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SB20 Social Evening

18 November 2015

We are having a night out in the Royal Irish Yacht Club on 20/11/2015 kicking off at 20:00hrs.
As well as having a few beers and laughs, we hope to gather any feedback which can be used to improve next season.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

2015 Midlands Results

19 October 2015

Results of the 2015 Midlands can be downloaded here: 3202_0001


Congratulations to Ruby Blue (Aidan O’Connell, Johnny Hogg and Donal Hegarty) on a great win, closely followed by Corona Extra (Graeme Grant, Ronan Downing and the third fella who did an excellent job stopping the other two from fighting) in second and Sin Bin (Michael O’Connor, Davey Taylor and Kevin Johnson) a little further back in third.


Once again, Dromineer did not disappoint and we had a great weekend with a very creditable turnout of 14 boats on Rugby World Cup Quarter Final weekend. Winds were very light all weekend, ranging from 0 knots at times in race 2 to a maximum of c. 10 knots in races 3 and 4. The race committee had their work cut out for them in such challenging conditions with large wind shifts being the order of the day on both Saturday and Sunday. However, the race committee managed to do a fine job and got four races in on Saturday and one more in on Sunday before the match.

After Saturday, Ruby Blue held the lead on 13 points  with a 1, 5, 6, 1 scoreline. Second was Corona Extra on 17 points (8, 1, 3, 5) followed by Sin Bin on 19 points (2, 7, 4, 6). However, there were two more races scheduled for Sunday and a discard that was due to kick in after a fifth race so there was plenty of scope for snakes and ladders on the leaderboard, particularly in the light and shifty winds. At the first weather mark of race 5, Corona Extra were in second with Ruby Blue down in 10th and some overall place shifting looked like it was on the cards but a fine first run by Ruby Blue brought them straight back into it and they rounded the first leeward mark in the top 5. By the end of race 5, Corona Extra had held onto second place but Ruby Blue had managed to claw their way back into third, meaning that they led Corona Extra by a point and Sin Bin by three points after discard. Time was running out and the OOD sensibly called a halt to proceedings in the dying breeze and got everyone ashore in time to see the match.

That is the last event for 2015 but we will be back early next Spring in Howth (presumably) – see you all there!

Dun Laoghaire Crew Win 2015 Nationals

7 September 2015
The 2015 SB20 Irish National Champions

The 2015 SB20 Irish National Champions


06/09/2015 - After 3 days of typically tricky Dublin Bay conditions, the Dun Laoghaire crew aboard Sin Bin (IRL 3544) – Michael O’Connor, Owen Laverty and Kevin Johnson - were deservedly crowned the 2015 Irish SB20 National Champions.

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2015 Nationals SIs and Safety Checklist

1 September 2015

2015 Nationals SIs and Safety Checklist available to download below.

Please note that there will be a safety check of every boat on Friday morning. The checklist must be checked and signed and returned to the race office before the regatta starts. Justin Burke will be performing the safety check in the NYC. Michael O’Connor will be performing the safety check in the RStGYC and Jerry Dowling will be performing the safety check in the RIYC.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your boat complies and that the checklist has been completed on your behalf. If you are racing, please make sure that you have all the equipment on this list to hand to facilitate a quick inspection for all.


SB20-Nationals 2015 SI’s FINAL 0109

SB20 Safety Check list Amended

DBSC Racing 30 08 15

31 August 2015

Some great shots and videos of yesterday’s DBSC racing courtesy of Michael Keogh – 12 boats out for the season finale – four races, four separate winners: http://wp.me/p57PRy-6K

Animal Origami leads Seriously Bonkers and the chasing pack in race 4...

Animal Origami leads Seriously Bonkers and the chasing pack in race 4…