Laser SB20 to Have First North American Regatta at 2008 Coastal Living Newport Regatta

Laser SB20 to Have First North American Regatta at 2008 Coastal Living Newport Regatta

The annual Coastal Living Newport Regatta hosted by Sail Newport will be adding the Laser SB3 to it’s line-up of 21 one-design classes this year.

With six SB3’s already committed to racing the July 12-13, 2008 regatta on Narragansett Bay it is clear that this new class is already starting to see strong acceptance by US sailors.  Already a wildly popular class in the Europe, with over 130 boats competing in the 2008 World Championships, the SB3 is now permeating the US sport-boat scene.  Building off this success in Europe, the SB3 manufacturer LaserPerformance, formally Vanguard Sailboats, is committed to building the class in North America.  “We are very pleased to have our first North American event at the Coastal Living Newport Regatta. Brad Read and his talented crew at Sail Newport will ensure this is a fantastic regatta.” said Ned Jones, the SB3 Product Manager for LaserPerformance.  The all female SB3 Team Maclaren crew will be competing as well.

Other SB3 regattas are planned for the 2008 season.  LaserPerformance is the steward of some of sailing’s most recognized brands including Laser, Sunfish, 420, and Sailing World’s Boat of the Year – the Laser SB3. LaserPerformance products are actively sold and sailed in over 40 countries worldwide.  For more information on the Laser SB3, Team Maclaren and LaserPerformance please visit: www.laserperformance.com.

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