Dublin Bay promises to welcome the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship
in 2012 with a true "Cead Mile Failte" (a hundred thousand welcomes)
The 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds will take place on Dublin Bay and based at Dun Laoghaire. Dun Laoghaire is a historic town on the outskirts of Dublin. The harbour, opening on to Dublin Bay is a large man made port dating back to the 19th century when it was built for a visit of Queen Victoria.
The Royal St George Yacht Club (RSGYC) has been appointed by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) to host the 2012 ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship. The RSGYC will run the event in association with the National Yacht Club (NYC).
Easy and economical access to Ireland, world class facilities and race management coupled with a superb social programme, are some of the many benefits we can offer to ensure the most memorable ISAF Youth Worlds Championship.
Visitor Attractions in Dublin and Dun Laoghaire
Below are the top 10 things we would recommend for families and visitors to the 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds:
A tour of the famous Guinness factory and hop store -- see the Book of Kells in Trinity College -- visit the picturesque Glendalough in Co Wicklow for a walk around the lakes -- take the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) and view Dublin Bay from the train to Howth on the northside of Dublin Bay or travel south to the seaside town of Greystones -- visit our numerous Museums and Galleries in Dublni city centre -- take in a Play at one of our many Theatres -- play a round of golf at one of the 18 hole Golf courses in the surrounding area -- take the family to Dublin Zoo - hop on the open top Dublin City Bus Tour, hop on and off at your leisure thoughout the day.
There is plenty of accommodation in Dun Laoghaire ranging from 4* Hotels to guesthouses and smaller bed & breakfasts. All accommodation is suitable for families and visitors coming to the event and is only a few minutes walk from the Event Hotel, The Royal Marine and both Yacht Clubs. Our Event Travel Co-ordinator is Moyra O'Donoghue, Roscrea Travel and Moyra is on hand to arrange all flights, transfer and accommodation for you. She may be contacted on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively Mobile: +353858185360. Additional tourist information on Dun Laoghaire and Dublin is available from the links at the bottom of this page.
Dublin Bay offers the sailors and officials a uniquely compact site - with easy circulation between the accommodation, dinghy park and dining/social areas. The venue is a short distance from the sailing area, international airport and the capital city of Dublin. The range of on-shore facilities, proximity to the capital city, and spectator opportunities will make the venue popular to supporting families.
The championship will be organised by the RSGYC and NYC, by appointment of the ISA.
The RSGYC and NYC will provide all the onshore facilities required by the sailors and officials - ample boat parking and launching, good changing and shower facilities and social areas. The layout of the clubs will provide a controlled 'field of play' on the lower level for sailors and coaches, and an upper floor level that can be used by officials, family, members and guests.
Racing Area - Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay is an excellent venue for sailing. The horse-shoe shaped bay, open to the east and approximately six miles cross, allows for fair racing. The winds are predominantly driven by the North Atlantic weather systems passing over the country resulting in a prevailing south westerly breeze giving a range of sailing conditions. Dublin Bay is subject to tide and although the speed of the current is not excessive it is often of tactical importance. The size of the bay is capable of accommodating large fleets and multiple courses.
Royal St George Yacht Club - http://www.rsgyc.ie/
National Yacht Club - http://www.nyc.ie/
Irish Sailing Association - http://www.sailing.ie/
Event Hotel - http://www.royalmarine.ie/
Discover Ireland - http://www.discoverireland.com/
Dun Laoghaire Tourism - http://www.dlrtourism.com/
Dun Laoghaire - http://www.dunlaoghaire.ie/