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Evi Van Acker is fighting an 'intestinal infection' while competing in Rio
One of Annalise Murphy's main rivals for a medal on Monday has fallen ill. Evi Van Acker, who won a bronze medal in the Laser Radial class of the 2012 London Olympics Sailing Competition, reported 'feeling unwell' after racing on…
Enjoying each race as it comes – Annalise Murphy’s approach to the Olympic challenge has proved successful
With yesterday’s fourth day of sailing for the Women’s Laser Radials at the Rio Olympics bedevilled by light breezes after unusually strong winds earlier in the week, pressure is intensified on Annalise Murphy, who has electrified everyone at home with…
Race eight for the Laser Radials was on the Pia course
Racing further out to sea in a westerly 9–12 knot breeze on Rio's Pia course, Annalise Murphy scored 12th in race eight and is in bronze medal position going into the final two qualifying races tomorrow. Race eight completed a tough…
Laser Radials  are racing in eight to 12 knot winds today
Annalise Murphy has finished 18th in race seven and dropped to third in the overall standings. The race, her worst result of the regatta so far, was a struggle in eight to 12 knots but the Dubliner will be boosted by a…
Sailing in Rio is delayed due to lack of wind
Annalise Murphy faces a wait for wind in Rio today after her Race seven in the Laser Radial Class was abandoned. The light air race was scrubbed due to a major wind shift, which, if it had continued, would have…
Annalise Murphy is in Olympic Gold medal position after six races sailed
In a composed heavy weather performance, Annalise Murphy scored a 5 and 2 today to lead the Olympic regatta overall going into tomorrow's rest day. In a masterful display in races five and six, Murphy produced the same world beating form that saw…
Annalise was fifth in Race five of the Rio Olympics
In an unstoppable performance from Ireland's 'Breeze Queen', Annalise Murphy was again at the top of her Rio Olympic fleet at the half way stage of the Laser Radial regatta today. It puts Annalise (unofficially) third overall, just two points behind Holland…
Ireland's Annalise Murphy is lying second overall at the Rio Games
There's another couple of 12–knot races in prospect for Annalise Murphy in the Olympic Laser Radial class today. But after that all similarities will end for the sailors as today's races five and six are on the Copacabana course which…
Ireland's Annalise Murphy is well placed in the Radial class after a strong second day on Rio waters. She scored a fourth and a seventh in the 12–knot winds on the Ponte course
Annalise Murphy has sailed into second overall after two more tricky Rio races today. After an opening Olympic Radial race win yesterday and a 13th scored in race two, she started today with a well earned fourth in race three…
Annalise Murphy is lying third overall
Annalise Murphy has been promoted to third overall at Rio Olympic Sailing Regatta following the disqualification of regatta leader Lijia Xu from race one of the Laser Radial Class yesterday. Murphy is now on 14 points, alongside Evi Van Acker…
Annalise Murphy was race one winner in the Laser Radial class this afternoon
Irish sailing's medal hopeful Annalise Murphy is lying fourth overall after her first two races in Rio today. The National Yacht Club sailor got her Olympic dreams off to a perfect start in an explosive first race. She provided the world with further evidence of…
A spectacular setting. However, sailing conditions in Rio de Janeiro show how far we have moved from the abandoned Olympic ideal of a sailing venue where the winds blows true, free from undue influence by steep coastlines and tall buildings nearby. In Rio, most of the sailing areas are admittedly in the more open waters beyond the Sugarloaf, but in this case “more open” is only a very relative term – the winds can be all over the place
Ireland’s six sailing Olympians have reached their selections for the 2016 Games at different times. Some have been secure with their places for many months, while others have been confirmed more recently, with the final place being filled on May…
Annalise Murphy, Irish Laser Radial for Rio
China's Lijia Xu, The Netherlands' Marit Bouwmeester and Belgium's Evi Van Acker, medallists from London 2012, will make their Olympic return in the One Person Dinghy (Laser Radial) at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For Ireland's fourth placed Annalise Murphy…
Annalise Murphy is third overall and three points off the overall lead of the silver fleet
Annalise Murphy is third overall and three points off the overall lead of the silver fleet of the Women's Laser Radial World Championships on its final day in Mexico today. Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins is seventh overall in the…
Annalise Murphy leads the silver fleet in Mexico
Britain's Alison Young leads the Women's Laser Radial Worlds on its penultimate day on Banderas Bay in Mexico. Ireland's Annalise Murphy from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire leads the silver fleet after a race win yesterday afternoon. Howth…
Ballyholme's James Espey (right) makes a start at the Laser European Championships
With big winds up to 20–knots and large waves Annalise Murphy from the National Yacht Club was very much at home and off to a flying start at the in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria  at the European Laser Senior Championship…

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