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 “(...)

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(...)

An ocean-racing first for Irish sailing is on the cards following this week’s announcement in Paris of the line-up of skippers for the Vendée Globe s(...)

The Dongfeng race team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race last month.

Fresh from a offshore series win in the Middle East, Ireland’s Damian Foxall has arrived in New Zealand to join the Chinese-flagged Dongfeng team for(...)

Ireland’s Damian Foxall is currently competing in the Tour of Arabia that started in Oman last week.

The well-worn path to offshore success on the international stage is now a well-trodden route between Ireland and the main breeding-ground for ocean (...)

Scottish entry Tanit, skippered by Richard Harris, during the Round Ireland Race. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Clyde’s Tanit, from the Serpent Yacht Club, got the better of Liam Shanahan’s Ruth for the clubhouse lead in yesterday’s Round Ireland Race climax, b(...)

There is no shortage of offshore sailors taking advantage of midsummer’s short nights. This morning, an Irish Clipper crew leads by a margin in the c(...)

French skipper Francis Joyon of France celebrates aboard his Maxi IDEC Trimaran as he arrives in Brest, western France, Monday, June 17, 2013. Joyon broke the North Atlantic solo sailing record, finishing in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes, 10 seconds, more than 16 hours and 34 minutes faster than the previous record. Racing his Maxi IDEC trimaran, the French skipper crossed the finish line at Lizard Point Sunday, June 16 to beat Thomas Coville's five year record. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

As one French trimaran smashes the Transatlantic speed sailing record this week, eight such high speed craft are assembled in Dun Laoghaire this morni(...)