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Racing will take place on Wednesday evenings in 1720s.
How many times have sailors’ colleagues asked, “when are you taking us out sailing?”. This league provides the solution.
A mixed ability crew, lead by a competent skipper, will take charge of a 1720. This benefits for the company involved extend beyond team building and include putting the brand front and centre of a new participation initiative for sailing in Ireland.
Ten identical 1720s are available for crews of 5 from the same company. They’ll be competing against other companies in a series over 5 Wednesday evenings. A training and familiarisation evening will be held on the 29th of April, followed by 4 evenings of competition, running 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th May.
The après sail will take the form of a meal or BBQ at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The school is targeting 50 participants. Teams of experienced hands, as well as mixed ability crews, are welcome.
The concept has developed from a visit to Dún Laoghaire by Quarterdeck, the skipper training agency for The Yacht Week last September, where 60 international skippers competed aboard 1720s on the Bay. Combining the on the water action with the shoreside services of Dún Laoghaire’s waterfront will hopefully prove a winning combination. The school produced a short video of the Quarterdeck event, showing what could be on offer for companies this Summer.
A prospectus for interested parties has been prepared here (downloadable below)
A breezy 1720 sportsboat National Championships at Baltimore Sailing Club saw Rob O'Leary's 'Spiced Beef' at the top of the leaderboard over three days in West Cork.
In a consistent showing, O'Leary and his crew dominated the 20-boat fleet and with six top five results from eight sailed and three race wins.
Second overall and six points off the title was O'Leary's father Anthony sailing Antix from Royal Cork YC. Ben Cooke's Smile 'n' Wave from the Royal St. George Yacht Club finished third but on the same nett points as Antix.
Results are below
|Spiced Beef||1848||Rob O'Leary||Baltimore SC||1.0||5.0||2.0||(7.0)||1.0||1.0||5.0||5.0||27.0||20.0|
|2nd||Antix||2020||Anthony O'Leary||Baltimore SC/Royal Cork YC||3.0||7.0||6.0||1.0||2.0||3.0||4.0||(11.0)||37.0||26.0|
|3rd||Smile 'n' Wave||1722||Ben Cooke||Baltimore SC/Royal St George YC||2.0||2.0||8.0||3.0||4.0||5.0||2.0||(10.0)||36.0||26.0|
|4th||Live Wire||1755||Fionn Lyden||Baltimore SC||5.0||8.0||(21.0 DSQ)||8.0||5.0||6.0||13.0||4.0||70.0||49.0|
|5th||T-Bone||1790||Johnny Durcan||Royal Cork YC/Baltimore SC||6.0||(21.0 DNS)||21.0 DNS||5.0||3.0||2.0||7.0||6.0||71.0||50.0|
|6th||Dark Side||797||Brian Twomey||Royal Cork YC||7.0||9.0||(21.0 DSQ)||9.0||7.0||8.0||9.0||2.0||72.0||51.0|
|7th||Two to Tango||1785||Peter O'Flynn||Baltimore SC||15.0||13.0||(21.0 RET)||4.0||6.0||10.0||1.0||9.0||79.0||58.0|
|8th||efolioaccounts.com||1724||Neil Hegarty||Baltimore SC||11.0||3.0||11.0||11.0||(14.0)||4.0||11.0||7.0||72.0||58.0|
|9th||Elder Lemon||2888||Robert Dix||Baltimore SC||(10.0)||10.0||5.0||10.0||10.0||9.0||6.0||8.0||68.0||58.0|
|10th||Wet and Black||1843||Dan O'Grady||Howth Yacht Club||8.0||(21.0 BFD)||4.0||6.0||13.0||21.0 RET||8.0||1.0||82.0||61.0|
|11th||After Midnight||1797||Conor Baynes||Galway Bay SC||(16.0)||12.0||10.0||13.0||9.0||7.0||12.0||12.0||91.0||75.0|
|12th||Da Fishy||1726||Donagh Good||Royal Cork YC||(21.0 RET)||4.0||1.0||2.0||8.0||21.0 RET||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||99.0||78.0|
|13th||Cosmic||1760L||Pat Tanner||Baltimore SC||13.0||6.0||9.0||(21.0 BFD)||12.0||11.0||16.0||13.0||101.0||80.0|
|14th||RCYC2||180||Luke McGrath||Royal Cork YC||(17.0)||14.0||7.0||14.0||11.0||12.0||15.0||14.0||104.0||87.0|
|15th||Deja Vu||1777||Ross Johnson||Baltimore SC||12.0||(21.0 BFD)||3.0||12.0||21.0 RET||21.0 RET||10.0||15.0||115.0||94.0|
|16th||Ropedock Atara||2000||Ross McDonald||Howth Yacht Club||9.0||(21.0 RET)||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||3.0||3.0||120.0||99.0|
|17th||INSS||1775||Kenny Rumball||INSS||4.0||1.0||(21.0 RET)||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||131.0||110.0|
|18th||Aquatack||1804||Mia Murphy||Royal Cork YC||18.0||(21.0 BFD)||21.0 RET||15.0||15.0||13.0||14.0||16.0||133.0||112.0|
|19th||1601||1773||Bobby Nash||Kinsale Yacht Club||14.0||11.0||(21.0 RET)||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||151.0||130.0|
|20th||Mini-Apple||1780||David Love||Royal Cork YC||(21.0 RET)||21.0 RET||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||168.0|| |
With three race wins to his credit, the host club's Rob O'Leary has built a five-point margin over his father after six races sailed at the 1720 National Championships in Baltimore, West Cork.
