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(...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)

Damian Foxall and Sidney Gavignet’s Musandam-Oman Sail established a new Round Britain and Ireland world record time. Photograph: Rick Tomlinson.

Ireland’s prowess in world offshore sailing was on display again yesterday lunchtime off the Isle of Wight when Kerry yachtsman Damian Foxall steered (...)

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(...)