The research, supported by the Irish Sailing Association, will examine what motivates sailors, how often they go to sea, their experience and training, awareness of potential hazards and use of safety procedures and equipment. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) has appealed to recreational sailors to assist in new research exploring attitudes towards risk and (...)

ISA president David Lovegrove: has overseen an independent review of how the association operates

The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) hopes to get the green light for a new five-year strategic plan at its agm tomorrow. Two years after a revolt aga(...)

Members of the Irish Women’s Hockey team pictured at Áras an Uachtaráin where they met President Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina to celebrate International Women’s Day. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

The profile of women’s sport in Ireland has never been higher. Katie Taylor, Stephanie Roche, the women’s rugby team and the Cork ladies Gaelic footb(...)

Kieran Mulvey, Chairman, Irish Sports Council says that increased funding will increase participation and enhance high performance - A total of €8.16m will be invested in 22 Performance Plans which will support Ireland participation at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Payday for the 59 national governing bodies of Irish sport - and with the Rio Olympic countdown well underway, Government funding for 2015 is up on la(...)

A man sits on a deck over the Rio Carioca, in which scientists discovered a new bacteria, near Guanabara Bay, venue for  the Olympic sailing events in Rio 2016. Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters.

Water at the sailing venue for Rio 2016, described as filthy by sailors whohave trained there, has been found to contain a “super bacteria” that is r(...)

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(...)