Wicklow Head lighthouse is the first major headland shortly after the start of the 704-mile Round Ireland Race, which gets under way tomorrow off Wicklow Harbour at 2pm. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

In spite of a fresh north-east breeze forecast for tomorrow’s Round Ireland Race start, light winds later in the 704-mile course may put a new course(...)

Light airs and dead calms at times on Dublin Bay yesterday challenged the 115-boat fleet in the Teng Tools ICRA National Championships hosted by the R(...)

After a dead calm halted almost the entire race programme for the Teng Tools ICRA championships on Saturday, enough breeze returned to Dublin Bay yest(...)

The leaders in Class One during last year’s ICRA National championships on Tralee Bay. A fleet of 115 boats will start this year’s event at Dún Laoghaire today. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A large flotilla of boats drawn from every Irish and neighbouring coast has gathered in Dún Laoghaire and this morning begin an annual contest to dec(...)

Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern: finished just outside the medal race in the Netherlands last weekend.

After last weekend’s Eurosaf Olympic disciplines event in the Netherlands, campaign momentum is building to a summer peak for all the Irish hopefuls (...)

Wicklow farmer David Ryan has chartered a Volvo 70 footer that stands a real chance of beating the course record for the 704-mile Round Ireland Race next month. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Sustained efforts to ensure strong turn-outs for some of the biggest fixtures in the calendar appear to be paying off as the main summer season prepa(...)

Racing on Dublin Bay in sight of the ISA head-quarters, where a root and branch review is likely to lead to major changes in Irish sailing’s governing body. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the organisation of Irish sailing in the spotlight following publication of the Strategic Review Group report, planning is underway for a major s(...)

Annalise Murphy, left, with coach Rory Fitzpatrick. Murphy will be hoping the Hyeres Olympic Week in France next week will kick-start her season. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Following controversy earlier this year when little more than a week was provided for potential skippers for this year’s Women’s Match Racing W(...)

 James Espey  is best of the Irish squad competing at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma, Mallorca.

Ballyholme sailor James Espey is best of the Irish squad competing at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma, Mal(...)

 Mat Belcher (left) shows the Olympic gold medal he won in the men’s 470 sailing event at London 2012. The Australian has now signed up to skipper the Australian challenger in the next America’s Cup. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The recent announcement that the Australian challenger for the next America’s Cup will feature Olympic Gold medal(...)