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(...)

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-(...)

Analise Murphy: “I hope to get a better understanding of Rio; get a feel for the bay and the different conditions we will experience.”

Olympic single-hander Annalise Murphy will do battle with six of the world’s top 10, including world number one Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands(...)

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(...)