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The UK was the first fleet formed in the UK and has been sailing on the Solent for nearly 20 years. When the boat was launched it attracted many talented dinghy and small boat sailors with fleets of over 100 boats. Despite a decline in numbers the fleet has maintained its position as a very affordable, manageable boat which provides an ideal stepping stone from dinghies to fell offshore yachts.

UK Fleets
There are now growing numbers of fleets throughout the UK where its performance as a one design race class is appreciated. 
Fleets exist in the Solent, Lake District, Marconi Sailing club, Oxford & most recently Holyhead. 

The UK class association is run by a small committee of committed SB20 sailors with a focus on ensuring there is a good National race program including an annual National championships and a National, Solent and Northern Series.
The class association works closely with Sportsboat World who are the design rights holder and responsible for distribution and sales of all new boats and parts. 
We work collectively to develop the fleet within the UK, not only to grow the number of active boats on the water but also to help increase the skills of those sailing.
See below for the committee members actively developing the class racing. 

Membership is open to any person owning or sailing an SB20 and is mandatory for anyone regularly racing in any of the class organised series. 
To enquire about membership please complete a membership enquiry form here.



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Paul Hine

Sails on PBII and has been sailing an SB20 for xx years. 

Email me on

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Charlie Whelan

Has sailed all his life, normally sails the SB20 with his long time co-owner Richard McAdam. The two of them have sailed the boats together since 2006 and are always ready to help others get the best from their boats,

please just ask!

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Mark Brammer
Northern Rep

A long standing supporter of the SB20, based at Ullswater he is passionate about getting a good fleet going for all Northern and Scottish sailors.

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Andrew Bell
Solent Rep

They don't call his boat Darkn'stormy for nothing

Richard Farrington 

Our most decorated member of the fleet. Ex Royal Navy commander and huge supporter of developing the fleet for a younger generation

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Phil Tilley

Has sailed Herbie GBR 3556 since 2009, after a couple of years with the boat laying dormant he has been back regularly sailing in the Solent since 2017

get hold of me via

Lizzie Farrington
Social promotion

Previously helm of the Royal Navy Sailing association boat she is now seen on Boomerang often leading from the front and with Dad showing us all how to do it. 

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John Pollard
Events & Racing

Our SB20 Class guru and reigning champion

Always at the front of the fleet and always on hand to offer help and advice.

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