The Fastnet 1979 race memorial to the 15 participants that died situated close to North Harbour at Cape Clear island off the West Cork coast. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

When the massive fleet of 452 boats departs the Solent at the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race on Saturday, Conor Fogerty’s Raw will be among only a ha(...)

Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy competing on her foiling Moth class dinghy at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With the next Olympic Games in Japan still three years away, Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is being trialled as a crew-member in the forthcoming Volvo Oc(...)

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(...)