Damian Foxall

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Joan Mulloy’s Taste the Atlantic  in action during Volvo Cork Week last year,  organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After her debut year as the first Irish woman to compete in the single-handed Figaro circuit, Mayo’s Joan Mulloy remains on course to realise her ult(...)

 Joan  Mulloy’s 2018 goal is to compete in the Solitaire du Figaro, a multi-stage race for about 40 boats every August

Truth be told, Joan Mulloy isn’t too bothered about the male-dominated world of professional sailing. That the status quo is changing ever so graduall(...)

John Fisher about to head out on deck of Scallywag during leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race  from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil, on   March 24th

With the remaining six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race safely past the notorious Cape Horn, the seventh boat that crew member John Fisher was (...)

 Enda O’Coineen: preparing to cross the equator and still another month away from finishing his Vendee Globe single handed race. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ireland is poised to have an unprecedented level of participation in ocean racing events this year as at least six sailors, all on different boats, w(...)

Damian Foxall of Vestas 11th Hour Racing  arriving in Lisbon after the first leg of  the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph:  Jesus Renedo

In one of several signs of things to come, Ireland’s Damian Foxall is not currently racing in the Volvo Ocean Race second leg that is preparing to cro(...)

 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(...)

 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing tackles steep and angry seas as they pass East Cape, the eastern-most point of New Zealand in 2015. Photograph: Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Image

Sometimes, she says, she is out on Dublin bay in her Laser and wonders why she didn’t pick a team sport, asks herself why it has ended up like this? (...)

Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy competes at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta. File photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With three weeks remaining before the start of this year’s 72,000km Volvo Ocean Race, future plans for the event originally known as the Whitbread Rou(...)

The Open 60 entry Hugo Boss skippered by Alex Thompson with Nicholas ‘Nin’ O’Leary during the Rolex Fastnet Race 2017.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A new initiative to unlock Ireland’s potential as a world sailing hub was announced this week and is already drawing interest from the country’s scatt(...)

DBSC entry Lively Lady (Rodney Martin). DBSC has added three coastal fixtures to its 2017 programme starting this April. Photograph: David O’Brien.

New races will add spice to the 2017 Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) season in a revamp that will also see the county’s biggest yacht racing organisati(...)

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