Club member Katie Tingle has joined Annalise Murphy in a bid to qualify for the Toyko 2020 Olympics in the 49erFX skiff class. Katie has huge dinghy experience and has won the Irish Optimist Championships and is an experienced 420 sailor. Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise has quit the Laser Radial dinghy to launch this campaign for the Tokyo Olympics.
Katie will take a break from her teaching career to commit fully to this campaign over the next eighteen months and will be training daily once Annalise has return from her Volvo Ocean Race experience on ‘Turn the Tide on Plastics’. Katie’s family have an X34, ‘Alpaca’, that races regularly in Cork Harbour in our Club Keelboat leagues and I am sure her parents Deirdre & Paul and siblings Julie & Jamie are extremely supportive of her decision. Best of Luck from everyone here at the Club.