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Baltimore's Robert O'Leary & Dutch Gold Crew Have Solid Lead at 1720 Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club

15th August 2021
Racing at the 1720 National Championships in Cork Harbour. Pictured is third placed Ross McDonald in Atara from Howth Yacht Club
Racing at the 1720 National Championships in Cork Harbour. Pictured is third placed Ross McDonald in Atara from Howth Yacht Club Credit: Bob Bateman

Defending 1720 sportsboat champion Robert O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew from West Cork are stamping their authority on a 20-boat National Championship fleet after five races sailed at Royal Cork Yacht Club.

After one discard, O'Leary has built on his day one lead and sits on four nett points, 11 points clear of Baltimore Sailing Club clubmate Fionn Lyden sailing Spiced Beef on 15 points.

Howth's Ross McDonald in RopeDoc Atara is on the same points in third place. 

The impressive sportsboat fleet is made up largely of south cost boats; five from Baltimore, five from Waterford Harbour, eight from Royal Cork and two from the east coast at Howth. 

Racing continues in Cork Harbour today. For a 1720 Day One photo gallery click here

Results are here

Published in 1720, Royal Cork YC Team

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