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Rob O'Leary Takes the Lead at 1720 Nationals at Baltimore

30th August 2019
Big breeze for the first day of the 1720 Nationals off Baltimore in West Cork Big breeze for the first day of the 1720 Nationals off Baltimore in West Cork Photo: Baltimore Sailing Club Facebook/Ciaran McSweeney

A breezy start to the 1720 sportsboat National Championships sees Rob O'Leary's 'Spiced Beef' jump into the lead after three incident-packed races on day one in Baltimore, West Cork.

After two generals racing started under the black flag on the third attempt for the 20-boat fleet.

Second overall and four points off the lead is Ben Cooke's Smile 'n' Wave from the Royal St. George Yacht Club. Third is Anthony O'Leary in Antix from Royal Cork YC.

After a promising start (4,1) the championships came to an abrupt end for Dun Laoghaire's Kenny Rumball who was T-boned in the third race with some serious damage as pictured below.

INSS 1720The INSS 1720 is hauled out with port side damage sustained in race three

Racing continues in Baltimore 'til Sunday.

Results after three races are below

RankBoat NameSailNoHelmNameClubR1R2R3TotalNett
1st Spiced Beef 1848 Rob O'Leary Baltimore SC 1.0 5.0 2.0 8.0 8.0
2nd Smile 'n' Wave 1722 Ben Cooke Baltimore SC/Royal St George YC 2.0 2.0 8.0 12.0 12.0
3rd Antix 2020 Anthony O'Leary Baltimore SC/Royal Cork YC 3.0 7.0 6.0 16.0 16.0
4th Elder Lemon 2888 Robert Dix Baltimore SC 10.0 10.0 5.0 25.0 25.0
5th Da Fishy 1726 Donagh Good Royal Cork YC 21.0 RET 4.0 1.0 26.0 26.0
6th INSS 1775 Kenny Rumball INSS 4.0 1.0 21.0 RET 26.0 26.0
7th 1724 Neil Hegarty Baltimore SC 11.0 3.0 12.0 26.0 26.0
8th Dark Side 797 Brian Twomey Royal Cork YC 7.0 9.0 11.0 27.0 27.0
9th Cosmic 1760L Pat Tanner Baltimore SC 13.0 6.0 9.0 28.0 28.0
10th Wet and Black 1843 Dan O'Grady Howth Yacht Club 8.0 21.0 BFD 4.0 33.0 33.0
11th Live Wire 1755 Fionn Lyden Baltimore SC 5.0 8.0 21.0 RET 34.0 34.0
12th Deja Vu 1777 Ross Johnson Baltimore SC 12.0 21.0 BFD 3.0 36.0 36.0
13th RCYC2 180 Luke McGrath Royal Cork YC 17.0 14.0 7.0 38.0 38.0
14th After Midnight 1797 Conor Baynes Galway Bay SC 16.0 12.0 10.0 38.0 38.0
15th 1601 1773 Bobby Nash Kinsale Yacht Club 14.0 11.0 21.0 RET 46.0 46.0
16th T-Bone 1790 Johnny Durcan Royal Cork YC/Baltimore SC 6.0 21.0 DNS 21.0 DNS 48.0 48.0
17th Two to Tango 1785 Peter O'Flynn Baltimore SC 15.0 13.0 21.0 RET 49.0 49.0
18th Ropedock Atara 2000 Ross McDonald Howth Yacht Club 9.0 21.0 RET 21.0 DNS 51.0 51.0
19th Aquatack 1804 Julie Neville Royal Cork YC 18.0 21.0 BFD 21.0 RET 60.0 60.0
20th Mini-Apple 1780 David Love Royal Cork YC 21.0 RET 21.0 RET 21.0 DNS 63.0 63.0
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