Annalise Murphy:  may face the prospect of a trial even though she won a Laser Radial nation place at last year’s ISAF World Cup in Spain. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Only one athlete per country can compete at August event

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy - seventh overall at Miami Olympic classes regatta. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

She finished second in Saturday’s medal race at first ISAF World Cup regatta of 2015

Laser sailor Annalise Murphy leads Irish hopes at the Miami Olympic classes regatta

Helmswoman gets into position to qualify for Rio Olympic Games

Alex Thomson, skipper of Hugo Boss, dismasted off Brazil.

Proposals see governing body taking fresh approach to better serve clubs and sailors

Irish crew members of the Breakthrough,  Kenneth and Alexander Rumball Catherine Halpin and Barry Hurley

The Irish offshore sailor admitted to having ‘mixed feelings’ about the 11th-place result

 Wild Oats XI, the seven-time line honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race passes the ‘Organ Pipes’ cliff face off the New South Wales coast. Photograph: Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex

Cobh’s Barry Hurley returns for third successive race as co-skipper on Breakthrough

 Dublin sailor Michael Boyd, pictured at the Fastnet Rock, has been elected Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), only the second ever Irish sailor to lead the British club.

Royal Irish Yacht Club sailor only the second Irish man appointed to the role in RORC’s 89-year history

Liam Shanahan sails with five of his children on the 35-foot J/109 cruiser-racer Ruth.

DBSC Cup and Trophy winners and results for 2014

ISA president David Lovegrove has major issues to confront, not least the loss of so many members in recession

Association president promised reform on taking office six months ago

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