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1720 sportsboat East Coast Winners - The Waterford Harbour 1720 Root 1 crew (from left) Charlie Boland, Geoff Tait, Steve McConnell, Julian Hughes, Max Sweetman and Shane Hughes
Waterford Harbour Sailing Club took the top three places overall at the 1720 East Coast Championships at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Sunday, with the Dunmore East's club's Julian Hughes taking the title by two points.  The Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted a four-class…
The Beneteau First 21 class will race for National Championship honours as part of the RIYC's Dun Laoghaire Cup in May
The Royal Irish Yacht Club will host a four-class Dun Laoghaire Cup for sportsboats in May with racing for 1720, SB20, J80 and Beneteau First 21 classes.  The 1720 East Coast Championship, the J80 East Coast Championship and First 21 National…
Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork is, predominantly, a ‘summer club’ that is very busy when seasonal visitors arrive in the village from Cork City, Dublin and other locations. That does not limit its ambitions to develop the sport as…
A file photo of the 2017 Turkey Shoot regular 1720 competitor Optique (right). The sportsboat is currently lying third overall in the 2021 DBSC Series
The 1720 sportsboat 'What did you Break?' is the overall leader of the mixed cruiser DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay after two of seven races sailed.  Download results below as a pdf file. Second is the former GBR…
Meet Breaking Bad, another 1720 for the RCYC fleet
Proof of the continuing resurgence of the 1720 sportsboat class was evident in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour at the weekend with the arrival - and naming of - another addition to the Royal Cork fleet.   Given the number at the…
A 27-boat fleet of 1720 sportsboats are contesting the European Championships at Waterford Harbour
The stakes are high this morning for the final day of racing at the 1720 Europeans 2021 at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, where the top three boats have already discarded teens or higher results after six races sailed. A 27-boat fleet,…
Rob O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew took an opening race win at the 1720 Europeans in Dunmore East
The McBearla's Rope Dock Atara leads the 1720 European Championships at Dunmore East after three races sailed in an impressive fleet of 27 boats. The Cork-Dublin crew skippered by Ross McDonald of Howth counts a 7, 1, 2 to lead from…
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…
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…

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