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O'Leary's Dutch Gold Crew Are Favourites for 1720 Easterns Clash at Howth Yacht Club

30th June 2021
Robert O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew won all three of last season's 1720 events and will compete in Howth on July 11 at the Eastern Championships
Robert O'Leary won all three of last season's 1720 events and will compete in Howth on July 11

Local favourites at the first 1720 event of the year, the sportsboat Eastern Championships, will be “Atara” helmed by Howth Yacht Club's Ross McDonald as well as “Wet N Ready” helmed by another Howth ace, Dan O’Grady.

Despite the local challenge, however, it is hard to deny that the overall favourite going into the expected 15-boat event on July 10/11 will be “Dutch Gold” helmed by Rob O’Leary. As Afloat reported, O'Leary won all three of last seasons 1720 events.

The season was meant to start in May at the Sportsboat Cup in Dun Laoghaire but that was unfortunately postponed due to COVID as was the Class European Championships at Waterford Harbour in June that will now sail in September.

There is a plan for an informal 1720 training session on Friday, July 9th preceding the event, although final details are yet to be confirmed.

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