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(...)

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(...)

Boats depart Wicklow at the start of the 2014 Round Ireland race. The 2016 race will set sail on June 18th next year. Photograph: David O’Brien.

Dún Laoghaire’s Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey’s made the gold fleet cut at the 49erfx World Championships in Argentina on Wednesday, heightening e(...)

Howth Yacht club will welcome six National 18-footers on the weekend of November 7th/8th.   Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

Dinghy classes that come and go in popularity always seem to hold their following according to the effort of the generation of the organisers behind t(...)

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(...)

Solo sailor Thomas Dolan from Co Meath.

Co Meath’s Thomas Dolan lies in the top half of the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe fleet after Sunday’s start from Douarnenez, France. The solo roo(...)

A fleet of 32 Flying Fifteen keelboats will contest the Irish Championships this afternoon. Photo: David O’Brien

This afternoon’s first race of the Irish Flying Fifteen National Championships is a shot in the arm for one design class as the 32-boat fleet gathere(...)

The Taste of Greystones Regatta is now in its third year. Photograph: David O’Brien.

There’s little evidence of recession at Ireland’s newest keelboat sailing centre where this weekend’s Taste Of Greystones Sailing Regatta has attract(...)

Scottish Series winner at Tarbert last week Rob McConnell. Photograph: Marc Turner.

When Waterford’s Rob McConnell completed some unfinished business in Scotland a week ago he brought the number of UK titles won by south coast boats(...)

Annalise Murphy:  may face the prospect of a trial even though she won a Laser Radial nation place at last year’s ISAF World Cup in Spain. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish sailing will get its first Olympic trial of the 2016 quadrennial this summer as places for Aquece Rio, the second of two Rio 2016 test events(...)