Onboard Team Alvimedica in the Volvo Ocean Race Nick Dana scales to the top of the rig to look for wind, while Mark Towill (left) and Charlie Enright (right) eagerly await an update. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leads on the first leg from Alicante to Cape Town. Photograph: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica via Getty Images

Irish offshore crews only narrowly missed out on an overall win in a thrilling climax to yesterday’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta. Irish sailors to(...)

 Charles Apthorp was the winner of the Flying Fifteen East Coast Championships in Dun Laoghaire.

Dinghy and one design sailors are racing to the end of October thanks to some innovative Autumn fixtures promoting new freshwater venues.Tomorrow, the(...)

James Espey of Ireland lies 26th on the Bay of Biscay.  Photograph: Getty Images

In a tale of two halves the Irish Olympic sailing team got off to both a good and bad start on the Basque coast yesterday with Belfast’s James Espey(...)

Skipper Liam Coyne: has returned home to Dún Laoghaire after victory in the Round Britain and Ireland race with Brian Flahive.

No sooner had Dublin Bay double-handers Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive won the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s (RORC) 1,800-mile Round Britain and Ireland in(...)

Kerry yachtsman Damian Foxall is competing on MOD70 trimaran Oman Sail with Sidney Gavignet.

When it comes to bucket lists and sailing, distance races such as the Fastnet, Sydney to Hobart and Newport to Bermuda are often cited as “must-do” e(...)

Fog on Dublin Bay led to today’s racing being abandoned.

For a second time this week, fog on Dublin Bay cut short the 44-nation Optimist European championships, this time ruling out today’s planned final rac(...)

  Seafra Guilfoyle  will be going for gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Tavira, Portugal today.

Cork’s Seafra Guilfoyle lost his week-long lead late yesterday evening but can still deliver Ireland’s first ever gold at the ISAF Youth Worlds today (...)

Top Irish sailor James McCann of the Royal Cork Yacht Club racing in the eighth gold fleet race on the fourth day of the Optimist European Championships 2014 on Dublin Bay yesterday.

A twelfth and 31st scored in the first two races of the boy’s gold fleet finals yesterday dropped Royal Cork’s James McCann one place to 14th overall (...)

Belgium’s Lander Bultynck competing in the Optimist European Championships on Dublin Bay yesterday. Photograph: David O’Brien

One boy and three girls from an Irish team of 14 have qualified for tomorrow’s gold fleet racing in Dún Laoghaire.Royal Cork’s James McCann and the Na(...)

Romanian youth sailor Petru Neagu competing ion day two of the  Optimist European Championships on Dublin Bay. Photograph: David O’Brien

Black flag disqualifications and lighter winds – for a time at least – brought a change in fortune for the Irish team on the second day of competition(...)

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