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High Winds Scrub Second Day of Racing at Bacardi Cup
#BACARDI CUP – With a large area of high pressure parked over the East Coast of America  generating strong easterly winds across the Florida peninsula, organisers of the 85th Bacardi Cup were forced to cancel racing for the second day…
Bacardi Cup Racing Cancelled Due to Strong Winds
#BACARDI CUP – With an east-northeast 29-knot breeze gusting to 35 knots and a prediction for more of the same over the course of the afternoon, organisers of the 85th Bacardi Cup in Miami cancelled the day's scheduled race for…
Good Recovery for O'Leary and Burrows in First Race of Bacardi Cup
#BACARDI CUP – Irish Olympic crew Peter O'Leary and David Burrows rounded the top mark 30th in the first race of the Bacardi Cup in Miami but got back to eighth by the finish line in the 51-boat fleet. A…
O'Leary and Burrows Launch New Boat for Bacardi Cup
#BACARDI CUP – Ireland's Olympic keelboat duo Peter O'Leary and David Burrows have launched a new boat in time for Monday's Star class Bacardi Cup in Miami and the American organisers have tipped the Cork-Dublin pair as front runners in…
Dublin Sailor is Tuning Partner for GBR Medal Hope
#OLYMPIC – Former Irish Star keelboat crew Anthony Shanks has joined one of Skandia Team GBR's top hopes for claiming Gold at London 2012 this year serving as a tuning partner crew to 2008 Gold Medallist pairing Iain Percy and…
'Podium Athletes' Face Funding Cuts in 2013
#OLYMPICS - Yesterday Ireland's Olympic hopefuls celebrated recognition of their success in the 2012 round of funding. But cuts to the budget of the Irish Sports Council (ISC) have prompted a "major" review of high performance programmes from 2013 onwards,…
Olympic Sailors Become 'Podium Athletes'
#OLYMPIC – Two out of three of Ireland's Olympic sailing teams cashed in on their performances at yesterday's pre-Olympic spend by the Irish Sports Council. Sailing picked up €120k to assist in preparations  for Weymouth this July. Both Annalise Murphy…
Ben Ainslie to Face No Further Punishment Say RYA
#BEN AINSLIE – British sailing superstar Ben Ainslie will face no further sanction for an incident last December when he boarded a media boat to confront the crew at December's World Championships an RYA Tribunal has concluded. There was speculation…
Ireland Hope for Repeat Performances at Sail for Gold 2012
#OLYMPIC – Ireland will be hoping for repeat performances at this year's Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta this June having previously won medals on Olympic waters in both 2010 and 2011. Entries for the 2012 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta…
Espey Plans Belfast Olympic Fundraiser
#OLYMPIC – Ballyholme and Royal Ulster Yacht Club sailor, James Espey has been campaigning to go to the Olympics in Weymouth this summer. As part of his campaign he is hosting a Fundraising Day on Saturday 18 February at BYC.…
Top Five in World Rankings for Murphy and O'Leary/Burrows
#OLYMPIC – Both of Ireland's Olympic sailing contenders are ranked fifth in the latest official world rankings released this evening by International Sailing Federation (ISAF). Dun Laoghaire's Annalise Murphy is on equal points with world Laser Radial champion Marit Bouwmeester…
O'Leary and Burrows Earn Fifth Overall in Miami
#MOCR – A fourth place finish in light winds in the double points medal race saw Peter O'Leary and David Burrows move up one place to fifth overall at the Miami Olympic classes regatta in Florida yesterday. Single-hander Annalise Murphy…
Medal Race Finish for O'Leary/Burrows and Murphy
#MOCR – Two top ten results overall at the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta means medal race participation is guaranteed for Ireland's Star and Laser Radial tomorrow even though medals are most likely just out of reach for both Peter O'Leary/David…
Irish Sailors Fight for Medal Race Rights in Miami
#MOCR – A place in this weekend's medal race is the likley prize for Olympic Star keelboat pair Peter O'Leary and David Burrows who have scored top ten results for the third day in a row at the Miami Olympic…
Consistent Sailing Moves O'Leary and Burrows Back into Contention
#MOCR – Consistent sailing in the third day of the Miami Olympic classes regatta moves Peter O'Leary and David Burrows right up the leader board in the Star keelboat. Currently sitting in sixth overall, up three places from yesterday, O'Leary…
Second in Race Four Earns O'Leary and Burrows Top Ten Place
#MOCR –A second scored in yesterday afternoon's light conditions puts Peter O'Leary and David Burrows into the top ten after four races of the 33-boat mens keelboat fleet racing at the Rolex Miami Olympic classes Regatta. 'We got the finger…

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