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Rio 2016
Sailors in ten Olympic classes and an Open Kiteboarding competition competed for bragging rights heading into the new Olympic quadrennial as well as a share of the $200,000 AUD prize pot
Ireland's Laser Radial Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy who was competing at a Moth event in Bermuda lat week will have been keeping a close eye on the Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne, Australia where her Radial competitors were in action…
Paul Elvstrom – the lengendary Olympic died yesterday aged 88
Legendary Danish yachtsman Paul Elvstrøm has died in his sleep. The 88–year–old died at his birthplace in Hellerup surrounded by his family. Elvstrøm, considered one of the greatest sailing athletes in the history of sailing, won four consecutive Olympic gold…
Foiling Catamaran for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Last month the World Sailing Council met in Barcelona, Spain, and confirmed the Nacra 17 will convert to foiling for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the only foiling class among the 10 Olympic sailing classes. It means Irish sailors with…
Irish 49er Duo Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For Tokyo 2020 Ambitions
#49er - More than €5,000 is the cost of competition for Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle as they prep for their first event as a duo in Mallorca this coming spring. The new combination have joined with PledgeSports to crowdfund…
Susannah Pyatt from New Zealand is competing at Sail Melbourne
Ireland's Annalise Murphy, who is flying her Moth dinghy at high speed in Bermuda, is not contesting this week's Sailing World Cup final in Melbourne but apart from the Irish silver medalists absence competition in Australian waters looks as intense as…
Ryan Seaton (left) with Royal Cork Yacht Club Rear Admiral Stephen O'Shaughnessy (centre) and Seafra Guilfoyle
A unique north–south Olympic campaign was launched last night at Royal Cork Yacht Club when double Olympian Ryan Seaton of Belfast Lough announced new crew Seafra Guilfoyle of Cork Harbour as his partner for Tokyo 2020. As Afloat.ie reported previously,…
It's all change in the Irish 49er camp with as many as four campaigns set for Tokyo 2020
Royal Cork dinghy sailor Seafra Guilfoyle (20) will team up with Belfast double Olympian Ryan Seaton for a Tokyo 2020 Olympic 49er campaign. The move brings the curtain down on an eight year campaign by Seaton who split from crew Matt…
International 6 Metres of the 1940s were highly specialised sailing machines with their own very clear idea as to how cockpits should be arranged. This is Goose (foreground), which paved the way for the two times Olympic Gold Medallist Llanoria
These days Dermot O’Flynn, Director of Training in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, does much of his sailing in a classic Water Wag dinghy in Dun Laoghaire and Dublin Bay. But he is a man of wide-ranging nautical…
Mark Turner
Mark Turner, the new CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, has released his notes for a presentation to the ISAF Conference back in 2013 (now World Sailing) on how to develop the dinghy/Olympic sailing world to take it up a…
Rory Fitzpatrick with his Philips Sports prize at the National Yacht Club
The Philips Sports Manager of the Month for August is being shared by the two succesful Olympic medal winning coaches – both in waterports – from Rio.  Irish Sailing Association Olympic coach Rory Fitzpatrick and Morten Espersen, the High Performance…
Ireland's Sonar crew competing in Rio
John Twomey bowed out of his Paralympic sailing career in Rio at the weekend after a tricky series left the Irish Sonar crew in 13th place overall. Kinsale's Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll had hoped to finish on a…
Kinsale's John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll in the Sonar keelboat yesterday
Kinsale's John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll in the Sonar keelboat yesterday counted a DSQ and two 12th places to lie 13th overall with one race left to sail of the Paralympic Regatta in Rio today. Full results are here. Australian's Colin…
John Twomey's Irish Sonar crew of Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll make a good start in Rio yesterday
Another far from easy day in Rio for John Twomey's Irish Sonar crew in the Paralympic sees the KInsale Yacht Club trio drop to 11th overall. Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll have one more day of fleet racing to decide…
Top ten – Ireland's John Twomey from Kinsale Yacht Club with crew Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll are at the halfway stage of the Rio regatta
On the third day of the Rio Paralympic sailing regatta, Ireland's John Twomey from Kinsale Yacht Club with crew Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll are back into the top ten overall after counting a fifth in race six of the three person Sonar keelboat class. Ireland…
The Paralympic Sonar fleet raced only one of two races yesterday
In the only race of the day for the Sonars on the second day of the Rio Paralympic sailing regatta, Ireland's John Twomey from Kinsale Yacht Club with crew Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll finished 12th from 14 to put them 13th…
John Twomey's Sonar starts in yesterday's first race of the Rio Paralympic regatta
Ireland's Paralympic sailing team secored a ten and 14 in the first two rounds of the three person keelboat regatta yesterday. Kinsale Yacht Club's Sonar crew of John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll now lie 12th from 14 with two…

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