Success in the South China Sea is being saluted in Dun Laoghaire this weekend as a state of the art Chinese yacht with Dublin Bay linkage may also hol(...)

Last year’s winning 10-man UCD crew. A new format this year will see just six  taking part.

As UCD Sailing Club prepare to depart for La Rochelle and the defence of their 2012 victory in the Student Yachting World Cup, changes to the format (...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is escorted by a flotilla of supporters on winning the Laser European Championships at Dun Laoghaire. Photograph: Eric Luke.

A day of tension ended with scenes of jubilation at the National Yacht Club (NYC) yesterday as Annalise Murphy became the new European Champion in the(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy leading her flight to the first of two victories for the London 2012 Olympian at the Laser European World Championships at the National Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A breezy day on home waters yesterday provided the setting for Annalise Murphy to plot a definite course for Rio 2016. The Rathfarnham sailor duly obl(...)

Evi Van Acker of Belgium who will compete in Dublin Bay this weekend.

As two world championships conclude on Irish waters this weekend, a third European and world championship begins on Dublin Bay tomorrow bringing with (...)

Forty crews comprising 200 sailors from 10 countries have gathered for the BMW J24 World Championships at Howth, Co Dublin.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Practice races for two world championships were held off the south and east coasts of Ireland yesterday as light conditions look set to dominate the c(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy tops the billing in the Laser Radial rig at the Royal Cork Yacht Club this week.

Last weekend saw the annual mass gathering of the largest dinghy class in Ireland when the Jelly Bean Factory Optimist Irish Championship at the Natio(...)

Sean Murray  was born into a strongly nationalist family in Dorset Street in Dublin at the dawn of the Irish Free State. His father, who had served with Michael Collins in the War of Independence, died aged just 37, when Sean was 10
 years old

Sean Murray, who has died aged 91, was a former chief chemist at ESB and a man of many talents who was guiding his yacht Icicle to victory on Dublin B(...)

 Seán and Tadgh Donnelly of the National Yacht Club competing in the 29er skiff class at the ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships in Cyprus. Photograph: ISAF

The Irish sailing scene has never been more buoyant, with Irish dinghy sailors at full stretch this morning, as leading classes stage championships o(...)

French skipper Francis Joyon of France celebrates aboard his Maxi IDEC Trimaran as he arrives in Brest, western France, Monday, June 17, 2013. Joyon broke the North Atlantic solo sailing record, finishing in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes, 10 seconds, more than 16 hours and 34 minutes faster than the previous record. Racing his Maxi IDEC trimaran, the French skipper crossed the finish line at Lizard Point Sunday, June 16 to beat Thomas Coville's five year record. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

As one French trimaran smashes the Transatlantic speed sailing record this week, eight such high speed craft are assembled in Dun Laoghaire this morni(...)

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