posted on April 27, 2011 16:45
The Corona 1720 Europeans are being staged this year from 1st – 3rd September by Baltimore Sailing Club. Rory Johnson, the current Commodore, believes Baltimore is the ideal venue for such an event: we have some of the most picturesque and natural sailing waters in the world with much of the racing taking place in direct view of the Fastnet Rock.
The 1720 Fleet continues to flourish and is rapidly becoming the most popular one design keel boat in this part of Ireland. There are now established and growing fleets in Crosshaven, Kinsale, Baltimore and Schull while Galway Bay also has a growing fleet, regularly racing in Galway Bay.
The 2010 Nationals attracted a fleet of over twenty boats and it is expected a fleet of between 30-35 boats are going to turn up for the Europeans. There are already confirmed entries travelling from Scotland, Isle of Man, England and Wales while there is also interest coming from Holland where a fleet of eight boats is currently active.
The series itself will be sailed over a three day period starting on Thursday, 1st September and consisting of nine races in total, three per day. Notice of Race and Entry Forms will be available shortly from the Baltimore Sailing Club Website www.baltimoresailingclub.com