What a weekend! Check out all the videos from the 2012 ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championships here: http://vimeo.com/channels/isayouthnats2012
Daily Event Reports
Four intense days of racing at the ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championships on Dublin Bay out of Dun Laoghaire, involving 380 sailors across seven classes with 10 nations including GBR and Ireland, concluded today with world class racing. This event also decided the Irish competitors for the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in July.
View Day Four/the Final Race Report here.
A hard won victory in the third of today’s three races just tips the balance in favour of Strangford Lough’s Robbie Gilmore in a very hotly contested 68 boat Laser Radial fleet at the ISA Mitsubishi Youth Nationals Sailing Championship.
View Day Three's Race Report here.
Success on Friday 13th was not about luck but about consistency in the very light and variable winds which, once coupled with the strong tidal flow, made for a second mentally taxing day of racing at the ISA Mitsubishi Youth Nationals, raced on Dublin Bay from Dun Laoghaire.
View Day Two's Race Report here.
Light and changeable winds got the tenth, four-day ISA Mitsubishi National Youth Championship 2012 off to a mixed start on Dublin Bay today with a fleet of 102 boats across three classes (Laser Radial, 420 and 29s).
View Day One's Race Report here.
Watch Online All Weekend
We have a dedicated team of 12 twitterers - or "twits" as we like to call them - who will be updating us live about everything happening on the water all this weekend! So, whether you're at your desk, on your phone, or in the NYC or RSGYC Bars, you can enjoy full updates about all the action afloat and be the first to hear the Race Results.
Live Updates are available....
- Here on the Event Website - see side panel on the right
- All Provisional Course Results can be seen at http://www.twitter.com/dublinbay2012
- Red Course Updates Only - http://www.twitter.com/isayouths_red
- Blue Course Updates Only - http://www.twitter.com/isayouths_blue
- Yellow Course Updates Only - http://www.twitter.com/isayouths_yllw
The Twitter Hashtag for this event is #ISAYouthNats.
Please note: All Results posted to Twitter are provisional.
Enjoy the virtual Regatta at SailX.com
As over 400 sailors come together to compete in Dun Laoghaire this weekend, you are invited to join in the sailing experience online at SailX.com!
SAILX.COM is an Internet environment for Sailing. It was primarily created by active sailors, racers, as a trainning tool, something to help us to a better understanding of racing tactics and to provide a frame where discuss about rules.
Today it is a service for users, it is a community (a social network in some sense) and also an interactive game. We try to keep the same goal we had at the beginning and make it also fun and useful.
SailX will run daily online races at 15:00, 17:00, 19:00 and 22:30. There will be subscription prizes for best 5 sailors!
All Sailors competing this weekend will have the opportunity to try out the game in the Clubs after sailing! So watch out for the SailX Screen in the RSGYC on Thursday, RIYC on Friday and Saturday, and back in the RSGYC on Sunday.
For more information please visit http://www.sailx.com.
For Event Schedule by day and Useful Event Information - please click HERE
Support Ribs Arrival and Launching
For Support Rib Application and all Arrival and Launching Procedures please click HERE
Support Boat Briefings will take place following the Competitors Briefings on Thursday and Friday
WESTLIFE TICKETS TO BE ANNOUNCED AT EVENT PRIZEGIVING
Out of all sailors who entered the event by last Friday 16th March - 2 names will be drawn at the Event Prizegiving on Sunday 15th April for West LIfe Tickets. Thanks to all those who entered.
All Systems go for ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championships 2012
• 400 sailors to compete for opportunity to represent Ireland internationally in 2012
• Test event for organisers of the ISAF Youth World Championships to be held in Dun Laoghaire 12-21 July 2012
• Youth teams from Great Britain, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan and Canada expected to travel to the ISA Mitsubishi Nationals in preparation for the ISAF Worlds in July
In April (12th-15th) over 400 sailors will compete in Dublin Bay in seven different classes (Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420, Feva, Topper, 29er and Optimist). For youth sailors, this event is the most important in the annual calendar as it is the decider for the top Irish sailors to compete internationally during 2012 and is the pathway for future Olympic sailors. Not only will the ISA Mitsubishi Youth Nationals be an important event for youth sailors it is also a major milestone for the organisers of the ISAF Youth Worlds 2012 as it offers them the opportunity to finalise the logistics of managing such a large event incorporating three clubs, three race courses and hundreds of volunteers.
‘We are in the final planning stage for the ISAF Youth Worlds so it is a great opportunity for the organising committee and the hundreds of committed volunteers to test drive systems during the ISA Mitsubishi Youth Nationals just three months in advance of the youth worlds which is the considered the youth Olympics in the sailing world’ stated Event Chairman Brian Craig. In excess of 350 sailors and windsurfing champions from over 60 nations will participate in July 2012. The granting of this prestigious sailing event to Ireland is a major boost to the sport and secures Ireland’s position as an ideal location for hosting world class sailing events. It also establishes Dun Laoghaire as one of the prime major racing locations in the world, capable of running multiple classes and courses to the highest international standard. ‘The ISA Mitsubishi Motors Youth Nationals is a significant event on the racing calendar. It involves young sailors from all of the ‘Olympic Pathway’ classes, some of whom are competing for places on the team that will represent Ireland in the ISAF Youth Worlds which will be held in Ireland for the first time in July. The ISA Mitsubishi Nationals are even more important for young Irish sailors this year as they will be sailing alongside some of the best youth teams in the world preparing for July’ commented ISA Chief Executive Harry Hermon.
