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One of our favourite Irish sailors, Annalise Murphy (28) has completed her first ever round-the-world expedition in the iconic 45,000-mile Volvo Ocean Race.
Despite coming last (seventh place), it is still a monumental achievement for the two time Olympian. She told the Irish Times, “Even though I’ve wanted this to be over, I’m sad that it’s over; it’s a strange feeling and you forget all about the lack of sleep.”
She was a crew member on the Turn the Tide on Plastic team skippered by veteran British yachtswoman Dee Caffari. Over the past nine months, the Rathfarnham local along with the rest of the crew attempted to raise awareness of plastic in our oceans.
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On Monday she tweeted, “We did it! One year ago I had never sailed offshore! Now I’ve just finished racing around the world.”
Annalise wrote a diary of her account for the Irish Times, which you can read on the Irish Times website.
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By Orla O'Muiri
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