UK Frostbite Championships | SB20 Class

UK Frostbite Championships

The SB20 Frostbite Championships were first sailed in 2017 (Royal Southampton Yacht Club) and is generally our first event of the UK series. 

Saturday is devoted to SB20 coaching (subsidised by the class) and Sunday is a one-day, 3 race regatta.


The event is being run from Warsash Sailing Club on the 14-15 March 2020


The Coaching day organised by the class will be run from Warsash Sailing Club were we have the use of a classroom and a coach boat/RIB. Coaching will take place in Southampton Water and/or central Solent depending on prevailing winds. Coaching DOES NOT continue into the regatta on Sunday.

Coaching will be provided by ;

  • Veteran SB20 Sailor Charlie Whelan (Breaking Bod), a long standing SB20 skipper and winner of the UK Cowes Grand Slam 2019,  hehas previously won the Dutch, German and Belgium SB20 Nationals and the SB20 UK Inland Championships. He recently won the Autumn Championships and came 9th in the 2018 Europeans. Outside of the SB20 he has won the 707 Nationals, Cowes Week and Round the Island Race.
  • Twice SB20 UK National Champion John Pollard (Excellent), has also won the Admirals Cup, the SB20 National Series and twice won the Cowes Grand Slam. A sailmaker by trade John has been sailing at the front of our and other fleets for many years.


On Sunday Warsash Sailing Club will dual score this event with the first race day of the Warsash Spring Series. Only one race is required to constitute the Frostbite Championships. There is no discard.


The Warsash Spring Series NoR and SIs apply, with the following amendments;


  • The winning boat will be awarded the Frostbite Championships Trophy.
  • The OA (WSC) or the class may award additional prizes at their discretion.


Entrants must be paid up class members.

There are limited places for the coaching day on the Saturday, please book directly with the class on  The day is subsidised by the class. Entrants are required to pay £21/ boat (£28 if you sail with 4 crew) which will be put towards food and drinks for for the evening debrief.

To enter racing on Sunday simply enter Day 1 of the Warsash Spring Series and you will automatically be entered into the Frostbite Championships. There is of course no reason why you should not enter the rest of the Warsash Spring Series.


Results of the Frostbite Championships count towards the SB20 2020 Solent Series