Mitsubishi Motors have been a proud supporter of junior sailing in Ireland for the last 8 years. In recent years Ireland has had successes at youth level with winner of the girls Laser World Championships, a top 10 at the 2010 ISAF Youth Worlds and wins at the British National Optimist Championships. Mitsubishi Motors have played an important role in these successes by sponsoring the Youth Nationals.
Four hundred sailors from around the country are expected to compete for national youth and junior pathway titles and the Mitsubishi coaching grant during the event. As this will be a test event for the ISAF Youth Worlds, teams from other countries such as Great Britain, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan and Canada have expressed an interest in participating. It is recommended that sailors register early for this event at http://www.dublinbay2012.com
For further information please contact:
ISA Communications Officer
0035 87 6245326
Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Dún Laoghaire : Population 2005: 126,614
Dún Laoghaire is the Irish language (Gaelic) name for the town and port, pronounced phonetically as " Doon Layer-eh ", but it is more often pronounced in its English form as "Dún Leary".
From the mountains to the sea, Dun Laoghaire really is a town for all seasons. For many visitors, their first contact with Ireland is the beautiful coastline as they enter Dun Laoghaire, with its spectacular man-made harbour, richness of historic Yacht Clubs and beautiful town.
Within the harbour there are 4 magnificiant Waterfront Yacht Clubs and a state 5 Gold Anchor 820 berth marina. Dublin Bay has played host to many World and European Sailing Championships and more recently is the venue for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta and the upcoming ISAF Youth Worlds which will take place in 2012.
The area around Dun Laoghaire is steeped in our literary and cultural heritage, both past and present. James Joyce, that great Irishman of letters, saw fit to base the opening chapter of 'Ulysses' in the striking Martello Tower at Sandycove, just south of the harbour which was his home for a short while. More recently the area has become home to musicians Enya, Bono and the Edge of U2, writer Maeve Binchy and playwrights Hugh Leonard, Bernard Farrell and Neil Jordan from the film world.
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company are hugely supportive to all the organisers of sailing events on the waterfront and for this we sincerly thank them.
For the Current Weather in Dun Laoghaire Harbour click HERE
Bed & Breakfasts - Dun Laoghaire has a number of Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses and Hotels all within close proximity of the National YC and Royal St George YC. A full list of all B&B is below may be downloaded Here
Royal Marine Hotel 4* - 3 Mins Walk from ClubsThe 4-star Royal Marine Hotel is directly across the road from the National YC & Royal St George YC. It is a very popular hotel with sailors & leisure guests, refurbished in 2007, offering many amenities including Spa, Health Club and 18m swimming pool. The hotel rooms feature LCD TV, Fridge, Free Broadband, Internet, safes, & air-conditioning. Car parking is available in the adjacent multi-storey car park, for which there is a charge. For people wishing to stay at the Hotel during the event the most competitive rates are from the Hotel's Online Booking System
Kingston Hotel 3* - 3 Mins Walk from Clubs The 3* Kingston Hotel is a family run hotel situated at the seafront in Dun Laoghaire overlooking Dublin Bay and Ireland’s busiest pedestrian pier. The hotel is a historically listed building which dates back to the late 19th century when Dun Laoghaire was know as Kingstown. Here at The Kingston Hotel we endeavour to provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We hope to create a feeling of home away from home and comfort and care at all times to book online please see Accommodation for Camper Van Booking form.
Camper Van Parking Area - A special area within the Harbour area is available for camper van parking during the Event. Please note this is not a serviced site. . Pre-Payment is not required, A special concession rate of 8 euro/night has been negotiated and permits will be issued by the Race Office. . If there is also a car, it will also be subject to a parking charge of €8 . Camper Vans should be self sufficent for Power and also toilet facilities. Toilet facilities of the National YC and Royal St George YC may be used during the day.
See accommodadtion section for booking form.
Dun Laoghaire is located on the outskirts of Dublin City. Dublin is well serviced by all airlines with a shuttle bus direct from the airport to Dun Laoghaire, travel time 40mins. Dublin is also well serviced with Car Ferries and Fast Ferries both into Dublin Port (special event fares into Dublin Port now agreed with Irish Ferries)
Ferry Travel with Irish Ferries: We have secured Special Event Fares with Irish Ferries on their Pembroke/Rosslare and Holyhead/Dublin Port routes on both the Cruise Ferry and Swift Ferry. If you would like to avail of these fares please complete and return the Car Ferry Reservation From as directed on the Form.
Irish Ferries Sailng Schedule may be viewed HERE
Notice of Race and Online Entry now Open
Entry is now open for next year's ISA Mitsubishi Youth National Championship also the test event for the ISAF Youth Worlds which will take place from 12th-21st July 2012. Charter boats will be available and details will follow shortly.
Click HERE for the Event Schedule
Clicke HERE for Notice of Race