There were so many crew changes in Howth this weekend, the fleet was barely recognisable. Combined with shifty conditions and a ripping tide this made for an exciting event and anyone could have won…….
“Not too Bád at all”
Bád, sailed by Stefan Hyde, Jerry Dowling and Jimmy Dowling emerged clear winners in the recent SB20 Southern Championships, run in parallel with Volvo Dun Laoghaire week. The local fleet was bolstered by visiting boats from Howth, Cobh and Crosshaven, swelling the fleet size to an impressive 19 boats for the 10 races spread over four days….
Sixteen SB20s battled it out off Ireland’s Eye last weekend in a hotly contested Eastern Championships. With 0-6 knt winds forecast for the weekend, PRO Paddy Judge and his HYC team did an excellent job getting six fair, high quality races completed over the two days…..
The SB20 is one of the most competitive fleets we have on this island. This was evident in that they were five different race winners over the six races. It would need nerve and consistency for a winner to emerge……………..
SB20 EASTERNS / SPORTSBOAT CUP
Lia (Dave Barry, Gareth Nolan, Sam Hunt & Rory Grovez) were very popular 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 all fleets at the Sportsboat Cup with predominantly light winds prevailing. The race course was shared by 4 fleets comprising …….