The Union Chandlery sponsored 1720 European Championships were held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend with Neil Hogan’s “Micam”, helmed by Mel Collins being crowned champion. The Durcan/Higgins’ owned T-Bone (helmed by David Kenefick) was second and Anthony O’Leary’s “Antix” was third. Day three event photos by Bob Bateman are here.
Race Officer Peter Crowley gave the fleet 10 fantastic races over three days, with the windward/leeward course being set two miles South East of Roches Point each day in it what were generally northerly winds.
Neil Hogan’s “Micam” really stole the show at this event counting a 3, 1, 1, on day one, a 1, 2, 1 on day two and two thirds on the final day, discarding his last race.
The fleet were treated to a harbour tour on the Thursday evening, courtesy of Peter Crowley and Anthony O’Leary and enjoyed a very sociable visit to Cobh and Monkstown.
The next port of call for the sportsboat class is Royal Cork's Autumn league.