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Former 'Queen Of The Breeze' Now Queen Of The Skies As Airline Names Jet After Annalise Murphy

30th August 2016
Irish Olympic Sailing News
Laser sailor Annalise Murphy poses for photographers with her Olympic Silver medal in Dun Laoghaire Laser sailor Annalise Murphy poses for photographers with her Olympic Silver medal in Dun Laoghaire Photo:

#AnnaliseMurphy - Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has had a passenger jet named after her by an Irish airline, as Dublin Live reports.

But it's not just any aircraft, as its airline's chief pilot is her own father Con Murphy of the National Yacht Club.

A name well known to Afloat readers for his own sailing exploits, Con flies Boeing 757's for ASL Airlines Ireland, which operates both cargo and charter passenger flights.

But it's one of the airline's Boeing 737s plying the charter holiday trade between Ireland and European destinations that's now been rechristened 'Annalise Murphy'.

The touching tribute to Con's medal-winning daughter, who made the Laser Radial podium in Rio after narrowly missing out on bronze in London four years ago, was unveiled earlier this week.

Con was in Rio alongside his daughter earlier this month, but was unable to watch her medal-winning performance as he was fulfilling his own duties as a race official on another sailing course at the time.

Dublin Live has much more in the story HERE.

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