Mat Belcher (left) shows the Olympic gold medal he won in the men’s 470 sailing event at London 2012. The Australian has now signed up to skipper the Australian challenger in the next America’s Cup. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The recent announcement that the Australian challenger for the next America’s Cup will feature Olympic Gold medal(...)

Irish sailing is on the wrong tack if it is looking to grow the sport purely through its Olympic campaigns

Irish sailing is on the wrong tack if it is looking to grow the sport purely through its Olympic campaigns. The 34-year lust for Ireland’s next(...)

The flotilla off Crosshaven during the 2010 Cork Week. Photograph: David Branigan.

Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) will announce Volvo as backers of its 2014 Cork Week regatta tomorrow as part of a number of key innovat(...)

The Irish Sailing Association this week reversed a decision to fill the host nation’s wild card place for the ISAF Women’s Match Ra(...)

 Copacabana Beach  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Olympic Council of Ireland have responded to concerns raised about the water quality at the sailing venue for Rio 2016 by saying (...)

Howth YC’s David Lovegrove: is set to take over as president of the ISA in the spring. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

As the Irish Sailing Association prepares for a fundamental review, succession plans for ISA president Niamh McCutcheon reached an advanced stage at a(...)

Competitors jockey for position at the start of the Laser European and World Sailing Championships at Dún Laoghaire during the summer. Such international events are no barometer of the national scene. Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Agreement from the board of the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) to allow a full independent review of how it operates is a good start to overhaul a sp(...)

Sailing students in Dún Laoghaire: less experienced water users might deduce that mobile phone technology is a reliable form of communication at sea.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Marine CorrespondentA communications consultant and former professional mariner has expressed concern about a new sea safety smartphone “app” which is(...)

Entries in the Non-Spinnaker class competing close to Dalkey island on the opening day of the Volvo Dún Laoghaire regatta. Photograph: Alan Betson

This week’s announcement of a title sponsor for the Irish Sailing Association’s high-performance squad won’t quite put the sailors on a par with the g(...)

Annalise Murphy: the Olympic sailor broke her nose in a bicycle accident

The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) is drafting a blueprint for sailing this week after receiving 300 suggestions at last Satu(...)

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