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Ireland's Annalise Murphy secures Laser Radial European title

The 23-year-old’s finishes of second, third and first in today’s final three races confirmed her triumph.

Annalise Murphy (file pic).
Annalise Murphy (file pic).

IRELAND’S ANNALISE MURPHY was this afternoon confirmed as the 2013 Laser Radial European champion.

The 23-year-old’s finishes of second, third and first in today’s final three races on Dublin Bay ensured she won the regatta in impressive fashion.

Murphy ultimately triumphed by a considerable margin of 17 points, ahead of Marit Bouwmeester of Holland and Britain’s Alison Young.

It completed a phenomenal run of eight wins out of ten starts overall for the Irish sailor.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Finn Lynch from Carlow took the 2013 U21 Men’s Laser Radial title.

He also secured bronze in the overall World Championship and silver in the European Championship.

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