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Hamish Willcox (centre) with decorated 49er duo Blair Tuke (left) and Peter Burling
The Olympic coach behind the success of leading sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke has launched a new 12-week programme to set students “on the path to world-class performance”. Hamish Willcox will deliver the Road to Gold online course which…
Seafra Guilfoyle (left) sailing with Ryan Seaton in the Oympic 49er dinghy. Guilfoyle has been appointed a ‘Dare to Believe’ Athlete Ambassador by the Olympic Federation
The Olympic Federation of Ireland has announced that 49er skiff crew Seafra Guilfoyle has become one of its ‘Dare to Believe' ambassadors. The Royal Cork Yacht Club sailor was included in the unveiling of 25 ‘Dare to Believe’ athlete ambassadors from…
Irish Sailing Foundation Chairman Colm Barrington
The Irish Sailing Foundation Chairman Colm Barrington will stand for election as First Vice President of Olympic Federation of Ireland's Executive Committee, a position he has held since March 2017. As regular Afloat readers will know, Barrington was instrumental in changing…
The Tokyo 2021 field of play. Download the NOR below
The Notice of Race of the Tokyo Olympic Games has been published by World Sailing, the sailing regatta will take place from July 25 to August 4. Following the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021, World Sailing…
Annalise Murphy - nominated for Tokyo 2021
Annalise Murphy, (30), the only Irish sailor nominated so far for the 2021 Olympic Regatta, has spoken of the difficulties presented by COVID-19 in attempting to train at the Tokyo Regatta venue. The fact that the Olympics is going ahead…
Finn Lynch gave an online interview about his Olympic campaign at the Irish Laser Class AGM
2016 Irish Rio representative Finn Lynch believes that he can take one of the final two qualification spots for Tokyo 2021 in the Men's Laser class if he focuses on improving areas that prevented him from doing so at the last…
Annalise Murphy - Ireland's Radial sailor for Tokyo 2021
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) say in an update that Irish athletes across most sports are still on the qualification journey for the Tokyo Olympic Games which now take place next year from 23 July to 8 August 2021.…
Ryan Seaton (right) and crew Seafra Guilfoyle on Belfast Lough
Olympic sailor Ryan Seaton is back training at his home club in Carrickfergus on Belfast Lough following the completion of a slipway widening project. In past campaigns Ryan has had to train away from home because the slipway at Carrickfergus…
Radial Euro championship silver medalist, Anne Marie Rindom is reported to have tested positive for COVID-19
An outbreak of COVID-19 at the European Championships in Poland a fortnight ago has led organisers to contact all 300 competitors alerting them to the outbreak of the virus at the event. Sailors competing in Gdansk received an email communication…
Silver Service in a different world….back in the still relatively carefree times of early January, just for a spot of fun Olympic Sailing Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy took Olympic 5,000 Metre Silver Medallist Sonia O'Sullivan for a sail in the Laser in Melbourne
The process of intense training, endlessly learning, and continually practising in the hope and expectation of improving your game does not come easily to many Irish sailors. The fact of our being an island nation, and having a very long…
Ryan Seaton (right) from Ballyholme Yacht Club competing with Seafra Guilfoyle in Austria
Northern Ireland sailor Ryan Seaton from Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough, took to the water at Lake Attersee, Austria, earlier this month to battle it out at the Europeans with the other half of his 49er duo Seafra Guilfoyle…
Liam Glynn racing on day two of the Laser Europeans in Gdansk last week
Ballyholme Yacht Club’s Liam Glynn has secured a personal best and 43rd overall after six days of racing against 126 international competitors at the Laser European Championships in Gdansk, Poland. Northern Ireland sailor Glynn, who had been unable to train…
Rio silver medalist Annalise Murphy has been nominated for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today welcomed the Government’s budget announcement that Sport Ireland will receive an additional €36m in funding next year. The OFI Board has welcomed the long-term planning that is now being applied to sport through the…
Annalise Murphy (left) and new Euro champion Marit Bouwmeester in today's final races on Gdansk Bay
Annalise Murphy snatched a second place in today's final race of Women’s Laser Radial European Championships in Poland but that's as far as the good news went for Ireland's only sailor to be nominated (so far) for the Tokyo 2021…
Finn Lynch is lying 18th at the Laser Europeans in Poland
Finn Lynch continued his climb back up the scoresheet in the penultimate (and coldest) day of the 2020 Laser Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy in Poland. The second discard hasn’t kicked in on the final series yet, which…
Howth's Aoife Hopkins is top Irish Radial sailor with two races left to sail in Poland
A dramatic turnaround - from an Irish perspective at least - saw Howth’s Aoife Hopkins move up to 32nd place in the 2020 Laser Radial Senior European Radial Championships in Poland today to overhaul Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy by…

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