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SB20 Training at the Royal Irish Yacht Club (Gybe Video Here)
SB20 sailor Jimmy Dowling will host a training session on the basic techniques of handling the gennaker on Saturday morning, May 6. The session is aimed at the less experienced SB20 class members but all are welcome. A…
Sin Bin (Michael O’Connor, Owen Laverty and Ed Cooke) with HYC Commodore Joe McPeake (left)
Sixteen SB20s battled it out off Ireland’s Eye last weekend in a hotly contested Eastern Championships. With 0-6 knots winds forecast for the weekend, PRO Paddy Judge and his Howth YC team did an excellent job getting six fair, high…
The SB20 sportsboat 'Seriously Bonkers' sailed by Peter Lee. The SB20 Eastern Championships will sail this weekend at Howth Yacht Club
Cork Harbour's Dave Barry will defend his SB20 Eastern title this weekend at the Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club.  As Afloat.ie previously reported, the National 18s, the RS400 and RS200 fleets will share the limelight off Ireland's Eye. The…
The 2018 SB20 Euros will be held on Dublin Bay
Roger Bannon, who has has returned to the Irish SB20 fleet this year, will take up the role of Class Measurer for 2017-2018. Bannon, a former Flying fifteen and Mermaid champion, previously acted as class measurer in the sportsboat class.…
SB20 sailing on Dublin Bay. The class dinner is being held at the RIYC this Friday
The Graham Elmes Memorial Trophy will be presented to Cork Harbour's Dave Barry and the crew of SB20 Lia as winners of the 2016 Travellers Trophy at Friday night's SB20 Annual Class Dinner at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun…
SB20 Midlands winners (from left)  Owen Laverty, LDYC Commodore David Meredith, Davy Taylor and Michael O'Connor
Michael O'Connor, Owen Laverty and Davy Taylor had a convincing second day to take the SB20 honours with at the conclusion of the regatta at Lough Derg Yacht Club at the weekend. A fresh breeze of 12 -16 knots allowed…
SB20s racing at  this year's world championships in Cascais
The 2018 SB20 European Championships will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire it has been announced. The Irish staging of the event in two years time will be in the same year as the World…
Three SB20 championships will be held in Dublin waters next season
An exciting 2017 Championship schedule includes old favourites Howth YC and Royal Ulster YC as well as a return trip to Mayo YC. This year's World Championships will be held in Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes making it highly accessible from…
 DBSC Class Captain James Gorman steps down after a successful two year term on Friday
Following its lively Southern championships at the weekend, the SB20 Ireland AGM takes this Friday October 7th 2016 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The meeting will be boosted by an influx of new blood into the class as it…
Second in the 14–entry event was Howth Yacht Club's Two Men and Their Monkey sailed by Darragh Sheridan, Shane Murphy and John Phelan
Dave Barry, Dan O'Connell and Jimmy Dowling sailing Lia are the SB20 2016 Southern Champions following four wins from six races at the National Yacht Club at the weekend. Second in the 14–entry event was Howth Yacht Club's Two Men…
Ireland's best overall performance was 40 in the 76 boat fleet
The last day of the Cascais SB20 World Championships 2016 on Saturday, September 3 saw Hugo Rocha with his New Territories team crowned World Champions, defeating a 76-boat fleet with entries from 13 countries. Despite some fine individual performances, the…
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As expected, it's been a breezy week at the SB20 World Championships in Cascais, Portugal leading to many running repairs on the race track. A French entry, Black Magic, skippered by Edward Russo, was one such example when the outer…
Royal St George YC's Chris Arrowsmith, David Cahill and Colin Galavan competing in yesterday's SB20 Worlds at Cascais
There were some great results from the four boat Irish SB20 team in Cascais, Portugal yesterday and another good day in prospect today could see an Irish team finish in the top third of the SB20 World Championships. Royal Cork…
Ger Dempsey's Venuesworld from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads the Irish at the SB20 Worlds
Day two of the Cascais SB20 World Championships 2016 yesterday, Wednesday 31 August, brought three more testing races for the 75-boat fleet – or, according to some crews, two testing races and one giant crazy game of Risk. It was…
Ireland is in the top of the SB20 Worlds in Cascais
The Cascais SB20 World Championships got off to a strong start yesterday with three races held in testing but hugely enjoyable conditions with Portuguese sun and strong breezes. Ireland has four entries in the 76–boat event. Bango (James Gorman, Rory Fitzpatrick,…
Ger Dempsey will steer Royal Irish YC entry Venuesworld with Chris Nolan, Maeve Judge and Blair Stanaway on board
Ireland has four entries in the Cascais 2016 SB20 World Championships that start next week, from Tuesday 30 August, at the renowned venue of Cascais in Portugal. The Atlantic city of Cascais is synonymous with strong winds, large rolling waves,…

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