#PERTH2011 – Ireland's first sailor for London 2012, Annalise Murphy of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, sailed a further three races in Perth at the ISAF World Sailing Championships today finishing 37th, 17th and 4th respectively to lie fifth overall. There is a further day of racing tomorrow before the top ten competitors progress to the medal race on Sunday. It will be very difficult for her to medal now having a 26 point drift.
In other classes, Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan are currently lying in 34th position in the Gold fleet of the 470 class. They can still qualify Ireland for the Olympics as the top 19 nations will secure a place. They race until Saturday, with the top 10 then proceeding to the medal race on Sunday.
Ross Hamilton in the Finn is in 65th position but will not qualify Ireland for the Olympics at this event burt has one more opportunity at the Finn World Championships next year.