Annalise Murphy will start racing in Florida today at her first competitive event since the London Olympics, beginning her four year campaign to Rio 2016.
The 22 year old is competing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami on Biscayne Bay where 300 of the world’s best sailors, representing 35 countries, will compete across six classes over the six day regatta.
Annalise will face competition from three of the world’s top Radial sailors in the 29 boat fleet including four-time Olympian Tatiana Drozdovskaya (BLR), 2012 Olympic rival Paige Railey (USA) and Finland’s Tuula Tenkanen who is ranked 5th in the world.
Marking the mid-point in her winter training programme, Annalise will use this event to sharpen her race skills ahead of the Laser European Championships, the main target for the 2013 season, which will be held in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin in September.
Commenting from Miami, Annalise remarked “I am just getting back into training after taking a long break. All my plans for the next four years start here and it’s great to do it in Miami.”