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Six Irish Sailors for Seven World Sailing Committee Roles

8th March 2017
Husband and Wife Team Cathy MacAleavey and Con Murphy will represent Ireland on World Sailing Committees from 2017–2020 Husband and Wife Team Cathy MacAleavey and Con Murphy will represent Ireland on World Sailing Committees from 2017–2020 Photo: W M Nixon

Six Irish Sailors, including two from Northern Ireland, will sit on seven World Sailing Committees from 2017 to 2020.

Olympians Cathy MacAleavey from the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay and Bill O'Hara from Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough will sit on the Equipment and Racing Rules committees respectively. O'Hara, Ireland's Finn rep from the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics and Korea '88, also sits on the International Umpires group.

Curly Morris, a GP14 Helmsman, from East Antrim is a Classes Representative on the Equipment Rules Sub–Committee. Former Irish Sailing and Canada Sailing Chief Paddy Boyd sits on the Offshore and Oceanic Committtee. Rio 2016 Race Officer Con Murphy, sits on the Race Management Committee.

Sole Munster rep, Mike O'Connor, the man behind Ireland's staging of the Womens Match Racing World Championship at Royal Cork Yacht Club in 2014 is on the Match Racing Committtee.

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