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Rio 2016
Sally Bell of the host club lies 12th overall in the Radial division at the Laser Ulster Championships at RNIYC
Finn Lynch leads the Laser Ulster Championships At Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club this morning writes our Special Correspondent. The fleet launched this morning on a beautiful sunny day two on Belfast Lough. There is a light breeze from…
Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson on their way to bronze at the 2017 World Cup Series in Hyères, France
Saskia Tidey’s enthusiasm for racing the 49erFX to Olympic level is such that after she’d exhausted every possibility of finding a sailing partner towards Tokyo 2020 within Ireland, she had to cast the net towards the UK, and linked up…
Howth's Aoife Hopkins in breeze in Hyeres
After a variable week and a "big learning regatta," National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch has placed 32nd overall in the men's Laser at the Sailing World Cup in Hyères writes Nathaniel Ogden. Coming home with a mid-fleet result after the…
Saskia Tidey of Dun Laoghaire (left) and Charlotte Dobson celebrate bronze in the 49erFX for Team GB in Hyeres
In the Laser Radial fleet Howth Yacht Club sailor Aoife Hopkins has placed 40th after the first day of the live medal races in Hyères, France writes Nathaniel Ogden. Showing a consistent mid-fleet performance throughout the week, Hopkins has placed…
Lynch included 7th, 10th and 13th from the 60–strong fleet in his overall tally
A blustery westerly breeze made for challenging conditions today at Hyères for Finn Lynch in the men's Laser fleet yesterday writes Nathaniel Ogden. A mixed set of results seem to be becoming a theme in this year's Sailing World Cup…
The foiling Nacra 17
World Sailing has confirmed its support for the existing roll out plan to release the first batch of 45 Foiling Nacra 17’s on June 26. The European Championship, as previously stated in the released NoR will be a foiling event,…
Solitary Irish competitor Finn Lynch prepares to start a Laser Race in the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres today
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey and Charlotte Dobson continued to deliver top results on day three at Hyeres, France today writes Nathaniel Ogden. The pair, competing for team GBR in the 49erFX fleet, are placing 3rd overall after a…
Saskia Tidey crewing for Team GB's Charlotte Dobson in Hyeres
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey and helm Charlotte Dobson had an outstanding second day of racing at Hyères this afternoon, bagging two firsts and one second position out of six races (with one discard) in the 49erFX fleet writes…
The first day of racing began with a light 6-10 knot easterly breeze, stronger winds are expected tomorrow
Three Irish Laser sailors are in the middle of the fleet as round two of the 2017 World Cup Series in Hyères, France began today for 541 sailors in ten Olympic classes writes Nathaniel Ogden. After “one good race and one…
Laser sailors Finn Lynch and Liam Glynn racing in Croatia last week
Irish Olympic sailor Finn Lynch enters the Sailing World Cup in Hyères this morning writes Nathaniel Ogden. The World Cup is considered a vital piece of preparation for the Olympic Games, towards which Finn is hoping to continue his Tokyo…
Stephen 'Sparky' Park is presented with a Special Award for services to the sport of sailing at the Royal Southern Yacht Club Hamble this week. The award was presented by Barry Pickthall, Chairman of the Yachting Journalists' Association (right) and former Chairman Bob Fisher.
Britain's former Olympic sailing coach is presented with a / YJA Special Award for services to the sport. Stephen 'Sparky' Park has been presented with a Special Award for services to the sport of sailing. The award was…
Sailing is a medal winning sport thanks to Annalise Murphy in the Laser Radial
#Tokyo2020 - Funding for Irish sailing and other watersports remains broadly unchanged in Sport Ireland’s allocations for National Governing Bodies in 2017 — though programmes encouraging women in rowing have received a boost. However, the accompanying review of the Irish…
49er brothers, Seán and Tadhg Donnelly from the National Yacht Club
A mix of established Rio Olympic campaigners and emerging young talent shared the top podium spots when the 48th Trofeo Princesa Sofia ended Saturday with a brisk 25–knots Mistral offshore wind which brought the 646 boat regatta to spectacular, challenging…
Liam Glynn is racing in the Laser gold fleet in Palma
After some stand–out performances in the qualifying rounds of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía in Mallorca this week, Belfast Laser sailor Liam Glynn sailed in the first day of the ultra competitive Gold fleet yesterday. The former Topper World Champion has graduated to…
Liam Glynn files out of a Start line in Palma today. The Ballyholme youth lies 33rd in his 134–boat fleet
In the Laser class, Liam Glynn from Ballyholme YC lies a creditable 33rd from 134 after four races at the 48th edition of the Trofeo Princesa Sofía regatta in Palma today. The former Topper World Champion took a 3 and…
Four of five of Ireland's 49er campaigns are in action in Palma
Carrickfergus Sailing Club 49er helmsman Ryan Seaton, tenth in Rio, and who won the class in Palma last year is 13th overall with new crew Seafra Guilfoyle after the first three qualifying races of the showcase Trofeo Princesa Sofía Regatta in Palma, Mallorca.…

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