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During the Finn Euros, Ulster Sailor Oisin McClelland played his part in the bid to keep the Finn an Olympic dinghy for Paris 2024. 'The future of Olympic sailing looks set to eliminate anyone over 6ft and 85kgs. Plenty of Finn sailors are upset about it', the Donaghdee sailor said
Oisin McClelland, Ireland's solo participant in the Finn European Championships, in Cádiz, Spain, finished 34th overall in his 91–boat fleet, a very satisfactory overall result, but a black flag disqualification in the final race on Friday will have been a…
Finn Lynch racing in Miami in January. His main focus this season will be Olympic Qualification at the World Sailing Championships in Aarhaus in August
Ireland's Olympic Laser sailing team has a new multi–medal winning Slovenian coach but will he boost Finn Lynch's upwind speed in a breeze? Is Annalise Murphy going to swap her world–girdling adventures for a chance of Tokyo gold anytime soon?…
Oisin McClelland (IRL 9) in the first race of the Finn Europeans Championships in Cadiz
Donaghadee Sailing Club's Oisin McClelland opened his Finn Europeans Championships account with a 14th after a first day of big waves and light winds for the Ulsterman in Cadiz, Spain. McClelland is the only Irishman in the 89–boat Olympic class fleet…
Fionn Lyden’s week in Cadiz has been scratched, leaving Oisin McClelland as the only Irish sailor competing in Cadiz
Illness has forced Balimore’s Fionn Lyden to withdraw from the Finn Europeans getting underway in Cadiz today, Friday 9 March. Irish Sailing’s James O’Callaghan confirmed the news as sailors from across Europe take to the waters of Andalusia ahead of…
Baltimore Finn sailor Fionn Lyden is in action in Cadiz tomorrow
Ireland has two sailors among the ninety-six Finn sailors from 33 countries counting down the days to next week's Open and U23 Finn European Championship in Cadiz, Spain.  Oisin McClelland from Donaghdee Sailing Club and Fionn Lyden from Baltimore Sailing…
Lynch (IRL 210978) on his way to bronze in the Bay of Cadiz. Ballyholme's Liam Glynn (210254) is to weather as the boats approach a weather mark
Bouncing back after what he termed the 'disappointment' of January's World Cup top half result in Miami, the National Yacht Club's Laser ace, Finn Lynch was on the podium at Andalusian Week in the Bay of Cadiz this week.  After six…
The Finn is one  of the Olympic sailing classes to be reviewed for Paris 2024. Of the ten events and 350 athletes destined for Paris 2024, half are now known
Reports today from the International 49er class say World Sailing will put up for review the events represented by the 470 M/W, Finn, and RSX M/W. By choosing not to review the other 5 events; Laser/Radial, 49er/49erFX, and Nacra 17,…
Aoife Hopkins at the announcement of her partnership with Mercedes-Benz, with chief executive Stephen Byrne and commercial vehicles sales manager Fergus Conheady
#Tokyo2020 - Mercedes-Benz has extended its involvement in sailing with its support of Howth Yacht Club’s Aoife Hopkins as she prepares her challenge to qualify for Ireland’s team at the forthcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The arrangement sees Mercedes-Benz…
Olympic Council of Ireland Appoints New CEO
The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has announced Peter Sherrard as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 2018. Sherrard joins the OCI from the Football Association of Ireland where he is Operations Director with responsibility for International Team…
Matt McGovern (right) and Ryan Seaton in their 49er skiff
Two time Sailing Olympian Matt McGovern (34) from Belfast Lough has abandoned plans for his third sailing Olympics at Tokyo 2020 and announced his retirement. Teamed with Carrickfergus helmsman Ryan Seaton for London and Rio, the pair became Ireland’s most…

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