2020 UK Series | SB20 Class

2020 UK Series


2020 National Series – National Championships plus best 2 results count (National Championships and Cowes Grand Slam have a 0.8 multiplier)

2020 Solent Series – Best 4 out of 7 results count

The table below identifes which events feature in the UK National Series and the Solent Series. It also includes the Grand Slam Series and World Championships (plus Portugese Nationals as a worlds warm up).

2020 Event Date UK National Series Solent Series Note
Asian Grand Slam TBC      
Frostbite Champs (TBC) TBC    YES Saturday coaching, Sunday champs
Warsash SC Spring Series TBC      
Warsash SC Spring Champs WE1 TBC     Twin weekend event
Warsash SC Spring Champs WE2 TBC    YES Twin weekend event

Vice Admirals Cup (RORC)


Southern Champs (RTYC)

23-25 May YES    
Dutch Grand Slam & N. Sea Regatta TBC May      
UK Sprint Champs (TBC) 11 Jun  YES   Coached event
UK National Champs (TBC) 12-14 Jun  YES   For National Series multiply result by 0.8
Portuguese Nationals 26-28 June      
Summer Regatta (Cascais) 18-19 July      
Royal Solent YC Taitinger Regatta  TBC   YES  
Cowes Week Grand Slam  8-11 Aug  YES   For National Series multiply result by 0.8
Cowes Week Mini Slam 12-15 Aug    YES New event
Cascais Vela (Worlds warm Up) 28-30 Aug      
World Champs (Cascais) 31 Aug-5 Sept      
Royal Southern YC Sept. Regatta TBC    YES  
Hamble One Design Champs WE1 TBC   YES Twin weekend Event
Hamble One Design Champs WE2 TBC     Twin weekend Event
Inland Champs (TBC) TBC YES    



UK National Series

  • Southern Area Championships
  • UK Sprint Championships
  • UK National Championships*
  • Cowes Grand Slam (1sthalf of Cowes Week)*
  • UK Inland Championships

National Series Qualification & Scoring

  • UK National Championships plus best two other results count (may include DNC)
  • For events a boat does not race in it will score DNC, (DNC = number of Nationals entries plus 1)

National Series Weighting for Major Events

  • * For the National Series a 0.8 multiplier is applied to both the UK Nationals and the Cowes Grand Slam results, i.e. your final event result will be multiplied by 0.8 before becoming a series result.
  • Multipliers are not applied to DNC scores

National Series Entry

  • Every paid up SB20 member/boat that competes in the UK National Championships will automatically be entered into the UK National Series.
  • Paid up UK members  that do not enter the UK National Championships but do enter at least two other events may request to be entered into the National Series by emailing office@sb20.org.uk and will score a DNC result for the National Championships


Solent Series

  • Frostbite Championships
  • Warsash SC Spring Championships (single weekend)
  • RORC Vice Admirals Cup**
  • Royal Solent YC Taitinger Regatta
  • Cowes Mini Slam (2ndhalf of Cowes Week)
  • Royal Southern YC September Regatta

Solent Series Qualification & Scoring

  • 2 events count as a series
  • If only 2 events are sailed they both count. If 3 or 4 events are sailed then 1 discard is applied.  If 5 or 6 events are sailed then 2 discards are applied.  If 7 events are sailed 3 discards are applied
  • For events a boat does not race in it’s series score will be DNC, (DNC = number of series entries plus 1)

Solent Series Weighting for Major Events

  • There are no multipliers in 2020

Solent Series Entry

  • Every paid up SB20 member/boat that competes in three or more of the series events will automatically be entered into the Solent Series. If only four (or less events) are sailed then boats competing in two or more events will be automatically entered.

If a dispute arises as to the wording of the above notice or scoring (for either series) then the UK Class Secretary’s opinion on the intended wording will be applied and will be final.