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Big Lead Means Ross McDonald Looks Set to Retain 1720 Euro Title at Cork Week

14th July 2022
Overall 1720 leader Ross McDonald at the helm of Atara title=
Overall 1720 leader Ross McDonald at the helm of Atara Credit: Rick Tomlinson

Rope Dock Atara, with Ross McDonald on the helm representing Royal Cork YC & Howth YC, scored a 4-1-1 today (Thursday) to all but secure the 1720 European Championship title at Cork Week

After three days of light and complex racing, a sea breeze kicked in on day four to spice up the action on the penultimate day.

The 1720 Class competing for the European Championship had a real blast The 1720 Class competing for the European Championship had a real blast Photo: Rick Tomlinson

Dave Kenefick's Royal Cork Full Irish had a cracking day, scoring a 5-4-2 to fly up the leaderboard into second place.

Aidan Lynch's MO from the Baltimore SC scored a bullet in Race 6 and finished the day in third, but only on countback from Kenny Rumball's The Conor Wouldn't from the Royal Irish YC.

Padraig Byrne & Donny Wilson's Zing from the Royal Cork drop to fifth after an 11th place in the final race.

Fionn Lyden's Spiced Beef Photo Rick TomlinsonFionn Lyden's Spiced Beef Photo Rick Tomlinson

Robert Dix's Elder Lemon from Baltimore SC came into contention for the podium, but a 25th in the final race pegged the team back to sixth.

Anything can happen on tomorrow's final day, but the six boats at the top of the leaderboard will likely decide the 1720 European Championship podium.

Several protests are still to be heard on Day four, so the results are provisional.

Race Results

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Published in Cork Week, 1720
Louay Habib

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Louay Habib is a Maritime Journalist & Broadcaster based in Hamble, United Kingdom

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