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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.…
Irish sailors are competing in the 49er, Finn, Laser and 49erFX this morning in Palma
Four of five of Ireland's full–time 49er Olympic campaigns launch this morning at the showcase Trofeo Princesa Sofía Regatta in Palma, Mallorca. Northern Ireland helmsman Ryan Seaton, tenth in Rio, won the class in Palma last year but sails this time…
Eight Irish Laser Radial sailors are competing in Cadiz this week at the Andalusian Olympic Sailing Week
The Andalusian Olympic Sailing Week venue at Cadiz might have been a favourite with some of Europe's top Laser Radial sailing talent this week but it has not proved such a big hit in the wind stakes so far. 300…
John Derbyshire – The RYA Director of Racing is to step down after 32 years' service
John Derbyshire OBE, whose involvement with the RYA’s Racing programmes spans some 32 years as a coach, Olympic Manager and as latterly Director of Racing, is to retire from the organisation in late 2017. Two exciting opportunities will now exist…
Sailing's Colm Barrington was elected as vice-president of the Olympic Council of Ireland last night in Dublin
Sailing's Colm Barrington was voted with a clear majority to the position of first Vice–President at last night's ground breaking Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) egm at the Conrad Hotel in Dublin. After three decades of rule by former president Pat…
Finn Lynch ended Sailing World Cup, Miami in 34th but had four results in top 20 in the last five races
Britain's sailors concluded their first World Cup regatta of the 2020 cycle with a six-medal haul as the Sailing World Cup Miami drew to a close on Biscayne Bay on Sunday (29 January) but Irish 49erfx Olympian Saskia Tidey who…
Annalise Murphy taking the stage to accept her Irish Sailor of the Year award at the RDS Concert Hall this evening
#SailorOfTheYear – Olympic hero Annalise Murphy has been named Afloat Irish Sailor of the Year for 2016. August’s Sailor of the Month for her silver medal victory at Rio 2016 was presented with her prize by Irish Sailing Association (ISA) president…
Finn Lynch competing at the Miami Sailing World Cup this week
Laser sailor Finn Lynch will be disappointed with the opening salvo of his 2020 Tokyo campaign at the 2017 World Series Cup Miami this week. After four races sailed the Carlow solo sailor, from the National Yacht Club in Dun…
Three superstars – Darina Allen, Annalise Murphy and Rachel Allen at Ballymaloe Cookery School this week
How do you relax after the most intense year of your life, in which the highlight was winning an Olympic Silver Medal racing a Laser Radial at the incredibly demanding sailing venue of Rio de Janeiro? Well, you do something different…
Saskia Tidey embarks on her new adventure in Miami tomorrow
The first stop of World Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series, the first on the road to Tokyo 2020, sees just one Irish entry from over 450 competitors across the ten Olympic classes from Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Miami from…
Sailing's Colm Barrington – In his experience the Olympic Council of Ireland has done nothing to support the efforts of high performance sailors
The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has nominated Colm Barrington (70) as a candidate for 'First Vice President' in February's election of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) Executive Committee. The Irish sailing champion and former Aer Lingus Chairman says he is…
49erFX sailor Saskia Tidey has confirmed her switch to Team GBR as she trains for the Tokyo 2020 skiff event
#SaskiaTidey - Saskia Tidey has begun training with Team GBR with a view to representing Great Britain at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, as The Irish Times reports. The move comes after the retirement of Tidey’s 49erFX skiff partner Andrea…
New 49er combination Matt McGovern and Robbie Gilmore in training
London and Rio Olympic 49er crew Matt McGovern is moving to the position of helmsman in a new campaign for Tokyo 2020. Ballyholme Yacht Club (BYC) say the Belfast Lough star, who split from sailing partner Ryan Seaton at the…
Irish 49er duo Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern –  the Belfast pairing have split after Rio to pursue separate campaigns
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has responded to a UK Sport Funding announcement for sailing, which will underpin the sport's World Class Programme there for the 2017-2020 Olympic cycle. As a multi medal-winning sport for the fifth consecutive Olympic Games…
Sailors in ten Olympic classes and an Open Kiteboarding competition competed for bragging rights heading into the new Olympic quadrennial as well as a share of the $200,000 AUD prize pot
Ireland's Laser Radial Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy who was competing at a Moth event in Bermuda lat week will have been keeping a close eye on the Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne, Australia where her Radial competitors were in action…
Paul Elvstrom – the lengendary Olympic died yesterday aged 88
Legendary Danish yachtsman Paul Elvstrøm has died in his sleep. The 88–year–old died at his birthplace in Hellerup surrounded by his family. Elvstrøm, considered one of the greatest sailing athletes in the history of sailing, won four consecutive Olympic gold…

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