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Irish Sailing Can Apply for Extra 'Discretionary' Funding From Olympic Federation of Ireland
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced a significant investment in its member federations, including Irish Sailing, dedicating a fund of €250,000 for 2019 to Olympic focussed projects across the Olympic cycle. The OFI’s ‘Discretionary Funding’ programme was first introduced…
Special gathering – the four “Sailors of the Year” together in Sutton this week are (left to right) Conor Fogerty (2017), Annalise Murphy (2016) and Sean Waddilove & Rob Dickson (2018)
Annalise Murphy’s role in raising sailing’s profile in Ireland was brought home to us last weekend when The Irish Times ran a St Patrick’s Eve Quiz. Set by Eoin Butler, it aimed to test how truly Irish we who like…
Finn Lynch in an upwind Laser training run in Palma that includes multi world champion Robert Scheidt of Brazil
Tokyo 2020 trialist Finn Lynch who has returned home to Dublin just home is telling of one of the highs from his week Laser training in Palma de Mallorca. Lynch, a Viking Marine ambassador told Afloat.ie 'When nine-time Laser world champion Robert…
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Viking Marine Brand Ambassador Finn Lynch Talks Laser Goals: ‘Start As You Mean To Go On’
“I have some hefty goals for 2019 and being top 10 in the Miami World Cup was my first goal of the year,” says Viking Marine’s new brand ambassador Finn Lynch. “I’m delighted to say that I can confirm that…
Finn Lynch became the first Irishman to make a World Cup Laser Medal Race in Miami this month
World Sailing and the IOC have finally concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualification system, including continental qualification. The basic qualification system is one spot in each event for the host nation, then 40% of the national spots were awarded at…
Katie Tingle (left) sailing with Annalise Murphy in the Olympic 49erFX dinghy last year
The Irish Times reported earlier this month that Irish Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy no longer has her direct funding support from Sport Ireland. Performance in competition is a prerequisite for the €40,000-per-annum support under the international carding scheme, also known…
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle sailing at their Vilamoura base in Portugal
Just crowned Irish Sailors of the Year, Robert Dickson and Robert Waddilove were back on the water in Portugal finishing 23rd in a fleet of 53 at the second round of the Portugal Grand Prix in Vilamoura. Top Irish 49er…
Former 49er sailor Matt McGovern
Belfast Lough former 49er sailor Matt McGovern will be at East Antrim Boat Club this Wednesday (20th) from 7:30 pm for a talk on performance sailing. As well as relaying the ups and downs of his journeys to the London and…
Finn Lynch made the medal race in Miami - watch live below from 20.30
After a mentally testing week in Florida, Ireland's Finn Lynch becomes Ireland's first men's Laser sailor to ever qualify for a World Cup medal race. The race is broadcast live below from Miami at 3 30 pm (or Irish time 20.30). Lynch…
Tokyo trialists Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle are entered for March's Trofeo Princesa Sofía regatta in the 49er class
Next up for Irish Olympic sailors still seeking the speed to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics is March's Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar, in Palma, Mallorca one of the most important Olympic Classes regatta in the World and a nominated Irish sailing 2019…
Bronze Medal For Ex-Irish Olympian Saskia Tidey In Miami 49erFX Final
Former Irish Olympian Saskia Tidey won bronze in the 49erFX with her sailing partner Charlotte Dobson at the Hempel World Cup Series Miami yesterday (Saturday 2 February). The Royal Irish Yacht Club skiff sailor, who switched to Team GB two…
With some consistent sailing in tricky conditions, Finn Lynch now counts four top ten results from nine races sailed so far in Miami
Ireland's top Laser sailor Finn Lynch bounced back into medal race contention at the Miami World Sailing Cup and lies eighth overall after nine races sailed. After a tough day on Thursday, as reported by Lynch on Afloat.ie here, the National…
Finn Lynch: "I had 3 good starts but put my boat in the wrong place on the upwinds"
Irish Tokyo Olympic trialist Finn Lynch admits that after a tough day in gold fleet racing, Miami's World Cup medal race may now be out of reach for the Irish Laser sailor. We had three races today and I scored…
Finn Lynch is sailing fast in the light and shifty conditions in Miami
After two days of shifty qualifying rounds and dealing with a neck injury, the National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is through to gold fleet racing in the Laser class at the Miami World Sailing Cup as he describes here Day two…
Finn Lynch competing in the first rounds of the Miami World Sailing Cup
There was a solid start for both Irish Lasers competing in the first two races of the World Sailing Cup in Miami yesterday. Finn Lynch is sitting in 16th overall and teammate (and rival for the single Tokyo berth) Liam…
Finn Lynch is looking forward to the Miami World Cup despite recovering from a neck injury
Tokyo Olympic Laser trialist Finn Lynch goes into the second round of the Sailing World Cup nursing a neck injury sustained in training earlier this month but the National Yacht Club ace says he is ready to race on Biscayne Bay…

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