April 28 - May 01. As part of the build up to the Dublin Bay 2012 sailing competition, the ISA and Dun Laoghaire waterfront clubs are combining to create a new exciting youth championship to be hosted at the 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds venue during the 2011 Easter holidays. The ISA and RSGYC are bringing together the two major youth championships on Irish calendar into the four day ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championships.
Three hundred sailors from around the country are expected to compete for the six national youth titles, six junior pathway titles and the Mitsubishi coaching grant. Racing for the Boys and Girls titles will be over three courses on Dublin Bay for the 420, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, Topper, Feva and Optimist classes. The final leg of the Optimist Trials will also take place at the same time.
With interest already from overseas competitors a number of top international sailors, have been invited to compete against the best Irish sailors to raise the level of competition in advance of Dublin Bay 2012.
The Dublin Bay 2012 organisers are not just focused on testing the racing but plan a full range of activities and entertainment ashore to ensure all the sailors, families and friends have fun and enjoy this special once-in-a-year time when all the youth classes come together.