Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove, Olympic 49er Sailors
While Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove enjoyed a welcome final-day score, it wasn’t enough to lift them from 25th place in the Gold fleet
After a disappointing week for both Irish crews competing at 49er World Championship in Lanzarote a final-race second place on Sunday (10 March) for Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove was a welcome early season morale boost. After a clean start,…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove remain in 25th place overnight after a challenging first day in the 49er Worlds Gold fleet in Lanzarote
Tricky wind conditions have exposed a weakness for the leading Irish crew competing at 49er World Championship in Lanzarote on Friday (8 March). Competing in the Gold fleet final round, Robert Dickson (Howth Yacht Club) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing…
Dublin sailors Robert Dickson (right) and Sean Waddilove are in 25th place (subject to protests) after the third day of racing at the 49er World Championships in Lanzarote
Irish sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have put their best foot forward at the 49er World Championship in Lanzarote. The duo is on the brink of qualifying for Gold fleet after the end of the nine-race qualification round on…
Dublin sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have moved up to 18th overall after the second day of racing at the 49er World Championships in Lanzarote
Dublin sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove made a strong start on the second day of racing at the 49er World Championship in Lanzarote, Spain on Wednesday. Despite challenging conditions, including an unstable northerly wind, the duo managed to score…
The “Fingal Flyers” Rob Dickson of Howth (and other clubs) with Sean Waddilove of Skerries
The “Fingal Flyers” Rob Dickson of Howth (and other clubs) with Sean Waddilove of Skerries brightened sailing spirits in the gloomiest month of the year, with an absolutely stellar performance in the Olympic 49er Euros 2023 at Vilamoura in Portugal.…
Robert Dickson (Howth Yacht Club) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) won the single Paris 2024 Nation qualification place at this week's 49er Europeans in Portugal
Ireland has taken the single Paris 2024 Olympic berth after today’s 49er Europen Championships medal race was cancelled in Vilamoura due to lack of wind. Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove led the five nation fight for the single place on offer…
Ireland's Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are holding a top ten place as the 49er European Championships (Vilamoura, Portugal, Sunday 12th November 2023) enters its final on Monday with a Paris 2024 place at stake
There will be a tight finish to Monday's battle for the single European qualification spot on offer at the 49er European Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal. After 12 races since last Wednesday, in some difficult light air conditions, Ireland and Italy…
Ireland's Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove finish a race at the 49er European Championships. The Dubliners shot up the leaderboard at the 49er European Championships to lead the race for the single Olympic berth available at the championships
Ireland has passed out Belgium in the Olympic race for the single Paris berth available at the 49er European Championships in Vilamoura. On the first day of gold fleet racing, Ireland's Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove improved from 13th to…
On another day of rain and very light winds in the qualification round of the 49er European Championships (Vilamoura, Portugal, Thursday 9th November 2023), Paris 2024 hopefuls Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove delivered their best day and are through to the Gold fleet for the final round
Ireland's Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove survived the scramble to stay in the gold fleet qualification battle at the light air 49er Europeans Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal today. For the five teams (including Ireland) in the battle for the sole…
Close competition - Finland's Oskari Muhonen and Edvard Bremer are currently 30th overall alongside 18th-placed Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove at the light air  49er European Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal
Paris 2024 hopefuls Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove have been performing consistently well at the 49er European Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal. However, with the competition reaching its halfway stage, the Dublin pair need to deliver a strong set of results…
Irish sailors Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove sailing in Vilamoura
In Vilamoura, Portugal, on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, despite light and fickle wind conditions, Irish sailors Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove made a strong start to the 49er European Championships. The Howth and Skerries pair made a clean start to…
Robert Dickson (Howth Yacht Club) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries Sailing Club) missed the Paris 2024 Nation qualification by one place in The Hague but will try for the single place on offer at this week's 49er Europeans in Portugal
Having missed Paris 2024 Olympic qualification at the first opportunity at the Sailing World Championships in August, two Irish crews are vying for the one nation place on offer at the 49er European Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal. Racing from this Wednesday, November 8th, until…
49er sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have missed their first chance at Olympic Nation Qualification but have two more opportunities to make the Olympic Games startline
There was bitter disappointment at the Allianz Sailing World Championships at The Hague today after Tokyo 2020 Olympians Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove missed the first chance of Olympic Nation Qualification for Paris 2024 in the Mens Skiff discipline. The Howth…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove racing in the men's skiff 49er class at the Allianz Sailing World Championships, are seeking one of ten Paris 2024 berths on offer this week
Solid performances from Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove in the men's skiff 49er class at the Allianz Sailing World Championships at The Hague are needed on Wednesday if the Irish Tokyo 2020 representatives are to retain their top ten place, a…
Irish 49er sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have secured a spot in the Gold fleet at the Allianz Sailing World Championships in The Hague
Tokyo 2020 Olympians Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have secured a spot in the Gold fleet at the Allianz Sailing World Championships in The Hague, Netherlands, bringing them one step closer to Paris 2024 Olympic qualification. The duo from Howth…
Ireland's 49er pair Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are in an Olympic Qualification position after six races sailed at The Hague in The Netherlands the venue for the 2023 Allianz Sailing World Championships from 11th to 20th August 2023
Ireland's 49er pair Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have had a Super Saturday at the World Sailing Championships in The Hague, their 1, 3, 2 results scored pulling them into fifth overall and keeping Paris 2024 Olympic Qualification plans on…

Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove, Tokyo Olympic 49er Sailors 

Dublin dinghy sailors Robert Dickson of Howth Yacht Club and Sean Waddilove of Skerries Sailing Club achieved their goal of representing Ireland in the 49er class, almost six years to the day after first setting foot in a 49er skiff at their home club of Howth Yacht Club in County Dublin in 2015.

The voyage was a magnificent one becoming U23 World champions in 2018 before out sailing rivals double Olympian Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle in some style for selection in Lanzarote in March 2021 to win the last European Olympic place for Tokyo.

Follow their progress here.