Brief History of SB20
The SB20 is a one-design class of sailboat commonly used for racing. Marketed and distributed by Sportsboat World the boat was designed by Tony Castro and launched in 2002. The SB20 was originally called the Laser SB3, and was marketed and distributed by Laser Performance under license from the designer. This license ended in 2012.
The yacht is an open keelboat and is designed for racing with a crew of three [or four] whose maximum weight must not exceed 270 kg. With a high aspect ratio keel with a very high ballast ratio the yacht is very stable, but also quite fast due to the substantial sail area.
The SB20 is unique in that it does not allow hiking, using a small stainless steel bar to prevent hiking by the crew, this allows competitive crews of all shapes, sizes and ages. There are over 700 boats worldwide, sailed in over 20 countries. The majority of boats are located in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, France, Australia, Singapore, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany, Abu Dhabi/Dubai and Italy, and the Class has attracted considerable support.
About The Asian Grand Slam & Asia Pacific Championships
The regatta will be organised by ONE°15 Marina Club with the support of the SB20 Class Association and sanctioned by Singapore Sailing Federation (SSF). SSF shall run the races over the four days of racing, while ONE°15 Marina Club shall host the participants at its premises at the exclusive Sentosa Cove. The race route will be off of Singapore’s East Coast which typically boasts warm water, sunshine and 16 to 20 knot winds during the regatta time of year.
The SB20 Asian Grand Slam and the Asia Pacific Championships will see entries from across the Asia Pacific Region and beyond. We are excited to be able to welcome teams from all over the world to come and race.