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Annalise Murphy's 49erFx Skiff Campaign Underway on Dublin Bay

27th May 2018
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Annalise Murphy's coach Rory Fitzpatrick rigs a women's 49erFX Olympic skiff dinghy at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today Annalise Murphy's coach Rory Fitzpatrick rigs a women's 49erFX Olympic skiff dinghy at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today Photo: Afloat.ie

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, as Afloat.ie's photo from the National Yacht Club reveals today.

Sporting the sail number IRL1372, Murphy's coach Rory Fitzpatrick was out on Dublin Bay in the 49erFX dinghy, training in anticipation of the return of the Rio superstar, now teamed up with Katie Tingle of Royal Cork in the double-handed women's class.

Murphy's full-on Tokyo 2020 campaign commences as soon as she gets free of VOR duties and it certainly looks like she wants to waste no time in ensuring her new campaign is up to speed.

The skiff is currently based at her NYC club but will shortly transfer to Irish Sailing's new 'Performance HQ' elsewhere in the harbour, where work started on a new floating dock last Friday.

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