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30-Boat Sportsboat Fleet for 1720 Europeans is a Possibility at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club

22nd August 2021
Robert O'Leary's Dutch Gold crew from Baltimore Sailing Club are now pre-event favourites for the 1720 European crown at Dunmore East in September
Robert O'Leary's Dutch Gold crew from Baltimore Sailing Club are now pre-event favourites for the 1720 European crown at Dunmore East in September Credit: Bob Bateman

10 boats entered in the first 24 hours of registration opening this week for the 1720 European Championships from September 23th to 25th 2021 at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, one of the first major one-design championships of the sailing season.

The prediction follows a 20 boat fleet assembled in Cork Habour for the class national championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club a week ago.

"We expect to break the 25 boat mark, possibly exceed 30" upbeat organiser Julian Hughes told Afloat.

The Nationals was dominated by Robert O'Leary's Dutch Gold crew from Baltimore Sailing Club who are now pre-event favourites for the European crown at Dunmore East. 

As regular Afloat readers will know, the 1720 Euros were originally scheduled June 4th but moved to September due to COVID. 

The entry fee for the Audi Waterford sponsored event is €275. This fee includes boat lift fees (in & out).

Hughes says there will be a fleet crane in ahead of the championships and there will also be a crane out immediately post-racing with two cranes on the dock to speed up lift-out. 

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