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    East Pier Dun Laoighaire
    County Dublin, Ireland

    Latitude       53° 17.635’ N
    Longitude   06° 07.770’ W

Congratulations Annalise



The news that Ireland’s 2016 Rio Olympics silver medal-winner, sailor Annalise Murphy, has been selected to represent Ireland in the Laser Radial class at the forthcoming 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo has been warmly welcomed by the National Yacht Club and her long term sponsor, Mercedes-Benz.

National Yacht Club Commodore, Martin McCarthy said: “Annalise is a wonderful ambassador for her Country, Club and Sport. She has proven that she can win at the very highest level and when she wins she shares her time generously with fans and supporters all over the country. She has been a member of the National YC since the age of 8 and is an inspiration to all the young sailors partaking in youth sailing all over Ireland.” 

Remembered for supporting preparations by the young Irish sailor in the years leading up to her success in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics – an arrangement that saw Mercedes-Benz in Ireland secure its position as the only vehicle manufacturer supporting her bid for Olympic glory – the company renewed their backing for Annalise last year.

Supplied with a new, top-of-the-range X-Class pickup under a renewed sponsorship arrangement, this latest support from Mercedes-Benz will, Mercedes Head of Commercial Vehicle Sales, Fergus Conheady hopes, “provide the platform for another medal-winning performance by Annalise”. Fitted out with features fit for an Olympic star, the 190hp X-Class is finished in the now familiar yet eye-catching Kabara black, silver and grey livery similar to that on her previous Mercedes-Benz Vito Mixto van.