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Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle competing in the 49er dinghy. Their campaign has been set back by injury
Selection criteria for the Tokyo Olympics have been announced by Irish Sailing this week in the knowledge that with 553 days to Tokyo, Ireland has yet to reach country qualification in any class. Ireland still has to qualify in the…
Oisin McClelland (bottom row, third from left) pictured with Finn sailors around the world who are too heavy for the new offshore keelboat class
Minutes of the meeting that decided the inclusion of an Olympic keelboat event in place of the Finn class have been confirmed by the World Sailing council, according to Sail World. Controversy has arisen after last month’s decision at World…
Fukuroi City and the Ecopa Stadium (above) have been selected as the pre-games training camp for Team Ireland prior to Tokyo 2020
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) and Sport Ireland Institute today announced a ground-breaking, athlete centred partnership agreement for performance support delivery for the period 2018-2022. The OFI and Sport Ireland also announced that Fukuroi City in Japan will host…
Colm Barrington was elected vice-president of the Olympic Council of Ireland last year
Colm Barrington has formally stepped down as chair of Irish Sailing’s Olympic Steering Group, as The Irish Times reports. Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney will succeed in the role that Barrington announced he would leave after the Rio 2016 games,…
Fionn Lyden negotiates a wave in his home port of Baltimore
There was some high octane Finn dinghy sailing off Baltimore Harbour last week when Tokyo 2020 trialists Fionn Lyden, Oisin McClelland and visiting Finn sailors brought their boats to West Cork in the hope of some big wave experience. As…
Rob Dickson (left) and An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Sean Waddilove
If it wasn’t for their habit of appearing in national media reports following major competition success over the past few years, one might think that Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove’s sailing campaigns have been deliberately shrouded in secrecy to protect…
Despite his Figaro ambitions, David Kenefick would be more interested in the Moth than an offshore event at the Olympics
As reported earlier today, World Sailing’s AGM confirmed the inclusion of a new Mixed Two-Person Keelboat event to replace the previously agreed Mixed One-Person Dinghy at the Paris Olympics in 2024. The International Finn Association has released a statement on…
A mixed foiling keelboat, of a type still to be confirmed, has been added to the Olympic Sailing Competition for Paris 2024. Above a French made Beneteau Figaro 3 foiler that may yet fit the bill for the 2024 regatta
A Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore Event will feature at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition, providing a new dynamic to the Olympic movement, following ratification at World Sailing's Annual General Meeting. After a week of meetings, the AGM brought…
Young Finn sailors, including two from Ireland, have had their campaign ambitions for 2024 cruelly shattered
The International Finn Association (IFA) is extremely disappointed to see the decision taken today at the World Sailing AGM in Sarasota, USA, to exclude any event options for the Finn in favour of adopting the Mixed Two-Person Keelboat. Most of…
Open Letter to Delegates at the World Sailing AGM - a Plea from the Finn Class
The Finn class has been part of the Olympics since 1952. It is an undeniable and integral part of the history and culture of the Games and has created more stars of the sailing world than any other class. It…
The new containers are moved into position at the Irish Lights Depot
Yesterday saw the long-awaited Irish Olympic Sailing Team plan come to fruition in Dun Laoghaire Harbour when the converted shipping container units, which will house the Irish Sailing Performance HQ Gym, Briefing Room, Lounge and Boat Workshop, arrived on site at…
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle who will compete in next year's World Cup Series
With two years to Tokyo 2020, Irish Olympic Sailors will be keeping a keen eye on changes to the all-important international calendar following changes to dates announced by World Sailing. The Spring dates for the World Cup Series Genoa and…
Rio Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy (pictured above centre) with crew Katie Tingle and coach Rory Fitzpatrick in her new 49erFX dinghy can look forward to a trebling of investment for elite athletes
The Olympic Federation of Ireland has welcomed the Government’s announcement that it will increase current funding for Sport Ireland by €6.5m in 2019.  The news has also been cautiously welcomed by Irish Sailing's High-Performance Director James O'Callaghan.  Through its National…
Robert Dickson (left) and Sean Waddilove on their way to World Championship victory in Marseille
Robert Dickson won the Junior 49er World Championships in France last month and here he describes how victory in Marseille came through years of preparation with this long-term sailing partner Sean Waddilove (21). Believe it or not this is our first win…
49er pair Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle competing in Enoshima, Japan
There were some mixed results for Irish Sailors in Japan as the World Cup Series in Enoshima, the first major event on Tokyo 2020 Olympic waters, came to a tame finish yesterday.  The Irish crews agree it has been a good…
The new identity for Olympic Federation of Ireland
A new name and logo have been unveiled for the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the island of Ireland with a name change from The Olympic Council of Ireland to Olympic Federation of Ireland. A modernised Olympic crest will also…
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