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(...)

Liam Shanahan, 2015 Sailor of the Year, with his daughter Alice (left) and wife Ruth. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Corinthian values and amateur sport were credited by Liam Shanahan as he won the overall Afloat Sailor of the Year accolade at the annual Irish Saili(...)

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(...)

Top Yacht: George Sisk’s Farr 42 Wow from the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) has been named ICRA Boat of the Year by the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA). Photograph: David O’Brien

Two senior Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) sailors from Dublin Bay have been honoured this week at separate end-of-season awards to mark significant ra(...)

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(...)

John Twomey competing on home waters last summer at the Sovereign’s Cup: he will attempt to qualify for Rio 2016 later this month in Melbourne. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Veteran Irish Paralympian John Twomey is en route to Melbourne this month as he aims to make Rio 2016 his eleventh appearance at the Games. But(...)

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(...)

 Waves from the waves: Oisín Putt and Arthur Johnson at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Shane Barker (12) and Oisín Putt (12) became friends through basketball, but that friendship has bonded through a shared passion for dinghy sailing. (...)

Some members of the crews taking part in a circumnavigation of Ireland to raise awareness of sailing for people with disabilities. Front row: Gary Crothers (skipper of yacht Kind of Blue and committee member of Foyle Sailability. He lost the use of his left arm after a car crash) and Aideen Corr (Kind of Blue crew and Foyle Sailability committee member who has Parkinson’s disease). Back row, from left: Ken Curry (Kind of Blue crew), Luke Farren (Dream Machine crew), George McCormick (Dream Machine skipper), Kim Banks (Aaraura crew) and Vicki Smith (Aaraura crew). Photograph: Trevor McBride

Sailors of varying levels of ability are taking part in a circumnavigation of Ireland from Greencastle, Co Donegal, to raise awareness of sailing for (...)

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(...)