Dubliner Annalise Murphy has made a good start to her bid to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics.

The World Championships started today and Murphy won the second race in the Laser Radial class having placed 30th in the opening event.

She is lying in 26th place overall after the first day. Murphy’s event finishes on Sunday but the Regatta runs until 18 December and the top 29 Nations in her fleet qualify for London.