SB20 World Championships
28th August 2017
SB 20 World Championships
The SB20 is a one-design keelboat designed by Tony Castro and launched in 2002. The SB20 (originally called the Laser SB3) is an open keelboat designed for a crew of 3 [or 4 ] whose maximum weight must not exceed 270 kg. With a high aspect ratio keel with a very high ballast ratio the yacht is both very stable and fast.
The SB20 is unusual in that the design uses a small stainless steel bar to prevent hiking by the crew, this allows competitive crews of all shapes, sizes and ages. There are over 700 boats worldwide, sailed in over 20 countries. The majority of boats are located in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, France, Australia, Singapore, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany , Abu Dhabi/Dubaiand Italy, and the Class has attracted considerable support.
The 2016 World Championships was hosted by the Clube Naval de Cascais had 76 boats from 11 different countries competing. Click here for the Results of the 2016 Worlds in Cascais.
Rear Commodore (Yachting) Jonathan Perry commented: “The Royal Yacht Squadron is delighted to have been selected to host the SB20 World Championships in 2017. The Solent provides challenging sailing conditions for this truly international class, which we look forward to welcoming to Cowes.”
Click here to visit the SB20 Worlds mini site.