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1720 Sportsboats Plan April Start to 2023 with Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club

16th December 2022
The 1720 Sportsboats start 2023 in Howth next season with the Eastern Championships on April 29th
The 1720 Sportsboats start 2023 in Howth next season with the Eastern Championships on April 29th Credit: Annraoi Blaney

The 1720 sportsboat Class has updated its 2023 calendar with a missing Dublin fixture now pencilled in for April.

As regular Afloat readers will know, the class confirmed three events for 2023, all on the south coast, but the sportsboat class spokesman, Julian Hughes, also told Afloat back in November there is a 'possible further event in August in Dublin on the cards also'.

This week the class announced an Eastern Championships that will sail from Howth Yacht Club, not in August but instead the first event of the year on April 29th and 30th. 

Hughes told Afloat: "the additional event was added to the calendar after positive feedback from the fleet looking for more events and a Dublin event to support the resurgence there".

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 full 1720 2023 calendar is now: 

  • 29 -30th April - Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club
  • 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 
Published in 1720, Howth YC Team

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