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OCI Seek Supporting Evidence from ISA on Olympic Sailing Waters Pollution
#oci – The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has responded to claims by the Irish Sailing Association that the 2016 Olympic waters are a 'health hazard'. OCI president Pat Hickey, who is a member of the International Olympic Committee's, Rio 2016…
Irish Sailing Team Condemns Rio's 2016 Olympic Sailing Venue as a 'Health Hazard'
#rio – The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has condemed the 2016 Olympic regatta venue a 'health hazard'. According to a report by Johnny Watterson in this morning's Irish Times, the ISA's Olympic chief James O'Callaghan has requested that funding be made…
Olympic Sailing Team to Share €600k in Sports Council Funding
#rio – Buoyed up by the success of Annalise Murphy's Olympic performance (fourth overall) in Weymouth in 2012 and her Laser European title win in 2013, the Irish Sports Council (ISC) announced an investment plan for Olympic sailing for 2014,…
Star Class Officially Out Of 2016 Olympics
#Star - It's been confirmed that the Star, the last keelboat event among the Olympic sailing classes, will not be a part of Rio 2016. Despite hopes that the class would find a place in the schedule for the next…
Build Up to 2016 Olympic Regatta Begins with 'Aquece Rio' Test Event at Marina da Glória
#olympic – Ireland's Olympic sailing crews need no reminder that the Rio de Janeiro Olympics is getting closer.  The Notice of Race for the Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2014 has been published. Aquece Rio is the first of…
Annalise Murphy Moves Up the Miami Scoreboard
#annalisemurphy – An eighth in race four scored yesterday helped Annalise Murphy climb ten places in the overall standings after six races at Miami Olympic classes regatta. The first World Cup event of 2014 has been subject to some pretty…
Racing Cancelled on Day 3 of Miami Olympic Classes Regatta
#mocr– Sailors and their coaches made the most of their down time for the third consecutive day, as rain showers and little breeze put a damper on the racing outlook today (Wednesday) The light air theme so far this week…
'Providence Team' Spearheads Irish Sailing's Performance Focus Towards Rio 2016
#Olympics - Annalise Murphy might be preoccupied with next week's Miami regatta, but the main focus for her and fellow Providence Team IRL members will be the Olympic qualifier in Santander this coming September. As The Daily Sail reports, "the…
Brazilian Government Move to 'Reinsert' Star Keelboat for Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta
#star – The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has moved to have the Star keelboat reinstated as an Olympic class at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian ambassadors from around the world are seeking support from nations…
Irish Laser Ace Annalise 13th in ISAF World Sailing Rankings
#isafrankings – Irish sailing star Annalise Murphy who won this year's Laser European Championships is placed 13th in the latest ISAF World Sailing Rankings. London 2012 Laser rep James Espey in the men's Laser class is 49th in the just…
Irish Sailing Coach Slams 'Disgusting' Rio Olympic Waters
#rio – An Irish Olympic sailing coach has slammed the future Olympic waters of Rio as 'disgusting', according to the Belfast Telegraph. Ian Barker, who won a silver medal for Britain in the Sydney 2000 Olympics' 49er class and now…
China, Australia Olympic Teams Dominate ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne
#rio – Five Medal Races wrapped up the action at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne with two nations dominating proceedings, Ireland was not represented. Australia dominated the multihull and skiff fleets whilst China locked out the opposition to take all…
Laser Man Espey Earns Personal Best in Oman as Scheidt Returns to the Top of World Fleet
#laser – Irish Laser London 2012 rep James Espey has taken a personal best of 31st overall at the Mens Laser worlds in Oman, an event that will be remembered for the return of Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt to the top…
Scheidt Sounds Warning Signal to Rio Rivals at Laser Worlds in Oman
#laserworlds – Robert Scheidt sounded a warning to his Rio 2016 rivals today with an emphatic win at the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships in Oman, which moved him five places up the leaderboard into second place. Ireland's sole entry,…
Laser Sailor Espey in Top Third at Laser Worlds, Oman
#laser – Ireland's James Espey lies 32nd in a fleet of 126 after two races of the Laser Standard World Championships in Oman. British sailor Nick Thompson has never won a major Laser event but today he revelled in the…
James Espey's Oman Odyssey Wraps 2013 Olympic Laser Season
#laser – This weekend Northern Irish Olympic sailor James Espey will take on some of the legends of sailing at the Men's Laser World Championship in Muscat, Oman. Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt, who has won five medals at consecutive…

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