James Dwyer Matthews from Cork leading the opening race of the Optimist class trials at the Irish Sailing Youth Nationals at the  Royal Cork Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Carlow Olympian Finn Lynch makes a fitting contrast walking across the dinghy park at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven this week. Fresh from (...)

Jamie Frame’s “Moonshine” (right) from Glandore on the first day of racing for the one-designs and 1720 Sportsboats at Volvo Cork Week 2018 organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Comdt Barry Byrne’s Defence Forces team on Joker 2 stand on the cusp of retaining the Beaufort Cup as Volvo Cork Week prepares for its final day of ra(...)

Mounting issues for the largest segment of Irish Sailing affecting around 7,000 competitors will be addressed at a special review in Limerick  this month. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Mounting issues facing the largest segment of sailing may lead to an overhaul of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) depending on the outcome (...)

J109 yacht Jedi (skippered by Kenneth Rumball) crosses the offshore finish line of Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July. The Sailing School entry is one of four boats in contention for the overall ISORA trophy on Saturday. Photo: David O’Brien

The Irish Sea’s Wolf Head Trophy will be decided in Saturday’s last race of the 2017 offshore series. Two Welsh J109s, Mojito (Peter Dunlop and Vick(...)

Michael Cotter’s Whisper from the Royal St George Yacht Club set a course record in the 2009 Dún Laoghaire to Dingle Race. Photograph: David O’Brien.

The National Yacht Club (NYC) has sought Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) recognition for its biennial Dún Laoghaire to Dingle Race, a move that promote(...)

The Commodores’ may move from its traditional Solent venue in 2020. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

As clubs and sailors from around Ireland gather for the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) conference in Limerick on Saturday, news from t(...)

Pat Kelly’s Storm of Rush Sailing Club is the 2016 J109 National Champion. Photograph: David O’Brien

Some big names lost out early in last Sunday’s ISA All Ireland Sailing Championships and after the exit of defending champion Anthony O’Leary, even An(...)

Johnny Durcan was seventh at this year’s Laser Radial Worlds in Dún Laoghaire.

A strong performance by Laser Radial national champion Johnny Durcan to win last weekend’s ISA Junior All-Ireland Championship was the latest highlig(...)

Annalise Murphy is the Laser Radial nominee for the All-Ireland championships

An Olympic silver medallist and a world champion will add extra spice to the All-Ireland Sailing Championships the weekend after next in Cork Harbour.(...)

Liam Shanahan’s Ruth from the National Yacht Club can make it a hat-trick of ISORA victories in Saturday’s final race of the season from Pwllheli in North Wales to Dún Laoghaire

Any one of four yachts can be crowned 2016 Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) champion tomorrow, with Dublin Bay’s Liam Shanahan starting (...)

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