#1720 – Baltimore Sailing Club's Peter O'Leary has won the 1720 European championships by half a point at Howth Yacht Club over the weekend. O'Leary beat another Munster campaign, Denis Murphy's Aquatack, after an eight races series sailed in light and shifty conditions as part of Howth's inaugural Sportsboat Cup. Full results downloadable below as a jpg file.
The winning 1720 'Jacob's Bar' was sailed by helmsman O'Leary, a double Olympian, with crew Adam Hyland, Cathal Cohrell, Jamie Donegan and Youen Jacob.
Breaking up the Munster domination at the top of the 15–boat fleet was a Dun Laoghaire Sailing School entry skippered by Kenneth Rumball. Rumball's INSC.ie second placing in the final race yesterday afternoon put him four and a half points clear of TBSC's Ricochet. Last Year's champion Anthony O'Leary in Antix was fifth.
The first 'Sportsboat Cup' was completed after 3 successful days of racing incorporating the 1720 Europeans, J24 Eastern Championships and Sailfleet J80s.