The J109 Outrajeous  from Howth Yacht Club is an early entry into June’s 2020 Round Ireland Yacht Race. Photograph: David O’Brien

As entries open this week for the Round Ireland Yacht Race, 13 have entered almost immediately, with some exotic charter boats expected to add extra s(...)

Annalise Murphy competing at the Australian Laser Radial National Championships in Melbourne. Photograph: John West/Sail Melbourne

Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy marked her return to the Laser Radial with some reliable performances at the Australian National Championship(...)

 Michael O’Connor (right), with crew Davy Taylor,  emerged overall winner of the coveted ‘champion of champion’ title at the  All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Following a breezy seven race series, Michael O’Connor of the SB20 Sportsboat class emerged overall winner of the annual All-Ireland Sailing Champions(...)

David Gorman, the Flying Fifteen class nominee from the National Yacht Club, racing with crew Chris Doorly competing in the ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Autumnal winds herald the season for All-Ireland Sailing Championships commencing this weekend in Schull with the junior title before moving to the ea(...)

Annalise Murphy in  Dún Laoghaire Harbour. She will  realise that to be competitive across the wind range in Japan she may again  need to change her physique. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

With 300 days to Tokyo 2020, could Annalise Murphy rekindle Irish Olympic sailing hopes if the Rio silver medallist returns to the Laser Radial after (...)

 Dara Donnelly with Jean Mitton and Angela Heath preparing for ‘Women at the Helm’. Hosted by Irish Sailing, the inaugural Pathfinder Women at the Helm Regatta takes place this weekend  at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A glance at the line-up of sailors and events for next summer’s Tokyo Olympics offers a glimpse of the future idyll for the sport of sailing: equal nu(...)

 Pat Kelly’s Storm crew from Dublin return to the Clyde next week as defending Scottish Series champions Photo: David O’Brien

With next week’s Scottish Series lifting the curtain on a six-week period of intense yacht racing on the Irish Sea, results from Loch Fyne will provid(...)

The   2019 Flying Fifteen   World Championships takes place in  September

In a week of National Yacht Club (NYC) declarations, newly elected Commodore Martin McCarthy laid out his stall for the Dún Laoghaire club’s 2019 seas(...)

Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle competing at this week’s Genoa Hempel World Cup Series in the 49erFX class. Photograph: Pedro Martinez/Sailing Energy

Two Dún Laoghaire sailing campaigns debuted on the continent this week, one with Tokyo 2020 selection as its target, and the other aimed at success in(...)

 Defending Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race champion Paul O’Higgin’s Rockabill VI from the Royal Irish. Photo: David O’Brien

Last year’s spectacle of the international Volvo Ocean Race round-the-world fleet closing in on Ireland’s coastline inspired organisers of June’s Dún (...)

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