Annalise Murphy





Laser Radial


Rathfarnham, Co Dublin


Tokyo is the third Olympics for Annalise. She came agonisingly close to a medal when she finished fourth in London 2012 but bounced back by winning silver in Rio 2016. That was the culmination of years of hard work and success. Annalise was 8th at the 2009 World Championships and sixth at Worlds in 2011. After her Olympic heartbreak of 2012 she had also won the European title in 2013. She took time out in 2017-2018 to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017- 2018. After enjoying being part of a crew, she competed with Katie Tingle in the 49er FX before returned to Laser Radial in January 2020, going on to finish 12th at the 2020 World Championships. Rory Fitzpatrick, who has coached all of her Olympic campaigns, is also an Olympian. He competed in Laser at Athens 2014.


Robert Dickson

Robert DicksonSAILING BIOGRAPHY Robert first sailed for fun on Lough Ree, joined Sutton Dinghy Club and then moved to Howth while Seán started his sailing in Skerries Sailing Club. During Transition Year in secondary school they joined a French club (La Rochelle) to train in the 420 dinghy before progressing to the Olympic class 49er [...]

Sean Waddilove

Sean WaddiloveSAILING BIOGRAPHY Sean studies Sports Science and Health in DCU, Robert studies International Business and Languages at DIT, both on scholarships. Their coach Matt McGovern is a two-time Olympian (2012 and 2016) who finished 14th in the 49er fleet in London. OTHER SAILING ATHLETES{{ vc_btn: title=SEE+ALL+ATHLETES&style=outline-custom&outline_custom_color=%2300ed00&outline_custom_hover_background=%23ffffff&outline_custom_hover_text=%23001136&shape=square&link=url%3A%252Fathletes-list%252F&css=.vc_custom_1677079573058%7Bmargin-top%3A+10px+%21important%3Bmargin-left%3A+0px+%21important%3B%7D&el_class=see-all-athletes }} SAILING NEWS{{ vc_btn: title=SEE+ALL+NEWS&style=outline-custom&outline_custom_color=%23001236&outline_custom_hover_background=%23001236&outline_custom_hover_text=%23ffffff&shape=square&link=url%3A%252Flatest-news%252Fall-news%252F&css=.vc_custom_1677079610613%7Bmargin-top%3A+10px+%21important%3Bmargin-left%3A+0px+%21important%3B%7D&el_class=see-all-news }} Irish Sailor [...]


Irish Sailor Eve McMahon selected to take part in the Olympic Torch Relay in Marseille

Celebrations are about to get underway in Marseille, France today (8 May) as the city prepares for the arrival of the Olympic flame to French soil. Irish sailor, and Team Ireland Paris Scholar, Eve McMahon, has been selected by the French Embassy in Ireland as the Irish representative to participate in the Olympic Torch Relay [...]

Strong Irish Team For World Cup Series in Palma de Mallorca

The 53rd edition of the Trofeo Princess Sofia is set to start today, Friday 29 March, with more than 800 boats and 1,100 sailors from 75 countries taking part in the Bay of Palma, Mallorca, Spain. The racing will run from April 1until April 6 and will feature Irish sailors aiming for the Paris,Olympic Games later in the summer [...]

Bronze for Finn Lynch in European Championships

Bronze medal for Ireland’s Finn Lynch at European Championships in Greece Finn Lynch (National Yacht Club) has won the Bronze medal at the ILCA European Championships at Athens today (Friday 23rd February 2024) after a three-race final day that ended a weather-hit event.   The Carlow sailor had a consistent day of top ten results […]

Sail Of The Century | Moscow 1980

Up until 1980 just 21 men had represented Ireland in Olympic sailing (women-only events were not introduced until 1988) so the silver medal won by David Wilkins and James Wilkinson in the Flying Dutchman class proved a pivotal moment for our island nation.Wilkins (from Malahide) was the first Irishman to compete in five Olympic Games [...]

Performance Round Up – November

Catch up on the latest results of Team Ireland athletes throughout the month of November! Men's Skiff Qualify For Paris 2024 After six days battling light winds off Portugal's Algarve coast, Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove have won the single nation place for the Paris 2024 Olympics at this year's 49er European Championship. The place in the [...]

Olympic Qualification opportunity in Portugal for Irish Sailors

One nation place for the Paris 2024 Olympics in the Men’s Skiff event will be decided this week at the 49er European Championship in Portugal (Vilamoura, November 8th -n13th) where two Irish crews will be in action.   Robert Dickson (Howth Yacht Club) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) missed qualification by one place at […]

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