Stormforce Coaching SB20 National Championships


Having looked at how to make the Nationals as great as possible we have changed the format slightly:

Sportsboat World Short Course National Championships
The Sportsboat World Short Course National Championships will be on Friday 4th September. Entry will be £25, with every boat that is entered being put into a raffle to win a brand new Jib.

The Sportsboat World Short Course National Championships will have a ‘Sprint Series’ format of 20 minute races with a midday start and as many as we can fit in (NOR to be released shortly). Throughout the racing there will be on the water coaching by the former RYA British Keelboat Head Coach Ash Holmes, with video coaching debrief at the end of the day courtesy of Spinlock to whom we are very grateful.

The SB20 Sportsboat World Short Course National Champions will be crowned in the prize giving at 7pm Friday 4th September – where the spinnaker will be raffled to the first boat who is there. If you are not at the prize giving and your boat is selected, the raffle will be re-drawn – you have been warned.
Stormforce Coaching National Championships
We felt that reverting back to the 3 day nationals format would encourage participation and the Short Course Champs on Friday would allow for those who would still like 4 days of sailing.

With that in mind the Stormforce Coaching National Championships will now be held Saturday 5th September – Monday 7th September.

There will be a later start on Saturday to provide time for boats to arrive, weigh-in and for any scrutineering to occur (NOR to be released shortly).

N.B. The SB20 Class AGM will be held on Sunday 6th September and we would encourage as many people as possible to attend as your feedback is crucial in ensuring the class is as successful as possible.

Entry for this event will open shortly.

A Message from the CWL Team.

Dear SB20 Owner,

With 21 sailing days to the start of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, we’re giving away 21 bottles of Nyetimber English Sparkling wine to our next 21 entries, plus the opportunity to win tickets to the exclusive CWL Cocktail Party at the Royal Yacht Squadron.

We’re delighted that English sparkling wine Nyetimber has joined the Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week family of sponsors, and in celebration of this new partnership, we’re giving away  a bottle of Nyetimber to the first 21 boats to enter from tomorrow, Saturday 18th July! In addition, everyone who enters online at  between 0000 Saturday 18th July and 2359 Friday 24th July will also be placed in a prize draw to win 4 tickets (worth £110) to the Cowes Week Ltd Cocktail Party at the Royal Yacht Squadron on Sunday 9th August. So, get your entry in as soon as possible to secure your bottle of Nyetimber and entry into the prize draw!
Don’t forget that this year Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week runs from 8th – 15th  August (a week later than normal) and you can take part in as much or as little of the Week as you wish. If you can only spare a few days or a weekend, don’t let that put you off. There are some wonderful daily prizes and trophies on offer, plus an exciting package of shore-side activities each day. The SB20 Class is using the first 4 days of the Regatta as its EGS, which will feature 2 races a day on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, ensuring a full on and exciting week of sailing!
In addition there are some great berthing deals that will help keep the costs down. For more information, just visit the event website where you can make your entry online.
Berthing Deals
·         Cowes Yacht Haven are offering 10% discount off their published rates for boats berthing during AAMCW
·         Cowes Harbour Commission are offering a 25% discount off their published prices on boats berthing with them during the BIC and AAMCW and then a 75% discount between these times
·         Shepard’s are offering a special price of £90.50 per metre for AAMCW

Under 25 Entrants
·         Any boat entering with an entire crew aged under 25 years will receive a 50% discount on their entry fee.

We really look forward to seeing you at this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at Regatta House on 01983 295744 or

Best wishes

The Cowes Week Ltd team.

Cowes Grand Slam

It’s still not too late to enter:
This year the SB20s are moving closer to the racing and will be berthed at venture quays with a free shuttle running between Venture Quays and Shepherds/UKSA before and after racing each day.

Entry Includes: Mooring, Beer after sailing, Event T-shirts, PRIZES (not just for the first 3 boats!), Skipper Tickets to the Cocktail Party, Free water shuttle to the boats before and after sailing and the chance to support the SB20 class and socialise with the fleet.

This year the Saturday social will be a trip up the Medina to the Folly Inn for a class dinner – details will be given when boats register and weigh-in.

Any questions – just
Grand Slam Entry Form

Dates Looking Forward:

As some of you like to get dates in your Calendars:

2016 World Championships – Portugal, Cascaiss 31st August – 4th September

2016 UK Grand Slam – Cowes, 6th – 13th August

2016 UK Short Course National Championships – Torbay, 30th September.

2016 UK National Championships – Torbay, 1st- 3rd October

2017 World Championships

We are delighted to announce (for anyone that has not already heard) the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes will be hosting the 2017 SB20 World Championships

This is very exciting news for UK SB20 sailors and is set to be a great event to look forward to.

A huge thank you and congratulations goes out to Joe Llewellyn who organised the successful bid for the world championships and has already begun the organisation of this fantastic event.

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