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Kinsale Disabled Sailing IFDS Worlds Underway
#ifds – The practice race for the IFDS World Paralympic Sailing Championships was designated for today at 12 noon writes Claire Bateman. Well, what a day it turned out to be. Before getting anywhere near Kinsale Yacht Club the town…
Disabled World Sailing (IFDS) Starts Today in Kinsale
#IFDS – After months of preparation the IFDS world disabled sailing championships gets underway today in Kinsale, County Cork. Ireland will be represented in the competiton by Kinsale local and world IFDS president John Twomey, a ten time paralympian. The…
Twomey's Kinsale Disabled Sailing (IFDS) Worlds Opens on Sunday
#ifds – The IFDS World Sailing Championships gets underway at Kinsale Yacht Club in County Cork this weekend led by John Twomey, ten-time Irish Paralympian and current President of the International Federation of Disabled Sailing. "Over the years fellow sailors have…
Legal Costs Could 'Bankrupt' International Disabled Sailing Body, Warns President
#IFDS – On the eve of the International Federation for Disabled sailing (IFDS) World Sailing Championships being staged in Kinsale, County Cork next month, its President, Irish Paralympian John Twomey, has warned of the potential bankruptcy of the world body…
Olympic Sailing Team Sign Rio 2016 Sponsor
#rio – In a continuation of its relationship with Irish high performance sailing, the Irish Olympic sailing team announced a new deal for the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Regatta in 2016 with Irish exploration firm Providence Resources in Dublin this morning.…
49er Gold Fleet Euro Finish for Belfast's Seaton & McGovern
#olympicsailing – Irish Olympic duo Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern finished 26th overall yesterday at the 49er European championships in Denmark. Thusgaard Olsen are Denmark's latest sailing sensations after they became the SAP 49er FX European champions on Sunday on…
Brazil Yet to Consider Reinstating Star Class for 2016 Olympics
#rio – Although a decision isn't expected this summer, attention from the event has led to speculation the former Star class sailboats will be reinstated for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil. The Star class' governing body is stating the…
Another Top Performance by 49er Pair, Seaton & McGovern, in Kiel
#49er – A credible top ten performance at Kiel week this week for Northern Ireland's 49er pairing Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern marks another auspicious step on the ladder for Rio 2016, given this is only the dinghy pairs second regatta…
Mixed Irish Results Coming from Kiel Week
#KiWoOnline – Last week's Weymouth Sail for Gold Gold winners Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are lying 21st overall at Kiel Week in Germany this morning in a fleet of 51. The Northern Irish 49er pairing have finished the qualifying…
Irish 49er & 49erFX Crews Back in Action at Kiel Week
#kielewoche – Last week's Olympic classes Sail for Gold Regatta Gold medallists, Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern, are in action again this weekend at Kiel Regatta in Germany. Racing begins on Saturday with a total of 19 races over…
Gold Medal for Irish Skiff Pair at Sail for Gold Regatta, Weymouth
Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern have kick-started their Rio 2016 campaign in the most convincing fashion with a Gold medal at the Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth this afternoon. The breakthrough performance is the first international medal for the…
Annalise Wins Sail for Gold Bronze, Irish 49er Extends Lead
#sailforgold – As Ireland's Annalise Murphy collects Bronze in the Laser Radial medal race this afternoon the Irish 49er pairing of Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern have increased their lead to 10 points over GBR's John Pink and Simon Wheeler…
Six Irish Sailing Teams Racing for Medals at Sail for Gold Regatta
#sailforgold – Six Irish sailing teams race tomorrow in the medal races at the Sail for Gold regatta in Weymouth and the forecast will be very much to the Irish team's liking; plenty of wind! Winds were so strong today that…
Irish 49er Pairing in First Place at Sail for Gold Regatta
#sailforgold – London 2012 49er Irish pairing Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern have made a great return to the Olympic circuit this week at Sail for Gold Regatta in Weymouth. The Irish 49er team are beating some heavyweight competitors and…
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…

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