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(...)

Elizabeth Birdthistle off the Skelligs with Clement Pelissier, Dr Rupert Barry and David Garforth. Photograph: Jacques Diedericks

Pacing the pier in Wicklow harbour I cursed the overprescribed adage of suits declaring “feel the fear and do it anyway”, so often bandied about at co(...)

Dublin Bay yacht Rockabill VI (Paul O’Higgins) is an early entry for June’s Round Ireland Race and July’s Cork Week Regatta. Photograph: David O’Brien

Tánaiste Simon Coveney hailed Volvo Cork Week’s drive for change at this week’s regatta launch on Haulbowline Island . Organisers Royal Cork Yacht Cl(...)

Irish Sea Champion J109 Mojito (Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop) from North Wales is one of the first entries into June’s 40th anniversary of the Round Ireland Race. Photo: David O’Brien

The Irish Sea Offshore (ISORA) champions Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop showed the depth of their Round Ireland Race ambitions this week when the North W(...)

Justin Slattery: shaved an hour off the record time from LA to Hawaii aboard Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo Three. Photograph:  Matt Knighton/Getty Images

In a much-promised shake-up of the world’s top ocean race, a new foiling offshore design has been announced for the 2020 edition of the Volvo Ocean Ra(...)

Tim Goodhew’s Persephone of London passing Fastnet Rock lighthouse off the West Cork coast in the Fastnet Race 2015. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Evidence of a continued resurgence in offshore racing will not be in short supply this season as a new trend appears to suggest a trend away from shor(...)

Ewan MacMahon was awarded Howth Yacht Club’s Silver Fox Trophy for his silver medal performance at the Laser Radial Youth World Championships. Photograph: Gareth Craig.

Howth Yacht Club saluted its top performer Ewan MacMahon this week when it awarded the youth helmsman the club’s Silver Fox trophy for his silver meda(...)

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