Current 1720 National Champion Mark Mansfield leads the 1720 Corona Euro Championships in Baltimore after a long opening day of close sailing in steady 10-14 knot conditions.
The 28 strong fleet completed three races off Sherkin Island and Mark Mansfield started the day well with the first bullet.
Mark Mansfiled leads the 1720 Sportsboat Euros. Photo: Aidan Coffey
It was a reasonably good day for the O'Leary father and son who are competing against one another. Son Nicholas is onboard T-Bone owned by Crosshaven duo Tom Durcan and Clive O'Shea, having been a close second in the first race he was ocs in the second but went on to win the final race of the day. Anthony meanwhile is lying second over night with a 3, 1, 11 record and local team Peter O'Flynn and John Crotty is second overnight with a consistent 4,4,5.
Race Officer David O'Brien commented on today's racing:
'Conditions were light with strong tides affecting the racing throughout the day. Thankfully wind held fairly steady and we were able to complete the three races with just one general recall'
First gun tomorrow and Saturday is at 1055 with nine races scheduled for the series.