Sailing News

Sailing success at World Cup

May 30, 2011
ISAF World Cup regatta in Holland

Introduction to Sailing

January 1, 2010
Sailing competition is run in different classes, or types of boats. In any race, only boats of the same class compete against each other. The classes used in the Olympic Games are known as ‘one-design’, meaning they are built the same to strict rules, so no competitor has a design advantage over another with their boat. The classes of boats used in the Olympic Games are single-handed, double-handed or three-person and can be either women’s, men’s or open disciplines. The International Sailing Federation selects the classes for each Olympic Games and the classes do, and have changed over the years. For contact details of Irish Sailing Association please click on Full story

Star keelboat rivalry continues in 2012 Olympiad

October 16, 2009
Irish Sailing's Star Keelboat rivalry continues during the 2012 Olympiad. Royal Cork's Peter O'Leary plans to get his bid on track again for London 2012 after his split up with fellow 2008 Olympian Tim Goodbody, after this years World Championships.

Laser Radial World success in Japan

October 14, 2009
Annalise Murphy has produced Ireland’s first top-10 result at an Olympic class world championships in six years to provide a much-needed boost to Irish sailing chances in London 2012.

Ireland's second Europa Cup Win: Denmark 2009

June 15, 2009
Despite a black flag in the penultimate race, Dun Laoghaire sailor Matty O'Dowd has clinched his first Laser Radial Europa Cup win in Denmark, just one month before he heads to the ISAF Youth Worlds in Brazil. The victory is Ireland’s second consecutive Europa Cup win on the trot following the win by Annalise Murphy in Europa Cup Netherlands.

Sailing announces key appointments for 2012 Olympics

March 20, 2009
The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) became the first world governing body to announce the technical officials for the 2012 Olympics.

Max Treacy & Anthony Shanks qualify in Star class

April 18, 2008
The Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami was the scene of a great day for Irish sailing. Max Treacy & Anthony Shanks clinched a nation place for Ireland in the Star Class at the 2008 Beijing Games with another excellent performance at the Star World Championships.Ireland will now be represented in 4 of the 11 categories at the 2008 Olympic Games: Star, Finn, Laser Radial and 470. Four years ago the ISA set a target of 4 boats for Beijing and it is a great achievement to reach that goal.

Peelo secures an Olympic place for Ireland

March 20, 2008
Ciara Peelo secured an Olympic place for Ireland at the Olympic Regatta in New Zealand.

ISA announce team to compete in chinese Pre-Olympic Test Regatta

May 25, 2007
The ISA today announced eight sailors who will compete at the Pre-Olympic Regatta in Qingdao, China from 9th – 24th August 2007. Two further boat crews have yet to be confirmed.



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