Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team skippered by Ian Walker  approaches the finish line to win  leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph:  Nic Bothm/EPA

Former British Olympic medallist Ian Walker and his team on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, including Ireland’s Justin Slattery, firmly laid old ghosts to res(...)

April and Joe English in Crosshaven, Co Cork.

The death has been announced of the yachtsman Joe English (58), the former skipper of Ireland’s first entry in the Whitbread Round the World Race in h(...)

Different systems are used over varied competitions in regards to use of professional sailors.

Coaches and parents at sailing events could come under the scope of disciplinary rules if next month’s annual conference of the International Sailing(...)

 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(...)