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Idea to Purchase Annalise's Silver Medal Winning Dinghy Gathers Pace

21st August 2016
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Should Ireland purchase Annalise Murphy's Olympic medal winning dinghy? Should Ireland purchase Annalise Murphy's Olympic medal winning dinghy? Photo: World Sailing

Afloat.ie's idea to purchase Annalise Murphy's silver medal winning Laser dinghy supplied by the Olympic race organisers is gathering pace.

Writing in his Sailing on Saturday blog, W M Nixon said how about bringing Annalise’s Rio Laser home for permanent display in the National Maritime Museum? It could usefully show visitors one of the greatest sailing dinghy designs of all time, and it would commemorate a great Irish sailing success.

Then too, it would be very useful to have that little boat around the place when the National Yacht Club (founded 1870) celebrates its Sesquicentennial in 2020, when we can only hope that Irish sailing will be having as good a time at the Tokyo Olympics, seeking fair play for a minority sport from a small country, as they did in Rio.

Writing in the Irish Independent this morning, Jim Cusack takes up the idea as he unveils National Yacht Club plans to welcome home Annalise with an NYC flotilla.

 

 

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