The Royal Irish J109 yacht White Mischief  (pink spinnaker in foreground), skippered by Tim and Richard Goodbody, will win the Waterhouse Shield for best boat on handicap at the DBSC awards. Photograph: David O’Brien

Flying Fifteen sailor Ben Mulligan will be crowned best one-design sailor at Friday night’s Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) gala awards ceremony in Dún(...)

 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(...)

The Dubois 37 Dark Angel is the now the sole challenger to Jump Juice and the Class Zero ICRA National Championship title on home waters at Crosshaven starting this afternoon. Photograph: David Branigan|Oceansport

An ideal forecast to start the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) championships appears set to deliver “champagne sailing” conditions off(...)

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(...)

The Commodores’ may move from its traditional Solent venue in 2020. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

As clubs and sailors from around Ireland gather for the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) conference in Limerick on Saturday, news from t(...)

A total of eight Irish titles will be decided by the expected 80-boat fleet competing at the ICRA National Championships 2016 at Howth Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

Light airs look set to dominate at least the opening day of the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association annual championships at Howth Yacht Club. The(...)

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(...)

 The IRC handicap system will be used as usual in 2016 sailing events such as the Volvo Round Ireland Race in June. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

After the recent Irish Cruiser Racing Association conference in Limerick, a war of words has broken out between two global leaders in yacht racing ha(...)

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(...)

Top Yacht: George Sisk’s Farr 42 Wow from the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) has been named ICRA Boat of the Year by the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA). Photograph: David O’Brien

Two senior Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) sailors from Dublin Bay have been honoured this week at separate end-of-season awards to mark significant ra(...)

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