The 2015 SB20 World Championships have been awarded to the Yacht Club Circolo Vela Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy. The Championship will take place in July 2015.
Torbole was also the host of the 2010 World Championship which was a major success with over 100 boats in two separate fleets for the five days of typical Lake Garda July weather. The entire class is looking forward to this event in 2015.
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“This is a fabulous location and especially during the summer months when the event will take place” explained Ed Russo, SB20 World Council President. “The Worlds will be organised by highly qualified sailing club with worldwide recognition for high quality world championship competitions.”
The competition will be lead by the British fleet coming off their fifth straight World Championship trophy in Hyeres, 2013 Worlds champion Craig Burlton and Jerry Hill who won the Worlds in Torbole in 2010.
However, the 2013 Worlds showed that the other fleets are nipping at the heels of the strong GBR fleet with Luka Rodion (UKR), Roger Hudson (RSA), Sebastien Col (FRA) and Jean-Baptiste Bernaz (FRA) in the second through fifth places respectively.
The Italian 2014 Circuit consists of four events, two of which will take place in North Lake Garda. Italian 2015 circuit built in order to allow the fleet to experience both the Italian and the Portuguese waters.
More information at SB20class.com
3 April 2014 12:22 GMT