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Pontoons Arrive for New Olympic Sailing Base at Dun Laoghaire Harbour

5th June 2018
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New pontoons on site for the forthcoming Irish Sailing Performance HQ at Dun Laoghaire New pontoons on site for the forthcoming Irish Sailing Performance HQ at Dun Laoghaire Photo: Afloat.ie

Pontoons for Irish Sailing's high-performance dinghy park at the Commissioner of Irish Lights building in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are now in situ.

As Afloat.ie readers will recall, the new base, funded by the Irish Sailing Foundation, will be the new Head Quarters for the Olympic Squad's preparations for Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

The €300k plans for the new base were unveiled at the site last month. See the artist's impression of how the floating dinghy park will look here.

As reported in the Irish Times Sailing Column here, the aim of the Irish Sailing Performance HQ is to house the senior Irish sailing teams and improve both training and educational opportunities for them, thereby creating 'systematic medal potential'.

The new base will be home to Annalise Murphy's new 29erFX campaign among others and a new six–strong coaching team also announced last month in the build-up to Tokyo 2020.

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