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Irish Olympic Sailors Score 11,13 in Miami
#RMOCR – Ireland's Star and Laser Radial sailing teams stay in the top third of their respective fleets after the first day of racing at the 2012 Rolex Miami Olympic Classes Regatta but only just. After a mixed opening day's performance…
Murphy, O'Leary and Burrows Back in Action in Miami
#US SAILING – This weekend the Irish Olympic Star sailing team aka Peter O'Leary and David Burrows along with Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial is back in action in Miami at the first ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta of…
Irish Paralympic Sailing Crew Finish Seventh at IFDS worlds
#IFDS – The IFDS World Championships have drawn to a close and Ireland's sailors John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello have finished seventh overall, a disappointing outcome for the Kinsale trio given they were tied for the top spot…
Worrall Thompson Thanks Irish Wife at Fundraiser for 470 Duo
#WORRALL THOMPSON - Celebrity chef Anthony Worrall Thompson - in Dublin at the weekend for a fundraiser for Olympic hopefuls Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan - has credited his Irish wife with being the "rock" that kept him going through…
Irish Paralympic Team Making a Splash at IFDS Worlds
#PARALYMPICS - Irish team members John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello are making waves at the World Championships for disabled sailors in Florida this week. Inside World Parasport reports that the trio from Kinsale Yacht Club are tied for…
ISAF Release Details of London Olympic Sailing Competition
#OLYMPIC – It must be getting close to the Olympic regatta if the official Notice of Race has been published. ISAF have released the formal details for London 2012 Olympic Sailing competition in its Notice of Race (NOR) document this…
Worrall Thompson to Judge Celebrity Chef Night in Aid of Dublin Olympic Duo
#WORRAL THOMPSON – Mischievous spoofers have taken to YouTube to poke fun at Anthony Worrall Thompson who appears at Malahide Rugby Club this Saturday on Olympic sailing fundraising duty for Irish pair Scott Flanigan and Ger Owens. The Ready Steady Cook star…
#OLYMPIC – Dublin Race officer Jack Roy has been congratulated by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) this morning on his prestitgious appointment as a race officer for the London Olympics. He had been shortlisted last November but confirmation of one…
2016 Olympic Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull Evaluation Underway
#SKIFF – ISAF has announced the venue and date for the equipment evaluation for the 2016 Olympic Women's Skiff and Mixed Multihull. The evaluation will be held from 17 to 25 March 2012 at Prince Felipe High Performance Sailing Centre,…
Rig Damage Forces Chinese-Irish Yacht Sanya Ashore
#VOLVOOCEANRACE – Team Sanya is heading for shore again, the second time in as many legs. This time the Discover Ireland backed yacht in the Volvo Ocean Race has suffered rigging damage. The 70-foot Chinese-Irish entry reported into race headquarters…
Three Irish Boats Qualify for London Olympics
Irish sailing officials are celegrating 'a strong start to the London Olympic campaign' for the Irish team at the end of the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth today. Three campaigns finished in the top 12 overall of the two week…
Scheidt and Prada Retain Star Crown in Perth
#PERTH2011–  Today's Star medal race gave an invaluable glimpse at the make up of next Summers Olympic fleet. It's a point that won't be lost on Irish pairing Peter O'Leary and David Burrows who, although they didn't make the medal race…
Black Flag Rules Out Espey's Perth Qualification Hope
#PERTH2011 – A black flag result for Ireland's Laser sailor James Espey ruled out any chance of Olympic qualification in Perth today even though the Belfast single-hander was on the cusp of qualifying going in to today's final rounds. He finished…
Seaton and McGovern Take Their Place in 49er Medal Race
#PERTH2011 – A 'personal best' performance, eighth overall in the world championships and a chance to shine in tomorrow's medal race plus the all important ticket to the London Olympic regatta. Is it any wonder Belfast's 49er dinghy duo Ryan…
Irish Star Makes Olympic Qualification
#Perth2011– Star keelboat sailors Peter O'Leary and David Burrows have qualified for the 2012 Olympics and finished 12th overall after a thrilling fight for the last qualification slot between the Irish, Italian, Swiss and Spanish boats. Given the string of…
Irish 49er Pair Stay Tenth as Gold Fleet Heads for Final Three Races
#PERTH 2011 – Ireland's newest Olympic team pairing Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern from Belfast were 19th in today's single 49er race in Perth today. They stay in tenth overall and discard today's placing in the 49er Gold fleet. They…

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