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Bitter Blow for Kites as Windsurfing is Reinstated in Olympics
#OLYMPICS - Windsurfing has been reinstated in the Olympic Games programme at the expense of new class kitesurfing after a vote by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) yesterday, as Eurosport reports. It had been expected that sailing's world governing body…
Ainslie, Xu Named World Sailors of the Year in Dublin Ceremony
Eyes were on Dublin last night when two dinghy sailorswere crowned the world's top sailors. Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Lijia Xu (CHN) were named the male and female winners of the 2012 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards…
Detecting New Irish Sailing Talent
#olympicsailing – The Olympic Games are, for the general public, the pinnacle of sport. More than the World Championships or other events, the Olympics are the showcase for all disciplines, the only time that many can hope to reach a…
Twomey and Crew End Paralympic Regatta in 11th Place
#paralympics – There was disappointment for John Twomey and his crew today when the final day of racing for the Sonar class at the Paralympic Games had to be cancelled today due to the lack of wind, an issue which…
Irish Paralympic Sailors Stay Tenth in Weymouth
#paralympic – Irish paralympic sailor John Twomey and his crew placed 10th in Race 5 and 10th in Race 6 in a difficult day afloat in Weymouth today. The Irish crew finished Day 3 maintaining their position of 10th overall…
Twomey Tenth at Sailing Paralympics
#paralympic – It was a very frustrating day on the water at the Paralympics in Weymouth for the Irish crew of John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello who were positioned in the top three and lost five places on…
Irish Paralympic Sailing Trio Lying Ninth
#paralympic – Irish paralympic sailing trio John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello, placed 11th and 7th in the three-person Sonar keelboat class in the first races of the Paralympic games in Weymouth today. They finish Day 1 in 9th…
Irish Sailing's Sister Act Plan on Rio 2016
#RIO 2016 – It's well known that Annalise Murphy was barely off the water in Weymouth before she committed herself to a further few years sailing hard in the Laser Radial class for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de…
Annalise Murphy & Irish Olympic Sailing Team Set for Welcome Home at National YC
#olympic – Annalise Murphy's achievements in London 2012 a week ago along with the performances of her team mates will be celebrated at a special homecoming event for the Irish Olympic sailors at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire…
No Medal Race for Irish 49er Campaign
#49er – Ireland's 49er Belfast skiff campaign has ended without the much hoped for medal race participation. Today's last day of fleet racing was Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern's last opportunity to hold on to a top ten position before next…
#Annalise_murphy – There was Olympic heartbreak for Annalise Murphy on one of the toughest race courses today when the 22–year–old Dun Laoghaire sailor finished fourth overall but only after a tense four way battle saw the Irish Olympic debutante lose…
O'Leary & Burrows Finish Tenth in Final Olympic Star Race
#peteroleary – Peter O'Leary and David Burrows have produced Ireland's top Star class result at the London 2012 Olympics but it will be small consolation for the pair who won gold at the pre-Olympic regatta just six weeks ago.  O'Leary finished…
Annalise on Course for Medal & Posts Best Irish Olympic Sailing Result in 30 Years
#annalise_murphy – Annalise Murphy has posted the best Olympic sailing result for Ireland in 32 years following this afternoon's final races of the Laser Radial class in Weymouth with only a single point now separating the top four boats. The 22–year–old Olympic…
Annalise Stays on Course for Olympic Gold
#annalise_murphy – One point off the overall lead in the Laser radial class Annalise Murphy, Ireland's best hope for a sailing medal,  continued her campaign unabated yesterday when she sailed again at the top of the fleet in her first race…
Laser Espey in 28th and Irish 470 25th at Weymouth
#laser #470 – Irish Laser sailor James Espey struggles to some good mid race positions in the largest of the Olympic fleets. Espey had a 28th in Race 7, at one point reaching 19th in the fleet. He also climbed…
Irish 49er Duo Take a Rest in 11th Overall
#49er – Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern dropped out of the top ten of the 49er skiff class yesterday after their fifth consecutive day of racing to be 11th overall  as the fleet pause for a rest today.  The Belfast…

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