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1720 Sportboat Sailing News
Robert O'Leary's Dutch Gold crew from Baltimore Sailing Club are now pre-event favourites for the 1720 European crown at Dunmore East in September
10 boats entered in the first 24 hours of registration opening this week for the 1720 European Championships from September 23th to 25th 2021 at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, one of the first major one-design championships of the sailing season. The prediction…
O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew took five wins from six starts and did not need to sail the final race this afternoon at Royal Cork Yacht Club.
1720 sportsboat champion Robert O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew from West Cork successfully defended their national title today with a domination of the 20-boat sportsboat fleet in Cork Harbour. O'Leary took five wins from six starts and did not need to…
Racing at the 1720 National Championships in Cork Harbour. Pictured is third placed Ross McDonald in Atara from Howth Yacht Club
Defending 1720 sportsboat champion Robert O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew from West Cork are stamping their authority on a 20-boat National Championship fleet after five races sailed at Royal Cork Yacht Club. After one discard, O'Leary has built on his…
Two race wins put Robert O'Leary top of the 20-boat 1720 National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club after two races sailed in Cork Harbour. Westerly winds of 18 to 20 knots got the championships off to a great start…
The Rankin dinghies will begin the racing on Saturday with their commemorative event for the Rankin Brothers Cup at the Cobh People's Regatta in Cork Harbour
There is a hectic weekend ahead in Cork Harbour with four events scheduled. Cobh People's Regatta, the 1720 National Championships, the SB20 Southerns and the National 18's Lowflo Trophy are to be sailed. Cobh People's Regatta will be held at…
In a new championship setup which reflects the pared-back post-pandemic situation as sailing re-finds itself in 2021, the two Tony Castro-designed Sportsboats – the 1720 of 1994 vintage and the newer SB20 – will be sharing course arrangements for championships…
High density labour-intensive sailing……the 1720s racing the first day of their BNRG Easterns 2021 in Saturday's sunshine at Howth
When the Royal Cork Yacht Club unveiled the fresh concept of the Tony Castro-designed 1720 Sportsboat back in 1994, one of the tongue-in-cheek suggestions was that finance in developing the class could be through some grant scheme for Job Creation,…
The 1720 Eastern Championships at Howth has 15 confirmed entries
Sportboats have started to arrive in Howth Yacht Club for the BNRG sponsored 1720 Eastern Championships to be hosted by the club this weekend. The event has 15 confirmed entries with teams from Dublin, Cork, Galway and Northern Ireland. Seven…
Robert O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew won all three of last season's 1720 events and will compete in Howth on July 11 at the Eastern Championships
Local favourites at the first 1720 event of the year, the sportsboat Eastern Championships, will be “Atara” helmed by Howth Yacht Club's Ross McDonald as well as “Wet N Ready” helmed by another Howth ace, Dan O’Grady. Despite the local…
The new date for the 1720 2021 European Championships is 23-25 September.
In the wake of government pandemic easing announcements last Friday, one of the first major one-design championships of the sailing season has been postponed with the news that the 1720 European Championships scheduled for Waterford Harbour Sailing Club on June…
Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta has received 94 entries so far for the Open Cruiser Championship (8th – 11th July 2021) on Dublin Bay
Entries for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta (VDLR) are beyond expectations for July's event giving organisers the opportunity to close the entry system at the end of April to review the 320 boats received so far. Ireland's biggest regatta on Dublin…
15 1720 sportsboats have registered for Cork Week 2022
Cork Week Regatta at Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour has received a 57 boat registration for its 2022 Regatta just a week after the booking system went live for its 300th-anniversary regatta rerun. Royal Cork's Alex Barry says there…
Cork Week 2022 - The ICRA National Championships and the 1720 European Championships are already signed up
Royal Cork Yacht Club organisers have published an 'Advance Notice of Race' for the 2022 Cork Week regatta in Cork Harbour. The Race Committee is planning another action-packed five days of racing for all classes across a variety of courses. The…
1720 sailing in Cork Harbour in 2020
The 1720 Sportboat class starts its 2021 season next May in conjunction with the Royal Irish Yacht Club's Dún Laoghaire Cup Regatta on Dublin Bay. As Afloat previously reported, next up for the Sportboat class is the European Championships on the…
Dunmore East Harbour will host up to 30 1720s from June 4th-6th for the European Championships
The 1720 sportsboat European Championships will be hosted on the Irish South Coast in 2021. The fleet will muster at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club after the disappointment of the cancellation of its 2020 event at Royal Cork Yacht Club due…
The 1720 Dutch Gold skippered by Robert O'Leary
Five race wins from eight races sailed at the 1720 Munster Championships gave overall victory to Dutch Gold skippered by Robert O'Leary sailing with his brother, Peter O'Leary, a double Olympic Star keelboat helmsman, as part of the Baltimore Sailing Club…

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