The Irish Sailing Association welcomed over 700 of the international sailing fraternity’s key decision makers to Dun Laoghaire for the 2012 ISAF Conference. The event runs from the 1st to the 11th of November in the Royal Marine Hotel with support from the Dun Laoghaire sailing clubs.
The culmination of an outstanding year of sailing for Ireland will see hundreds of delegates and observers from 120 nations attend meetings over a 10 day period where decisions such as choosing the classes for the Olympic Games in Rio 2016 will be made.
With such high profile dignitaries in attendance including King Constantine of Greece, the eyes of world sailing will be firmly fixed on Ireland. The Olympic Council of Ireland hosted a dinner for the ISAF Executive and dignitaries on November 3rd.
Also taking place during the conference will be the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards which will be hosted in the Mansion House on Tuesday the 6th of November.
The ISA bid for the privilege of hosting the ISAF Conference four years ago and has been working hard behind the scenes to organise the event and ensure a warm Irish welcome greets the delegates and their guests.
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