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Royal St. George Yacht Club Announces Laser Radial Youth World Championships for 2016

21st August 2015
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#laser – Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the Royal St. George Yacht Club has been selected as the venue for the 2016 Laser Radial Youth World Championships and the 2016 Laser Radial Men's World Championships. The announcement by the International Laser Class is to be made this evening at a reception on Dun Laoghaire's waterfront.

According to the class association website both events will run concurrently for one week from 23–30 July.

Over 400 competitors from over 30 nations, their families and support teams are expected in Dun Laoghaire next summer for the prestigious event. The Royal St. George Yacht Club expects it to bring significant economic benefits to the area.

 

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The Laser is a one-design dinghy, the hulls being identical but three rigs that can be used according to the size and weight of the sailor.

The class is international, with sailors from 120 countries. The boat has also been an Olympic class since 1996, being both the men's and women's singlehanded dinghy.

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Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

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