Jim GriffithsGreat boats that are good valye for money. Sails are expensive and without good sails you will struggle when racing. Trailers are aging and can be weak. Rigging needs to be in good condition too, particularly the backstay. Renew if not sure or the mast will come down if it snaps and masts are in short supply! Lots of great sailing in Baltimore and Cork as well as Dublin, but mainly cruiser versions there. Crew/helm talent (or lack of) can be the biggest issue! Good luck
Andrew BrookGreat boats, loads of fun and simple enough after a few run outs. Surf readily and responsive.
Low maintenance costs.
We keep ours in Pwllheli and race regularly, although best racing is in Ireland. Handy ferry ride from Holyhead once or twice a year!
3 months ago · 3
Mark SoutheeIf I had to choose to sail only one boat, the 1720 would probably be it. Great fun without being twitchy and very competitive, esp in Ireland.
3 months ago · 1
Phil BlumeWe've had our 1720 for 8 years now. I've raced on many different types of boat and for charging round the cans the 1720 offers more bang for the buck than anything else. The are ridiculously quick for their size, especially off the wind, but will bite your ass if you get it wrong. It's a great training boat because it's so responsive and is dead easy to understand, but it's also quite difficult to exploit fully, which is how it should be.