Triple ICRA Class one champion skipper John Maybury at the wheel of his J109 yacht Joker II on Dublin Bay. The Royal Irish Yacht Club helmsman is among 28 in the running for the Irish Sailor of the Year award tonight at the RDS in Dublin. Photo: David O’Brien

Offshore sailing exploits are expected to feature strongly on Friday night in Dublin at the presentation of the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards where 28 s(...)

Norbert Reilly: emailed his resignation from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association on Thursday after disagreeing with several developments  over the last year

On the eve of a symposium to determine the future direction of the organisation, Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) executive member Norbert Reil(...)

 The Australian super-maxi yacht Comanche  during the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Photograph: Stefano Gattini/AFP/Getty Images

Irish offshore sailing got a shot in the arm this week when both line and handicap honours fell to Irish-Australian sailors in the 73rd Rolex Sydney-H(...)

 Jessica Harrington  the overall winner of the   Sportswoman of the Year Award with Mary Davis who claimed the Outstanding Achievement award at the  The Irish Times-Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year Awards in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Winners sometimes come up on the inside and surprise a few people at the finishing post, and it felt a bit like that as Jessica Harrington was announc(...)

 Trainer Jessica Harrington has been named The Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2017.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Leading horse trainer Jessica Harrington has been crowned The Irish Times / Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year for 2017. A memorable year for the (...)

Eamon Crosbie’s Discovery 55 Pamela has returned to port in Gran Canaria. Photograph: David O’Brien

A new wave of Irish offshore sailing campaigns went on show in Dublin this week when four separate round-the-world campaigns set out their next ocean-(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy on Turn the Tide on Plastic during the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon to Cape Town. Photograph: Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race

It is as if the end of the main hurricane season released a pent-up horde of escapists from the oncoming European winter season. Such has been the tra(...)

The club  has long since entered Dublin night time folklore and has amassed the massive cash pile over the years as a result of its enduring popularity. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin night-club Copper Face Jacks has seen accumulated profits rise to €72 million in 2016. The company that operates Copper Face Jacks on Dublin’(...)

Annalise Murphy on board  Turn the Tide on Plastic during leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph:   Jen Edney/Volvo Ocean Race

This is weird. We finished racing at the weekend but still after a week at sea I’m not sleeping properly. I keep waking every four hours as if we’re s(...)

 Team Vestas 11th Tour Racing arrive to Lisbon as they finish and win   Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: EPA

After six days at sea and an elongated leg over 1,450 nautical miles, Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing team won the Volvo Ocean Race first st(...)

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