Third in the 20 boat fleet is Royal St George YC's Ben Cooke on Smile 'n' Wave.
Racing continues on Sunday.
Results after six races sailed below
|1st||Spiced Beef||1848||Rob O'Leary||Baltimore SC||1.0||5.0||2.0||(7.0)||1.0||1.0||17.0||10.0|
|2nd||Antix||2020||Anthony O'Leary||Baltimore SC/Royal Cork YC||3.0||(7.0)||6.0||1.0||2.0||3.0||22.0||15.0|
|3rd||Smile 'n' Wave||1722||Ben Cooke||Baltimore SC/Royal St George YC||2.0||2.0||(8.0)||3.0||4.0||5.0||24.0||16.0|
|4th||Live Wire||1755||Fionn Lyden||Baltimore SC||5.0||8.0||(21.0 DSQ)||8.0||5.0||6.0||53.0||32.0|
|5th||Da Fishy||1726||Donagh Good||Royal Cork YC||(21.0 RET)||4.0||1.0||2.0||8.0||21.0 RET||57.0||36.0|
|6th||T-Bone||1790||Johnny Durcan||Royal Cork YC/Baltimore SC||6.0||(21.0 DNS)||21.0 DNS||5.0||3.0||2.0||58.0||37.0|
|7th||efolioaccounts.com||1724||Neil Hegarty||Baltimore SC||11.0||3.0||11.0||11.0||(14.0)||4.0||54.0||40.0|
|8th||Dark Side||797||Brian Twomey||Royal Cork YC||7.0||9.0||(21.0 DSQ)||9.0||7.0||8.0||61.0||40.0|
|9th||Elder Lemon||2888||Robert Dix||Baltimore SC||(10.0)||10.0||5.0||10.0||10.0||9.0||54.0||44.0|
|10th||Two to Tango||1785||Peter O'Flynn||Baltimore SC||15.0||13.0||(21.0 RET)||4.0||6.0||10.0||69.0||48.0|
|11th||Cosmic||1760L||Pat Tanner||Baltimore SC||13.0||6.0||9.0||(21.0 BFD)||12.0||11.0||72.0||51.0|
|12th||After Midnight||1797||Conor Baynes||Galway Bay SC||(16.0)||12.0||10.0||13.0||9.0||7.0||67.0||51.0|
|13th||Wet and Black||1843||Dan O'Grady||Howth Yacht Club||8.0||(21.0 BFD)||4.0||6.0||13.0||21.0 RET||73.0||52.0|
|14th||RCYC2||180||Luke McGrath||Royal Cork YC||(17.0)||14.0||7.0||14.0||11.0||12.0||75.0||58.0|
|15th||INSS||1775||Kenny Rumball||INSS||4.0||1.0||(21.0 RET)||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||89.0||68.0|
|16th||Deja Vu||1777||Ross Johnson||Baltimore SC||12.0||(21.0 BFD)||3.0||12.0||21.0 RET||21.0 RET||90.0||69.0|
|17th||Aquatack||1804||Julie Neville||Royal Cork YC||18.0||(21.0 BFD)||21.0 RET||15.0||15.0||13.0||103.0||82.0|
|18th||1601||1773||Bobby Nash||Kinsale Yacht Club||14.0||11.0||(21.0 RET)||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||109.0||88.0|
|19th||Ropedock Atara||2000||Ross McDonald||Howth Yacht Club||9.0||(21.0 RET)||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||114.0||93.0|
|20th||Mini-Apple||1780||David Love||Royal Cork YC||(21.0 RET)||21.0 RET||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||126.0|| |
A breezy start to the 1720 sportsboat National Championships sees Rob O'Leary's 'Spiced Beef' jump into the lead after three incident-packed races on day one in Baltimore, West Cork.
