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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Sailing

This year
# conor O'Brien
It's 100 years since Limerick man Conor O'Brien's historic round-the-world voyage
O’Brien’s boat Saoirse, named for the new Free State, was the first yacht to circumnavigate the three Great Capes
Last year
# not exactly leeward
Ireland withdraws bid to host America's Cup in Cork
‘The tight timeframe available prior to the 37th edition of the Cup brought with it a large risk of under-delivery,’ read a government statement.
All time
# Going Well
Irish pair Dickson and Waddilove currently 3rd at World Championships
Meanwhile, Seafra Guilfoyle and Johnny Durca are 16th.
# Sail Away
Finn Lynch takes silver with best-ever result for Irish at World Championships
What an achievement by the Carlow sailor.
# Sailing
America's Cup organisers announce extension to 2024 venue bidding process
Organisers want to allow shortlisted venues time ‘to work through final details and provide further information’.
Boat rescued after it got entangled in fishing gear off Wicklow coast
The boat and its two crew were brought to safety.
# tokyo 2020
Annalise Murphy: 'I can't see myself going on for another Olympics'
A silver medalist in Rio, Murphy won’t go for a fourth Games, she says.
# Sailing
Annalise Murphy misses out on Laser Radial medal race
Meanwhile Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove sit 14th overall in the 49er class.
# mixed morning
Irish sailing pair slip down rankings but remain well in contention for medal race
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are ranked 11th overall after a gruelling three-race day.
# Plain sailing
Dream Olympic start for Irish sailors Dickson and Waddilove with victory in first race
It’s been a perfect start for Ireland in the 49er class.
# sailing ahead
Ireland in the race to host America’s Cup in 2024
Cork Harbour is the proposed host venue after an initial assessment by the organisers in June.
# laser focus
Annalise Murphy improves in second race after slow start in Laser Radial sailing
The still conditions made it a tricky start for the Rio medalist.
# going to the games
Irish sailing team qualifies for Tokyo Olympics
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove booked their spot following a thrilling final fleet race at the 49er Olympic qualifier in Lanzarote.
# Contrasting Fortunes
Irish duo close in on Olympic place in Lanzarote, Lanigan-O'Keeffe falls short at World Cup
A day of mixed outcomes for Irish Tokyo 2021 hopefuls.
# Sailing
Team New Zealand stamp dominance with fourth America's Cup win
Peter Burling’s side seal 7-3 victory in front of huge crowds in Auckland.
Tips on handling the Covid-19 isolation from a solo sailor
Artist Pete Hogan has sailed solo around the world alone for long periods of time. He shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 lockdown and the isolation it has brought to many.
# Sailing
Annalise Murphy finishes 12th at World Championships in Melbourne
Ireland’s Olympic medallist fell out of the top 10 after receiving two yellow flag penalties on the final day.
# Plain sailing
Strong finish puts Annalise Murphy into medal contention at World Championships
Recovering from disqualification in the first race, a pair of second-place finishes have put Murphy in the mix ahead of tomorrow’s final day.
# shipping up
Annalise Murphy storms up to fifth overall as Aoife Hopkins also qualifies for Gold Fleet
A strong Wednesday saw Murphy break into the top five overall, with Howth’s Hopkins joining her in the Gold Fleet.
# into the storm
Annalise Murphy makes light of wild conditions to win Race Three of World Championships
The weather once again wreaked havoc on sailing in Melbourne, but it couldn’t stop the 2016 Olympic silver medallist.
# end of the line
Annalise Murphy quits 49erFX Olympic campaign after World Cup 'wake-up call'
The Olympic silver medalist and Katie Tingle have parted ways but remain lifelong friends.
# Interview
Icebergs, death and a tornado - The remarkable story of an Irishwoman who sailed around the world
Angela Heath reflects 30 years on from her momentous 167-day trip as part of the Maiden crew.
# 2020 vision
Murphy motivated to add to Olympic legacy across multiple classes
The Rio silver medallist is bidding to qualify for a third Games, but this time in a different event with team-mate Katie Tingle.
# tokyo drift
Tipperary sailor qualifies Ireland's first boat for 2020 Olympics
Aisling Keller and Aoife Hopkins were flying the flag at the world championships.
# Sailing
Disappointing finish puts Lynch's Tokyo 2020 ambitions on hold
The Irish sailor will have to wait until next April to secure his place at the Olympics.
# sailing along nicely
Ireland's Finn Lynch finishes fourth in storm-tossed conditions at Palma regatta
The Carlow native narrowly missed out on a podium place after an impressive performance.
# first and foremost
'Everything we need' - Big Olympic boost as top Irish sailors open the doors of their 'new home'
Rio medallist Annalise Murphy is among the 13 leading sailors based at the new facility in Dún Laoghaire.
# gregor mcguckin
Irish sailor safe after yacht damaged during Golden Globe Race
Gregor McGuckin is en route to help an Indian sailor who has a “severe back injury” and can’t walk.
# success
Joy for Irish teenage pair as they win gold at U23 49er Sailing World Championships
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove had a day to remember in Marseille.
# Sailing
Bronze for Ireland as 19-year-old Liam Glynn bags medal at World Championships in Poland
Ballyholme’s Liam Glynn is seeking to secure a place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
# Talent
The Irish teen sensation aiming to follow in Annalise Murphy's footsteps
19-year-old Aoife Hopkins on her dream of representing Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
# Courts
Sports fan who attacked man with baseball bat in row over Olympic sailing avoids prison sentence
Patrick O’Reilly became enraged when other drinkers in a Dublin pub began jeering him over his defence of the sport.
# funding boost
'It's all about sharing experiences': How this sailing group is helping addicts in recovery
Sailing into Wellness helps people with drug and alcohol problems to develop skills and build confidence through sailing each month.
# ultimate challenge
Dublin man attempting to sail around the world alone with no modern technology
Gregor McGuckin will take part in the Golden Globe Race in July.
# Pacific Ocean
US sailors and two dogs rescued after five months lost at sea
Jennifer Appel Tasha Fuiaba’s sailboat engine broke on 30 May and they have been stranded at sea since.
# Coolmine
Overcoming addiction with sailing: 'It's a way of life I never knew existed and better than any drug'
Coolmine clients who are currently recovering from addictions have sailed this week as part of a Voyage of Recovery programme.
# from rio to tokyo
'There's that small fear in the back of your head: what happens if I'm really bad?'
Annalise Murphy on life after Rio and what’s next for the Olympic silver medallist.
# Annalise Murphy
An Olympic hero will lead Dublin's St Patrick's Day parade
Murphy said the appointment was an honour.
# jumping ship
Irish Olympic sailor Saskia Tidey switches to Team GB ahead of Tokyo 2020
Having represented Ireland at Rio, she qualifies to race for Britain through her father.
# Sailing
'If I don't laugh, I'll cry' - Irish sailor O'Coineen dismasts on Vendee Globe
The Irishman was positioned 6,600 nautical miles behind the French leader.