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Silver Lady – Annalise Murphy celebrates Olympic Silver in Rio
#Rio2016 - Annalise Murphy made Irish sailing history this afternoon as she sailed to Olympic silver in Rio de Janerio in the Laser Radial medal race. Murphy's first Olympic medal, coming after narrowly missing out on bronze at London 2012,…
Pao de Azucar in the shadow of the Sugarloaf, where Annalise Murphy will return to fight for a Laser Radial medal this evening
#Rio2016 - After yesterday's postponement of Annalise Murphy's Laser Radial medal race, this evening all Irish eyes will focus once again on the near-shore Pao de Azucar course – literal translation 'bread of sugar', better known as Sugarloaf, and so…
Ireland's 49er Skiff pair Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern from Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland are seventh in Rio after nine races sailed
Ireland's Men's 49er Skiff Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern from Ballyholme Yacht Club in Northern Ireland are seventh overall after nine sailed races in Rio. Dun Laoghaire's Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey are 12th after nine races in their 20–boat 49erfx…
Ireland's Annalise Murphy will resume racing tomorrow after today's Laser Radial medal race was postponed
After a frustrating wait for wind on the Sugarloaf course in Rio today, Annalise Murphy and the other nine medal race competitors went afloat only to have racing scrubbed when strong winds swept over the course. The racing was postponed…
Annalise goes for gold this evening in the Laser Radial Medal Race
Annalise Murphy makes her medal bid in Rio this afternoon at 5pm and it will be broadcast live on RTE Television. The Dubliner has been here before when she famously finished fourth overall in London 2012. There is no guarantee…
Gold winner Giles Scott – 'When we put the campaign together after London, my coach and I we decided that we wanted to campaign flat out'
Giles Scott (GBR) has assured himself of gold after another brilliant performance that leaves him 24 points clear at the top after the fifth day of racing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. Vasilij Zbogar (SLO) is second, 13…
No matter what, a fifth place finish will earn Annalise Murphy at least bronze and she could even win the gold if the Dutch girl finishes in 10th place and the Danish girl is not better than 6th. See table below
After an epic ten race series, Ireland's Annalise Murphy goes into Monday's medal race with no guarantee of a medal but the confidence in knowing she has sailed the most consistent series of her career. Where many have fallen, including…
Ballyholme's Ryan Seaton and Matthew McGovern are fourth overall in the 49er
Ballyholme's Ryan Seaton and Matthew McGovern are fourth overall at the halfway stage of the Men's Skiff 49er competition and Dun Laoghaire's Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey are 12th in the women's 49erfx after a demanding four race schedule yesterday. Erik Heil and Thomas…
Annalise Murphy sailed superbly to score a sixth and seventh to put her just two points behind Anne Marie Rindom in the Silver medal position
In the final race of the Laser Radial qualification series, prior to Monday's medal race, Annalise Murphy finished seventh to complete the preliminaries in the bronze medal position. It is an excellent performance in difficult conditions by the National Yacht…
The tricolour spinnaker of Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern is clearly visible at the front of Rio's 49er fleet. The Northern Ireland pair won race four today to lie second overall after four races sailed
It's a sensational Saturday for Irish sailing after a stunning sixth scored in race nine, Annalise Murphy moves back up to second in the overall rankings in the Laser Radial Fleet. Annalise recovered well from the teens in a 12–knot race…
Annalise Murphy – sailed a solid qualifying series in Rio
An extremely well–sailed qualifying series by Annalise Murphy will conclude this evening ahead of Monday's Medal Race climax. The Laser Radials are scheduled for one race on the Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain) course and one on Niterói, so it will…
Evi Van Acker is fighting an 'intestinal infection' while competing in Rio
One of Annalise Murphy's main rivals for a medal on Monday has fallen ill. Evi Van Acker, who won a bronze medal in the Laser Radial class of the 2012 London Olympics Sailing Competition, reported 'feeling unwell' after racing on…
Enjoying each race as it comes – Annalise Murphy’s approach to the Olympic challenge has proved successful
With yesterday’s fourth day of sailing for the Women’s Laser Radials at the Rio Olympics bedevilled by light breezes after unusually strong winds earlier in the week, pressure is intensified on Annalise Murphy, who has electrified everyone at home with…
Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey are fifth overall after two races in the 49erfx in Rio
Both of Ireland's Olympic skiff crews are in the top five overall after an explosive start to their Olympic regattas in Rio this afternoon. Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern scored a second in race two today and in…
Race eight for the Laser Radials was on the Pia course
Racing further out to sea in a westerly 9–12 knot breeze on Rio's Pia course, Annalise Murphy scored 12th in race eight and is in bronze medal position going into the final two qualifying races tomorrow. Race eight completed a tough…
Laser Radials  are racing in eight to 12 knot winds today
Annalise Murphy has finished 18th in race seven and dropped to third in the overall standings. The race, her worst result of the regatta so far, was a struggle in eight to 12 knots but the Dubliner will be boosted by a…

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