After two generals racing started under the black flag on the third attempt for the 20-boat fleet.
Second overall and four points off the lead is Ben Cooke's Smile 'n' Wave from the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Third is Anthony O'Leary in Antix from Royal Cork YC.
After a promising start (4,1) the championships came to an abrupt end for Dun Laoghaire's Kenny Rumball who was T-boned in the third race with some serious damage as pictured below.
Racing continues in Baltimore 'til Sunday.
Results after three races are below
|1st||Spiced Beef||1848||Rob O'Leary||Baltimore SC||1.0||5.0||2.0||8.0||8.0|
|2nd||Smile 'n' Wave||1722||Ben Cooke||Baltimore SC/Royal St George YC||2.0||2.0||8.0||12.0||12.0|
|3rd||Antix||2020||Anthony O'Leary||Baltimore SC/Royal Cork YC||3.0||7.0||6.0||16.0||16.0|
|4th||Elder Lemon||2888||Robert Dix||Baltimore SC||10.0||10.0||5.0||25.0||25.0|
|5th||Da Fishy||1726||Donagh Good||Royal Cork YC||21.0 RET||4.0||1.0||26.0||26.0|
|6th||INSS||1775||Kenny Rumball||INSS||4.0||1.0||21.0 RET||26.0||26.0|
|7th||efolioaccounts.com||1724||Neil Hegarty||Baltimore SC||11.0||3.0||12.0||26.0||26.0|
|8th||Dark Side||797||Brian Twomey||Royal Cork YC||7.0||9.0||11.0||27.0||27.0|
|9th||Cosmic||1760L||Pat Tanner||Baltimore SC||13.0||6.0||9.0||28.0||28.0|
|10th||Wet and Black||1843||Dan O'Grady||Howth Yacht Club||8.0||21.0 BFD||4.0||33.0||33.0|
|11th||Live Wire||1755||Fionn Lyden||Baltimore SC||5.0||8.0||21.0 RET||34.0||34.0|
|12th||Deja Vu||1777||Ross Johnson||Baltimore SC||12.0||21.0 BFD||3.0||36.0||36.0|
|13th||RCYC2||180||Luke McGrath||Royal Cork YC||17.0||14.0||7.0||38.0||38.0|
|14th||After Midnight||1797||Conor Baynes||Galway Bay SC||16.0||12.0||10.0||38.0||38.0|
|15th||1601||1773||Bobby Nash||Kinsale Yacht Club||14.0||11.0||21.0 RET||46.0||46.0|
|16th||T-Bone||1790||Johnny Durcan||Royal Cork YC/Baltimore SC||6.0||21.0 DNS||21.0 DNS||48.0||48.0|
|17th||Two to Tango||1785||Peter O'Flynn||Baltimore SC||15.0||13.0||21.0 RET||49.0||49.0|
|18th||Ropedock Atara||2000||Ross McDonald||Howth Yacht Club||9.0||21.0 RET||21.0 DNS||51.0||51.0|
|19th||Aquatack||1804||Julie Neville||Royal Cork YC||18.0||21.0 BFD||21.0 RET||60.0||60.0|
|20th||Mini-Apple||1780||David Love||Royal Cork YC||21.0 RET||21.0 RET||21.0 DNS||63.0||63.0|
We're not entirely sure how this plank ended up in the hull of a club 1720 after last Thursday's DBSC race on Dublin Bay but Afloat is reliably informed it is not an experimental foil and much more likely the end result of a 'port and starboard' with the marina. Ouch!
In strong and gusty north-westerlies averaging 18 to 20 knots that gusted to over 35, Royal Cork's O'Leary won the final two races of the six-race series to pull clear ahead of Howth Yacht Club's Dan O'Grady and wrap up the title in a much-reduced fleet of nine boats.
O'Leary head up a strong travelling Cork contingent that included third-placed Ben Cooke sailing under both the Baltimore Sailing Club and Royal St. George YC burgees.
Johnny Durcan sailing T-Bone from RCYC was fourth with the Irish National Sailing Club's Alexander Rumball fifth.
In a further boost for 1720 sailing, three under 25 teams competed.
