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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…
Tiffany Brien & Saskia Tidey. 49er FX Skiff Campaigners
Tiffany Brien and Saskia Tidey are currently battling for a spot on the Irish 49erfx slot for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. The 49er FX is a double handed women's skiff which has recently been selected as a new class…
No Medal Race Finish for Irish Laser Sailors at ISAF World Cup
#isaf – The medals were decided across the ten Olympic events as ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères brought the 2012-13 World Cup series to a close but there was no place for either of Ireland's London Olympic sailors who did…
New Irish Women's Skiff Campaign Launched
Annalise Murphy's older sister Claudine has announced plans to join Annalise on the road to Rio's Guanabara Bay in the latest Irish Olympic women's skiff sailing campaign. Claudine has teamed up with former British triallist Andrea Brewster in a bid…
Annalise Murphy's older sister Claudine has announced plans to join Annalise on Rio's Guanabara Bay in the latest Irish women's skiff campaign. Claudine has teamed up with former British trialist Andrea Brewster in a bid for the Irish 49erfx slot against…

James Espey Profile

4th February 2013 Olympic
James Espey became the fourth Irish sailing campaign to qualify for the London Olympics. Sailing since the young age of ten, his first national championship title result not in a single-handed class but in the five man 1720 sportsboat class…
Ireland's Espey Wins First Laser Race at Hyeres World Cup
#James Espey from Ballyholme Yacht Club currently leads the last leg of the ISAF World Cup at Hyères having won the first race against the best on the world including former Olympic champion Robert Scheidt from Brazil. Espey has just…

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