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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…
Annalise Murphy carries big hopes to Rio this Summer
Fourth in London four years ago, National Yacht Club sailor Annalise Murphy is focused on a bid for Olympic glory but success in Rio is unlikely to be plain sailing she tells the Irish Times this morning. Murphy has spent…
#AnnaliseMurphy - Annalise Murphy is clear about what she needs to do to have a shot at the Olympic podium in Rio this summer – sail better in lighter winds. As the championship-calibre Laser Radial specialist tells The42 in a…
Last year Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy ended up with a dead fish in her boat while sailing in Rio's polluted waters and yesterday the Dun Laoghaire solo sailor made good use of a chair she picked up during her first…
#rio – After an early lead this week Annalise Murphy dropped to eighth on Tuesday but this morning is back up to second overall as Spain's Trofeo Sofia regatta in Palma moves into its final stages. The Radial fleet has been full…
#annalisemurphy – The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy dealt well with the demanding conditions in the Bay of Palma yesterday in the opening rounds of the Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia in Mallorca.  In the Radial, experienced sailors Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR), Alison…
#annalisemurphy – Laser helmswoman Annalise Murphy was among twenty top athletes to benefit to the tune of €40,000 in Sports Council funding yesterday in an overall allocation for 2015 totalling some €1,571,000. Murphy topped the list of nine sailors who earned government funding…
#annalisemurphy – No sooner had she returned to Dublin from last week's Moth Worlds in Australia than Laser Radial ace Annalise Murphy was on her way to Florida yesterday for the second regatta of the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup…
#olympicsailing – There appears to be little chance of a successful Irish defence of the women's Laser European radial title in Croatia this week. Annalise Murphy's scoresheet after five races places her in 60th overall from 92 competitors, relegating her to…
#annalisemurphy – After two days of competition, Annalise Murphy's defence of her European Laser title has got off to a poor start in Croatia. The Dubliner lies 65th overall after counting 35, 32 and a 19 in some very light…
#annalisemurphy – Ireland's sailing superstar Annalise Murphy prepares for battle at the second round of the International Sailing Federation's World Cup in Mallorca this morning and forecasts show that the massive Spanish competition is to get off to a decidedly…
#annalisemurphy – Ireland's Annalise Murphy finished her opening 2014 World Cup event in 32nd place from a fleet of 50 in Miami on Saturday. The reigning European champion's best result was an eighth scored in race four of seven (48,…

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