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O'Leary and Burrows Prepare for Star Class Swan Song
#Star – There is disappointment for Ireland's Peter O'Leary and David Burrows because although they sail in tomorrow's Olympic medal race – a significant achievement in itself – they are not in contention for a medal. The Cork-Dubin duo who…
Sailing Medals Could Bring In Big Sponsorship
#OLYMPICS - Ireland's impressive showings in aquatic sports at the London Olympics may be the key to bringing in much needed corporate sponsorship, as the Evening Herald reports. Sailing in particular has yet to capture the public's imagination in the…
Keep Up With Ireland's Aquatic Olympians On TV
#OLYMPICS ON TV - Sailing action continues for another week at the London Olympics, with BBC Three and BBC HD being the best places to catch the race action on TV. First place Annalise Murphy will be racing her Laser…
Irish Star Duo 'Disqualified' from Race Seven in Weymouth
#olympic sailing – Peter O'Leary and David Burrows have been disqualified (DSQ) from this morning's race seven of the Star Class Olympic regatta following a protest taken by Denmark's (DEN) Michael Hestbaek over an incident on the water between the…
Annalise Leads But Van Acker Closes the Gauge
#annalisemurphy – Annalise Murphy remains at the top of the Laser Radial fleet at the Olympic Games tonight but her unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt when strong winds forecast for Weymouth bay failed to materialise. Instead the 22-year…
Work Out Annalise Murphy's Score? How Olympic Yacht Racing Scores Work
#olympicsailing scoring – There's no surprise that there's a lot of confusion out there about how Olympic sailing scoring works. Miriam Lord in the Irish Times this morning admits to knowing very little about the whole 'sailing lark'. Radio presenters…
No Annalise Olympic Laser Radial TV Coverage Til Monday's Medal Race
#olypmicsailingivefeed – If you have been amazed this week by the live feed of helicopter, onboard and other cool Olympic sailing TV coverage direct to your computer the bad news for followers of Annalise Murphy's exploits, we're reliably informed, is that…
Annalise's Juniors Jump for Joy at National Yacht Club
 #annalisemurphy – You could have heard a pin drop at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire yesterday afternoon with over 70 junior sailors aged 7 to 14 dressed in their wetsuits munching crisps and staring at a big screen…
Untouchable Annalise Makes it Four out of Four in Weymouth
#annalise – Four race wins for Annalise Murphy puts Ireland as the clear front runner for Olympic Gold next Monday in the Laser Radial. The strong Weymouth winds favoured by the untouchable Dun Laoghaire sailor are forecast to last for…
Amazing Annalise Debuts with Double Win in Weymouth
#annalise – A forecast of similar winds off Weymouth for the rest of Olympic week brought an even wider smile to first timer Annalise Murphy's face this afternoon as she sailed home the winner of both races in the Olympic…
Four Irish Sailing Teams in Action Today
#olympicsailing – Peter O'Leary and David Burrows are in action in Weymouth again today and competition at the Games starts for three other Irish sailing campaigns in under two hours time. Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are in…
Fancy an Olympic Sailing Bet? Peter O'Leary's at 7/2 & Annalise 10/1
#olympicsailing – Fancy betting on sailing at the 2012 Olympics? There's some fantastic odds on sailors to win medals as well as a few short ones if you factor in the vagaries of weather and a week long series. We've…
O'Leary & Burrows in Silver Medal Position after Opening Star Races
#olympicsailing – In a perfect opening salvo Peter O'Leary and David Burrows are in silver medal position in the Mens keelboat class after two races in testing 16-20 knots winds at Weymouth today. The Irish pair led both races of…
Follow Irish Olympic Sailing Action On TV Next Week
#OLYMPICS ON TV - The Irish Olympic team's campaign finally kicks off at London 2012 this weekend with action across sailing, rowing and canoe slalom events - and Afloat.ie will keep you up to date on where you can catch…
Irish Olympic Sailing Team Head for London 2012 as 'Genuine Prospects'
#genuine prospects – Ireland has won Gold in the Star class and Bronze in the Radial class at the most important pre-Olympic event of the season. While the boycott reduced Olympics of 1980 may have given hope to the Irish…
IT'S GOLD! - O'Leary and Burrows Celebrate Victory in Weymouth!
#sailforgold – Peter O'Leary and David Burrows are wearing Gold tonight in Weymouth having won the most important pre-Olympic regatta of the season. They finished third in the Olympic Star class medal race to leap frog the Olympic and World…

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