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Irish Sailing Association

The Irish Sailing Association known as Irish Sailing, is the national governing body for sailing and windsurfing in Ireland. The association's aim is to develop and promote sailing in Ireland, for all ages. Irish Sailing accepts membership both from sailing individuals across Ireland. Irish Sailing co-ordinates the training courses across Ireland in the following areas: Dinghy. Irish Sailing administers sail and yacht racing across Ireland, including the following: ECHO & IRC handicaps, it looks after Irish involvement in International racing. See Category:Irish sailors See Category:Olympic sailors of Ireland History of Irish Olympic Sailing 1948 – London Firefly: Jimmy Mooney Swallow: Alf Delany, Hugh Allen Reserve: D St J Sullivan Management: Billy Mooney, Errol McNally 1952 – Helsinki Finn: Alf Delany 1956 – Melbourne Finn: J. Somers Payne 1960 – Rome Flying Dutchman: Johnny Hooper, Peter Gray Dragon: Jimmy Mooney, David Ryder, Robin Benson Finn Class: J. Somers Payne Reserve: Neil Hegarty Management: Clayton Love Jnr, Alf Delany Boatman: Jimmy Miller 1964 – Tokyo Dragon: Eddie Kelliher, Harry Maguire, Rob Dalton Finn: Johnny Hooper Manager: Leo Flanagan 1968 – Mexico City – Sailing in Acapulco No competitors 1972 – Munich – Sailing in Kiel Tempest: David Wilkins, Sean Whitaker Dragon: Robin Hennessy, Harry Byrne, Owen Delany Finn: KevinMcLaverty Flying Dutchman: Harold Cudmore, Richard O'Shea Reserves: Curly Morris, Joe McMenamin Management: Peter Gray, Ken Ryan, Kare Brevik 1976 – Montreal – Sailing in Kingston 470: Robert Dix, Peter Dix Flying Dutchman: Barry O'Neill, Jamie Wilkinson Tempest: David Wilkins, Derek Jago Management: Ken Ryan, Jock Smith 1980 – Moscow – Sailing in Tallinn SILVER MEDAL Flying Dutchman: David Wilkins, Jamie Wilkinson Management: Michael Maguire, Tom Clancy 1984 – Los Angeles Finn: Bill O'Hara Management: Mick Wallace 1988 – Seoul – Sailing in Pusan Finn: Bill O'Hara Flying Dutchman: David Wilkins, Peter Kennedy 470: Cathy MacAleavy, Aisling Byrne Reserves: Maeve McNally, Conrad Simpson Management: Michael Wallace, Con Murphy 1992 – Barcelona Europe: Denise Lyttle Flying Dutchman: David Wilkins, Peter Kennedy Star: Mark Mansfield, Tom McWilliam Reserves: Denis E O'Sullivan, Conrad Simpson Management: Michael Wallace, Mark Lyttle, Trevor Millar 1996 – Atlanta – Sailing in Savannah Laser – Mark Lyttle Europe – Aisling Bowman Finn – John Driscoll Star – Mark Mansfield & David Burrows 470 – Denise Lyttle & Louise Cole SolingMarshall King, Dan O'Grady & Garrett Connolly Management – Derek Jago, Paddy Boyd, Anne Blaney and Bill O'Hara 2000 – Sydney Europe – Maria Coleman Finn – David Burrows Star – Mark Mansfield & David O'Brien Management – Bill O'Hara, James Hynes, Garrett Connolly, Paddy Boyd, Anne Blaney 2004 – Athens Europe – Maria Coleman Finn – David Burrows Star – Mark Mansfield & Killian Collins 49erTom Fitzpatrick & Fraser Brown 470 – Gerald Owens & Ross Killian Laser – Rory Fitzpatrick Management – Garrett Connolly 2008 – Qingdao Star – Peter O'Leary & Stephen Milne Finn – Tim Goodbody Laser RadialCiara Peelo 470 – Gerald Owens & Phil Lawton Management – James O'Callaghan 2012 – Weymouth Star – Peter O'Leary & David Burrows 49er – Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern Laser Radial – Annalise Murphy Laser – James Espey 470 – Gerald Owens & Scott Flanigan Management – James O'Callaghan2016 – Rio Laser Radial Womens – Annalise Murphy - WON SILVER MEDAL 49er – Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern 49erFX – Andrea Brewster & Saskia Tidey Laser Standard Mens – Finn Lynch Paralympian Sonar - John Twomey, Ian Costello & Austin O'Carroll Management – James O'Callaghan See Category:Irish sailors See Category:Yacht clubs in Ireland Irish Sailing Association

Besson H-5

The Besson H-5 was a French transport quadruplane flying boat designed by the Marcel Besson company of Boulogne. The only H-5 was damaged and development was abandoned; the HB.5 started development as an open-sea reconnaissance/bombing flying-boat, but it was completed as a 20-seat passenger transport flying-boat. Described as grotesque it had two sets of staggered biplane wings with an unusual X-type bracing and a biplane tail with triple fins and rudders. Powered by four Salmson 9Z radial engines that were located in tandem pairs in line with the third mainplane; the H-5 had a conventional fuselage on a three-ply mahogany boat hull, which had 24 watertight compartments. The H-5 was tested from the St Raphael naval air station in 1922 and proved to be stable with little vibration. After a few test flights the H-5 was accidentally damaged and development was abandoned. Data from The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Aircraft, Jane's all the World's Aircraft 1924General characteristics Crew: 5 Capacity: 20 passengers Length: 22.0 m Wingspan: 29.00 m Height: 6.5 m Wing area: 255 m2 Empty weight: 5,500 kg Max takeoff weight: 10,000 kg Fuel capacity: 1,800 l Powerplant: 4 × Salmson 9Z water-cooled radial piston engine, 190 kW each Propellers: 2-bladed fixed-pitch tractor and pusher propellersPerformance Maximum speed: 168 km/h Range: 900 km Service ceiling: 3,500 m Related lists List of seaplanes and amphibious aircraft