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Murphy second at World Cup Regatta
28 Jan 2015 15:03
Annalise Murphy is currently second overall after the opening two days’ sailing at the World Cup Regatta in Miami.
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The Irish Olympian showed great form on the opening day to post two second-place finishes in the Laser Radial class, followed up by two top-five finishes on day two of the Florida event.
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Dun Laoghaire sailor Murphy, who finished fourth at the London Olympics in 2012, coped tremendously in the tricky conditions at the Miami venue on Tuesday to secure a fifth-place finish in the opening race, followed by an impressive third-place in the second race of the day.
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The results see Murphy progress to the Gold Fleet for the remainder of the World Cup event as she sits just two points off leader Anne-Marie Rindom of Denmark.
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Up-and coming-Irish prospect Finn Lynch is best of the Irish trio in the men’s Laser, sitting in 39th place, ahead of Olympian James Espey in 51st and 97th-place Darragh O'Sullivan.
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Rio hopefuls Saskia Tidey and Andrea Brewster are 25th in the 49erFX class, while Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern lie 32nd in the 49er competition.
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