England’s Nathan Batchelor (left) and Richard Rigg were the Flying Fifteen Pre-World Championship winners at Dun Laoghaire on Wednesday. Photo: David O’Brien

Ireland’s bid for its first-ever world title in the International Flying Fifteen class gets underway on Dublin Bay this morning in an 80-boat fleet wh(...)

Dún Laoghaire to Dingle race winner  Paul O’Higgins’s Rockabill VI from the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Photograph: David O’Brien

A class victory at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) nationals on Dublin Bay this month and a successful defence of the Dún Laoghaire to Din(...)

 Andrew Craig’s J109 Chimaera from Dublin Bay: claimed the overall overall Scottish Series victory as Irish boats dominated.

A clean sweep for Irish cruiser-racers in four classes of the Scottish Series on the Clyde this week was the perfect warm-up for when the focus of Iri(...)

Ireland’s Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Campaigning towards Tokyo 2020 steps up a gear this week as the single-handed men and women of the Laser class hold their European Championships in Po(...)

 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 (...)

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