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Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove of Howth are one of two Irish teams competing for an Olympic berth in Auckland next month
Irish sailing fans can look forward to seeing two Irish teams bid for an Olympic berth at the 49er World Championships live in New Zealand next month thanks to new streaming technology announced by the international class association. As Afloat…
A Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event is set to debut at the Olympic sailing competition in 2024
“The tide is turning” on the prospect of offshore sailing at the Olympics, says Seahorse Magazine as it proposes how the new keelboat category could make the sport more accessible than ever. Last year’s introduction of the Mixed Two Person…
A thumbs up from Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle on Dublin Bay this summer. The duo, along with a rival Howth pairing, will seek Tokyo Qualification in December in Auckland
A top-eight position needed to secure Ireland’s single place at next year's Tokyo Olympics will be the aim at the 2019 49er World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand next month. It's going to be a big ask for the two Irish teams…
Despite an appeal, the Finn single-hander has been ditched from the Olympic line-up from 2024
The International Finn Association delegation to the 2019 World Sailing Annual Conference in Bermuda has returned empty-handed. The eight submissions to reinstate the Finn in the slate for the 2024 Olympic Games were rejected by both the committees and the…
Matt McGovern (right) with former skiff partner Ryan Seaton at the 2016 Princess Sofia Regatta in Palma
Former Irish Olympic 49er sailor Matt McGovern has rejoined the Irish Sailing team as coach in the two-handed skiff class. McGovern, who represented Ireland in the 49er at London 2012 and Rio 2016 with Ryan Seaton, retired from active competition…
Finn class in action at Ready Steady Tokyo this past summer
The Finn class has made eight submissions to the upcoming World Sailing annual conference in Bermuda in its efforts to ‘rebalance the slate’ of Olympic sailing. This past summer the one-person dinghy class — which at least year’s conference was…
Ewan McMahon was one point behind Finn Lynch at Portland Harbour UK Laser event
For Irish Olympic Laser fans there was a taste of what's to come next season in the mens Laser Class last weekend in Portland Harbour on the English South Coast. Irish Tokyo trialists Finn Lynch (23) and Ewan McMahon (20) finished…
Fifteen-year-old Eve McMahon will race in the Irish Tokyo trials in the Radial Class
The Irish Tokyo Olympic trials for the women's Laser Radial nomination have been given added spice with the entry of fifteen-year-old Eve McMahon into next March's three trial series.  The Howth Yacht  Club teenager is the Irish youth champion in…
Tokyo 2020 trialist Aisling Keller. Special funding earmarked to support National Governing Bodies, such as Irish Sailing, in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games has been released by Government
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today welcomed the announcement made by Minister Shane Ross and Minister of State Brendan Griffin that Budget 2020 will deliver on the progressively increased funding for Irish sport set out in the 2018-2027 National Sports…
Saskia Tidey (right) and Charlotte Dobson have been selected for Team GB for Tokyo
Although Team Ireland hopes were dashed when Annalise Murphy quit the 49erFX for a Radial return this month there is consolation in fledgeling skiff circles that another Dun Laoghaire sailor has reached the standard and been confirmed for the women's…
The Laser standard rig, which could soon be available for class-legal racing from a range of builders internationally in the wake of new ILCA rule changes
With the selection of the Laser class for the Olympic men’s and women’s single-handed dinghy events from Paris 2024 comes significant change to align with new class requirements, as Scuttlebutt Sailing News reports. Previously restricted to a handful of licensed…
Annalise Murphy sailing her Laser Radial on Dublin Bay after her medal win in Rio
Annalise Murphy faces a three-way trial for Irish selection before she can race for gold at Tokyo 2020.  Ireland's Olympic Silver Medallist confirmed her return to the Laser Radial class tonight with 300 days to go to the Olympic Regatta. …
North-South duo Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle are one of two Irish teams heading to New Zealand in November for the 49er World Championships
Sky Sport will broadcast live all six days of December’s 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland, New Zealand, which is believed to be a world-first for an Olympic class sailing world championships it has been announced by…
Annalise Murphy (left) and Katie Tingle - campaign has ended after 14 months
Olympic Silver medalist Annalise Murphy is expected to return to the Laser Radial dinghy immediately after abandoning hopes of a final qualification chance in the 49erfX dinghy she has been campaigning with Katie Tingle for Tokyo 2020. After a 'hugely…
Olympic Performance Support Leads for Tokyo 2020 Announced By Olympic Federation
The Olympic Federation of Ireland is delighted to announce the Tokyo 2020 Team Ireland Performance Support Leads, who will play an integral role in supporting the athletes during the Olympic Games. The Sport and Science leads will be operating under…
Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle on their way to tenth overall at Enoshima, round one of the 2020 World Cup Series in Japan
Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle were best of the Irish at the first round of the World Sailing Cup in Enoshima, Japan last week. The Belfast-cork partnership, who still seek the Olympic qualification standard for Tokyo 2020, made the medal…

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