Forty crews comprising 200 sailors from 10 countries have gathered for the BMW J24 World Championships at Howth, Co Dublin.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Practice races for two world championships were held off the south and east coasts of Ireland yesterday as light conditions look set to dominate the c(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy tops the billing in the Laser Radial rig at the Royal Cork Yacht Club this week.

Last weekend saw the annual mass gathering of the largest dinghy class in Ireland when the Jelly Bean Factory Optimist Irish Championship at the Natio(...)

Sean Murray  was born into a strongly nationalist family in Dorset Street in Dublin at the dawn of the Irish Free State. His father, who had served with Michael Collins in the War of Independence, died aged just 37, when Sean was 10
 years old

Sean Murray, who has died aged 91, was a former chief chemist at ESB and a man of many talents who was guiding his yacht Icicle to victory on Dublin B(...)

 Seán and Tadgh Donnelly of the National Yacht Club competing in the 29er skiff class at the ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships in Cyprus. Photograph: ISAF

The Irish sailing scene has never been more buoyant, with Irish dinghy sailors at full stretch this morning, as leading classes stage championships o(...)

French skipper Francis Joyon of France celebrates aboard his Maxi IDEC Trimaran as he arrives in Brest, western France, Monday, June 17, 2013. Joyon broke the North Atlantic solo sailing record, finishing in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes, 10 seconds, more than 16 hours and 34 minutes faster than the previous record. Racing his Maxi IDEC trimaran, the French skipper crossed the finish line at Lizard Point Sunday, June 16 to beat Thomas Coville's five year record. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

As one French trimaran smashes the Transatlantic speed sailing record this week, eight such high speed craft are assembled in Dun Laoghaire this morni(...)

 After an exhausting first leg this week Cork rookie sailor David Kenefick starts the second leg of the French single-handed La Solitude du Figaro race (452 nautical miles) tomorrow. Photograph: Brian Carlin.

Dún Laoghaire Corby 33 Rockabill might be a pundit’s favourite in tonight’s Dún Laoghaire to Dingle race, but with such a variable forecast and varied(...)

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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