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Ireland is in the fight for the last Euro 49er spot next Easter
Ireland face an uphill battle to qualify the 49er for the 2020 Olympics at the Genoa World Cup event next Easter. That’s if the form over the last 12 months is the yardstick by which to judge Ireland’s chances at…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddiove racing in gold fleet in Auckland
Despite a bravo performance by young Dublin skiff sailors who finished in the top quarter of the 88-boat fleet, an Irish Tokyo 2020 berth was not secured in Auckland today. Four European countries were selected this week in a championship…
Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) in action in Auckland
Another three top ten results scored in the gold fleet of the 49er World Championships for Dubliners Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) moved the pairing up to 19th overall in Auckland Harbour today. It's been this week's…
Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) competing in Auckland
Plucky World Under 23 bronze medallists Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) are now 24th overall in the world championship and Olympic qualifier in New Zealand with two days of racing left to sail. As they chase…
49er World Championship Gold Fleet Success for Dickson & Waddilove, Seaton & Guilfoyle in Silver
In only their third-ever appearance at a  senior event, World Under 23 bronze medallists Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) have qualified for the 49er World Championships Gold fleet after a high stakes day in Auckland Harbour…
Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle in Auckland
Some consistent scoring from Ireland's two 49er skiff teams on day two of the 49er World Championships in Auckland harbour sees Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle lead the Irish quest for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Regatta qualification. Day two saw lighter…
A yellow race start at the 49er World Championships in Auckland today. See video below.
A race win in breezy conditions for Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove was the best possible start for the Howth Yacht Club and Skerries duo who are one of two Irish teams trying to qualify Ireland this week at the…
Aisling Keller of Lough Derg in action in Japan
November is stock-taking time in a pre-Olympic year with the international championship programme about to get under way in the Southern Hemisphere, and the review of Irish Olympic hopefuls during the 2019 season shows that it was Aisling Keller of…
Irish 49ers practice in New Zealand
Two Irish 49er crews aiming to qualify Ireland for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games face a stern test when the 49er World Championship series gets underway next week (evening of Monday 2nd December 2019 Irish time). Four nation places for next…
49ers racing at the Oceania Championships in Auckland
Currently sitting in 19th place, Irish skiff duo Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle have got off to a good start (two fifths in three races) at this week's warm-up Oceania Championships in Auckland that is a precursor to next week's…
Rio rep Finn Lynch is one of three Irish sailors chasing the final two Tokyo Olympic places on offer next April in Genoa against stiff competition
The Irish Olympic Sailing Team have shown the depth of their ambition with the publication of a world-girdling events calendar as they go in search of final Olympic berths for Tokyo 2020. Ireland is contesting three of ten classes in…
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…

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