Pat Kelly’s Storm from Rush Sailing Club will defend its J109 Irish title on Dublin Bay. Photograph: David O’Brien

Irish Sailing’s All Ireland Championships – an event that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year – sets sail in GP14 dinghies on Saturday at Mulli(...)

Members of the O’Tooles and Castleknock teams shake hands after a game during an U10 football tournament in Clontarf. “Girls’ involvement in team sports tends to fall off a cliff ‘right at the time when they would benefit most’.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“I don’t know how to manage my own anger, frustration and utter gut-wrenching hurt for him when he sobs that he is not good enough,” a concerned paren(...)

Dinghy classes already combine resources for good effect at events such as the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta that takes place in July this year. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A welcome change of direction by Ireland’s sailing clubs and classes is on the cards in the near future as an end to congested fixtures and overlappin(...)

J109 Dear Prudence is well heeled-over after a gybe in this year’s DBSC Spring Chicken race that concludes this Sunday. Photograph: David O’Brien.

If success is measured by fleet size then July’s Dún Laoghaire Regatta looks on course for a buoyant seventh edition with half of its massive fleet al(...)

Nick Dwyer and Barbara Heftman are interviewed in Sydney after being rescued off Australia’s southeastern coast. Photograph: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP

Former Royal St George Yacht Club sailor Nick Dwyer from Dún Laoghaire recalled his “moment of terror” during a capsize off Sydney, Australia on Wedn(...)

Racing on Dublin Bay in sight of the ISA headquarters. The Dublin Bay Sailing Club Rathfarnham Ford Winter Series is in its 15th season.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Evidence of changing times, were it even needed is not in short supply when it comes to Irish Sailing. Even world events find a way of trickling into (...)

Annalise Murphy on her way to Olympic silver in Rio, the highlight of a packed 2016 sailing season that will be reviewed at the Sailor of the Year Awards

It was Ireland’s best Olympic sailing result for 32 years and it has already earned Annalise Murphy multiple national honours (including The Irish Ti(...)

James Espey from Ballyholme leads the three Providence Team IRL contenders for the sole Irish place in the Men’s single-handed event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Regatta. The final Irish trials event at the Laser World Championship has started in Mexico. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

As the new sailing season gets underway, an agreement between the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) and the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) was(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern competing in the 49er skiff event at the Princesa Sofía Regatta where they are in joint first overall with up to four races remaining. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

As the Princesa Sofía Regatta for Olympic classes draws to a close on the Bay of Palma, future hopefuls are underway at Howth Yacht Club for the annu(...)

 Conor Fogerty’s BAM from Howth Yacht Club is class three leader in RORC’s Caribbean 600 Race. Photograph: Tim Wright

A Howth yacht is in a four-way battle this morning for class honours in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Caribbean 600 race. Up to 63 yachts are neari(...)