Justin Slattery of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing inspects the end of the prod during leg six from Itajai to Newport. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images.

As the Volvo Ocean Race begins its final oceanic leg this weekend, Ireland’s Justin Slattery stands on the cusp of a second victory in this 39,000-mi(...)

Dead fish float on the edge of Guanabara Bay, a part of which is the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sailing venue, earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Pressure to switch the Olympic Sailing venue for Rio 2016 has been increasing in recent weeks following reports that the host city will be unable to (...)

The Sovereigns Cup 2015 was launched on board the  LE Eithne in Dublin by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney (far right) with Mike Walsh, Kinsale YC regatta director,  Norbert Reilly,  Irish Cruiser Racing Association commodore and Ensign Ben Crumplin. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With just over two months remaining to the start of the four-day Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Championship at the Sovereign’s Cup(...)

 Ian Walker at the helm of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: Getty Images

In what has become a hallmark of the new one-design boats in the Volvo Ocean Race, the fifth leg of the 39,000 nautical mile contest drew to a close a(...)

Annalise Murphy: her exploits in London 2012 are being credited for the rise in the number of female competitors.  Photogarph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With barely a week to go before the start of the Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the south coast is already buzzing with f(...)

This will be Damian Foxall’s eighth time around the infamous Cape Horn. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

In the aftermath of Cyclone Pamela now deep in the Southern Ocean, the six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have started their deep dive into the remote(...)

The Dongfeng race team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race last month.

Fresh from a offshore series win in the Middle East, Ireland’s Damian Foxall has arrived in New Zealand to join the Chinese-flagged Dongfeng team for(...)

Ireland’s Damian Foxall is currently competing in the Tour of Arabia that started in Oman last week.

The well-worn path to offshore success on the international stage is now a well-trodden route between Ireland and the main breeding-ground for ocean (...)

Irish sailing is to benefit from €1 million in Government funding in 2015. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Irish sailing is to benefit from just under €1 million in Government funding in 2015, a similar sum to 2014, but it has made big gains in the High P(...)

ISA Olympic campaigners Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern on their 49er skiff. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

With the New Year, a new season for Irish contenders at the performance end of the sailing spectrum begins this weekend on the idyllic waters of Bisc(...)