Aoife Hopkins

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Aoife Hopkins. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Sailor and mathematics student Aoife Hopkins is hoping to secure an Olympic spot next month, but first there are a lot of numbers to run. She is recov(...)

Finn Lynch became the first Irish man to make a Laser medal race at the World Sailing Cup in Miami this month. Photograph: Pedro Martinez

With a month to go to the first major Olympic class regatta of the European season, three Irish 49ers, three Lasers and two Finns will seek to make th(...)

 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 “(...)

49er skiff helm Robert Dickson from Howth Yacht Club with crew Seán Waddilove from Skerries Sailing Club at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Aarhus in August. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After a busy summer season for Ireland’s Olympic sailing hopefuls, strong results tinged with financial reality have resulted in a rollercoaster ride (...)

Aoife Hopkins in action during the race in Denmark.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Wednesday’s weather-delayed racing at the Sailing World Championships at Aarhus, Denmark, was marked by Howth’s Aoife Hopkins’s victory in the only ra(...)

Oisin McClelland (Donaghadee Sailing Club) competing in the Finn class at the Hempel Sailing World Championships  at Aarhus, Denmark.Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Although racing in the Hempel Sailing World Championships has now started, the sheer scale of the task facing the 14 Irish sailors seeking qualificat(...)

Annalise Murphy on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. “I’m determined to complete the Volvo Ocean Race commitment before deciding the best route”

Following this week’s news that Annalise Murphy will not contest this year’s Sailing World Championships in the Laser Radial class, the Olympic Silver(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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-(...)

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