Please select your home edition
Edition
Insun - AC Program

UON SB20 World Championships -- online registration ends on Saturday

by Lisa Ratcliff on 28 Nov 2012
2011 Zhik SB20 Worlds Day 1 credit Brian Carlin Cube Images © Brian Carlin | Cube Images

The field of competitors for the upcoming UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island next month is almost set with late entries having until 5 pm Saturday, 1 December, to register online for the prestigious racing event. The 2012 UON SB20 World Championship will feature champions and contenders coming from Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as they gun for the overall crown.

Sailors planning to contest the UON SB20 World Championships at Hamilton Island next month have until 5pm this Saturday, December 1, to submit an online entry.

So far the event has attracted a classy fleet of 30 plus with final applications expected to take the tally to 45 one-design sports boats.

One of the event organisers, Rod Jones, says there are no surprises on the starters list with all the serious contenders, including current and former world champions, competing members of the SB20 World Council and the many other local and international crews contesting the title either signed up or planning to sign up before the deadline.

The 2012 UON SB20 World Championships is shaping up to be a Whitsunday battle royale, the might of the UK and Europe taking on Australia’s would-be heroes, including Nick Rogers from Tasmania and Victorian Chris Dare, both flying low on the radar but likely top ten finishers.

International entries read like a UN gathering; countries represented include Australia, Italy, New Caledonia, UK, Ukraine, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands and France.

The first lot of containers used to transport the SB20s that have been shipped from overseas will arrive at balmy Hamilton Island this weekend for unpacking, with the rest to follow next week.

Most SB20 crews are expected to arrive at Hamilton Island in time for the Pre-Worlds Regatta, December 8-9. Designed as an opportunity to expose crews to the likely courses and local conditions and to practice starts, the race management team is banking on five or six race starts each day for the non-pointscore world’s appetiser.

There will be time for individual team training and enjoying the tropical island’s many delights up until and over the course of official registration, on December 12 and 13.

The chequered flag will drop on Friday December 14 for the watery six-day arm wrestle that will include one layday, Monday 17, and finish Thursday 20 with the crowning of the new SB20 world champion.

The 2012 UON SB20 World Championships will be the first time the class has held its world title in the southern hemisphere.

Entry and entry list at Hamilton Island

Protector - 660 x 82Mariners Museum 660x82North Technology - Southern Spars

Related Articles

Clipper Race - British Olympians swap sports for new challenge at sea
Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes Joining this year’s Great Britain entry in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race are two athletes who have already spent their lives representing their country at the highest level.
Posted today at 11:34 am
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Three sleeps to go!
With less than 72 hours before Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on River Mersey to start 2017-18 edition With less than 72 hours before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet line up on the River Mersey to start the 2017-18 edition of the 40,000 nautical mile race around the globe, anticipation is building in Albert Dock with crowds gathering to wish the fleet well.
Posted today at 4:23 am
2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Day 2 - Newport long haul
The sunny skies on Day One of 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship were replaced with low flying southerly squalls The sunny skies on Day One of the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport were replaced with low flying southerly squalls and an on-time 1100 start. PRO Anderson Reggio sent the fleet to the 'inside' Halfway Rock racecourse for what would be a very exciting, four-race day of Melges 20 sailing.
Posted today at 1:56 am
29er Hong Kong Open – Notice of race released
With competitors due to start unloading containers of 29ers from the 21 December, a great turn out is expected With mild winter conditions of warm sea and air temperatures, great breeze and boasting some of the best race tracks available anywhere, all eyes will be on the world’s best 29er sailors competing here in Hong Kong
Posted on 18 Aug
Tasar World Championship in Gamagori
As Libby said after the first race day of three races and five hours on the water, it was one of their toughest days The five race day event saw the outstanding North American crew from Seattle YC, former gold and bronze medal Olympians in the Flying Dutchman and 49’er Classes, Jonathan and Libby Johnson McKee, take out their fourth World Tasar Title
Posted on 18 Aug
A Pacific Yankee Doodle Dandy opening day at Melges 20 Nationals
On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak On a traditional sunny, summer day, Newport is known for giving sailors a headfake with a weak, northerly, morning breeze, only to have that fade into a solid, southwest seabreeze. Knowing the conditions well and despite the solid northerly morning gradient, PRO Anderson Reggio wisely postponed the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship fleet, and settled on a 2 o'clock
Posted on 18 Aug
Admiral’s Cup Regatta will span the generations
Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners Excitement in the yachting community surrounding the Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta has spread to all corners of the sailing world. News of the event, to be held in Sydney this December, has also inspired some remarkable reunions.
Posted on 18 Aug
41st Annual Wooden Boat Festival - Overall report
Tall ships and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year Tall ships, paddleboards, kayaks, tugboats, and everything in between—North America’s largest wooden boat festival celebrates its 41st year on September 8–10, 2017. Demonstrations, presentations, plays, music, dancing, and great food—this is a weekend of fun for all ages
Posted on 17 Aug
2017 U.S. National Championship - Newport Pow Wow
Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all Summer sailing and racing in Newport is at its seasonal high point and smack dab in the middle of it all, is the 2017 Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport happening on August 17-19. Three days of competitive sailing will take place under the careful management of PRO Anderson Reggio and his legion of local sailing and race committee volunteers.
Posted on 17 Aug
Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup - Racing postponed for Day 3
As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 As forecast, winds in excess of 30 knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 of the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland.
Posted on 17 Aug