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Annalise Murphy with her Olympic Silver medal from Rio
Following the news that Annalise Murphy will not contest this year’s Sailing World Championships in the Laser Radial class, the Olympic Silver medallist has expanded on the reason behind her decision not to race in Denmark and confirmed her Olympic ambition…
Annalise Murphy sailing her Laser Radial on Dublin Bay after her medal win in Rio
Ireland's Olympic Silver medalist Annalise Murphy (28) will not contest August's World Sailing Championships in Denmark where 40% of Tokyo Olympic places are up for grabs. Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins (19) will now automatically be offered Ireland's first Laser Radial place…
Turn the Tide on Plastic picks up the pace on day 15 of Leg 6 to Auckland
#VOR - Turn the Tide on Plastic became the new leaders of Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday (21 February) as the sprint from Hong Kong to Auckland moved inside 1,500 miles. Dee Caffari’s talented young sailors…
Annalise has played an ambassador role for sailing since her win. Here she is back sailing on Dublin Bay after her medal win
With every great win comes a ripple effect. Annalise Murphy’s silver medal in sailing at the Rio Olympics in 2016 was good news for the country, for sport, and the sailing community in general. But how has the bounce been…
MAPFRE in pursuit as seen from the deck of Vestas 11th Hour Racing today
#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team and Team AkzoNobel claimed the first bragging rights of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, three days into the sprint to Hong Kong, as their bid to punch further offshore paid dividends. Both teams,…
Turn the Tide on Plastic closing in on Cape Town last night
#VOR - The closest finish of this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race thus far took place at the back of the fleet, where just metres separated sixth from seventh place on the race into Cape Town. On the approach,…
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy in VOR mode. If she is to participate in the principal Olympic Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Denmark next season it will mean switching from VOR 65 back to her Laser Radial
The racing format for Annalise Murphy's bid for an Olympic Gold medal has been settled at last week's World Sailing Conference in Mexico. It will almost certainly see Ireland's Olympic Slver Medalist from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire break from…
(Top) The essence of summer sailing for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, which also celebrated the Bicentenary of the Harbour. The classic restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle (Chris Craig and David Espey) and the likewise restored 1897-vintage 37ft Myfanwy (Rob Mason) racing neck and neck towards the in-harbour finish. Photo: David O’Brien/Afloat.ie (Above) Another side of 2017’s sailing. 2016 All-Ireland Champion Helm Alex Barry of Monkstown Bay SC revelling in brisk conditions at the Royal Cork’s successful Dinghyfest 2017. Event organizer Nin O’Leary had put in such good work beforehand that he was able to take a day out to go to England and win the huge-fleet Round the Island Race. Photo: Robert Bateman
While sailing is now a year-round interest, and for many a year-round activity too, the notion of a traditional season is natural for anyone who lives in Ireland. Admittedly, there are times when we seem to be experiencing the four…
On deck with the hard-working crew of Turn The Tide on Plastic — among them Annalise Murphy — at the Leg 1 start in Alicante
#VOR - Yesterday’s snug racing out of the gate in Alicante made for the most exciting Volvo Ocean Race start in recent memory. But the near-misses weren’t only between the fleet as the jockeyed for position out of port, as…
Grind on…..Annalise Murphy putting in the work on Turn the Tide on Plastic
There is a time and a season to all things, and in some years, that time comes earlier than others. Ireland has been getting away with it in remarkable style in recent weeks, putting through 2017’s Autumn sailing fixtures in…
Cliffhanger….the Volvo 65s Turn the Tide on Plastic and Team Vestas in a tacking duel at The Needles lighthouse during the first race of the new fleet, a sprint round the Isle of Wight in the middle of Cowes Week 2017. Annalise Murphy will contest the Volvo Ocean Race on Turn the Tide, and Damian Foxall and James O’Mahoney are with Team Vestas
In the days when sailing was a seasonal sport, a few main pillar events dominated the international programme. The Sailing Olympics. The America’s Cup. The Fastnet Race. The Dragon Gold Cup. The Sydney-Hobart Race. The Whitbread Round the World Race.…
National Yacht Club WOWI sailors competed in the club's 'End of Season' race in September
Gail MacAllister, Irish Sailing’s Regional Development Officer and Co-ordinator for the Women on the Water Ireland (WOWI) programme talks to Helen Cooney about how the programme is run at the National Yacht Club. Irish Sailing launched the WOWI programme in 2011…
Annalise Murphy – out of the Laser Radial Worlds
Becoming the Female World Champion at the Moth Worlds in July in Italy has come at a high price for Olympic Silver medallist Annalise Murphy. A violent capsize in the last race caused her to sustain a knee injury which subsquent scans…
Annalise Murphy wants to swap her Laser Radial for a crew berth on a Volvo Ocean 65
#VOR - Annalise Murphy’s Tokyo 2020 ambitions will be taking a back seat for the time being as she tries out for a place on a Volvo Ocean Race crew, according to The Irish Times. The Olympic silver medallist in…
Annalise Murphy with her Mercedes-Benz Vito Mixto
#Annalise - Ireland’s Olympic hero Annalise Murphy tells her sailing story as she drives through Dublin in her Mercedes-Benz Vito Mixto to one of her daily training sessions at Dun Laoghaire’s National Yacht Club. More recently, the Rio 2016 silver…
Maybe about a tenth at most of the total 220-strong fleet in the current International Moth Worlds on Lake Garda are seen going well here while the good conditions last
The fleet in the International Moth Worlds 2017 at Lake Garda have finally boiled down to “only” 220 boats after some early estimates reckoned they should be expecting between 240 and 250 writes W M Nixon. But as it is,…

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