1720 East Coast Championships Results
|Series Place||Sail No||Boat||Helm||Club||Series Points||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6|
|2||1443||Wet N Black||Dan O'Grady||Howth YC||11||10||3||1||3||2||2|
|3||1722||Smile n Wave||Ben Cooke||BSC / RSGYC||17||2||5||18||1||4||5|
|5||1775||INSC||Alexander Rumball||Irish National Sailing Club||30||7||7||5||5||8||6|
|6||GBR1791||Full Bernard||Mark O'Reilly||Baltimore Sailing Club||34||9||15||8||8||5||4|
|7||GBR1770||Luvly Jubbly||James Peters||PSC/SCYC||39||5||8||11||9||9||8|
|8||1793||Big Bad Wolf||Andrew Creighton||RIYC||43||1||2||4||18||18||18|
|10||1780||Mini Apple||David Love||RCYC||45||12||14||18||6||6||7|
|11||2800||Elder Lemon||Robert Dix||Baltimore SC||48||6||4||2||18||18||18|
|13||1595||What did he break||Adam Hyland||RSGYC||51||3||6||6||18||18||18|
|14||RIYC2||Toute Si||Delaney McCourt||RIYC||65||17||17||18||11||10||10|
|17||RIYC3||RIYC U25's||Alex Conway||RIYC||76||13||13||14||18||18||18|
Since first launching in Cork Harbour 1993, the enduring demand for Tony Castro's versatile sportsboat is such that a quarter of a century later it is robustly used throughout the UK and Ireland as a sail trainer, a strict one design, an IRC cruiser and a youth academy boat but who knew of the design's Antiguan success too?
For the 52nd edition of this month's Antigua sailing week, 12 teams racing under the flag of Antigua & Barbuda will be racing, including Jules Mitchell's young 1720 crew, all products of Antigua's National Sailing Academy. Last year the team on NSA Spirit won class and are back, hungry to win in 2019! Over 40 young Antiguans in total will be racing this year on a variety of boats as part of the Youth to Keel Boat (Y2K) Programme but it is Cork's own 1720 that is the defending champion.
More on the week here.
Primarily using the club's 1720 sportsboats, the Academy is made up of 16 and 25 year-olds who get the chance to experience local sailing in the harbour plus a chance to compete nationwide at Summer events.
Last season Royal Cork put teams in for match racing events as well as Wave regatta in Howth YC, Volvo Cork Week, the 1720 Nationals and Europeans.
Twelve 1720s sportsboats were afloat for racing on Saturday afternoon at Baltimore Regatta in West Cork. PRO Colette O'Flynn and her team got three races away in light, shifty breezes with the Hegarty's on efolioaccounts.com taking two wins and Atara raced by Ross McDonald and Aoife English taking the final race of the day.
Download overall results below
Sunday morning saw the breeze build to 12 knots with Atara showing her winning ways in Race 4, Elder Lemon won the fifth and Full Bernard the sixth.
"Current National Champions Atara were overall winners with Davy Ryan of Big Bad Wolf second"
With a full series completed the fleet came ashore to enjoy the festive atmosphere of Baltimore Regatta Weekend.
Current National Champions Atara were overall winners with Davy Ryan of Big Bad Wolf second, and Peter O'Flynn's Two to Tango in third.
The bulk of the fleet are now staying in Baltimore and will be joined by others for the 1720 Nationals at Baltimore Sailing Club on 30 August - 1 September.
The loss of young sailors to the sport is an issue that has been identified by many clubs around the country and at national level.
Other sports can be more attractive to younger age groups, particularly it seems as teenagers enter the early 20s and there are increasingly more all-year-round possibilities for young people, male and female - and without the rigours of an uneven playing field, as the water is described, compared to land-based sports.
This was discussed at a ‘think-in’ at the Royal Cork in Crosshaven late last year when the cruiser racing section reviewed the past season.
Now the club has announced the setting-up of an Under 25s Keelboat Academy.
The intention is to try to get more young people interested in cruiser racing from the age of 16 years onwards and it’s an attractive alternative to losing them from the sport altogether
An invitation has been sent out through the club’s system to those between the ages of 16 and 25 to join the Keelboat Academy….. the age limits are 16 by the age of May 1 this year and not over 25 by the same date.
The club's 1720s boats will be used for training, learning boat maintenance and tuning keelboats and there will also be opportunities to go to events around the country representing the Club on other boats such as J24s and J80s.
The RCYC is entering a team for the Irish Cruiser Racing Association Nationals in Galway from August 15 to 18 to race against six other U25 teams from clubs around the country and the Crosshaven establishment says it will also be looking at putting teams in for some match racing events at the Wave Regatta in Howth Yacht Club in Dublin, at Volvo Cork Week, in the Youth Regatta and the 1720 National and European Championships.
Within a short time of announcing the Academy, fourteen younger sailors had signed up. It’s a good initiative. RCYC Keelboats Rear Admiral, Kieran O’Connell, who is also Commodore of the South Coast Offshore Racing Association, says the plan is to get the Academy “up and running as soon as possible.”
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