Liam Shanahan sails with five of his children on the 35-foot J/109 cruiser-racer Ruth.

An Irish sailing champion has used his 2014 offshore victory to highlight the compelling family aspect of the sport as a welcome riposte to falling nu(...)

ISA president David Lovegrove has major issues to confront, not least the loss of so many members in recession

A blueprint for change published this week claims to put the Irish Sailing Association on a new tack, but the reality is the association is merely goi(...)

Annalise Murphy: improving performance in light air conditions is a must if Ireland is to improve on its 2012 result in Weymouth.Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Irish sailing got three tickets to Rio thanks to the efforts of its London 2012 team at the ISAF World Sailing Championships at Santander, Spain last (...)

Competitors jockey for position  in the Laser European and World Sailing Championships at Dun Laoghaire last summer.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The outcome of the board of the Irish Sailing Association’s focus on the structures and delivery of the sport is expected soon – perhaps in a matter (...)

 The Astrid ran up on rocks on a lee shore en route from Oysterhaven to Kinsale, Co Cork, last July 24th. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB) has confirmed that the Dutch-registered sail training ship Astrid, which ran aground off the Cork coas(...)

Ulster Fireball champions Barry McCartin, left, and Conor Kinsella of the Royal St George Yacht Club. Photograph: david O’Brien

Irish sailing administration may be in a state of flux but last weekend’s domestic dinghy and keelboat scene looked a picture of rude health, as five (...)

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(...)

 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(...)

Irish sailing is on the wrong tack if it is looking to grow the sport purely through its Olympic campaigns

Irish sailing is on the wrong tack if it is looking to grow the sport purely through its Olympic campaigns. The 34-year lust for Ireland’s next(...)