Belgium’s Ingeborg Bultynck sets her sails for the first blustery races of the 254-boat Optimist class European Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Photograph: David O’Brien

Strong winds swept the Irish team into the top 10 of the European Optimist Championships on Dublin Bay yesterday as the first races in a massive 254-(...)

Scottish entry Tanit, skippered by Richard Harris, during the Round Ireland Race. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Clyde’s Tanit, from the Serpent Yacht Club, got the better of Liam Shanahan’s Ruth for the clubhouse lead in yesterday’s Round Ireland Race climax, b(...)

Analise Murphy: “I hope to get a better understanding of Rio; get a feel for the bay and the different conditions we will experience.”

Olympic single-hander Annalise Murphy will do battle with six of the world’s top 10, including world number one Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands(...)

Ulster Fireball champions Barry McCartin, left, and Conor Kinsella of the Royal St George Yacht Club. Photograph: david O’Brien

Irish sailing administration may be in a state of flux but last weekend’s domestic dinghy and keelboat scene looked a picture of rude health, as five (...)

The Irish Optimist team for this season’s home waters dinghy highlight has been selected after a trials series ended in Dún Laoghaire last weekend. Fo(...)

Success in the South China Sea is being saluted in Dun Laoghaire this weekend as a state of the art Chinese yacht with Dublin Bay linkage may also hol(...)

Last year’s winning 10-man UCD crew. A new format this year will see just six  taking part.

As UCD Sailing Club prepare to depart for La Rochelle and the defence of their 2012 victory in the Student Yachting World Cup, changes to the format (...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy is escorted by a flotilla of supporters on winning the Laser European Championships at Dun Laoghaire. Photograph: Eric Luke.

A day of tension ended with scenes of jubilation at the National Yacht Club (NYC) yesterday as Annalise Murphy became the new European Champion in the(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy leading her flight to the first of two victories for the London 2012 Olympian at the Laser European World Championships at the National Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A breezy day on home waters yesterday provided the setting for Annalise Murphy to plot a definite course for Rio 2016. The Rathfarnham sailor duly obl(...)

Evi Van Acker of Belgium who will compete in Dublin Bay this weekend.

As two world championships conclude on Irish waters this weekend, a third European and world championship begins on Dublin Bay tomorrow bringing with (...)

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