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A typically shifty and unsettled westerly breeze confounded and frustrated many competitors
A fleet of nine SB20s enjoyed the challenging conditions on Dublin bay on bank holiday Saturday. A typically shifty and unsettled westerly breeze confounded and frustrated many of the competitors but in the end it was Alert Packaging, sailed by…
Michael O'Connor's Sin Bin from the RstGtYC is tied for the overall lead in the DBSC SB20 series
The SB20 fleet had a nail-biter on Dublin Bay last night as seven boats battled each other and, more importantly, the weather gods. No fewer than four boats held, and then lost, the lead during the race. After a general…
After three races, Alert Packaging (above) holds a slender one point lead overall from Venuesworld and Sin Bin in joint second
The DBSC SB20 fleet were treated to tropical conditions last night on Dublin Bay with blazing sunshine and a warm breeze greeting the competitors. OOD Jack Roy and his team had their work cut out for them as the wind…
The partnership will see competitors benefiting from an exclusive Henri Lloyd Privilege Club
Marine clothing brand Henri Lloyd has announced its support of this year’s SB20 World Championships, being hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes this August. The partnership will see competitors benefiting from an exclusive Henri Lloyd Privilege Club that…
As Bango (James, Peter et al) squeezed past the gate mark, they were able to head up 20 degrees, their kite popped and they took off once more
After a fortnight of frustrating cancellations and false starts to the season, eight SB20s made it onto the start line for the first Saturday races of the 2017 DBSC SB20 sailing programme. The forecast was for a freshening southerly breeze…
Ger Dempsey's Venues World was the winner of Thursday's DBSC SB20 race
In comparison to the prospect of an evening of office-based toil, a fresh north easterly breeze with lots of sunshine and a decent swell for SB20 based surfing had the makings of a far more enjoyable latter portion of a…
Alert Packaging skippered by Justin Bourke was second last night in DBSC's first Thursday race
Four boats bravely fought the cold this evening and ventured out to the start line for the first Thursday race of the 2017 DBSC SB20 sailing programme. The forecast was an enticing 12knts gusting 18knts from a steady north west…
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…

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