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(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy - seventh overall at Miami Olympic classes regatta. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A second in today’s medal race has given Ireland’s Annalise Murphy seventh overall at Miami Olympic classes regatta, the first International Sailing F(...)

Laser sailor Annalise Murphy leads Irish hopes at the Miami Olympic classes regatta

Fourth at London 2012, Annalise Murphy showed the depth of her Olympic ambition this week when she returned to competition in Florida, establishing a(...)

Alex Thomson, skipper of Hugo Boss, dismasted off Brazil.

Two years after a putsch against the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) a new five-year strategic plan has put the association on a new tack. It comes a(...)

Irish crew members of the Breakthrough,  Kenneth and Alexander Rumball Catherine Halpin and Barry Hurley

Irish offshore sailor Barry Hurley added another personal best performance when he and an Irish-crewed Australian entry sailed into Hobart in 11th ov(...)

 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(...)

 Dublin sailor Michael Boyd, pictured at the Fastnet Rock, has been elected Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), only the second ever Irish sailor to lead the British club.

Ireland’s successful year at the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) was crowned this week with the election of Dun Laoghaire’s Michael Boyd (64) as Commo(...)

Liam Shanahan sails with five of his children on the 35-foot J/109 cruiser-racer Ruth.

Ebrill Memorial Cup - Something Else (Special conditions); Viking Trophy - David O’Brien (Notable(...)

ISA president David Lovegrove has major issues to confront, not least the loss of so many members in recession

(...) years ago.Association president David Lovegrove wrote to yacht club commodores on Monday explaining the(...)

Onboard Team Alvimedica in the Volvo Ocean Race Nick Dana scales to the top of the rig to look for wind, while Mark Towill (left) and Charlie Enright (right) eagerly await an update. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leads on the first leg from Alicante to Cape Town. Photograph: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica via Getty Images

(...), Frank Dillon, Paul Walsh, Michael and David Wright, Rick De Nieve, Jonny White and Will Murray on board(...)