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Gold for Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove in Marseille
Dublin Skiff sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have won the 49er Under–23 Junior World title in Marseille, France. In a final race climax, the Howth and Skerries pairing won the last race from a chasing pack in the 52-boat fleet. The…
Seán and Tadhg Donnelly from the National Yacht Club at Pamla in April 2017
#Tokyo2020 - National Yacht Club members Seán and Tadhg Donnelly’s Olympic 49er campaign for Tokyo 2020 owes much to the latter’s connections with the Hamptons boating community on New York’s Long Island, according to 27east.com. Tadhg, who is studying law at UCD,…
Sailor Annalise Murphy celebrates an Olympic Silver Medal in Rio. Two years later has her success really been reflected in this week's Olympic sports announcement?
The recent €1.5m into High-Performance sport has been given a broad welcome, but both sailing and rowing got a share well below their medal-winning performances in Rio. It means these sports will most likely view the announcement as the proverbial…
Laser fleet in Aarhus, Denmark
Following the conclusion of Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser / Laser Radial and Women’s Skiff – 49erFX fleet racing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships, the first nations in those fleets have booked their spot at Tokyo…
Ireland’s best hope for qualifying for Tokyo at the event was Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club competing in the Men’s Laser event. Lynch had three top ten results in his score sheet.
The Irish Olympic Sailing Team is to 'carefully review' its plans after failing to qualify for Tokyo 2020 in any of the four classes it contested at this week's Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. It was expected at least two…
Aoife Hopkins took a Laser Radial World Championships race win today in Aarhus
Aoife Hopkins from Howth Yacht Club won today’s only race in the Laser Radial event at the Sailing World Championships. It repeated Finn Lynch’s win on Tuesday in the men's Laser class to give both Irish front-runners some fine individual…
The moment Irish Laser sailor Finn Lynch crosses the line to take his first ever World Championship race win. Scroll to 33 seconds on the video below to see more of the Irish win in Aarhus
On the penultimate day of Gold fleet racing for Irish sailors competing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Denmark, elation for a race win by Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club in the Laser event was later matched…
Ryan Seaton and Séafra Guilfoyle delivered a strong performance in their only race of the day
Sailing’s oldest enemy played havoc in what was supposed to be the busiest day of the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 so far on Monday. After a week of ideal conditions, light and changeable winds made for difficult race management decisions…
World U21 Bronze medallist Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club was unlucky to miss the cut for Gold fleet in the mens Laser fleet
Two Dublin Laser sailors are into the gold fleet of their respective fleets at the World Championships at Aarhus, Denmark but Finn Lynch and Aoife Hopkins will both will need to up their game if Olympic nation qualification is to be achieved next week.…
A start in the women's Laser Radial class at the World Championships, a fleet in which Ireland has fielded two competitors
After two days of racing, Laser sailor Finn Lynch from the National Yacht Club had a fourth place, his second top ten of the four races, and lies 24th overall and inside the cut for the Gold fleet at the…
Oisin McClelland of Donaghadee SC had a 33rd (discarded) then a 23rd and a 28th in a long day two of the world championships
Irish Rio 2016 veteran Finn Lynch opened his Sailing World Championship series in the Laser dinghy class with a sixth place as he bids to qualify Ireland for a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  The National Yacht Club single-hander…
All in blue – Team IRL at the opening ceremony of the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Denmark
Howth Yacht Club’s Aoife Hopkins carried the Irish flag in tonight’s opening ceremony for the 90 nations represented at the Sailing World Championships in Denmark. Team Ireland has already been in action on Day One with two Finns competing in…
The start of yellow group, race 1 in the Finn Gold Cup
Fionn Lyden from Baltimore Sailing Club and Oisin McClelland from Donaghadee Sailing Club were amongst 90 competitors that spent up to eight hours afloat as the sea breeze fought to become established on day one of the Sailing World Championships in…
Finn racing gets underway in Aarhus today at the World Championships with two Irish boats competing
Ireland's two Finn dinghies are the first of fourteen Irish sailors in Aarhus, Denmark to make their bid for an Olympic berth in Tokyo in two years time this morning when both Oisin McClelland and Fionn Lyden vie for the single…
By their own admission, Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle (above) 'made life difficult for themselves' at the 49er Europeans but the Irish pair are through to gold fleet racing
In an indicator of what competition Irish Olympic sailing campaigners might expect at the Arhaus Sailing World Championships, four 49er crews have been finding out just how hot the competition is at the 49er European Championships in Gdynia, Poland this week. …
Liam Glynn from Belfast Lough
The Royal Yachting Association in Northern Ireland (RYA NI) has followed Irish Sailing in congratulating Belfast's Liam Glynn who secured Bronze in the U21 Laser World Championships in Poland after he took on 133 competitors from 40 countries. Glynn, from…

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