James Espey

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Finn Lynch on his way to winning the Irish mens’ Laser nomination in Mexico this week.

An Olympic campaign aimed at Tokyo 2020 paid an early dividend on Wednesday when rising star Finn Lynch (20) stunned selectors by winning the Irish O(...)

The first ISORA coastal race of 2016 was won by J/109 Ruth (Liam Shanahan). Photograph: David O’Brien.

The only Irish berth undecided for Rio will be finalised next week at the Laser World Championships while at youth level Ireland continue to perform (...)

Providence Team Ireland’s Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton competing in the 49er skiff in Palma. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

In a late evening twist on the final day of fleet racing at the Palma Olympic classes regatta, Ireland’s Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern (pictured above(...)

Saskia Tidey and Andrea Brewster will compete in this summer’s Rio Olympics. Photo: Inpho

The Irish sailing team for Rio grew to six on Thursday with the announcement that Ireland is to get a wild card entry in the 49erfx class following th(...)

Competitors at the European Lazer Championships in Gran Canaria.

An emphatic gold fleet performance kept Finn Lynch’s Rio ambitions alive at this month’s European Laser Championships in Gran Canaria but money – or (...)

Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey (foreground) have a six-nation fight for Olympic selection in the 49erfx class next month in Spain. Photo: Brian Carlin.

An Irish berth at the Rio Olympics hangs in the balance following the announcement of an unexpected African entry in the women’s International 49erfx(...)

World Sailing Youth bronze medallists Douglas Elmes (left) and Colin O’Sullivan of Howth are shortlisted for Irish Youth Sailor of the Year Award. Photo: ISAF

The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) has enlarged next month’s national awards ceremony to mark the achievements of Irish sailors, clubs and sailing s(...)

Sigma 38 footer Persephone passing the Fastnet Rock lighthouse off in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

The last of the 358-strong Rolex Fastnet Race fleet successfully rounded the famous rock off West Cork yesterday afternoon marking the closing stages (...)

Shane MacCarthy and Andy Thompson won the GP14 UK National Championships.

A rare Irish victory at the GP14 UK Nationals has been achieved by Wicklow dinghy duo Shane MacCarthy and Andy Thompson for only the second time in 5(...)

Annalise Murphy may face an Irish trial for the Olympic test event in Rio. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Even though Irish sailors were expecting a “tough fight” at a new format International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup in France this week they’l(...)

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