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New pontoons on site for the forthcoming Irish Sailing Performance HQ at Dun Laoghaire
Pontoons for Irish Sailing's high-performance dinghy park at the Commissioner of Irish Lights building in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are now in situ. As Afloat.ie readers will recall, the new base, funded by the Irish Sailing Foundation, will be the new Head…
Clockwise from top left: Ross Killian: Junior Performance Manager and 420 Academy Coach; Tytus Konarzewski: 49er Development Team Coach; Vasilij Zbogar, Laser Coach; Debbie Hanna, Laser 4.7s; Sean Evans: Academy Coach and Niko Resch: Olympic 49er Coach
A 'renewed strategic approach' at the start of the year means a new coaching structure in Irish Sailing, with Rory Fitzpatrick moving to become Head Coach, overseeing a team of six.  Irish Sailing Performance Director James O’Callaghan says:  “if you…
Annalise Murphy's coach Rory Fitzpatrick rigs a women's 49erFX Olympic skiff dinghy at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire today
Olympic Silver medalist, Annalise Murphy may well be on board fifth placed  'Turn the Tide on Plastic' as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet hurtles towards the finish line in Cardiff but her recently announced Olympic 49er FX campaign is gaining momentum in her absence,…
A new Irish Sailing 'Performance Headquarters' (areas in blue) is to be located in the Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoghaire
Irish Sailing has announced plans for a new €300k 'Performance Headquarters', funded entirely by the Irish Sailing Foundation and located on the grounds of the Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoghaire. As reported in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column here,…
The Finn dinghy is still in with a chance of remaining an Olympic class for Paris. Fionn Leydon (pictured above) is one of two Irish Finns chasing a Tokyo 2020 nomination in the mens heavy weight dinghy
After much debate at World Sailing’s Mid-Year Meeting, a new program of ten Events have been confirmed. While 7 Events at Tokyo 2020 will continue, there are three new events but little other detail, according to Craig Leweck in Scuttlebutt. …
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy has launched a two year campaign in a new class for Tokyo
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy has quit the Laser Radial dinghy and launched a two–year campaign for the Tokyo Olympics in the 49er FX skiff dinghy. The news is revealed in this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column here and it…
Breeze is on for  competitors at the Laser European Championships in La Rochelle, France. Ireland has three sailors competing
Finn Lynch narrowly missed out on Gold fleet racing overnight – by a single place – after three days of qualifying races at the Laser European Championships in La Rochelle, France. While Ireland's three boat Olympic Laser sailing team competing…
Annalise Murphy was the subject of a heated dispute at a Tallaght pub on 6 August 2016 which ended in an assault
A pub row over Olympic sailing and Irish medallist Annalise Murphy ended with a baseball bat attack and a narrowly avoided jail sentence. As Independent.ie reports, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard that Patrick O’Reilly struck Frank Shannon with the weapon…
Finn Lynch was 16th overall in a light wind Hyeres Regatta
Scores of 42 and 5 in the last races of the Sailing World Cup at Hyeres on Saturday brought the National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch back up to 16th overall at a hard fought light wind edition of France's top…
Finn Lynch has conquered the light winds in Hyeres to lie 13h overall
The National Yacht Club's Olympic Laser sailor Finn Lynch continues to master further challenges in Hyeres as light winds dominated the third day of competition at the Sailing World Cup Series. The 22–year–old has moved up to 13th overall and is…
Belfast's Ryan Seaton and Royal Cork's Seafra Guilfoyle competing in the 49er skiff on day two of the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres
More solid results for Finn Lynch at the Sailing World Cup is the perfect birthday gift for the Laser Olympic helm in tricky and light winds in Hyeres on the Cote D'Azur. The National Yacht Club single-hander scored a 21…
Finn Lynch lies 16th after day one in Hyeres
The National Yacht Club's Olympic sailor Finn Lynch is in the top quarter of his Laser fleet after the first two races of Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France yesterday.  In what amounts to a good start for the…
Conor Fogerty breezing along in the latter stage of the OSTAR as though he hasn’t a care in the world. He’s finally getting into warmer water, the old shorts are out, he’s in his bare feet, and Bam! is going like a train with her familiar twin-tail wake zooming back to the horizon.
For most participants, sailing is a team effort – we sail as part of a crew in a reasonably sociable mutually-supportive environment. Yet increasingly the best-known sailors are those who compete solo. While we’re naturally interested in the great sailing…
Laser sailor Finn Lynch will be hoping for another gold fleet finish in Hyeres, France next Week
The prospect of the ever–looming Olympic qualifier this August in Aarhus will weigh heavy on the minds of Ireland’s Olympic sailors  Finn Lynch and Ryan Seaton who compete in the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres next week. Lynch in the Laser,…
Annalise Murphy with her Olympic Silver medal from Rio
Following the news that Annalise Murphy will not contest this year’s Sailing World Championships in the Laser Radial class, the Olympic Silver medallist has expanded on the reason behind her decision not to race in Denmark and confirmed her Olympic ambition…
Howth's Aoife Hopkins will race in the Laser Radial at the World Championship in August
Irish Olympic Sailors such as silver medalist Annalise Murphy can look forward to an Italian regatta in their campiagns to Tokyo 2020 following yesterday's announcement that Sailing's World Cup Series, the annual circuit for Olympic sailing and Para World Sailing, will…

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