Magic Marine SB20 European Championships 2012 final day of racing was held in Medemblik, the Netherlands on Thursday 27th September and what a day. What a race. What a victory!
Team Russia helmed by Rodion Luka and crewed by Oleg Zherebtsov, Anna Stepanova and Andre Klochko are the 2012 SB20 European Champions. Describing his win, Zherebtsov explained, 'We cannot believe it, we are overwhelmed, it will only sink in that we have won in a few days time. This event was tough; but it was tougher mentally than physically, the fleet is so strong and you have to stay calm and focused, we did that.' The Magic Marine SB20 European Championships hosted by Regatta Centre Medemblik has seen some of the most competitive SB20 class racing ever. The class have also enjoyed a fantastic and international social scene. As always, we leave this SB20 event with new friends who we look forward to seeing at future events.
The attention of the SB20 Class now turns to the 2012 World Championships in Hamilton Island, Australia in December 2012 where the battle for the Waterford Trophy will begin again. It’scertain, the World Championship is going to be a hotly contested event by some of the top sportsboat sailors in the world. Bring it on!