Record-breaking Phaedo passes Fastnet Rock lighthouse off west Cork last August. photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

The addition of a multihull class to the forthcoming Volvo Round Ireland Race is starting to gain traction following the announcement that multiple r(...)

In a promising result for the ISA Pathway programme, Lough Derg’s Aisling Keller delivered tenth overall in the 50-strong girls Laser radial event in Malaysia. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Howth Yacht Club’s Douglas Elmes and Colin O’Sullivan are celebrating their bronze medal at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Malaysia at the w(...)

Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey of Ireland in action in the 49er Women’s race during the ISAF Sailing World Cup. Photo: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Buenos Aires proved memorable for up-and-coming prospects Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey last weekend as the pair narrowly missed qua(...)

John Twomey competing on home waters last summer at the Sovereign’s Cup: he will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016 later this month in Melbourne. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Veteran Irish Paralympian John Twomey is en route to Melbourne this month as he aims to make Rio 2016 his eleventh appearance at the Games. But(...)

A protest earlier in October on Dún Laoghaire’s East Pier against the Harbour Company’s plans to construct a 390-metre cruise ship dock to accommodate very large cruisers inside the harbour. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

If some public commentators are to be believed, the following scenario is improbable: a left-wing politician marching side-by-side with yacht club mem(...)

Howth Yacht club will welcome six National 18-footers on the weekend of November 7th/8th.   Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

Dinghy classes that come and go in popularity always seem to hold their following according to the effort of the generation of the organisers behind t(...)

Defending champion Anthony O’Leary (centre) helming to his second ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship win in Dublin Bay. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

In a full series sailed in building breeze on Dublin Bay, Anthony O’Leary retained his ISA All-Ireland Sailing championship title at the National Yach(...)

The All-Ireland championships are sailed in one-design sportsboats provided by the ISA and their J80 Sailfleet boats. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

After years coming close to lifting one of Irish sailing’s most coveted trophies, Anthony O’Leary finally lifted the Helmsman’s silver salver barely (...)

Anthony O’Leay’s renamed American 40-footer Catapult. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

Wrapping up the main sailing season means a flurry of activity at events at home and abroad around the Northern Hemisphere but with a distinct elite (...)

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(...)