Romanian youth sailor Petru Neagu competing ion day two of the  Optimist European Championships on Dublin Bay. Photograph: David O’Brien

Black flag disqualifications and lighter winds – for a time at least – brought a change in fortune for the Irish team on the second day of competition(...)

Belgium’s Ingeborg Bultynck sets her sails for the first blustery races of the 254-boat Optimist class European Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Photograph: David O’Brien

Strong winds swept the Irish team into the top 10 of the European Optimist Championships on Dublin Bay yesterday as the first races in a massive 254-(...)

Irish skipper Mary O’Loughlin with crew members Caoimhe Burns, Lynn Reilly and Niamh McDonald rounding the weather mark along with the New Zealand entry skippered by Claudia Pierce in the ISAF Women’s World Championship Match Race in Cork Harbour

Danish teams are advancing as predicted at the ISAF Women’s World Championship Match Race in Cork Harbour with conclusive wins in the opening round ro(...)

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 (...)

The Irish Sailing Association this week reversed a decision to fill the host nation’s wild card place for the ISAF Women’s Match Ra(...)

Eddie Nolan, who died on his 73rd birthday, was the longest serving national managing director of the Ford Motor Company in Europe and the driving for(...)

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 (...)

Royal Cork Yacht Club (08) passes Yacht Club Italiano (04) in the Rolex New York Invitational Cup off Rhode Island yesterday. The sole Irish entry lies second in the 20­boat international regatta that concludes tomorrow. Photograph: Rolex/Daniel Forster.

Anthony O’Leary’s Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) team need to continue their consistent performance off Rhode Island this morning if the sole Irish entr(...)

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(...)