Renowned the world over for its warmth, hospitality, unrivaled infrastructure and unique culture, it’s little wonder that Ireland is considered The Event Island. From  its cosmopolitan cities to stunning seascapes, captivating cliffs to lush mountain tops, events held here take on the very essence of their surroundings.  International championships in particular excel in our world-class infrastructure with  vibrant people and a  landscape that never fails to inspire.  We will bring to this event a style and spirit that’s  uniquely Irish. A deeply passionate nation, we adore being part of a crowd that roars with unwavering  support. Irish hearts, like Irish doors, are always open.

Dun Laoghaire

Considered as the sailing and leisure capital of  Ireland, Dun Laoghaire is located on the outskirts  of Dublin. It offers sailors, officials and families a uniquely compact site – with easy circulation  between the accommodation, dinghy park, and  social/dining areas. The championship venue is a  short distance from the sailing area, airport and  capital city of Dublin.

Event Hosts

The Laser Masters World Championship takes place in Dún Laoghaire harbour from 7th to 15th September 2018. 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 in summer 2016.

The event will be hosted by The Royal St. George Yacht Club, the National Yacht Club, the Royal Irish Yacht Club and Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company. The Clubs are based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour which is adjacent to the superb sailing waters of  Dublin Bay on the East coast of Ireland, and have many years of experience hosting major international sailing events.  The event is supported by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Fáilte Ireland.

The Venue Facilities

All competing boats will be parked by fleet as directed by Event Organisers when the Venue opens.  They will be parked on the Royal St George YC platform, the National YC Platform and the the Carlisle Pier which is in between both clubs.  All boats will have easy access to slipways for launch and recovery.  The boat parking areas will have clearly defined parking zones  corresponding to fleet divisions ensuring timely launch and recovery.

The Venue will not be open prior to Wednesday 5th September, 2018  and access to the venue prior to this date will not be possible.  Competitors arriving prior to this date will need to make their own arrangements.  Please contact the event office E: who will assist with contact details of other areas in the Harbour who may be in a position to assist.

Charter Fleet Facilities

A large secure area within the Harbour  compound adjacent to the RSGYC will be  available for the arrival, assembly and return  of charter boats. This area is well suited for  unloading and packing containers.  To make contact with the charter company please see :

Laser Spares Shop

We would hope that CH Marine, the incumbent Laser Agent for the Republic  of Ireland, will be on site for the duration of the championship with a full range of spares and equipment.  Further details will follow.   There is also a local Chandlers; Viking Marine  centrally situated less than two minutes from  each of the clubs.

Apres Sailing, Social Events Lay Day

A dedicated social area for sailors will be set up in  both RSGYC and NYC during the event. Master Class Fleet dinners will be hosted by NYC,  RSGYC and RIYC during the event.

A full social  programme will be developed with assistance of  ILCA and local Laser master sailors.

Visiting Families

A ‘Meet and Greet Team’ formed from club  members will coordinate a programme of activities  and entertainment for visiting friends and families,  and be on hand each race day in a central meeting  area in the waterfront clubs.  An attractive range of visitor attractions will be put  in place for the Lay Day in conjunction with Fáilte  Ireland, the Irish Tourist Board and Dun Laoghaire  Rathdown County Council.  All details of accommodation available for the Event can be seen Here.

Pre and Post Event Tours

Attendees who wish to combine attendance at the event with a short holiday in  Ireland, either before or after the event, can very easily arrange to extend their  visit. Ireland has numerous attractions to offer visitors, all of which are easily  accessible from Dublin either by car, bus, train or plane.  For all information on Tourist Information Please see Visit Dublin Tourism Website   and Failte Ireland


A clothing memento will be provided to Sailors  and Officials. A full range of embroidered  event clothing will be available to order at the  Championship.

For more details on the Hosts Clubs and Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company

Gallery of Venue