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(...)

Ships arrive in Dublin for the 2018 Tall Ships Regatta. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Scottish Maritime Museum is to stop referring to ships and boats as “she” and instead adopt gender neutral terms after the word “she” was scratche(...)

Dave Cullen’s Howth Yacht Club world champion half-tonner  Checkmate XV was named ICRA’s Boat of the Year in 2018. Changes to the format of the award will be made in 2019. Photo: David O’Brien

With entries to open for the 2019 National Championships next week at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay, the new Commodore of the Irish Cru(...)

 Colin Byrne’s XP33 yacht ‘Bon Exemple’ is a front-runner for DBSC’s 2018 Premier Award for best performance of a cruiser-racer Photograph: David O’Brien

Colin Byrne’s Cruisers One ‘Bon Exemple’ will be a front-runner for the top cruiser-racer award of the year at the country’s biggest yacht racing clu(...)

 Portaferry Sailing Club’s Andrew McCleery and Colin Dougan are one of seven Irish boats to qualify for the 2019 Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championships on Dublin Bay. Photograph: David O’Brien

As the International Flying Fifteen class prepares for one of next year’s Irish sailing highlights, seven-Irish boats were confirmed on Thursday as “(...)

 Conor Phelan’s Jump Juice  at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships 2017 in Crosshaven, Co Cork. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

As the first of two Irish Sailing All-Ireland Sailing Championships gets under way this weekend, the senior event at Lough Ree Yacht Club will have a (...)

Chris Power-Smith’s Aurelia leads the ISORA fleet into race 11 this Saturday. It will start at  8am in Dún Laoghaire, and  finish at Howth Yacht Club. Photograph:    David O’Brien

Dún Laoghaire skipper Chris Power-Smith’s overall lead in the Irish Sea (ISORA) series will be tested on Saturday in a 60-mile offshore race, the 11th(...)

Baraka Gp, skippered by Niall Dowling, won the line honours in the Volvo Round Ireland Race and the overall win is as good as decided. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Although official confirmation is pending from Wicklow Sailing Club, Niall Dowling and his team on Baraka Gp are the unbeatable overall winners of the(...)

 Irish Laser sailor Sean Craig of the Royal St George Yacht Club racing downwind on Dublin Bay, the venue for September’s Laser World Master Championships. Photograph: David O’Brien

The fortunes of Dublin’s Laser dinghy fleet are on the rise as the prospect of international competition on home waters breathes new life into the sin(...)

Peter Fagan (right) of Skerries Sailing Club tacks ahead of Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club in the boys’ Laser Radial class at the Volvo Youth Sailing National Championships 2018. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Strong winds swept Howth Yacht Club’s Jamie McMahon into an early lead in Thursday’s first races of the boys’ Laser Radial class at the Volvo Youth Na(...)

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