SB20 Championship 2018

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The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania and Derwent Sailing Squadron will conduct the biggest and most exciting world championship for one-design yachts ever seen on Hobart’s River Derwent when they jointly host the SB20 World Championships in January 2018.

Between 80 and 100 of the high-performance SB20 sports boats are expected to contest the Australian National Championship followed by the Worlds, with the event jointly conducted by the two Sandy Bay-based clubs.

With a high aspect ratio keel with a very high ballast ratio, the yacht is very stable but also quite fast due to substantial sail area. The SB20 is unique in that it does not allow hiking upwind, thus allowing crews of all shapes, sizes and ages.