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The Beneteau First 21 class will race for National Championship honours as part of the RIYC's Dun Laoghaire Cup in May
The Royal Irish Yacht Club will host a four-class Dun Laoghaire Cup for sportsboats in May with racing for 1720, SB20, J80 and Beneteau First 21 classes.  The 1720 East Coast Championship, the J80 East Coast Championship and First 21 National…
Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork is, predominantly, a ‘summer club’ that is very busy when seasonal visitors arrive in the village from Cork City, Dublin and other locations. That does not limit its ambitions to develop the sport as…
A file photo of the 2017 Turkey Shoot regular 1720 competitor Optique (right). The sportsboat is currently lying third overall in the 2021 DBSC Series
The 1720 sportsboat 'What did you Break?' is the overall leader of the mixed cruiser DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay after two of seven races sailed.  Download results below as a pdf file. Second is the former GBR…
Meet Breaking Bad, another 1720 for the RCYC fleet
Proof of the continuing resurgence of the 1720 sportsboat class was evident in Crosshaven in Cork Harbour at the weekend with the arrival - and naming of - another addition to the Royal Cork fleet.   Given the number at the…
1720 European Champions: 'Team McBearla' (from left) Killian Collins, Ross McDonald, Conor English, Aoife English and Paddy Good
On Saturday, fog cut short the final day of racing of the 1720 European Championships at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, handing the overall title to Ross McDonald and the McBearla crew.  Although the stage was set for a thrilling final…
A 27-boat fleet of 1720 sportsboats are contesting the European Championships at Waterford Harbour
The stakes are high this morning for the final day of racing at the 1720 Europeans 2021 at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, where the top three boats have already discarded teens or higher results after six races sailed. A 27-boat fleet,…
Rob O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew took an opening race win at the 1720 Europeans in Dunmore East
The McBearla's Rope Dock Atara leads the 1720 European Championships at Dunmore East after three races sailed in an impressive fleet of 27 boats. The Cork-Dublin crew skippered by Ross McDonald of Howth counts a 7, 1, 2 to lead from…
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
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…
O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew took five wins from six starts and did not need to sail the final race this afternoon at Royal Cork Yacht Club.
1720 sportsboat champion Robert O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew from West Cork successfully defended their national title today with a domination of the 20-boat sportsboat fleet in Cork Harbour. O'Leary took five wins from six starts and did not need to…
Racing at the 1720 National Championships in Cork Harbour. Pictured is third placed Ross McDonald in Atara from Howth Yacht Club
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…
Two race wins put Robert O'Leary top of the 20-boat 1720 National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club after two races sailed in Cork Harbour. Westerly winds of 18 to 20 knots got the championships off to a great start…
The Rankin dinghies will begin the racing on Saturday with their commemorative event for the Rankin Brothers Cup at the Cobh People's Regatta in Cork Harbour
There is a hectic weekend ahead in Cork Harbour with four events scheduled. Cobh People's Regatta, the 1720 National Championships, the SB20 Southerns and the National 18's Lowflo Trophy are to be sailed. Cobh People's Regatta will be held at…
In a new championship setup which reflects the pared-back post-pandemic situation as sailing re-finds itself in 2021, the two Tony Castro-designed Sportsboats – the 1720 of 1994 vintage and the newer SB20 – will be sharing course arrangements for championships…
High density labour-intensive sailing……the 1720s racing the first day of their BNRG Easterns 2021 in Saturday's sunshine at Howth
When the Royal Cork Yacht Club unveiled the fresh concept of the Tony Castro-designed 1720 Sportsboat back in 1994, one of the tongue-in-cheek suggestions was that finance in developing the class could be through some grant scheme for Job Creation,…
The 1720 Eastern Championships at Howth has 15 confirmed entries
Sportboats have started to arrive in Howth Yacht Club for the BNRG sponsored 1720 Eastern Championships to be hosted by the club this weekend. The event has 15 confirmed entries with teams from Dublin, Cork, Galway and Northern Ireland. Seven…
Robert O'Leary and the Dutch Gold crew won all three of last season's 1720 events and will compete in Howth on July 11 at the Eastern Championships
Local favourites at the first 1720 event of the year, the sportsboat Eastern Championships, will be “Atara” helmed by Howth Yacht Club's Ross McDonald as well as “Wet N Ready” helmed by another Howth ace, Dan O’Grady. Despite the local…

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