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Tokyo 2020 trialist Aisling Keller. Special funding earmarked to support National Governing Bodies, such as Irish Sailing, in preparation for the 2020 Olympic Games has been released by Government
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today welcomed the announcement made by Minister Shane Ross and Minister of State Brendan Griffin that Budget 2020 will deliver on the progressively increased funding for Irish sport set out in the 2018-2027 National Sports…
Saskia Tidey (right) and Charlotte Dobson have been selected for Team GB for Tokyo
Although Team Ireland hopes were dashed when Annalise Murphy quit the 49erFX for a Radial return this month there is consolation in fledgeling skiff circles that another Dun Laoghaire sailor has reached the standard and been confirmed for the women's…
The Laser standard rig, which could soon be available for class-legal racing from a range of builders internationally in the wake of new ILCA rule changes
With the selection of the Laser class for the Olympic men’s and women’s single-handed dinghy events from Paris 2024 comes significant change to align with new class requirements, as Scuttlebutt Sailing News reports. Previously restricted to a handful of licensed…
Olympic Performance Support Leads for Tokyo 2020 Announced By Olympic Federation
The Olympic Federation of Ireland is delighted to announce the Tokyo 2020 Team Ireland Performance Support Leads, who will play an integral role in supporting the athletes during the Olympic Games. The Sport and Science leads will be operating under…
Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle on their way to tenth overall at Enoshima, round one of the 2020 World Cup Series in Japan
Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle were best of the Irish at the first round of the World Sailing Cup in Enoshima, Japan last week. The Belfast-cork partnership, who still seek the Olympic qualification standard for Tokyo 2020, made the medal…
Total control - Irish 49er skiff pairing Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle who are fifth overall after six races sailed
Irish Olympic 49er pairing Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle move up from sixth to fifth overall in a heavy weather day three of the World Sailing World Cup in Enoshima, Japan but the Belfast-Cork duo have had to discard a 'Did…
A Nacra 17 competing in round one of the 2020 World Cup Series
The Olympic Nacra 17 catamaran class have issued a statement following a safety incident that occurred in training just before this week's Sailing World Cup in Enoshima, Japan. The statement (below) was issued by Irish sailor Marcus Spillane who is President…
Olympic Sailing Team - Annalise Murphy, Sean Waddilove, Katie Tingle, Liam Glynn, Robert Dickson, Seafra Guilfoyle, Aoife Hopkins, Finn Lynch and Ryan Seaton. Not pictured is Aisling Keller
The Irish Olympic Sailing Team are still in Japan following the Olympic Test Event earlier this month and compete in the World Sailing World Cup in Enoshima. Racing started today (26 August) until 1 September. The World Cup series is…
Sailing in the shadow of Mount Fuji
Sweltering late summer heat in Japan has prompted sailing officials to relax rules on the wearing of lifejackets during the recent Tokyo 2020 test events, as France 24 reports. Doctors recommended competitors in the Ready Steady Tokyo windsurfing final on…
Royal Irish's Saskia Tidey (second from right) on the podium in Enoshima with her bronze medal
The Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey has won bronze with Charlotte Dobson at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic test event and must now wait to see if the stand out results achieved this week is enough to satisfy selectors and secure…

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