The 2023 SB20 World Championships will be hosted in Ireland by the Club.
The successful bid for the event, chaired by Justin Burke, will see the World Championships return to the Club in September 2023, 15 years after the inaugural world championships were sailed here in 2008.
That event attracted 136 SB3s drawn from 13 countries and was won by Britain’s Geoff Carveth, Roger Gilbert, Roz Allen & Sarah Allan.
More recently, the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted the successful SB20 European Championships in 2018 when a final race win for Royal St. George’s Michael O’Connor, the 2017 SB20 Corinthian World Champion, allowed him to produce the goods again for Ireland by taking third overall.
The plan for 2023 is to achieve the largest ever number of nations attending an SB20 World Championships, according to SB20 Irish President John Malone.
Due to Covid-19 the SB20 Worlds in 2020 (Cascais), 2021 (Singapore) and the Europeans in 2021 (St Petersburg) have all been moved forward by one year.