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MAXIMUM ENTRY REACHED 6 MONTHS BEFORE SB3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008 National Yacht Club MAXIMUM ENTRY REACHED 6 MONTHS BEFORE SB3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Many of the world’s top sailors are among the 120 entries recieved by the National Yacht Club who have now reached the maximum capacity for the event. Sailors from 12 countries are confirmed – including New Zealand, Australia, USA, Dubai, France, Italy – as well as large entries from Ireland and the UK. Initially the closing date for entries was June 1st – but interest has been way beyond expectations, as National Yacht Club event Chairman Rory Byrne, explained: “There is amazing interest in the event, when you consider the logistics of a full team and support travelling to Dublin Bay in September. It just shows that this really is the premier racing event in these Islands this year”. Among the 50 Irish entries are last years national champion and olympic sailor Tom Fitzpatrick. The UK entries include Craig Burlington and Geoff Carveth both previous European Champions. The SB3 (Sport Boat, 3 persons) is the fastest growing fleet of keel boats in the world and the World Championship promises to be one of the most exciting sailing events ever held. See overleaf for Event Programme. LASER SB3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2008 National Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire 20th – 26th September 2008 Programme Saturday 20th Sept Arrival, Registration, Measurement Sunday 21st Sept Registration, Measurement Practice race Opening ceremony 1800 Monday 22nd Sept 1st Racing Day – 3 races Tuesday 23rd Sept 2nd Racing Day – 3 races Wednesday 24th Sept 3rd Racing Day – 3 races Thursday 25th Sept 4th Racing day – 3 races Friday 26th Sept Final racing day - 2 races Prize giving and closing ceremony END: PR 02 / 29.02.08 Links : www.nyc.ie; www.sb3worlds2008.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contacts: Martin McCarthy – Press Officer NYC – email@example.com; Tel: +353 (0)87 242 4447 Con Murphy – Sailing Secretary – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +353 (0)87 243 9843 Rory Byrne – Event Chairman- email@example.com Tel: +353 (0)87 214 2868
"MAXIMUM ENTRY REACHED 6 MONTHS BEFORE SB3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP"