Wicklow Sailing Club has scrapped the Round Ireland yacht race with the next staging of the race to take place in June 2022. Photograph: Inpho

The 704 nautical mile Round Ireland yacht race, due to start on Saturday 22nd August, has been cancelled for the first time since it began in 1980. T(...)

The male Sowerby’s beaked whale in the Wicklow Harbour. Photograph: Irish Whale and Dolphin Group/Facebook

A rare beaked whale died in Wicklow Harbour on Saturday evening. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) reported the sighting of the male Sowerby’s(...)

A reception for the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race  was cancelled but  the race is still planned to start on Saturday  June 20th.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Although not a sport known for large crowds of spectators, the spread of the coronavirus has this week led to cancellations and postponements in high-(...)

The J109 Outrajeous  from Howth Yacht Club is an early entry into June’s 2020 Round Ireland Yacht Race. Photograph: David O’Brien

As entries open this week for the Round Ireland Yacht Race, 13 have entered almost immediately, with some exotic charter boats expected to add extra s(...)

Barry Kilcline, head of offshore development with SSE Renewables with Kyran O’Grady, Commodore of Wicklow Sailing Club at the launch of   the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race 2020 off Wicklow Head lighthouse. The biennial 704-mile race will start on Saturday June 20th next year. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Irish sailing is facing an exceptionally busy season in 2020 with two announcements this week further adding to options for cruiser-racer teams. If c(...)

Part of a  fleet of single-handed sailors beginning a leg  of the La Solitaire du Figaro. The series will have two Irish boats for the third successive season in 2020

Irish involvement in offshore racing appears to be in a buoyant state going by the busy season just closing, and the prospects for 2020 are looking st(...)

 Kenny Rumball skippering the J109 Jedi at the start of June’s Round Ireland Race. The recovery of a man overboard from the yacht at night during the 700-mile race led to a Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Seamanship Trophy. Photo: David O’Brien

Key Irish sailing events are reporting buoyant entries for 2019 with early take-up at Ireland’s biggest regatta up as much as 70 per cent for July’s b(...)

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(...)

The crew of Baraka Gp, skippered by Niall Dowling,  celebrate the line honours win  in the Volvo Round Ireland Race. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A waiting-game is underway in the Volvo Round Ireland Race following the line honours win for Niall Dowling’s Baraka Gp that crossed the finishing lin(...)

 Triple ICRA Champion Joker II Skippered by John Maybury of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dublin. This year’s ICRA National Championships are heading to Galway Bay for the first time in August. Photo: David O’Brien

This week’s Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) egm appointed a new executive, approved an “interim” constitution and confirmed that it’s “full st(...)

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