Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey (foreground) have a six-nation fight for Olympic selection in the 49erfx class next month in Spain. Photo: Brian Carlin.

An Irish berth at the Rio Olympics hangs in the balance following the announcement of an unexpected African entry in the women’s International 49erfx(...)

World Sailing Youth bronze medallists Douglas Elmes (left) and Colin O’Sullivan of Howth are shortlisted for Irish Youth Sailor of the Year Award. Photo: ISAF

The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has enlarged next month’s national awards ceremony to mark the achievements of Irish sailors, clubs and sailing s(...)

Finn Lynch leads the mens Irish Olympic Laser trial at the Copa Brasil De Vela regatta

National Yacht Club (NYC) sailors from Dun Laoghaire lead both the men’s and women’s Irish Olympic Laser trials in Rio as the first of three races pa(...)

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(...)

Aoife Hopkins: will contest the Olympic trials in the Laser Radial category.

Annalise Murphy, who finished fourth at the 2012 Olympics, is facing a challenge for a place in Rio from 16–year–old Aoife Hopkins (above). The Howt(...)

Annalise Murphy is competing at the Semaine Olympique Française this week in La Rochelle, France.

There may yet be a false dawn for Ireland’s Laser Radial Rio Olympic trial prospects because high campaign costs are a turn-off for several school gi(...)

Sigma 38 footer Persephone passing the Fastnet Rock lighthouse off in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

The last of the 358-strong Rolex Fastnet Race fleet successfully rounded the famous rock off West Cork yesterday afternoon marking the closing stages (...)

Annalise Murphy in action at the London Games in 2012, where she secured Ireland’s top Olympic sailing result in 30 years. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA

The chairman of the Irish Sports Council Kieran Mulvey is not the only one referring to Annalise Murphy as one of “Ireland’s great hopes” for 2016 but(...)

Boats in Dublin Bay compete in the Dun Laoghaire Regatta where winds caused the postponement of some classes. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

If Dublin Bay once had a reputation as a light airs sailing venue in mid-July, that moniker has been well and truly trounced after two days of hard(...)

 Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy claimed silver at the prestigious Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands on Saturday. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish Olympic sailor Annalise Murphy claimed silver at the prestigious Delta Lloyd Regatta in the Netherlands on Saturday. The Laser Radial sailor was(...)