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Moth Class 'Makes Me Love Sailing So Much' Says Annalise Murphy

12th January 2015
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Moth Class 'Makes Me Love Sailing So Much' Says Annalise Murphy

#AnnaliseMurphy - She may have made her name as a Laser Radial sailor, coming so close to an Olympic medal in the class at London 2012, but it's the new moth class that makes Annalise Murphy love sailing today.

Murphy shares her passion for the foil with Yachts and Yachting on the second day of the Moth Worlds in Australia, where she joins fellow Rio 2016 contender Ryan Seaton and Howth Yacht Club's Alistair Kissane in the Irish contingent.

And she describes the event as a "lifetime opportunity", saying that "it's so much fun to be able to go and race against all the legends of the sailing world... being able to race against guys who are Olympic medallists and America's Cup guys, I might never get to do that again."

But having sailed moths for just over a year, it's still an adjustment switching from the more easily handled Laser to the fast, twitchy foil - especially since she's using the same rig as the boys.

Yachts and Yachting has more on the story HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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