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Today was the final day of racing for Annalise Murphy at the Laser Radial World Championships in Germany. Racing was postponed for three hours as there was barely any wind. Later a sea breeze came in and there were six to eight knots for the first race and ten to twelve knots for the second. She finished the week with a 33rd and a 55th which left her 25th overall.  ISA Performance Director commented "This was a tough week for Annalise. A poor start on day one meant it was always going to be an uphill battle. Between now and the Olympics there is plenty of work to do".

All results are provisional

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Today was the final day of racing for Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan at the 470 World Championships in Barcelona. They finished the week with their best result of the championship, a 4th which left them 24th overall. ISA Performance Director commented "It has been a really solid week for the guys, this gives them a strong platform to push on from".
 
Annalise Murphy placed 64th and 33rd today at the penultimate day of racing  at the Laser Radial World Championships in Germany. She sits 16th overall. The final day of racing tomorrow will decide the podium winners. 

All results are provisional

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Annalise Murphy placed 9th and 21st in the Gold Fleet today at the Laser Radial World Championships in Germany. She remains 15th overall. She will battle it out in tomorrow’s races for a spot in Sunday’s medal race where the top 10 sailors will compete for the podium. ISA Performance Director stated "The medal race is within striking distance but it will require a special day tomorrow to get there ".
 
Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan sailed a further two races today at the 470 World Championships in Barcelona. They had a 27th and a 29th which leaves them 25th overall with one final race tomorrow. However they have not made the top 10 so will not compete in tomorrow’s medal race.
 
The final day of racing for Ross Hamilton at the Finn World Championships in Cornwall was cancelled. The winds barely reached 2 knots so the championship ended without the final fleet race or medal race being sailed. Hamilton finished 48th overall, a new personal best for him at a world championship. 
         
All results are provisional

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Annalise Murphy had another extremely successful day at the Laser Radial World Championships in Germany. She placed 1st and 2nd in her two races of the day, repeating yesterday’s results. She moves up from 27th to 15th overall. Racing continues until Saturday with the top 10 progressing to the medal race on Sunday. ISA Performance Director commented "well she is certainly proving the new boat from Providence is not slow. There is still a lot of sailing to be done but it is very encouraging to see Annalise back winning races".

Meanwhile fellow Providence Resources ISA Sailing Team members, Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan were back on the water today in Barcelona at the 470 World Championships in They remain 23rd  overall having placed 23rd and 19th today. They will continue at the competition until the final series race and medal race on Saturday.

Racing continued again for Ross Hamilton at the Finn World Championships in Cornwall. The sailors completed three races today before the final fleet race and medal race tomorrow. Hamilton had a 50th, 56th and 46thwhich leaves him 48th overall. Unfortunately this will not be enough for him to qualify for the 2102 Olympics but the experience gained in this cycle will prove invaluable for Rio 2016.
         
All results are provisional

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In Germany at the Laser Radial World Championships, Annalise Murphy had a triumphant second day on the water. She finished 1st and 2nd in her two races which puts her at 27th overall. Racing continues until Saturday with the top 10 progressing to the medal race on Sunday.

The newest additions to the Providence Resources ISA Sailing Team, Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan continued racing today at the 470 World Championships in Barcelona. It was a tricky day for the pair with unstable winds across the course. They placed 20th and 24th in their two races leaving them 22nd overall.

Racing was postponed today at the Finn World Championships due to fluctuating winds. Event organisers will be under pressure to run three races tomorrow before the final fleet race and medal race on Friday. Ross Hamilton still has an outside chance of qualifying for the Olympics. At 49th overall, he is currently the 10th nation eligible with the top 6 claiming a spot at the Games.
          
All results are provisional

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Irish sailors Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan have qualified for London 2012. The pair are currently sailing at the 470 World Championships in Barcelona where an additional 7 nation places are up for grabs in addition to the 20 that were allocated in 2011. They currently lie 24th overall on Day 3 following a 10th and a 13th in their two races today. The 95 boats have now split into gold, silver and bronze fleets. Owens and Flanigan are in the gold fleet and with the guarantee that they cannot fall lower than the 7th required nation thus securing their place in the Games.
 
James O’Callaghan, ISA Performance Director remarks “Ger and Scott fully deserve this. They sailed a great qualifying series to secure qualification early. It means we now have a 5 boat Irish team going to London which is a great achievement“.
 
Day 3 in Cornwall at the Finn World Championships and Ross Hamilton moves up 4 places to 49th overall in the fleet of 94 boats. Hamilton had a steady day with a 41st and a 47th, improving on his results from yesterday. Racing continues tomorrow as he continues his battle for Olympic qualification.
 
Meanwhile Annalise Murphy began racing today at the Laser Radial Worlds Championships in Travemunde, Germany. She has had a difficult start to her regatta with a collision at the start of the first race and a mid fleet result in the second race. Results not available at the time of issue.
 
All results are provisional.

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Olympic hopefuls Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan had another positive day during Day 2 of the 470 World Championships in Barcelona. Conditions proved for some fast sailing with 16 – 18 knots of wind. The pair recovered well following some poor first mark roundings to score 11, 9 and 10 in the three races of the day. The 94 boats in the championship will have two more races tomorrow before they split the fleet. An additional 7 nation places are up for grabs in addition to the 20 that were allocated in 2011. This event serves as the last opportunity to qualify for London 2012.
 
In Cornwall another Irish sailor, Ross Hamilton, is also competing at Day 2 of his Olympic qualification. Hamilton is sailing in the Finn class and has placed 45th and 58th in his two races of the day. He currently lies 53rd overall.
 
Having already qualified for the Olympics, Annalise Murphy will begin sailing at the Laser Radial World Championships in Travemunde, Germany tomorrow.
 
All results are provisional.

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Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan commenced their campaign today for Olympic qualification at the 470 World Championships in Barcelona.

Racing was postponed for most of the day as winds were very light but late afternoon saw all fleets finishing one race each and Owens and Flanigan finished in 5th place giving them a good start to their qualifying event.

There are 7 nation places left at the World Championships and this is the final qualifying event.

Ross Hamilton also began his bid for Olympic qualification at the Finn World Championships in Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. He stays in the middle of the 94 boat fleet with a 73 and a 40. 

Three of the Providence Resources Irish sailing teams, Peter O’Leary & David Burrows (Star), Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern (49er) and Annalise Murphy (Laser Radial) qualified in Perth in December 2011. Last week James Espey qualified in the Laser class at the World Championships in Germany.

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