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Mixed Opening Day for Irish Olympic Sailors at Sail for Gold, Weymouth
#SailforGold – Irish Olympic sailing campaigners are off to a mixed start in Weymouth today with Annalise Murphy lying 12th in Sail for Gold regatta after a single race today. "Seven hours on the water for one race today. Frustrating…
Annalise Sails for Three Out of Three as Irish Sailors Head for Sail for Gold, Weymouth
#SailforGold– Irish Olympic Sailing sensation Annalise Murphy is back in Weymouth to make it three out of three in the Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup series after already taking gold at the first two events in Italy and Holland. She is…
Tiffany Brien & Saskia Tidey. 49er FX Skiff Campaigners
Tiffany Brien and Saskia Tidey are currently battling for a spot on the Irish 49erfx slot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 49er FX is a double handed women's skiff which has recently been selected as a new class…
No Medal Race Finish for Irish Laser Sailors at ISAF World Cup
#isaf – The medals were decided across the ten Olympic events as ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères brought the 2012-13 World Cup series to a close but there was no place for either of Ireland's London Olympic sailors who did…
New Irish Women's Skiff Campaign Launched
Annalise Murphy's older sister Claudine has announced plans to join Annalise on the road to Rio's Guanabara Bay in the latest Irish Olympic women's skiff sailing campaign. Claudine has teamed up with former British triallist Andrea Brewster in a bid…
Annalise Murphy's older sister Claudine has announced plans to join Annalise on Rio's Guanabara Bay in the latest Irish women's skiff campaign. Claudine has teamed up with former British trialist Andrea Brewster in a bid for the Irish 49erfx slot against…

James Espey Profile

4th February 2013 Olympic
James Espey became the fourth Irish sailing campaign to qualify for the London Olympics. Sailing since the young age of ten, his first national championship title result not in a single-handed class but in the five man 1720 sportsboat class…
Ireland's Espey Wins First Laser Race at Hyeres World Cup
#James Espey from Ballyholme Yacht Club currently leads the last leg of the ISAF World Cup at Hyères having won the first race against the best on the world including former Olympic champion Robert Scheidt from Brazil. Espey has just…
Espey Ends Olympic Palma Regatta in 38th Place
#olympicsailing – Ireland's sole interest in Palma de Mallorca, James Espey has finished 38th overall, the third event in the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit. The Belfast sailor scored a 26th in the final race in the gold fleet on…
Kinsale Salutes Twomey's Paralympic Sailing Achievements with IFDS World Championships
#ifdsworlds– Kinsale Yacht Club (KYC) in County Cork has launched the first major Paralympic event following London 2012 with 120 disabled sailors from 20 countries expected to attend the International Federation for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World Championships for 2013 in…
Espey Makes Laser Gold Fleet for Palma Finals Today
#olympicsailing – It's been tricky sailing in Palma for Ireland's sole entry in the second round of ISAF's World Cup series this week. At least Belfast Lough single-hander James Espey has made it into the gold fleet of the men's…
Olympic Hero Annalise Suffers Broken Nose in Bike Accident
#brokennose – #London Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy (23) has broken her nose after crashing into a parked car. Fortunately Annalise is not intending to race in Palma at the second leg of the ISAF World Cup due to start next…
Annalise is Laser Sharp for ISAF World Cup in Palma
#olympic – Annalise Murphy will be saying goodbye to her recently purchased Moth dinghy and hello to her Laser Radial next week for the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Palma commencing on 1 April with an exciting array of world…
Irish Sailing Star Annalise Goes Hydrofoil 'Moth' Sailing
#annalise – Afloat's Irish sailor of the year Annalise Murphy is the latest sailor to bite the bullet on the hydrofoil sailing Moth dinghy craze. Annalise who competes at the ISAF World Cup in Palma at the end of this…
Irish Olympic & Paralympic Sailors Awarded €168,000
#rio – London Olympic sailors Annalise Murphy and Peter O'Leary have been awarded €40,000 each in the annual allocation of funds by the Sports Council. Sailors were awarded a total of €168,000 with fellow London Olympians Ryan Seaton, Matt McGovern.…

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