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(...)

Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale this year will see the biggest boat turnout on the south coast

In a further indicator of recovery in the sailing and the wider economy, entries for next month’s biennial Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale have exceeded t(...)

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(...)