Finn Lynch leads the mens Irish Olympic Laser trial at the Copa Brasil De Vela regatta

National Yacht Club (NYC) sailors from Dun Laoghaire lead both the men’s and women’s Irish Olympic Laser trials in Rio as the first of three races pa(...)

Dead fish float on the edge of Guanabara Bay, a part of which is the Rio 2016 Olympic Games sailing venue, earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images.

Pressure to switch the Olympic Sailing venue for Rio 2016 has been increasing in recent weeks following reports that the host city will be unable to (...)

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(...)

German entrants Julian and Philipp Autenrieth compete in the men’s 470 class event on the third day of the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships offshore Santander, northern Spain. EPA/LUIS TEJIDO

Buoyed up by claiming Ireland’s first sailing place in Rio, almost two years in advance of the Olympic Games, Irish Laser champion James Espey contin(...)

James Espey of Ireland lies 26th on the Bay of Biscay.  Photograph: Getty Images

In a tale of two halves the Irish Olympic sailing team got off to both a good and bad start on the Basque coast yesterday with Belfast’s James Espey(...)

Annalise Murphy: Two days of light winds in Hyeres exposed weaknesses in her sailing. Photograph: WIlliam West/AFP/GettyImages.

In spite of winning four straight silver fleet races, Annalise Murphy failed to qualify for the gold fleet at the ISAF World Cup in France this(...)