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Katie Tingle (left) sailing with Annalise Murphy in the Olympic 49erFX dinghy
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy's bid for Tokyo 2020 glory has been set back with the injury news that her new sailing partner in the 49erFX dinghy campaign, Katie Tingle, suffered a broken arm during training. Tingle, of Royal Cork Yacht Club, was brought ashore to…
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle begin their journey to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in their new 49er FX on Belfast Lough next month
Annalise Murphy will launch her new Olympic sailing campaign in the 49erFx at Ballyholme Yacht Club's 'Weekend of Speed' on Saturday and Sunday, 15th and 16th September. The Rio Olympic silver medalist will race under handicap against men's high-performance Olympic 49er teams as she…
Whoops! Annalise’s New Boat Comes A Cropper While Training On Dublin Bay
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle had a bit of a moment while training with their 49erFX on Dublin Bay earlier this week. “We have everything under control here as you can see,” said Olympic Laser silver medallist Annalise as she…
Waterwag racing at the RIYC Regatta
People often ask which is the most competitive fleet in Dublin Bay? You will be given twenty different answers, depending on who you ask. However, despite its venerable status, the Water Wag class is experiencing a boost in popularity, because…
Practice racing in The Hague on board Turn the Tide on Plastic, Thursday 28 June
#VOR - After nine months, 45,000 miles of offshore racing and 10 in-port races, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is preparing to take the final start of the event at the Brunel In-Port Race in The Hague this afternoon, Saturday…
Annalise Murphy's coach Rory Fitzpatrick rigs a women's 49erFX Olympic skiff dinghy at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today
Olympic Silver medalist, Annalise Murphy may well be on board fifth placed  'Turn the Tide on Plastic' as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet hurtles towards the finish line in Cardiff but her recently announced Olympic 49er FX campaign is gaining momentum in her absence,…
‘I Thought I Had Broken A Rib’: Annalise Murphy Talks Perilous Side Of Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - The big news this week was Annalise Murphy’s decision to ditch the Laser Radial for the new challenge of the 49er FX in her Tokyo 2020 campaign later this year. But the more pressing matter for Annalise is…
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy has launched a two year campaign in a new class for Tokyo
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy has quit the Laser Radial dinghy and launched a two–year campaign for the Tokyo Olympics in the 49er FX skiff dinghy. The news is revealed in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column here and it…
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…

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