Like Kinsale, its near neighbour, Crosshaven is one of those place-names that dances on the tongue of anyone in love with sailing. The Royal Cork Y(...)

Competitors at the European Lazer Championships in Gran Canaria.

An emphatic gold fleet performance kept Finn Lynch’s Rio ambitions alive at this month’s European Laser Championships in Gran Canaria but money – or (...)

Anthony O’Leary’s Antix during the Commodore’s Cup in 2010 that saw Ireland win it’s first major international trophy at Cowes. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

With just two weeks remaining before the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association conference in Limerick, the final composition of a defence for the p(...)

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(...)

Andy Williams’ Keronimo from Plymouth shortly before retiring from the first race on day two  of the ICRA Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale. David Branigan/Oceansport

A turnout of 109 entries at this week’s ICRA National Championship and Sovereigns Cup marks a healthy 15 per cent increase in fleet size compared to t(...)

Portmarnock is one of six beaches that  have achieved dual  Blue Flag and Green Coast status. Photograph: Collins

Blue Flags have been awarded to 81 beaches and five marinas around the State’s coastline - six more than last year. Six of the 81 beaches are also amo(...)

Annalise Murphy: her exploits in London 2012 are being credited for the rise in the number of female competitors.  Photogarph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With barely a week to go before the start of the Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the south coast is already buzzing with f(...)

 Wild Oats XI, the seven-time line honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race passes the ‘Organ Pipes’ cliff face off the New South Wales coast. Photograph: Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex

World sailing interest focuses on Australia this morning as a record 119 yachts gather for the 70th Sydney-Hobart Race that will include Irish crews.A(...)

Different systems are used over varied competitions in regards to use of professional sailors.

Coaches and parents at sailing events could come under the scope of disciplinary rules if next month’s annual conference of the International Sailing(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy in action . Photograph: Inpho

A young Olympic Irish team shows the depth of its ambition this morning when it aims to repeat its own performance of three years ago by taking three(...)