Racing has begun in Miami for the seven Irish sailors competing in the 2012 Rolex Miami OCR ISAF Sailing World Cup Regatta which will conclude this Saturday the 28th.
The Irish Star class duo, Peter O’Leary and David Burrows, settled in to the Florida waters with a 10th and a 12th in their two races of the day putting them 11th overall. Meanwhile in the Laser Radial class, fellow ISA Olympic Squad member Annalise Murphy concluded her first day amongst the 60 boat fleet in 13th overall having secured a 17th and a 19th in her two races of the day.
Independent non-carded sailor James Espey got off to a consistent start in the largest of the classes, the 78 boat Laser fleet. He sits just outside the top 10 at 11th overall having finished 12th in both of his races of the day.
Also competing are the Irish Paralympic sailors John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello in the Sonar class. The trio lie in the middle of the 11 boat fleet at 6th overall following a 9th and a 4th in their two races.