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Perth Serves up a Tight Finish for O'Leary and Burrows
#PERTH 2011 – Missed opportunities on a crucial day afloat in the Star keelboat means Olympic qualification for Ireland's Peter O'Leary and David Burrows now goes 'to the wire'.  Disappointingly, the pair scored a 16th and a 24th today in…
Irish Skiff Pair Qualify for London Olympic Games
#PERTH 2011 – Belfast pairing Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are on their way to the London Olympic Games thanks to another solid performance in Perth today in the crucial closing stages of the 49er World Skiff Championships. It's Ireland's…
Book Your Berth for the Olympic Regatta
#WEYMOUTH – Applications for booking visitor berthing in Weymouth Harbour and anchorage in Weymouth Bay during the sailing events of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are now open. It will not be possible for visiting boats to enter…
49er Duo Stay on Course for Qualification
#PERTH 2011 – Light winds did 49er pair Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern no harm in Perth today. The Irish pair scored a 7th, 11th and 12th in their three races and now lie 15th overall. It was not as…
Black Flag Setback for O'Leary/Burrows in Perth
#PERTH 2011 –There has been a setback to the Peter O'Leary and David Burrows Star keelboat campaign today following their disqualification from the sixth race when the Irish crew were lying second. Star keelboats line up for a world championship start…
Seaton and McGovern Eighth in Perth 49er Championship
#PERTH2011 – Although Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are discarding 12th scored in today's sixth race of the 49er world championships, the Belfast lough pairing stay solidly in the top ten overall. Their first time bid for qualifcation at next…
O'Leary and Burrows Lie a Single Point off Third
#PERTH2011 – Keelboat pair Peter O'Leary and David Burrows are in a three way tie vying for third place overall after five races sailed at the Star world Championships in Perth today. The sole Irish contenders in the 42-boat fleet…
49er Duo Seaton/McGovern Start Solidly in Perth
#PERTH2011 – Ireland's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are at the top of the 49er high performance dinghy fleet in Perth today having finished second, fourth and 11th in the first three races of their World Championshipsto be fifth overall.…
Third Place in Race Four Keeps O'Leary/Burrows in Top Ten
#PERTH2011–Peter O'Leary and David Burrows are back in the top ten of the ISAF Star World Championships in Perth today after briefly dropping to 13th from fifth overall, the result of a poor third race where they scored 33rd in…
O'Leary and Burrows Straight into Third Place
#PERTH2011 – Ireland's Peter O'Leary and David Burrows have sailed straight to the top of the Star keelboat leaderboard after the first day's racing of the ISAF world Championships today. The Cork-Dublin pairing are third overall having counted an 8…
Annalise Ends Perth in Sixth, A Personal Best
#PERTH2011 – Annalise Murphy's World Championships ended in Perth today with a personal best result of sixth overall for the Dun Laoghaire single-hander. She also takes home the all important ticket to the London 2012 regatta, the first Irish sailor…
Ainslie Goes Overboard in Perth
#PERTH2011 – British Olympic poster boy Ben Ainslie has been disqualified from both of today's Finn races in Perth, dashing any chance of a much sought after world title in the run up to the Olympics. The three time Olympic…
O'Leary and Burrows Ready for First Gun in Perth
#PERTH2012 – Hotly tipped Irish keelboat duo Peter O'Leary and David Burrows race tomorrow for Olympic qualification and world championship honours in the first race of the Star keelboat worlds, the second week of the ISAF World  Championships in Perth.…
Focus Now on Barcelona as Owens and Flannigan Miss the Cut
#PERTH2011 – Double Olympian Ger Owens and his crew Scott Flannigan can still qualify for the London Olympics in the 470 class but to do so they will need to be in top form next May in Barcelona having missed…
Annalise Back in Medal Contention with Two More Race Wins
#PERTH2011 – Irish sailor Annalise Murphy needs to beat America's Paige Railey by at least four places to win a bronze medal in tommorrow's Laser Radial final following a stunning performance in Perth today with two further race wins at…
Annalise Murphy Race Win Video
A breathaking 63–metre lead by Annalise Murphy in the second race of the ISAF worlds in Perth this week is captured on youtube (below), The 16-knot performance by the 6 foot 1inch Dun Laoghaire single-hander is well worth a peek.…

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