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All qualifying boats entered in Volvo Cork Week 2020 will automatically be entered into the ICRA National Championships
The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, today launched its online entry system for the prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta which will see hundreds of boats and thousands of yachtsmen and women from around…
Racing at the 2019 1720 National Championships at Baltimore
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…
Great conditions for the 1720 Irish Championships in Baltimore, West Cork
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…
Big breeze for the first day of the 1720 Nationals off Baltimore in West Cork
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…
1720 Collision Leaves Plank in Sportsboat Hull at Dun Laoghaire
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…
Conor Clancy's Merlin was dismasted in the heavy wind conclusion of the 1720 East Coast Championships. There were two dismastings and two reported as 'bent'
A strong 17-boat 1720 sportsboat fleet bore witness to Anthony O'Leary's dominance of the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted East Coast Championships on Dublin Bay today. In strong and gusty north-westerlies averaging 18 to 20 knots that gusted to over 35, Royal Cork's O'Leary…
 Jules Mitchell's young team from Antigua will be back following their class win last year
Who would have dreamed it that the Royal Cork Yacht Club 1720 sportsboat design would have crossed the Atlantic and be winning in the Caribbean some 26 years later? Since first launching in Cork Harbour 1993, the enduring demand for Tony Castro's versatile sportsboat is…
12 1720s competed at the Baltimore Cup
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…
Aoife English and Ross McDonald and crew celebrate their 1720 National Championships win at Baltimore Sailing Club
Aoife English and Ross McDonald were winners of the 2017 Irish 1720 National Championship at Baltimore Sailing Club yesterday by a single point. The Howth Yacht Club helmsman beat a 17–boat fleet including past champions second placed Robert and Peter…
Smile'n'Wave (Ben Cooke & Jim Griffith) competing in the Kinsale Yacht Club 1720 National Championships. Scroll down for gallery
After missing out on Day 2 of the 1720 Irish championship entirely due to inclement weather, OOD Peter Crowley and his team were on the water at Kinsale before 09:00 this morning and managed to complete a full programme of…
Four races have been sailed at the 1720 Nationals in Kinsale. Scroll down for photo gallery
After four races of the 1720 National Championships at Kinsale YC in County Cork this afternoon, Antix, skippered by Anthony O'Leary of Royal Cork, leads the 16–boat fleet by two points writes Bob Bateman.  Races were sailed in a 15-knot…
1720s will race for national honours at Kinsale Yacht Club in September
20 boats are committed for the 1720 National Championships in Kinsale Yacht Club in a fortnight. Class Captain, Clive O'Shea, also expects some other entries that are still in the wings for the three day event that begins on Friday,…
The 1720 European Championships attracted a fleet of 17-boats to Dublin Bay
Cork boats secured the top three places at the 1720 European Championships on Dublin Bay today. Anthony O'Leary and his Royal Cork Yacht Club crew on Antix reclaimed their Euro crown after a string of second place results in an…
Three point lead – RCYC's Anthony O'Leary's Antix tops the leaderboard going into tomorrow's final rounds of the 1720 Europeans on Dublin Bay
Royal Cork YC's Anthony O'Leary continues his lead of the 17–boat 1720 European Championships on Dublin Bay. O'Leary now has a margin of three points after scoring three seconds in races four, five and six today. Defending champion Neil Hogan…
Antix sailed by Anthony O'Leary scored 6, 1 and 2 in the 17–boat 1720 Euro championships on Dublin Bay today. Slideshow below.
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Anthony O'Leary leads but is on equal points with Baltimore Sailing Club's Neil Hogan after the first three races of the 1720 European Championships on Dublin Bay today. Hogan, the defending champion, scored a 3,5 and…
A 1720 powers downwind at a Cork Harbour based Euro Champs in 2014
The 1720 European Championships will be staged in Dun Laoghaire from the 16th – 18th June and will be run between the Royal St. George, National and Royal Irish Yacht Clubs. In a packed sailing month of June, the popular…

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