Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

rio maintopper

Rio 2016
Annalise Murphy on the podium in Rio with her silver medal in the Laser Radial
#AnnaliseMurphy - Barely a month after her silver medal victory at the Rio Olympics and Annalise Murphy, The Irish Times' Sportswoman of the Month for August, is already back on the water. This time, however, it was the foiling Moth…
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…
John Twomey, skipper of Ireland's Sonar keelboat with crew  Austin O'Carroll and Ian Costelloe
Some people just keep going and going. Ireland's Sonar helm, John Twomey, of Kinsale Yacht Club, can safely be put in to that bracket as he enters his 11th Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 writes Richard Aspland. It is this…
Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy is Afloat.ie 'Sailor of the Month' for August
A world-beating performance in the Rio Olympics, with a Silver Medal convincingly taken in the final excruciatingly tense double-scoring Medals Race, has elevated the National YC’s Annalise Murphy to global sailing superstardom. The final two countdown months to this great…
Annalise Murphy celebrates her race win
#ISA - Annalise Murphy's success in Rio is bringing the sport of sailing to "a much wider platform", according to the Irish Sailing Association's performance director. Speaking to Bobby Kerr on Newstalk's Down to Business yesterday morning (Saturday 3 September),…
Annalise Murphy on last night's Late Late Show
#AnnaliseMurphy - Annalise Murphy has spoken of how the sting of missing out on a medal at London 2012 haunted her over the years of preparations for the Rio Olympics this summer – till she decided to make sailing fun…
Faces in the crowd at the National YC….the wonderment is understandable - it’s not every day that a new Olympic Silver Medal for Sailing comes to town
As the Olympic medal celebrations swing through West Cork this week, with today’s party taking over Skibbereen and its mighty Silver Medal winning oarsmen (and now World Champion) Gary and Paul O’Donovan writes W M Nixon, we’re still receiving souvenirs…
President Michael D Higgins congratulates Annalise Murphy on her Olympic Silver medal
President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his great joy and pride at Annalise Murphy's Olympic silver medal winning achievement. The President's comments came during a speech at a reception for Team Ireland following the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.…
Fireworks with all the trimmings – celebration over Dun Laoghaire from the National YC while on the screen are Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy, her training partner Sara Winther, and longtime coach Rory Fitzpatrick
On Thursday evening, sailing came centre stage in Irish life when our new Olympic Silver Medallist Annalise Murphy was officially welcomed back to her home port of Dun Laoghaire. She arrived by sea on a summer’s evening with flags flying…
Step up: Annalise Murphy comes ashore at Dun Laoghaire Pier last night for well earned Olympic celebrations. Her result can boost Irish sailing
While Irish Sailing is rightfully basking in the reflected glory of last night's homecoming celebrations for Annalise Murphy and its Olympic Sailing Team there will also be one eye to the future, considering how to turn the positive Rio results into tangible benefits…
Laser sailor Annalise Murphy poses for photographers with her Olympic Silver medal in Dun Laoghaire
A flotilla of yachts and powerboats lead by Dun Laoghaire's RNLI Lifeboat welcomed Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy back to her home port of Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this evening. After the Dublin sailing star stepped ashore at a crowded…
John Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin O'Carroll qualified for the Paralympic Games in Rio last December
Ireland's Sonar Paralympic team John Twomey, Ian Costello and Austin O'Carroll are preparing for the Paralympic Games that take place between 7–18 September in Rio de Janeiro. The sailing is scheduled to be raced between 12–17 September in Guanabara Bay. Sailing at…
Annalise Murphy celebrates her race win
Sweet Rio-demption A fourth place in her first Olympic campaign,Left Annalise heartbroken, she couldn't hide the pain.But our Irish Laser Radial Queen,Immediately focused on twenty sixteen,Brushed herself off and got back on her feet,Showed the world she was more than…
Time spent on Rio waters was key to success for Annalise
Speaking on Newstalk's Off The Ball radio programme last night Olympic silver medal winner Annalise Murphy explained the difference between now and the London Games was the amount of time she spent studying the course in Rio. The National Yacht…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

DBSC
Howth Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

corkweek sidebutton
tokyo sidebutton
roundireland sidebutton
wave regatta

Featured Chandleries

chmarine sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating