David Gorman, the Flying Fifteen class nominee from the National Yacht Club, racing with crew Chris Doorly competing in the ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Autumnal winds herald the season for All-Ireland Sailing Championships commencing this weekend in Schull with the junior title before moving to the ea(...)

Annalise Murphy: “Being new into the class means there won’t be any pressure on me, so I can enjoy the racing and that’s when I’m at my best”

After 15 years of campaigning leading up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Ireland’s silver medallist Annalise Murphy has ended her single-handed sailing(...)

Our skipper, Dee Caffari, reckons we’ve proven our ability to match the best boats in the fleet in the early stages of the race. Photograph: Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Back on board and on our way to Hong Kong! After my planned rotation ashore for the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Melbourne, I’(...)

Nick Dwyer and Barbara Heftman are interviewed in Sydney after being rescued off Australia’s southeastern coast. Photograph: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP

Former Royal St George Yacht Club sailor Nick Dwyer from Dún Laoghaire recalled his “moment of terror” during a capsize off Sydney, Australia on Wedn(...)

Olympic siver medal winner Annalise Murphy arrives in Dún laoghaire harbour on a flotilla of boats  containing  other members of the Irish Olympic sailing team. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Annalise Murphy was back in Dún Laoghaire harbour on Thursday evening, where the sailing star spent so much of her childhood honing the skills that d(...)

Ireland’s Annalise Murphy celebrates her silver medal in the women’s Laser Radial. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

She couldn’t stop her scream of delight even as she plunged into cold water in Marina de Glória. About the only mistake Annalise Murphy made after fiv(...)

Annalise Murphy proved she can master all conditions as she sailed to an Olympic silver medal in Rio. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

Easily Ireland’s most famous sailor after Saint Brendan the Navigator, Annalise Murphy shares a thing or two with the ancient mariner, not least a tou(...)