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David Kenefick of Royal Cork YC is September “Sailor of the Month (National)”

1st October 2023
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Dave Kenefick crew in 'Full Irish' were the winners of the 1720 Irish Title at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club at Dunmore East
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Dave Kenefick crew in 'Full Irish' were the winners of the 1720 Irish Title at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club at Dunmore East Credit: Evelyn McNamara/1720

The 1720 Sportsboat Class in Ireland has a certain something, which means that when its annual championship comes around, it often attracts stars from other classes for this peak of sportsboat sport. And though the 2023 1720 Nats at Dunmore East with Waterford Harbour SC in September may not have attracted the significantly large numbers seen at some other venues in recent years, there was some very hot talent battling it out on the Waterford Estuary and the nearby Atlantic.

This time round, David Kenefick of Royal Cork came through the lineup of multi-class superstars to take the title ahead of a Who’s Who of 1720 talent, and he gets a clear place in September’s Roll of Honour with it.

Published in 1720, Royal Cork YC Team

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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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  • Thursday 24 July Short Offshore Race / Admiral's Cup Dinner
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  • Saturday 26 July Rolex Fastnet Race
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