Baraka Gp, skippered by Niall Dowling, won the line honours in the Volvo Round Ireland Race and the overall win is as good as decided. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Although official confirmation is pending from Wicklow Sailing Club, Niall Dowling and his team on Baraka Gp are the unbeatable overall winners of the(...)

The crew of Baraka Gp, skippered by Niall Dowling,  celebrate the line honours win  in the Volvo Round Ireland Race. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A waiting-game is underway in the Volvo Round Ireland Race following the line honours win for Niall Dowling’s Baraka Gp that crossed the finishing lin(...)

Entries for this year’s Volvo Round Ireland Race have already reached almost 50 boats for the 704-mile event that starts at Wicklow on Saturday 18th June. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

With little over a month remaining before the main Summer sailing season begins in earnest, major regattas are reporting significant growth in fleet n(...)

Record-breaking Phaedo passes Fastnet Rock lighthouse off west Cork last August. photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

The addition of a multihull class to the forthcoming Volvo Round Ireland Race is starting to gain traction following the announcement that multiple r(...)