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Annalise Murphy - two second places scored in races eight and nine of the World Championships
Annalise Murphy (NYC) recovered from a U flag disqualification in Race 7 of the ILCA Laser Radial World Championship in Melbourne to score second-place finishes in Races eight and nine to lie eighth overall. In doing so she widened the…
Liam Jegou, who is bound for Tokyo 2020
The Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) will fly athletes, including rowers, canoeists and sailors, in business class to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. With less than five months left until the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, the composition of Team Ireland…
Annalise Murphy sailing in strong breeze at the Radial Worlds in Melbourne
Annalise Murphy (NYC) added a second place in the last race of the fourth day of the ILCA Laser Radial World Championships in Melbourne today.   This brings her tally of top ten results up to five. She has climbed up the…
Annalise Murphy competing at the Radial Worlds in Melbourne
It was a case of Rio medallists showing their form after two more races at the ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. The National Yacht Club’s Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy recorded single digit (9,7) results to lie…
Annalise Murphy made the most of the strong winds in Melbourne to claim victory in race 3
The National Yacht Club’s Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy leapt to the front of the Irish women campaigning for Olympic selection with a win in race 3 of the weather-bedevilled ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. A…
Annalise Murphy competing in the Laser Radial Worlds in Melbourne
The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy finished ninth in the blue fleet to lie 45th overall and leads Irish hopes on day two of the ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Melbourne. Once again the weather gods did not look favourably on Port Philip…
Howth's Eve McMahon on her way to a top 20 result after the first day of the Laser Radial Worlds in Melbourne
Dublin teenager Eve McMahon's bid for the Tokyo Olympics got a boost today when she finished top of four Irish girls competing in the opening day of the Laser Radial World Championships in Melbourne. Light and flukey winds frustrated competitors…
The four Irish Laser Radial sailors were joined by 200 Olympic silver medalist Sonia O'Sullivan (pictured centre) in Melbourne this week (from left) Aisling Keller, Aoife Hopkins, Eve McMahon and Annalise Murphy
Four Irish women will be on the start line of the first race of 2020 Laser Radial World Championships this Sunday.  As Afloat previously reported, this is the first of three Irish trial regattas for the Olympic place and each…
Annalise Murphy takes Sonia O’Sullivan for a spin in her Laser Radial in the waters off Melbourne
In her latest column for The Irish Times, athletics great Sonia O’Sullivan meets the four women in contention for Ireland’s sole Laser Radial spot at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. After frustrations in her attempt to qualify in…
The J99 (such as Andrew Algeo's Dublin Bay Joggerknot II pictured above) is one of three J designs proposed as a suitable double-handed offshore boat for Paris 2024
Following a request for information to allow for a Paris 2024 Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore Equipment market assessment, World Sailing has received a positive industry response from Manufacturers and Class Associations. In December 2019, World Sailing issued a Request…
Howth sailor Aoife Hopkins pictured with her Mercedes-Benz Vito Mixto van
21-year-old Olympic sailing hopeful, Aoife Hopkins will attempt to qualify for the forthcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo this month and is supported in her bid by Mercedes-Benz. From Howth, Aoife has been sailing since the age of nine and has…
Finn Lynch (IRL) lee-bows Matthew Wearn (AUS) to take the gun in gold fleet race 10 at the Laser Worlds in Melbourne
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch finished his Australian Laser World Championships in 31st place, bookending the final three races with a first and a U flag disqualification. Compatriot Ewan McMahon of Howth Yacht Club also had a first on the…
Finn Lynch - dropped back six places in gold fleet
Finn Lynch slipped down the leaderboard of the Laser World Championships on day one of the gold fleet series. Scoring a 36, 30 and 19 in the 42-boat fleet, he now lies 28th overall. Compatriots Liam Glynn and Ewan McMahon…
Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson with their world championship silver medals in Geelong
It was so close yet so far for Scottish-Irish combination Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey who narrowly missed out on winning the World 49erFX championships in Australia today. The pair, who have qualified for Team GB's Tokyo team, had a…
Storms approach Geelong, the venue for the 49erFX Worlds
The fourth day of racing at the ILCA Laser Standard Men’s World Championship was abandoned today, owing to a series of thunderstorms that swept across Port Phillip Bay. Scheduled to be the first day of Gold Fleet racing, which brings…
Navigator Adrienne Cahalan
An offshore navigator Adrienne Cahalan with Irish roots is aiming to represent Australia in the new double-handed offshore class for the 2024 Olympic Games, teaming up with Nick Moloney to make a comeback to short-handed offshore sailing. Cahalan, who is…

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