Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 728x90

2015 SB20 World Championships to take place at YC Circolo Vela Torbole

by Jade Festino on 4 Apr 2014
Laser and SB20 fleet action SB20 Class http://www.sb20class.com/
Following the successful 90 boat fleet at the 2013 Audi SB20 World Championship at Hyeres, France last September and ahead of the 2014 World Championship at the Yacht Club Hercules in St. Petersburg, Russia this coming September, the SB20 fleet and World Council have decided on the next top notch sailing venue for their 2015 World Championship.

The 2015 SB20 World Championships have been awarded to the Yacht Club Circolo Vela Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy. The Championship will take place in July 2015.

The Italian fleet has consistently been strong since the SB20’s first boats and Torbole was also the host of the 2010 World Championship which was a major success with over 100 boats in two separate fleets for the five days of typical Lake Garda July weather. The entire class is looking forward to this event in 2015.

'This is a fabulous location and especially during the summer months when the event will take place' explained Ed Russo, SB20 World Council President. 'The Worlds will be organised by highly qualified sailing club with worldwide recognition for high quality world championship competitions'

The competition will be lead by the GBR fleet coming off their fifth straight World Championship trophy in Hyeres (2013 Worlds champion Craig Burlton) and Jerry HILL who won the Worlds in Torbole in 2010. However, the 2013 Worlds showed that the other fleets are nipping at the heels of the strong GBR fleet with Luka Rodion (UKR), Roger Hudson (RSA), Sebastien Col (FRA) and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FRA) in the second through fifth places respectively.

'As the newly appointed Italian SB20 Class President, I am very happy the 2015 SB20 Worlds will be held in Torbole' stated Gian Matteo Paulin. 'This year will be crucial for the continued growth of the Class and the 2015 Worlds in Italy will allow us to work with renewed enthusiasm. The competition from the foreign crews is a challenge that doesn’t scare us, we have already shown at both the Worlds in Hyeres and the last Primo Cup in Monaco that our sailors have what it takes to compete in any conditions. We can’t wait to have you all on the start line of the first regatta in Torbole!'

The Italian 2014 Circuit consists of four events, two of which will take place in North Lake Garda. Italian 2015 circuit built in order to allow the fleet to experience both the Italian and the Portuguese waters.

The SB20 class provides low cost, high intensity, big fleet racing and attracts some of the most recognisable names in sailing SB20 website
Zhik ZKG 660x82T Clewring CruisingBarz Optics - Melanin Lenses

Related Articles

Zhik sailors win 17 sailing medals at 2016 Olympic Regatta
The 2016 Olympic games are over and what a Games they have been - Zhik sailors dominated Zhik sailors won almost 60% of the medals contested at Rio de Janeiro. It was a regatta which tested sailors and gear - with one day being the most severe conditions ever experienced at an Olympic regatta. For the Zhik team riders on the waters of Rio, four years and more of hard work and dedication have paid off for many.
Posted on 29 Aug
2016 SB20 World Championships - Hobart SB20 sailors ready for action
Three Australian crews are taking on some of world’s best sailors when they contest SB20 World Championship in Portugal 2016 SB20 World Championships - Three Australian crews, two from Tasmania and one from Victoria, are taking on some of the world’s best sailors when they contest the Cascais 2016 SB20 One-design Sportboat World Championship in Portugal, with competition starting tomorrow, 30 August.
Posted on 29 Aug
Spring into summer with NCYC’s Inner Spring Regatta
Entry is open 2016 NCYC Inner Spring Regatta to be held over the 10th and 11th of September. Entry is open 2016 NCYC Inner Spring Regatta to be held over the 10th and 11th of September. With six on the entry list in the first 24 hours this will be a regatta not to miss.
Posted on 24 Aug
DSS Winter Series - Coopers’ winter win with new SB20
Brett and Jacinta Cooper yesterday sailed their brand new boat, Aeolus, to a win on its first day of racing 2016 DSS Winter Series - SB20 one-design sportsboat enthusiasts Brett and Jacinta Cooper yesterday sailed their brand new boat, Aeolus, to a win on its first day of racing in the Derwent Sailing Squadron/Cascade Winter Series on the River Derwent.
Posted on 15 Aug
Dateline Rio - Boulevard of Broken Dreams or the Stairway to Heaven?
The Mixed Zone at the Rio Olympic Regatta was certainly true to its name this evening The Mixed Zone at the Rio Olympic Regatta was certainly true to its name this evening, with some of the sailors passing through having seriously improved their regatta, and for others a steep climb to the podium just got steeper.
Posted on 14 Aug
RYCT Winter Series – 3 wins for Wot’s Next on Hobart’s River Derwent
On Sunday morning, Wood went sailing on River Derwent, steering Hobart-based 47-footer Wot’s Next to its third race win Prominent businessman and yachtsman Graeme Wood is based in Sydney, but is a frequent visitor to Tasmania, both for business and to enjoy sailing on Hobart’s River Derwent.
Posted on 8 Aug
J/111 Garmin World Championship – Final day
After a thrilling final day, JElvis held off a strong challenge from Peter Wagner's Skeleton Key to take the world title The final day of racing delivered two windward leeward races in a southwesterly gradient breeze. Once again, enhanced by thermal breeze the wind speed piped up to 20 knots, giving thrilling conditions to the fleet. In the pre-start to the penultimate race, Skeleton Key engaged JElvis, with the two combatants weaving through the fleet.
Posted on 4 Aug
Royal Thames Academy wins the Etchells Invitational Gertrude Cup
Over the practice day, we worked hard at getting a good approach to the start line and some solid boat handling routines Given our inexperience in the boats, we were somewhat surprised to find ourselves leading the first race, having had a great start combined with some fast sailing and smart tactics up the first beat.
Posted on 4 Aug
RTYC Etchells Invitational Gertrude Cup – Final day
Last day began in a building nine to 10 knot SW breeze with the front runners in the fleet sharing top five positions The last day began in a building nine to 10 knot SW breeze with the front runners in the fleet sharing the top five positions in the morning race. A win for Tom Carruthers (San Diego), second place for Chris Hampton (Melbourne) and third place for Jan Muysken (Abu Dhabi) meant that there was literally nothing in it overall
Posted on 4 Aug
Cowes Etchells Invitational Regatta - Wrap-up
The Cowes Etchells Invitational Regatta finished up today with the Royal Thames Yacht Club Youth Academy The Cowes Etchells Invitational Regatta finished up today with the Royal Thames Yacht Club Youth Academy beating a fleet of far more experienced Etchells teams to take the Gertrude Cup.
Posted on 4 Aug