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Annalise Murphy Moves Up the Miami Scoreboard
#annalisemurphy – An eighth in race four scored yesterday helped Annalise Murphy climb ten places in the overall standings after six races at Miami Olympic classes regatta. The first World Cup event of 2014 has been subject to some pretty…
Racing Cancelled on Day 3 of Miami Olympic Classes Regatta
#mocr– Sailors and their coaches made the most of their down time for the third consecutive day, as rain showers and little breeze put a damper on the racing outlook today (Wednesday) The light air theme so far this week…
'Providence Team' Spearheads Irish Sailing's Performance Focus Towards Rio 2016
#Olympics - Annalise Murphy might be preoccupied with next week's Miami regatta, but the main focus for her and fellow Providence Team IRL members will be the Olympic qualifier in Santander this coming September. As The Daily Sail reports, "the…
Brazilian Government Move to 'Reinsert' Star Keelboat for Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta
#star – The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, has moved to have the Star keelboat reinstated as an Olympic class at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Brazilian ambassadors from around the world are seeking support from nations…
Irish Laser Ace Annalise 13th in ISAF World Sailing Rankings
#isafrankings – Irish sailing star Annalise Murphy who won this year's Laser European Championships is placed 13th in the latest ISAF World Sailing Rankings. London 2012 Laser rep James Espey in the men's Laser class is 49th in the just…
Irish Sailing Coach Slams 'Disgusting' Rio Olympic Waters
#rio – An Irish Olympic sailing coach has slammed the future Olympic waters of Rio as 'disgusting', according to the Belfast Telegraph. Ian Barker, who won a silver medal for Britain in the Sydney 2000 Olympics' 49er class and now…
China, Australia Olympic Teams Dominate ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne
#rio – Five Medal Races wrapped up the action at ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne with two nations dominating proceedings, Ireland was not represented. Australia dominated the multihull and skiff fleets whilst China locked out the opposition to take all…
Laser Man Espey Earns Personal Best in Oman as Scheidt Returns to the Top of World Fleet
#laser – Irish Laser London 2012 rep James Espey has taken a personal best of 31st overall at the Mens Laser worlds in Oman, an event that will be remembered for the return of Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt to the top…
Scheidt Sounds Warning Signal to Rio Rivals at Laser Worlds in Oman
#laserworlds – Robert Scheidt sounded a warning to his Rio 2016 rivals today with an emphatic win at the 2013 Laser Standard World Championships in Oman, which moved him five places up the leaderboard into second place. Ireland's sole entry,…
Laser Sailor Espey in Top Third at Laser Worlds, Oman
#laser – Ireland's James Espey lies 32nd in a fleet of 126 after two races of the Laser Standard World Championships in Oman. British sailor Nick Thompson has never won a major Laser event but today he revelled in the…
James Espey's Oman Odyssey Wraps 2013 Olympic Laser Season
#laser – This weekend Northern Irish Olympic sailor James Espey will take on some of the legends of sailing at the Men's Laser World Championship in Muscat, Oman. Brazilian sailing legend Robert Scheidt, who has won five medals at consecutive…
Irish 49er Pair Finish 14th in World Champs, 49erfx Girls Take Race Win
#49er – Irish 49er skiff duo Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern from Belfast have finished outside their target of top 10 in their first world championships on the road to Rio 2016 but have nevertheless posted a credible 14th overall…
49er Skiff Pair Pair Seaton & McGovern Lie 12th at World Championships
#irish49er – Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern are 12th overall after Day 2 of the 49er World Championships. The Belfast lough pairing were placed 9th, 14th and 5th in the 97 boat fleet. For full results and live tracking see
Dublin 49ers Expected for Ballyholme Nationals
#49er – For the first time in many years, Ballyholme Yacht Club (BYC) orgsnisers on Belfast lough are hoping for double figures for the Mackey Opticians sponsored Irish 49er nationals, especially if a few of the Dublin fleet travel for…
Irish Skiff Teams Head for 49er & 49erfx World Championships, Marseille
#49er – Skiff duo Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern will compete in the 49er World Championships in France next week along with new Irish women's combination Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey in the new 49erFx skiff class. The six day…
Annalise Murphy Wins Laser Radial European Title on Dublin Bay
#LaserEuro2013 – Ireland's Annalise Murphy is the new Olympic Laser European Champion, winning her first major international trophy urged on by family and supprters on her native Dublin Bay this afternoon. It's a sweet victory on home waters that won't quite…

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