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(...)

J109 yacht Jedi (skippered by Kenneth Rumball) crosses the offshore finish line of Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July. The Sailing School entry is one of four boats in contention for the overall ISORA trophy on Saturday. Photo: David O’Brien

The Irish Sea’s Wolf Head Trophy will be decided in Saturday’s last race of the 2017 offshore series. Two Welsh J109s, Mojito (Peter Dunlop and Vick(...)

 Nick and Suzi Jones’ First 44.7 Lisa, skippered by Royal Irish Yacht Club member  Michael Boyd.

Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Commodore Michael Boyd is keeping an eye on the leaderboard after his First 44.7 Lisa crossed the finish line inside th(...)

The visiting 1897-built Gaff Cutter Myfanwy (Rob Mason) from Neyland Yacht Club in Wales was the winner of the Kingstown 200 Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Regatta last weekend. Photo: David O’Brien

In the wake of Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta, Ireland’s biggest sailing event, the four waterfront clubs are already planning to build on the success o(...)

Simon Jermyn

FRIDAY 07 TERRA INCOGNITA Fireplace Dragon Courthouse, Ennistymon, Co Clare (Friday); Black Gate, Galway (Saturday); Arthurs, Dublin (Sunday afternoo(...)

Part of the record-breaking 43-boat Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race fleet expected at the County Kerry finish line on Friday evening. Photo: David O’Brien

After 24 hours at sea, one third of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) Race fleet retired due to big seas on the south coast but not before the Nation(...)

Justin Slattery: shaved an hour off the record time from LA to Hawaii aboard Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo Three. Photograph:  Matt Knighton/Getty Images

In a much-promised shake-up of the world’s top ocean race, a new foiling offshore design has been announced for the 2020 edition of the Volvo Ocean Ra(...)

Michael Cotter’s Whisper from the Royal St George Yacht Club set a course record in the 2009 Dún Laoghaire to Dingle Race. Photograph: David O’Brien.

The National Yacht Club (NYC) has sought Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) recognition for its biennial Dún Laoghaire to Dingle Race, a move that promote(...)

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(...)

Tim Goodhew’s Persephone of London passing Fastnet Rock lighthouse off the West Cork coast in the Fastnet Race 2015. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Evidence of a continued resurgence in offshore racing will not be in short supply this season as a new trend appears to suggest a trend away from shor(...)