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The SB20 is a one-design class of sailboat commonly used for racing. Marketed and distributed by Sportsboat World the boat was designed by Tony Castro and launched in 2002.

The yacht is an open keelboat and is designed for racing with 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 very stable, butalso quite fastdue to the substantial sail area.

The SB20 is unique in that it does not allow hiking, using 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.

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  • SB20 UK National Championships 2016 - Day 1

    Episode 1

    The SB20 Nationals got started on a blustery October day in Torquay. Hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, 25 crews rigged and prepared their boats in the quay before sailing out in variable conditions, from 7 to 27 knots. Broaches were the worst enemy with keel's coming precariously close to th...

  • SB20 UK National Championships 2016 - Day 2

    Episode 2

    A difficult day for the sailors and the race committee! Light and shifty conditions in Torbay lead to a twilight sailing session completing three races in light airs. The boats were not phased with their massive spinnakers coasting downwind as crews rested on the foredeck. UBER have dominated ove...

  • SB20 UK National Championships 2016 - Final Day

    Episode 3

    The infamous Torbay easterly didn't make the last day of the SB20 UK Nationals easy. Navigating the rolling swell was rewarded with an exciting downhill ride on the way back to the committee boat. Three races were completed, however the winners on UBER were not required to complete the final race...