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Fierce racing and onshore antics are what the Sportsboat Cup is all about. This bi-annual 3 day event is having its third outing in May 2018, and it’s shaping up to be the best yet.

Hosted by Howth Yacht Club whose unparalleled facilities and clear-wind race area close to the harbour makes it a breeze for visiting competitors.

​Multiple fleets will be raced across two racecourses organised by top National and International Race Officers so, whatever the weather, the racing will be top class. Just be sure to bring your A-game.

​With first gun after 12 each day there will be ample time to freshen up in the morning after the previous evenings apres racing shenanigans.
 

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Kieran O LearyYou’ll have a hard time convincing people that this performs like a 1720 sports boat.

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Hi all. A few of us a toying with buying a 1720. Has anyone got any advice on what to lookout for in terms of issues? Are there any common problems that cause issues.

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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

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Rob McleanGreat boats Alan. Rudders can take on water. Timber tillers can rot and snap under load but very forgiving and great fun. Go for it.

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Alexandre LoboI'm learning and growing with the boat. Good fun.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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