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1720 Sportboats Launch 2023 Irish Racing Calendar with Three South Coast Events

14th November 2022
The 1720s will stage their 2023 European Championships as part of the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club in June
The 1720s will stage their 2023 European Championships as part of the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club in June Credit: Bob Bateman

The relatively new venue for the fleet of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club will host the first event of three confirmed fixtures for the 1720s in 2023, the recent well-attended AGM has heard.

The resurgent 1720s celebrated their 30th anniversary at Cork Week in July with a 42-boat fleet that was a centrepiece of Royal Cork's 300th celebrations.

The three confirmed events for 2023 are all on the south coast, but the sportsboat class spokesman, Julian Hughes, told Afloat there is a 'possible further event in August in Dublin on the cards also'.

As regular Afloat readers will know, Monkstown Bay previously co-hosted the Munster Championships in 2020 in conjunction with RCYC but is the only Cork Harbour host club next May.

The 1720 class is riding high after its 42-boat turnout at Cork Week 2022 Photo: Rick TomlinsonThe 1720 class is riding high after its 42-boat turnout at Cork Week 2022 Photo: Rick Tomlinson

The 1994-founded Irish designed class will stage their European Championships as part of the Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club from 21-24th June, building towards a 'big end-of-season event' in Dunmore East, the Irish Nationals at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club from 21st-23rd September. This venue hosted a cut-short Euros in 2021

'The fleet is pumped for the season ahead', Hughes told Afloat.

1720 Irish Sportsboat 2023 Calendar

  • 27-28 May - Open event at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club
  • 21-24th June - European Championships /Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club
  • 21st-23rd September - Irish Nationals at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club 

1720 Irish Sportsboat 2023 Calendar1720 Irish Sportsboat 2023 Calendar

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At a Glance - 1720 Irish Sportsboat 2023 Calendar

  • 27-28 May - Open event at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club
  • 21-24th June - European Championships /Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club
  • 21st-23rd September - Irish Nationals at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club 

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