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Howth Sailors Lead Irish Hopes At SB20 World Championships
#sb20worlds – Shane Murphy, Daragh Sheridan and John Phelan of Howth Yacht Club lead Irish hopes at the SB20 Worlds in Italy. The Dublin trio are 20th in a fleet of 98 after six races sailed and might well have…
Irish SB20s Off To Challenging Start at Lake Garda World Championships
#sb20 – An international SB20 World Championships kicked off in Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy today with three races completed in demanding conditions. None of the 11 Irish boats competing figure in the top ten overall to date with the best…
11 Irish Crews Among 100 Boats Ready to Contest SB20 World Championships
#sb20 – Over 100 SB20s will gather in Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy for the seventh SB20 World Championships, sponsored by the Italian province of Trentino this Saturday (July 4). As well as 11 Irish boats, entries are anticipated from up…
SB20 Racing on A 'Mediterranean' Dublin Bay
#sb20 – The SB20 fleet were treated to conditions more befitting the Mediterranean on Sunday afternoon as they battled it out on Dublin Bay in 10-15knts of breeze and blistering sunshine. Although some of the fleet regulars were absent due…
Strangford Trio Take SB20 Munster Title at Royal Cork Yacht Club
#sb20 – After an exhilarating day of SB20 sportsboat racing sailed on Cork harbour's Eastern Bank at Royal Cork Yacht Club, only one point separated Darren Martin's Sharkbait and Aidan O'Connell's Ruby Blue going into today's final rounds writes Claire Bateman.…
DBSC SB20 Racing Cancelled As Gusts Reach 30–Knots
#sb20 – Strong and gusty north westerlies on Dublin Bay have led to the cancellation of the SB20 DBSC racing today. The Dublin Bay buoy located next to the SB20 race track showed an average wind speed of 23–kts and gusts of…
Bad–Kilcullen Holds SB20 Lead in DBSC League
The DBSC SB20 fleet had champagne sailing conditions on Dublin bay last Sunday. 8 boats lined up for 3 fantastic windward leeward courses set by Con Murphy of the National Yacht Club. Davy Taylor onboard Yachtsman.ie with a 2nd, 1st,…
Royal Irish SB20 Lifts Leinster Sportsboat Crown Off Dun Laoghaire
#sb20 – Jerry Dowling's Bad Kilcullen from the Royal Irish Yacht Club emerged the winner of a breezy 17–boat Leinster Championships off Dun Laoghaire at the weekend by a two point margin. Second was Cork based Corona Extra with Howth's…
SB20 Fleet At Full Tilt For First Grand Slam of the Season
#sb20 – The first SB20 Grand Slam of the 2015 season welcomed an international fleet to Hyères, in the South of France, for a fantastically close regatta with some spectacular sailing conditions from May 1-3, 2015 As Afloat previously reported,…
SB20 Grand Slam Starts in Hyeres
#sb20grandslam – The SB20 class is looking forward to its first Grand Slam event of the 2015 season at the stunning venue of Hyères in the South of France, this morning. This is the first of four Grand Slam events…
SB20 'Corona Extra' Wins Easterns At Howth With Six Point Margin
#sb20 – There was not much enthusiasm on the SB20 dock Saturday morning due to the wet and dreary climate. The breeze of 20 to 25 knots in the first race soon brightened up everybody's mood once the kites went…
Man Overboard! – Lessons From An SB20 Crew
#sb20 – Stephen Lee (SB20 - 3484) went overboard at the SB20 sportsboat Eastern championships in Howth at the weekend. Here he describes the lessons learnt from his early season 'salt water bath' on Saturday. Firstly, let me make it absolutely…
SB20 2015 Fixtures Focus On Local Dublin Bay Scene
#sb20 – The Irish SB20 class has announced its 2015 programme that includes an expanded Dublin Bay racing programme with a 'user friendly' combination of ten Sunday races and four Saturday races all over preferred windward–leeward courses on the capital's…
Irish Sailing Clubs Lose Out As Royal Yacht Squadron Hosts 2017 SB20 World Championships
#sb20 – The SB20 keelboat class will hold its 2017 World Championships at the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.  It's somewhat disappointing news for Irish sportsboat sailing following a competitive tender process from five international sailing clubs including three…
SB20 Class Ditches Outboard Engine In Favour of Paddles, Crew Weight Limit Also Goes Overboard
#sb20 – The Irish SB20 fleet has voted to remove the obligation to carry an outboard engine and fuel on the six–metre sportsboat class during racing. The class has also ditched the crew weight limit. According to class president Justin…
Corona Extra Takes SB20 Rankings Title for the 2014 Season
#sb20 – After the SB20 Midlands event in Lough Derg that was unfortunately blown out last weekend, the discard was applied to the 2014 results to decide overall rankings writes class president Justin Burke. Three points separated the top three…

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