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Annalise Murphy sailing her 49erFx dinghy on Dublin Bay
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle compete in the 49erFX dinghy at the Kieler Woche regatta in Kiel, starting this Wednesday 26th June. It will be their third major international regatta in a bid for Tokyo 2020 qualification later this year. A baptism of…
Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson with their bronze medals from the Hempel World Cup Series Miami in February this year
The Royal Irish Yacht Club’s Saskia Tidey and her Team GB sailing partner Charlotte Dobson have launched a crowdfunding campaign to support their efforts to qualify for the 49erFX class in next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. The pair, who…
Finn Lynch working hard on an upwind leg of the Laser European Championships
Going into tomorrow's final day of competition Finn Lynch (23) is now 16th overall at the 2019 Laser Senior Europeans Championships & Open European Trophy in Porto, Portugal. Ten races have been sailed and two discards applied in the 105-boat fleet.…
Finn Lynch at the Laser Euros
Irish Olympic sailor Finn Lynch is lying in 13th place, with three days left of the Laser Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy in Porto, Portugal. It follows on from a string of top performances this season for the County Carlow…
Jamie McMahon of Howth competing in Porto
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch from Dun Laoghaire continues his top form by being in the leading pack of the Laser European Championship on day one in Portugal yesterday. The opening day's performance is added to a string of top…
Light winds for the last rounds of the 49erFX Europeans in Weymouth
Ireland’s Olympic sailors will return home to training in Dun Laoghaire to put into practice the lessons they’ve learned during a week of challenging conditions at the 49er European Championships where the teams competed in the silver fleet divisions. The Irish…
The two Irish Finns competing at the European Championships in Athens
Oisin McClelland and Fionn Lyden are lying 38th and 39th respectively at the 84-boat Finn Europeans in Athens this week but an injury for Lyden means he is unlikely to finish the regatta. The Baltimore sailor, who was a 2017…
Strong Silver Fleet Performance by Annalise Murphy & Katie Tingle in 49erFX Euros
There was consolation of sorts for Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle who posted their best results of the week at the European 49er Championships in Weymouth Bay today. Racing in the 49erFX silver fleet, with lighter, easterly winds of around…
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club on the wire in Weymouth
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club sailing with Charlotte Dobson for Team GB finished the qualifying stages of the 49erFX Europeans in second place overall and very much in the frame for Euopean honours this weekend. Lighter…
Team GB's Charlotte Dobson and Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey (pictured centre, GBR 10) lead the fleet into a weather mark with Ireland's Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle (left)
The much hoped for Irish breakthrough into the Gold fleet of the 49er European Championships – that would have been such a boost towards Tokyo 2020 qualification –has failed to materialise for any of the four competing campaigns in Weymouth tonight and they…
Giles Scott
Ireland's Oisin McClelland is 24th and Fionn Lyden is 42nd at the 2019 Finn Open Europeans in Athens following three races on Tuesday. Giles Scott, from Britain, leads after the first day. Scott won two races and placed third in the…
Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey lead at the 49er Euros
Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy and crew Katie Tingle continue their learning curve in the 49erFX dinghy where they battled extremely testing conditions on day two of the European Championships in Weymouth. It was a "steep learning curve" for the pair…
The 49er fleet has a 96 boat entry including three Irish boats
49er duo Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle continue to lead the Irish teams, scoring a 17th, 9th and 14th place yesterday to lie 37th in the fleet of 96 boats at the European Championships in Weymouth. Guilfoyle, who was ill…
Irish 49er crew Tadgh Donnelly hard at work in today's opening rounds of the 49er Euorpeans in Weymouth
North-South Olympic sailing duo Ryan Seaton of Belfast Lough and Seafra Guilfoyle of Cork Harbour led the Irish charge and are in 35th place after four races on the first day of the 96-boat 49er European Championships in Weymouth today. Illness and…
Vilma Bobeck and Malin Tengstrom (SWE) became contenders today
Irish 49erFX pairing Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle who are seeking a place on the Tokyo 2020 startline are lying 36th in their 57 boat fleet overall after scoring 24, 12 and 19 in the opening three races of the European Championships in Weymouth today. The teams faced…
No racing in Athens -  On Tuesday, the morning conditions are expected to be similar, so racing has been put back to 13.30 on Tuesday with three races scheduled.
The sailors at the 2019 Finn Open European Championship in Athens will have to wait another day before racing can commence after a long day waiting onshore Monday, with no racing possible in very light and unstable winds. As Afloat…

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