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Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy Thrives as Venue for National Sailing Championships
Olympics 2012
#weymouth – Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy has had an outstanding summer one year on from being the host venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Academy has been the chosen venue for many National Championships this summer,…
Weymouth (WPNSA) Celebrates One Year Since the Games
Olympics 2012
#london2012 – As the Olympic and Paralympic Games venue for sailing; the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy in Dorset has experienced a unique and unforgettable few years in the run up to and during the London 2012 Olympic Games.…
Video Tribute to the Late Andrew Simpson, British Olympic Sailor
Olympics 2012
As the America's Cup moves into a new phase, and many say a troubled one, here's a fitting tribute to the memory of Andrew Simpson, killed last month in a tragic America's Cup sailing accident on San Francisco Bay.
Andrew 'Bart' Simpson MBE 'A Great Briton', Anthony Shanks Pays a Tribute
Olympics 2012
Andrew 'Bart' Simpson MBE, 17 December 1976 to 9 May 2013.  (17 December 1976 to 9 May 2013). 2008 Olympic Gold Medal, 2010 Star World Champion and 2012 Olympic Silver Medal.  My foster son could not believe that I knew…
British Sailing Academy at Weymouth Enhances Business
Olympics 2012
#olympic sailing – The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy is primarily renowned for its status as an Olympic sailing venue and was described by Seb Coe as 'the ultimate water sports venue'. Now following up on the great success…
UK Sailing Academy Inspires Dinghy Olympians of the Future
Olympics 2012
#olympic – In the afterglow of the 2012 London Olympics, the UK's Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is making the success of the Olympic legacy a personal goal, by helping to inspire the sportsmen and women of the…
Lets Use this Favourable Win to Irish Sailing's Advantage
Olympics 2012
#irishsailing – The winds of change are never constant and sailors are trained to expect the unexpected. It's an unpredictable sport that makes any sailor cautious about forecasting future performances. It didn't stop the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) predicting its…
Is Irish Sailing Too Focused on the Olympics?
Olympics 2012
#olympicsailing – Last week, just as Ger Owens announced his intention to campaign a 470 for a possible third Olympic regatta the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) made a written proposal to get rid of that dinghy from the Olympic line…
O'Leary & Burrows Could Go For Gold In Rio as Star 'Secures A Slot' UPDATED
Olympics 2012
UPDATE: The governing body for the Star class is reporting that the earlier news of its reinstatement in the Olympics for 2016 is still "just a rumour". In a statement, International Star Class Yacht Racing Association (ISCYRA) president Bill Allen…
Arise Sir Ben! British Olympic Sailor Knighted in New Year Honours
Olympics 2012
#Honours - British Olympic sailing hero Ben Ainslie has finished out his record-breaking year with a knighthood in the New Year Honours list. The most decorated Olympic sailor of all time claimed his fourth straight gold – and fifth Olympic…
Star Sailor O'Leary Set to Tie The Knot With Olympian Derval
Olympics 2012
#Olympics - It was a match made in Beijing - and now four years on, Crosshaven sailor Peter 0'Leary and sprint hurdles champion Derval O'Rourke have announced their engagement, as Independent Woman reports. The Olympian couple are keeping mum for…
Irish Sailing Hits Out at O'Leary Treatment Prior to London Olympics
Olympics 2012
#olympic – Following publication of the report by the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Ethics Commission this week the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has responded to the findings relating to its sailor Peter O'Leary during the 2008 Beijing Games. The ISA…
O'Leary Let Off With Warning Over Beijing Bet
Olympics 2012
#OLYMPICS - Irish Olympic sailor and current All-Ireland sailing champion Peter O'Leary has been let off with a warning by officials after betting on a competitor to win at the 2008 Games in Beijing. O'Leary and his then partner Stephen…
Superstar Ben Ainslie Announces Retirement from Olympic Sailing
Olympics 2012
#rio – Ben Ainslie has announced his retirement from Olympic sailing. At London 2012 Ainslie cemented his place in sporting history by securing his fourth consecutive gold medal, it was the culmination of an Olympic career spanning sixteen years. The…
RYA Statement on Reintroduction of RS:X Windsurfing for 2016 Olympic Games
Olympics 2012
#rya – The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has welcomed the decision by delegates at the International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) General Assembly to re-introduce RS:X windsurfing for the 2016 Olympic Games in place of kiteboard racing. ISAF Council voted to replace…
Kinsale Paralympian Leads World Disabled Sailing Body
Olympics 2012
#paralympics – Ten time paralympic sailor John Twomey is the new President of the International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS). John was elected at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Annual Conference in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin at the weekend. international…

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