Welcome to the 1720 Sportsboat Official Website

Designed by Tony Castro, the 1720 Sportsboat has been thrilling sailors since 1994 with its unique combination of affordability, safety and speed. Over 100 1720s have been built, and there are active fleets in Ireland, the UK, the Netherlands and elsewhere.

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The concept of the 1720 Sportsboat arose as a result of the demise in handicapped rating systems, as a basis for providing quality club level and International keelboat racing. The original idea was conceived by a group of committed racing members of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, on the South coast of Ireland, the club was founded in 1720 and as such is the oldest Yacht Club in the world. The boat took the name 1720 from the clubs year of foundation


Upcoming Events

2017 National Championships

18th June 2017 - 20th June 2017

2017 European Championships

3rd September 2017 - 5th September 2017

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Mast Replacement Details

May 5th, 2014|0 Comments

The European Championships

February 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Royal St. George Youths Join the 1720 Revival

September 9th, 2013|0 Comments