Published on Tuesday18thApril2017
Ireland to Host Laser Masters World Championships In 2018
Pictured are Annelise Murphy, 2017 Olympic Silver Medalist in the Laser class at the Rio Games, Sports Minister Shane Ross and Paul Keeley, Director of Business Development with Failte Ireland
The Laser Masters Worlds (2018 World Championships) was launched at a special event in Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company’s historic Harbour Lodge today by Sports Minister Shane Ross.
This is the second time in three years that Ireland has been chosen to host a Laser Worlds event. The Laser Radial Worlds were held in Dun Laoghaire last summer.
Commenting on the news, Minister Ross said:
This event will showcase Dún Laoghaire Harbour on the international sailing stage. With up to 500 competitors from more than 40 nations competing in the Championships, this will generate significant revenues for the local economy and great exposure for Ireland.
Annalise Murphy, 2017 Olympic Silver Medallist in the Laser class at the Rio Games, will act as event ambassador.
The Laser Masters 2018 Worlds takes place in Dún Laoghaire harbour from 7th to 15th September 2018 and will be hosted by The Royal St. George Yacht Club, the National Yacht Club, the Royal Irish Yacht Cluband Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. The event is supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Fáilte Ireland.
1,000 supporters and volunteers will be involved in helping to host the Laser Masters 2018 Worlds.Over the past number of years Dún Laoghaire has played host to some of the most prestigious European and world sailing championships including the Youth Sailing World Championships in 2012 and the KBC Laser Radial Worlds in 2016.