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1720 Europeans Heading for Dun Laoghaire on June 16

3rd June 2016
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A 1720 powers downwind at a Cork Harbour based Euro Champs in 2014 A 1720 powers downwind at a Cork Harbour based Euro Champs in 2014 Photo: Bob Bateman

The 1720 European Championships will be staged in Dun Laoghaire from the 16th – 18th June and will be run between the Royal St. George, National and Royal Irish Yacht Clubs.

In a packed sailing month of June, the popular sportsboat championships follows the ICRA Nationals in Howth and ends on the same day the Round Ireland Race starts in Wicklow. 

The event PRO will be Con Murphy before he heads off to Rio on Olympic duty. The final day of racing is being run as part of the National Yacht Club’s Regatta with the 1720 Class having its own start. Après Sail & overall prizegiving will be at the National Yacht Club. The event is sponsored by North Sails, McWilliam Sailmakers and Viking Marine.

It looks like Dun Laoghaire waterfront is going all out to facilitate visiting boats with Ronan Adams, sailing manager of the Royal St. George YC, promising to accommodate early arrivals and delayed departures as required. There will also be a complimentary crane lift in/out facilities at the Royal St. George and the same at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. 

Ashore Adams says an Après Sail & Prize giving is planned each evening. On Thursday, an Après Sail & Prizegiving will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club with a complimentary Pimms reception. There will also be a full BBQ with a Pig on a spit available. Friday Après Sail & BBQ will be at the Royal St. George Yacht Club where the 'George’ BBQ will be available for hungry racers after sailing

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