French skipper Jean-Luc Van Den Heede   in Les Sables d’Olonne in western France after winning the round-the-world Golden Globe race on January 29th, 2019. Photograph: Sebastien Salom Gomis/AFP/Getty

A historic victory for French sailor Jean-Luc Van Den Heede in the Golden Globe around-the-world race proved to be a bittersweet moment for former Iri(...)

Gregor McGuckin’s abandoned yacht Hanley Energy Endurance photographed by Golden Globe Race skipper Mark Sinclair as he sailed past  the yacht a month after McGuckin was rolled and dismasted in the South Indian Ocean.

Up to three separate attempts have been launched this Christmas to recover an uncrewed and drifting Irish racing yacht that was at the centre of an i(...)

John Treanor’s new Grand Soleil 34-foot “Justtina” will be an entry in next year’s growing ISORA series from Dublin Bay. Photograph: David O’Brien

Offshore sailing is set to continue its rise next year on Dublin Bay with the publication of an ambitious 16-race 2019 calendar. However, Irish Sea Of(...)

 Colin Byrne’s XP33 yacht ‘Bon Exemple’ is a front-runner for DBSC’s 2018 Premier Award for best performance of a cruiser-racer Photograph: David O’Brien

Colin Byrne’s Cruisers One ‘Bon Exemple’ will be a front-runner for the top cruiser-racer award of the year at the country’s biggest yacht racing clu(...)

Gregor McGuckin with his parents Randal and Lynne at his homecoming at Dublin Airport yesterday. Photograph: Tom Honan

Irish sailor Gregor McGuckin arrived back in Dublin on Monday and held an airport welcome-home party spellbound with tales of heroic adventures in the(...)

Dublin man Gregor McGuckin on his yacht Hanley Energy Endurance off Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in June. Photograph: Christophe Favreau/PPL/GGR/PA Wire

An Irish sailor has been rescued from the Indian Ocean after his yacht was damaged when he tried to help an injured rival during the Golden Globe Race(...)

“We’re back to compass and sextant, and we don’t have electric auto-pilots either so the boat steers by the wind”

When sailor Gregor McGuckin slips away from the pontoon at Dún Laoghaire this weekend, his passage to Falmouth, England, will appear as unremarkable a(...)

 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(...)

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-(...)

Irish skipper Enda O’Coineen aboard his class Imoca monohull Kilcullen Voyager in the Vendee Globe around-the-world solo sailing race. Photograph: Getty

As Ireland prepares for a weekend of high winds and Christmas turkey, spare a thought for single-handed sailor Enda O’Coineen on board Kilcullen Voya(...)