Dublin to host Laser World Championships 2016, its tourism to receive a boost

Published on : Saturday, April 30, 2016

DublinFáilte Ireland welcomed the launch of the KBC “Laser Radial Worlds 2016” Youth & Men’s World Championships which will take place in Dun Laoghaire this July.


The tourism authority worked with Royal St George Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company to bring the event to Dublin which is expected to provide a €2.5 million boost for the local economy.


With 400 boats representing 40 nations and three world titles up for grabs, the spotlight of the sailing world will firmly be on the South County Dublin harbour this summer.


Speaking at the launch, Azeta Seery from Fáilte Ireland said, “Events such as these showcase the wonderful array of amenities Dublin has to offer and once again firmly places Ireland on the world stage when it comes to hosting international events. Combined with a welcome the Irish are most famous for, participants and spectators alike will depart with an experience they will always remember.”


The Laser is the world’s most popular adult and youth class with over 200,000 boats sailed in 140 countries. The Laser is an Olympic Class and popular throughout Ireland.


The Laser Radial World Championships will be hosted on the 23rd – 30th July 2016. A Pre Regatta training period is arranged from 18th – 22nd July to attract teams to arrive early to acclimatise and train at the venue.


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