Aerial view of the fleet during the in-port race in Alicante. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images)

When the brand new Volvo Ocean Race yachts slip out of the bay of Alicante this afternoon, Ian Walker will breath a sigh of relief as the nightmare st(...)

 The fleet during the in-port race in Alicante, Spain. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. The route spans some 39,379 nautical miles and 10 ports in as many countries. Photograph:  David Ramos/Volvo Ocean Race/Getty Images

Dongfeng Race Team French offshore sailor Charles leads a team that includes six “rookie” Chinese sailors who follow Guo Chuan’s lead when he sailed o(...)

800 sailors and 115 boats competed for the five national titles  in this year’s ICRA Championships at Dun Laoghaire. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

Fixtures congestion and persuading racing crews to travel to away venues remain central issues for the Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s annual confe(...)

Barely 10 years ago, the remaining fleet of classic Dublin Bay 24-footers departed Irish waters for a new life in the South of France where a major p(...)

Former ISA pathway campaigner turned offshore sailor and dinghy coach Ben Lynch. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

August has been a busy month for championship events at home and abroad, especially regarding the “performance pathway” that feeds the elite sailing p(...)

Kerry yachtsman Damian Foxall is competing on MOD70 trimaran Oman Sail with Sidney Gavignet.

When it comes to bucket lists and sailing, distance races such as the Fastnet, Sydney to Hobart and Newport to Bermuda are often cited as “must-do” e(...)

 The Irish Cruiser Racing Association team, comprising the crews of Antix, Catapult and Quokka 8, winners of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup at Cowes. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After a week of light winds and a mix of inshore and offshore racing, Ireland’s team of three boats lifted the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup on Sat(...)

 The start of race four with Ireland’s Antix in a clear position in the middle of the fleet on the fifth day of racing in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup at Cowes. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Ireland’s Commodores’ Cup team emerged from yesterday’s three races with a commanding 99.5-point lead after a tricky day on The Solent in light winds (...)

Competitors jockey for position  in the Laser European and World Sailing Championships at Dun Laoghaire last summer.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The outcome of the board of the Irish Sailing Association’s focus on the structures and delivery of the sport is expected soon – perhaps in a matter (...)

Irish double-Olympian Peter O’Leary (centre) trimming the gennaker on Catapult on the fourth day of racing in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup at Cowes. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

The summer conditions on the south coast of Britain are playing havoc with the racing schedule for the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup as light winds (...)