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Jimmy and Jerry Dowling and Stefan Hyde were SB20 National Championship winners at the NYC
Bad-Kilcullen (Stefan Hyde, Jerry Dowling & Jimmy Dowling) crowned SB20 National Champions for 2016 which took place last weekend (5-7 August). Defending champions Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor, Owen Laverty & Kevin Johnson) on coming 2nd overall and to Venuesworld.com (Ger…
SB20s catch the breeze on what would be the final day of racing in the 2016 Nationals
#SB20 - Sailing was cancelled in high winds on the last day of the SB20 National Championships yesterday (Sunday 7 August), meaning that Saturday's leaders – Jerry Dowling's Bád – sail away with this year's title. The Royal Irish Yacht…
SB20s round a leeward mark on breezy day two of the national championships at Dun Laoghaire
Jerry Dowling's Bad from the Royal Irish Yacht Club leads the SB20 National Championships at the National Yacht Club going into the final day of the 18–boat championships this morning. It looks likely there'll be the same big breeze same…
Western SB20 champion Ger Dempsey and crew will be racing for national honours on Dublin Bay this weekend
Tomorrow evening's DBSC race will serve as the unofficial practice race for the SB20 fleet that will race for National title honours on Dublin Bay on Friday in a three day event from the National Yacht Club. 18 entries have…
SB20 racing at the Royal St. George YC Regatta
The SB20 Irish National Championships takes place at the National YC in Dun Laoghaire in a fortnight (5-7 August) and local DBSC competition at the host venue on Dublin Bay has been full–on. Last weekend Sin Bin (Michael O'Connor, Emmet Ryan…
Ger Dempsey, Blair Stanaway, Chris Nolan and Maeve Judge were SB20 Western winners
The SB20 Western Championships were hosted by Mayo Sailing Club last weekend, one of the new destinations the fleet has been visiting this season. Fleet numbers suffered due to the clash with the ICRAs, but the sailors who travelled were…
Fireworks Guaranteed For Saturday Series Final - SB20 DBSC Race Report For Saturday 4 June
#DBSC - With just two points separating the top three SB20s, fireworks were guaranteed for the final day and last two races of Saturday Series 1, writes Michael O'Connor. Series leader Bango (James Gorman, Philip Lawton and Keith Staunton) held…
Dave Barry's Lia crew Gareth Nolan, Sam Hunt & Rory Groves were third in Howth's Sportsboat Cup and overall winners of the SB20 Easterns at the same venue
Lia (Dave Barry, Gareth Nolan, Sam Hunt & Rory Groves) were winners of the SB20 Eastern Provincial Championships. The regatta, run under the excellent stewardship of race officer Rupert Jeffares and the flag of Howth Yacht Club was challenging for…
Shifting Breezes on Dublin Bay – SB20 DBSC Race Report 22/05/2016
When you sail out to the racecourse in a westerly breeze inside the harbour and observe the boats outside the harbour in an easterly breeze, you know that Dublin bay has something a little unusual in store for you... Such…
Jerry Hill's SB20 at full speed in the North Sea
Twenty SB20s headed to the Netherlands for the Dutch Grand Slam, part of the North Sea Regatta, sponsored by Delta Lloyd The forecast was for big breezes on the racing area of Scheveningen, close to The Hague, and it didn’t…
Justin Burke's SB20 Alert Packaging gives chase at Bay mark in last night's DBSC race
The SB20 fleet enjoyed white water surfing conditions this evening on Dublin bay with speeds in excess of 15 knots being reported and plenty of wipeouts, (in some cases multiple!), across the fleet. The OOD opted for the relatively long…
SB20 DBSC Race Report - Saturday 14th May 2016
Glorious sunshine and a fickle Easterly breeze greeted the SB20 fleet for the third DBSC Saturday of the season. The ranks were swelled by the return of Alert Packaging (Justin, Henrik and Ed) and Sin Bin (Michael, Owen and Ger)…
The SB20 class’s second European Grand Slam of the season kicks off today
The SB20 class’s second European Grand Slam of the season kicks off today, Friday May 13, at the North Sea Regatta.The North Sea Regatta is the largest Dutch sailing event, attracting around 2,500 sailors annually to Scheveningen, close to The…
Tight racing for the SB20 fleet at their first spreader mark in race 6 on Carlingford Lough in County Louth
SB20 crew Aidan O'Connell, John Driscoll and Andrew Vaughan were the winners of the inaugural SB20 visit to Carlingford Lough at the weekend. The 12–boat fleet were treated to a brand new venue at Carlingford Sailing Club for the first SB20…
HYC's Emmet D'Alton presents Shane Murphy (right) skipper of Two Men and a Monkey with second overall at the Spring Warmer Series at Howth
Eleven SB20s braved a moderate northerly wind and Baltic conditions for the second and final day of the Key Capital Private sponsored Spring Warmer Series in Howth Yacht Club. Due to the loss of the second race last weekend, the…
The start of the SB20 Spring Warmer Series at HYC. Scroll down for video.
Eleven SB20s came out of winter hibernation early this year for the Key Capital Private sponsored Spring Warmer Series in Howth Yacht Club. There has been a shake-up in the event format this year and instead of the traditional six races…

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