The VIRTUAL ISAF YOUTH SAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS hosted by Dublin Bay 2012
This July, Dublin Bay hosted the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - the world’s premier event for youth sailing.
Event HistoryThe ISAF Youth Worlds was first held in Sweden in 1971 and has taken place every year since.
Throughout its history, the ISAF Youth Worlds has visited over 20 nations, covering every continent, and over 100 different nations have competed. France is currently the most successful nation, winning the Volvo Trophy on a record 10 occasions and holding a record 62 medals: 20 Gold, 27 Silver and 15 Bronze.
The Next Event: Dublin Bay 2012The ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2012, to be held from 12-21 July in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, is the 42nd edition of the championship. The venue for the championship will be the Royal St George, National and Royal Irish yacht clubs on Dublin Bay with racing in eight events.
The Virtual EventIn 2012 for the first time we will be running a virtual event to mirror the real event: The Virtual ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships. This Virtual Youth Worlds were run in SailX.com the award-winning inshore sailboat racing and training environment and consisted of a virtual fleet-race regatta that is OPEN TO EVERYONE regardless of age. In order to differentiate by age two rankings were produced - one for ALL individuals taking part and a second for those entrants who meet the official ISAF ‘youth’ age classification as per the Official Notice of race for the 42nd ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship 2012 (i.e. under the age of 19 years on 31 December 2012). The winning individual in the ‘Youth’ classification will be awarded with the “Virtual ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships Trophy”. The winning nation will be awarded with the Virtual Sailing Nationals Trophy.
Stage 1 (Practice, no scores counting), till Sun 20th May
Stage 2, Mon 21st May – Sun 3rd June
Stage 3, Mon 4th June – Sun 17th
Stage 4, Mon 18th June – Sun 1st July
Every day five x 4-race regattas were raced every day at 0400, 1000, 1700, 1900 & 2130 GMT
All racing was run in the “Dublin Bay” field (E1-euro).
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