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Murphy Fifth After Mixed Day in Perth
#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…
Sailor Annalise Murphy Qualifies for London 2012
#LONDON2012 – Dun Laoghaire's Annalise Murphy becomes the first Irish sailor to qualify for the 2012 Olympics following a stellar performance in Australia this week. The 21-year old currently lies second in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth. The…
Revised Scoring Puts Annalise Second
#PERTH2011–A revision of the official scoreboard at the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Perth to include the scores of top Belgian girl Evi Van Acker now places Dun Laoghaire's Annalise Murphy in second place overall with eight points. Earlier scores…
Annalise Surfs into First Place at Perth Sailing World Champs
#PERTH2011–Counting individual scores of a 1, 2,1,1,4 Dun Laoghaire's Annalise Murphy surged to the top of the Laser Radial fleet today at the 2011 Sailing World Championships in Perth. The official scoreboard (below) is a pretty picture for Ireland even…
Shark Sighting in Olympic Waters off Perth
#PERTH2011 – First electrical storms now possible shark attacks! It's all happening for the Irish Olympic team seeking qualification at the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships this week. Aerial shark patrols over the sailing courses have been stepped up…
Electrical Storms Keep Sailors Ashore in Perth
#PERTH2011 – Electrical storms have forced cancellation of all fleet racing on Day 4 of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships. Ireland's Annalise Murphy,  who celebrated an opening race win yesterday,  was due to sail as was Finn sailor…
Murphy Opens Perth Account with Race Win
#PERTH–A race win by Dun Laoghaire's Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy confirms Ireland's pre event billing as a favourite in the Laser Radial class in the opening rounds of the Perth 2012 World Sailing Championships today. The first day of fleet…
O'Leary and Burrows Go Downwind with the 'Doctor' (Video)
#OLYMPIC SAILING–All set for next week's Olympic qualification sailing regatta Irish campaigners Peter O'Leary and David Burrows look in fine form out training in the 'Fremantle doctor'. The consistent wind that blows during Perth's summer time from the southwest proved…
Irish Olympic Crews Seeking Qualification in Perth
#OLYMPIC–Ireland takes its place among the world's sailing nations in Perth, Western Australia this weekend for the start of a two-week long sailing championships that is a do or die regatta for Ireland's Olympic squad intent on competing at the…
British Sailors Want Redress Over 1980 Olympic Boycott
#OLYMPICS - "Lingering bittnerness" among British sailing veterans over the boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics has pushed them to seek recognition for the effort they put into their campaigns, the Daily Telegraph reports. http://www.afloat.ie/sail/events/olympics-2012 http://www.afloat.ie/sail/events/racing-update The Royal Yachting Association…
Mixed Olympic Results from Melbourne Warm Up
#OLYMPIC SAILING–As the important Olympic sailing Qualifier event in Perth, Australia draws closer Ireland had Laser, Laser Radial and 49er teams competing in Sail Melbourne as a warm up event last week. 49er dinghy men Ryan Seaton and Matthew McGovern…
Irish Official Gets Short-Listed for Olympic Race Duty
#OLYMPIC – One of Ireland's seven International Race officers (IRO) has been short-listed for the Olympic regatta next July at Weymouth. The National Yacht Club's Jack Roy is one of only 25 rated for one of the most prestigious roles…
Facebook,Twitter Launch for Team O'Leary and Burrows, Website to Follow
#OLYMPIC – Ireland's Olympic sailing heavyweights Peter O'Leary and David Burrows are catching the new media wave and have launched a new twitter, facebook presence. The team say they're completing final testing on a new website too. It will be…
Ainslie Heads Up 'Team GB' as Britain Launches Olympic Sailing Team
The road to 2012 glory has just got one step closer for some of the nation's top sailors who today became the first British athletes to be officially selected to compete for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games.…
40 Knot Winds Cancel Star Racing in Dun Laoghaire
Strong winds have forced the cancellation of racing at the Star European championships in Dun Laoghaire for the second time in three days. 40 knot southwesterlies have left the Royal St.George YC organisers with no option but to scrub today's…
Italians Lead, O'Leary/Burrows Third in Star Europeans
Ireland's Peter O'Leary and David Burrows lie third and only six points off the overall lead held by Italian's Diego Negri and Enrico Voltolini after the first two races of the Star European championships in Dun Laoghaire. The staging of…

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