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Mixed Opening Day for Irish Olympic Sailors at Sail for Gold, Weymouth

9th June 2013
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Mixed Opening Day for Irish Olympic Sailors at Sail for Gold, Weymouth

#SailforGold – Irish Olympic sailing campaigners are off to a mixed start in Weymouth today with Annalise Murphy lying 12th in Sail for Gold regatta after a single race today. "Seven hours on the water for one race today. Frustrating but at least it wasn't raining! Hopefully some more races tomorrow, Annalise tweeted this evening.

Also sailing the radial this week are a batch of Irish youth sailors who finished the race ahead of Annalise, one after another in the 31-boat fleet; Darragh O'Sullivan finished sixth, Cian Byrne seventh, Fionn Lyden eighth, Finn Lynch ninth and Seafra Guilfoyle tenth.

Ireland's 49er pairing Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are back in action for the first time since London 2012 are sixth after three races. The two new 49erfx Irish girls teams are at the back of the 8–boat fleet. Andrea Brewester and Claudine Murphy are seventh and Tiffany Brien and Saskia Tidey are eighth.

James Espey was 17th in his 31–boat Laser fleet

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