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London 2012
Annalise Wins Medal Race and Takes Bronze at Sail for Gold 2012
#sailforgold – Annalise Murphy takes a bronze medal back to Dun Laoghaire tonight after winning the Laser Radial medal race at the Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth today. The 22-year old Dubliner has repeated last year's performance in Weymouth…
Three Irish Crews Battling for Medal Honours at Sail for Gold
#sailforgold – Three Irish crews are in the Medal Races of tomorrow's washed out Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta after racing was scrubbed again today because of high winds. Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial, Peter O'Leary and David Burrows…
Confident Murphy Steps up Preparations for a Top Ten Finish
#sailforgold–Annalise Murphy believes she is on track for a top ten finish in her debut Olympics following a fine week at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta writes our special correspondent Paul Smith. The Irish Laser Radial sailor picked up…
Murphy Packs a Punch as Weymouth Winds Reach 25 Knots
#sailforgold – Capitalising on her favourite conditions at the mid point of the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth today Olympic bound Laser Radial Sailor Annalise Murphy scored a first and a third. They are important scores that move…
David Burrows Interview - Getting Ready for the Olympic Regatta
#sailforgold – Olympic bound Irish duo David Burrows and Peter O'Leary are in medal contention at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta - and that is exactly what they intend to be when the Games itself gets underway writes our…
Three Irish Olympic Boats Sailing in Top Ten at Weymouth's Sail for Gold
#sailforgold – Three Irish boats in the top ten of the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta marks a new high for the Irish Olympic sailing team with team efforts now focused on ensuring early advantages are maintained through consistent sailing…
Olympic Torch Relay Visits Howth Harbour and Dublin Landmarks
#OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY – President Michael D.Higgins welcomed the London 2012 Olympics Torch Relay for the first time to Ireland in Howth Harbour, where the first torch-bearer Cillian Kirwin from St Fintan's High School in Sutton had the honour of…
GBR's Andrew Simpson on Boat Speed Issues
#sailforgold– They might head into London 2012 as reigning Star champions but Andrew Simpson and Iain Percy admit they have still have work to do after a Jekyll and Hyde start to their Skandia Sail for Gold assault, already Ireland's…
Rita Wins Howth Yacht Club 17 Race
HOWTH YACHT CLUB. TUE + SAT SERIES 2 (RACE) 05/06/2012 17 Footer SCRATCH: 1, Rita Curley/Lynch; 2, Pauline O'Doherty/Ryan; 3, Isobel B & C Turvey; 17 Footer HCAP: 1, Pauline O'Doherty/Ryan; 2, Anita Cassidy/Faherty; 3, Rita Curley/Lynch TUESDAY SERIES 2…
O'Leary and Burrows Take the Lead in Sail for Gold
#sailforgold – After a most consistent display Irish Olympic pairing Peter O'Leary and David Burrows have shot in to the lead of the Star keelboat class in day two of the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth today. The…
Irish 49er Pair Claim Race Win at Sail for Gold (Video)
#sailforgold – Northern Ireland sailors Matthew McGovern and Ryan Seaton have made a good start at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta as they fine-tune their preparations for the Olympic Games. The 49er class duo raced three times on the…
Irish Sailing Team Off to a Good Start at Sail for Gold Regatta
#sailforgold –Ireland is off to a strong start despite the fickle conditions at today's Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth. By early afternoon on the first day of the regatta all fleets had returned to shore as the wind had…
Sail for Gold Regatta will be an 'Exceptionally High Standard'
#sailforgold – Tim Hall believes this year's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta will be the mostly keenly contested yet with the Olympic Games just under two months away and all five Irish Olympic boats in competition. Ireland is also represented…
Olympic Torch Begins Five-Day Relay of Ireland
#OLYMPICS - The Olympic torch lit up the slipways of Harland and Wolff - where the Titanic was built a century ago - in Belfast this morning as the five-day relay through Ireland begins. The torch will follow a route looping…
Owens and Flanigan Chalk up a Win in Medemblik
#OLYMPICSAILING – London Olympic 470 pair Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan won the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Holland in the 470 class at the weekend. Although it is widely recognised the fleet is not at full strength since the…
Show Your Support for #benandrita this Summer
##benandrita – Ben Ainslie has a lot of expectation sitting on him this summer. If he wins a fourth gold in Weymouth he could make history and become the World's most successful Olympic sailor since sailing was introduced at the…

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