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Laser 4.7 World Championships Gets The Green Light for Dun Laoghaire Harbour This August

2nd June 2021
Entry offers will be limited to 240 for the 2021 Laser 4.7 Worlds at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Entry offers will be limited to 240 for the 2021 Laser 4.7 Worlds at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this August Credit: EurILCA

After months of doubt as to whether Covid related travel restrictions would prevent the Laser ( now known as the 'ILCA' 4.7) World Championships from going ahead in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the organisers have confirmed the August event is proceeding.

The event is being co-hosted by the National Yacht Club and Royal St. George Yacht Club from August 7th to 14th.

Entry offers will be limited to 240 total (140 boys / 100 girls) to maintain a single course with four starts.  Current applications are running at 135 boys / 90 girls.

"The final piece of the jigsaw that allows us to proceed is the announcement that from July 19th travellers from the EU and the US will be able to enter Ireland without any quarantine or self-isolation requirements provided they are vaccinated or have a negative PCR test", event chairman Ian Simington told competitors by email.

As it was with the 301-boat Laser Masters Worlds in Dun Laoghaire in September 2018, the huge administrative challenge ashore and afloat is being undertaken in full partnership by the Royal St. George Yacht Club and National Yacht Club. In fact, with boat numbers this size, it becomes a true Dun Laoghaire Harbour communal effort in order to keep everything on track, with Ian Simington heading a central committee which in turn is supported by several specialist sub-groups. 

More from Winkie Nixon who wrote about the event planning back in January here

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At A Glance – Laser Dinghy Specifications

Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)
Hull weight 58.97 kg (130.0 lb)
LOA 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
LWL 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in)
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