15 April 2014
HYC are hosting their inaugural Sportsboat Cup on 20-22 June. The 3 days of racing is open to 1720s, SB20s, Quarter Tonners, J24s, RS Elites, Dragons and Sailfleet J80s. The event will incorporate the 1720 Europeans, so there will be an international element afloat. There has also already been some interest from UK SB20s!
Notice of race and online entry are here.
12 April 2014
Congratulations to the crew of “Should Be” on winning this years Spring warmer series in Howth Yacht Club. Ably helmed by Mick O’Connor, with Owen Laverty as middle and Gavin Murphy up front, the winners finished well over Davy Taylor’s Boat Mech in second place and Shane Murphy’s Dinghy Supplies in third place.
The series, sponsored by Key Capital Investments, was run over three Saturdays in Howth Yacht Club and saw varied weather conditions throughout. With extremely close racing from start to finish, The event was thoroughly enjoyed by the fleet of 12 SB20′s.Today’s racing saw downwind gusts of over 20 knots with many crews reporting planing speeds of over 15 knots! Some of them may even have been telling the truth…
Safe to say the cobwebs are now truly gone from the winter off-season for all entrants. With the Eastern Championships taking place in a few short weeks in the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, a fiercely competitive season is in the offing! Results to follow.
28 March 2014
The NYC has published the entry form for the East Coast Championships.
5 March 2014
The nice people at SportsboatWorld have published their March newsletter…and here it is…
SB20s showing off at Alexandra Palace, new Gnav cleats and rudder gudgeon tweaks
3 March 2014
The Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, is offering a fantastic deal for SB20 sailors, for the East Coast Championships, 17th/18th May.
Single room, B&B, 60 Euro per night
Standard twin or double, B&B, 75 Euro per night
Twin or double with a sea view, B&B, 89 Euro per night
Triple room, B&B, 99 Euro per night
Quad room, B&B, 109 Euro per night
Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire