Tom O’Mahony’s Loch Greine from the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Martin Lane’s Chatterbox from Schull Harbour Sailing Club racing past the Fastnet Rock lighthouse off the coast of West Cork during the third day of Calves Week. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

So we don’t have idyllic summer weather in Ireland this year, so far, again. Even the most optimistic sailor is likely to be turned off by gales and(...)

Ireland single-hander Annalise Murphy lies 20th overall at the Laser Redial European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. Photograph: David Branigan.

A cursory glance at the current standings for the Laser Radial European Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, this week doesn’t offer much Irish interest (...)

In the end, it was a regatta of two halves, the first with more wind than many were accustomed to and the second, well, that was somewhat more familia(...)

Boats in Dublin Bay compete in the Dun Laoghaire Regatta where winds caused the postponement of some classes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

If Dublin Bay once had a reputation as a light airs sailing venue in mid-July, that moniker has been well and truly trounced after two days of hard(...)

Huff of Arklow sails out of Dún Laoghaire harbour 65 years on from her yacht racing debut. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

The 409-strong fleet in the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta sailed out on Dublin Bay yesterday, but only one boat will eventually emerge overall winner (...)

After a testing four-day series at Kinsale Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club reigned supreme on Saturday at the annual ICRA National Championships held as(...)

Howth YC entry Fusion at the front of the Division 3 fleet off the Kinsale coast on Day Three of the ICRA Sovereigns Cup. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

Fresh winds and clear skies brought champagne sailing conditions to Kinsale for the ICRA Nationals Sovereigns Cup though the bubbly stuff was far fro(...)

Andy Williams’ Keronimo from Plymouth shortly before retiring from the first race on day two  of the ICRA Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale. David Branigan/Oceansport

A turnout of 109 entries at this week’s ICRA National Championship and Sovereigns Cup marks a healthy 15 per cent increase in fleet size compared to t(...)

Howth boats are leading the way at the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Howth boats dominate half the classes competing in the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup at the start of day two on Thursday morning at Kinsale Yacht (...)

Cork sailor Justin Slattery was a member of the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crew in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: Frank Miller.

As the 39,000 nautical-mile Volvo Ocean Race draws to a close with Ian Walker’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing the unbeatable overall leader, lessons learne(...)