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Saskia Tidey embarks on her new adventure in Miami tomorrow
Olympic
The first stop of World Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series, the first on the road to Tokyo 2020, sees just one Irish entry from over 450 competitors across the ten Olympic classes from Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Miami from…
Sailing's Colm Barrington – In his experience the Olympic Council of Ireland has done nothing to support the efforts of high performance sailors
Olympic
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has nominated Colm Barrington (70) as a candidate for 'First Vice President' in February's election of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Executive Committee. The Irish sailing champion and former Aer Lingus Chairman says he is…
49erFX sailor Saskia Tidey has confirmed her switch to Team GBR as she trains for the Tokyo 2020 skiff event
Olympic
#SaskiaTidey - Saskia Tidey has begun training with Team GBR with a view to representing Great Britain at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, as The Irish Times reports. The move comes after the retirement of Tidey’s 49erFX skiff partner Andrea…
New 49er combination Matt McGovern and Robbie Gilmore in training
Olympic
London and Rio Olympic 49er crew Matt McGovern is moving to the position of helmsman in a new campaign for Tokyo 2020. Ballyholme Yacht Club (BYC) say the Belfast Lough star, who split from sailing partner Ryan Seaton at the…
Irish 49er duo Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern –  the Belfast pairing have split after Rio to pursue separate campaigns
Olympic
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has responded to a UK Sport Funding announcement for sailing, which will underpin the sport's World Class Programme there for the 2017-2020 Olympic cycle. As a multi medal-winning sport for the fifth consecutive Olympic Games…
Sailors in ten Olympic classes and an Open Kiteboarding competition competed for bragging rights heading into the new Olympic quadrennial as well as a share of the $200,000 AUD prize pot
Olympic
Ireland's Laser Radial Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy who was competing at a Moth event in Bermuda lat week will have been keeping a close eye on the Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne, Australia where her Radial competitors were in action…
Paul Elvstrom – the lengendary Olympic died yesterday aged 88
Olympic
Legendary Danish yachtsman Paul Elvstrøm has died in his sleep. The 88–year–old died at his birthplace in Hellerup surrounded by his family. Elvstrøm, considered one of the greatest sailing athletes in the history of sailing, won four consecutive Olympic gold…
Foiling Catamaran for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Olympic
Last month the World Sailing Council met in Barcelona, Spain, and confirmed the Nacra 17 will convert to foiling for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the only foiling class among the 10 Olympic sailing classes. It means Irish sailors with…
Irish 49er Duo Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For Tokyo 2020 Ambitions
Olympic
#49er - More than €5,000 is the cost of competition for Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle as they prep for their first event as a duo in Mallorca this coming spring. The new combination have joined with PledgeSports to crowdfund…
Susannah Pyatt from New Zealand is competing at Sail Melbourne
Olympic
Ireland's Annalise Murphy, who is flying her Moth dinghy at high speed in Bermuda, is not contesting this week's Sailing World Cup final in Melbourne but apart from the Irish silver medalists absence competition in Australian waters looks as intense as…
Annalise Murphy sails her winning Laser Radial dinghy at Rio 2016
Annalise Murphy
#Annalise - After a whirlwind 24-hour round trip by ferry and road to Britain this week, Annalise Murphy has returned to Ireland with the boat she sailed to a silver medal at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. The idea…
Annalise Murphy on the podium in Rio with her silver medal in the Laser Radial
News Update
#ISF - Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy is now an honorary member of the Irish Sailing Foundation (ISF) following her incredible Olympic success this past summer. The announcement comes as the ISF, the new investment support structure for Ireland’s high…
Ryan Seaton (left) with Royal Cork Yacht Club Rear Admiral Stephen O'Shaughnessy (centre) and Seafra Guilfoyle
Olympic
A unique north–south Olympic campaign was launched last night at Royal Cork Yacht Club when double Olympian Ryan Seaton of Belfast Lough announced new crew Seafra Guilfoyle of Cork Harbour as his partner for Tokyo 2020. As Afloat.ie reported previously,…
It's all change in the Irish 49er camp with as many as four campaigns set for Tokyo 2020
Olympic
Royal Cork dinghy sailor Seafra Guilfoyle (20) will team up with Belfast double Olympian Ryan Seaton for a Tokyo 2020 Olympic 49er campaign. The move brings the curtain down on an eight year campaign by Seaton who split from crew Matt…
The “Suburban Seafest”. Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 6th to 9th July 2017 will be providing racing in the bay for 30 classes.
W M Nixon
The only non-elitist thing about the Olympic Games is the fact that all countries – however large or small – are treated equally. A small country like Ireland is entitled to exactly the same number of places in competition as…
Annalise Murphy in celebratory mood on her medal-winning Laser Radial in Rio this summer
Annalise Murphy
#AnnaliseMurphy - Congratulations once again to Annalise Murphy who was named Irish Tatler Woman of the Year at the magazine’s annual awards in Dublin last weekend, as Evoke.ie reports. The prize is yet another appropriate tribute to the 26-year-old Laser…

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