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Dunmore East 1720 European Championships in June is Postponed

1st May 2021
The new date for the 1720 2021 European Championships is 23-25 September.
The new date for the 1720 2021 European Championships is 23-25 September Credit: Bob Bateman

In the wake of government pandemic easing announcements last Friday, one of the first major one-design championships of the sailing season has been postponed with the news that the 1720 European Championships scheduled for Waterford Harbour Sailing Club on June 4th has moved to September. 

Dunmore East Harbour was scheduled to host up to 30 1720 sportsboats from June 4th-6th, according to the club's Cruiser Captain Julian Hughes. 

The government announcement permits training for sport in May but no competition until after June 7th. 

In a statement released on social media last night, 1720 class captain Dave Love said "after careful consideration of the latest government announcement and discussion with all stakeholders, the decision has been made to postpone the 1720 European Championships in WHSC from the June bank holiday weekend to later in the summer". 

The new date for the European Championships is 23-25 September.

Love also published revised dates for the remainder of the season

1720 class revised dates for 2021

  • Baltimore Cup - 31 July to 1 August - Baltimore SC - club event racing Saturday to Sunday
  • National Championships - 13-15 August - RCYC - racing Friday to Sunday
  • Europeans Championships - 23-25 September - racing Thursday to Saturday
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