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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…
Robert O'Leary at the helm of Dutch Gold leads the ten boat 1720 Munsters in Cork Harbour
The leaderboard of the 1720 Munster Championships hosted jointly by Monkstown and Baltimore Sailing Clubs has a familiar look to it with Robert O'Leary's crew in Dutch Gold on top after four races sailed yesterday. O'Leary, who has won both Baltimore…
1720 racing returns to Cork Harbour this weekend for Munster Championship Honours
This weekend's 1720 National Championships are to be downgraded to a Munster Championships in the wake of the recent government announcements that appeal to Dubliners not to travel outside the county. As Afloat reported previously, the Championships had already moved…
Robert O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew are looking to retain the 1720 title in Cork Harbour on September 25th
Robert O'Leary will be going for a hat-trick of 2020 1720 sportsboats victories later this month but not as originally scheduled, as the 1720 National Championships moves venue from Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork to Monkstown Bay Sailing Club…
Robert O'Leary's Dutch Gold crew are  1720 Southern Champions
Robert O'Leary's Dutch Gold Baltimore Sailing Club crew add the AIB Southern Championship title to their 1720 sportsboat trophy haul after an emphatic six-point win at Cork Harbour today.  O'Leary counted a tally of eight results inside the top four…
Overall leader - Robert O'Leary's Dutch Gold crew are five points clear at the top in the 1720 Southern Championships sponsored by AIB. Scroll down for photo gallery
The overnight AIB 1720 Southern championships leader Robert O'Leary has built a five-point winning margin after five more races were sailed today at the Royal Cork Yacht Club hosted event.  The Baltimore Sailing Club crew sailing 'Dutch Gold' are putting in…
Dan O'Grady's Wet 'N'Black from Howth Yacht Club  in the windy conditions that prevailed on Day One of the 1720 Southern Championships off Roches Point
It's very tight at the top of the 14-boat fleet after a breezy first day of the AIB 1720 Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club yesterday. Two races were sailed outside Cork Harbour to the South West of Roches Point…
Action from the 1720 Baltimore Cup
The 12-boat 1720 Baltimore Cup was won by Rob O’Leary's Dutch Gold and his crew winning on countback as he was on joint nett points with Finaleg helmed by Anthony O’Leary over a six race series. In third place was…
Dinghy Racers Can Get Into Keelboats With Royal St George’s 1720 Clinic This Week
This week the Royal St George Yacht Club is running its 1720 Sportsboat clinic starting tomorrow, Tuesday 4 August. The four-day clinic will run from 9am-12pm each morning until Friday and is geared at introducing the excitement of big boat…
Perhaps it's no surprise that Daniel Raymond (above) has taken the lead. He is clearly dedicated as he puts on his gear to get ready for another nights racing!
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. The 1720 class has followed the lead of some other sailing classes and taken the plunge into the world of virtual racing writes Robbie English. The Rope Dock 1720 VR April League started three…

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