The Australian super-maxi yacht Comanche  during the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Photograph: Stefano Gattini/AFP/Getty Images

Irish offshore sailing got a shot in the arm this week when both line and handicap honours fell to Irish-Australian sailors in the 73rd Rolex Sydney-H(...)

Justin Slattery: shaved an hour off the record time from LA to Hawaii aboard Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo Three. Photograph:  Matt Knighton/Getty Images

In a much-promised shake-up of the world’s top ocean race, a new foiling offshore design has been announced for the 2020 edition of the Volvo Ocean Ra(...)

Saskia Tidey will campaign with Britain for the 2020 Olympic Games in Toyko. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Reaction to Saskia Tidey’s recent decision to campaign for Britain towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been predictably mixed. From sympathetic enc(...)

Irish interest  in the 64-boat Round Ireland race will   focus on Volvo Ocean Race winners Damian Foxall (above) and Justin Slattery, who  will be racing on Musandam-Oman and Phaedo3

Three Multi-One-Design (MOD) 70s, and the maxi-yacht Rambler 88 have added extra spice to a record-breaking 64-boat Volvo Round Ireland fleet that st(...)

Liam Shanahan, 2015 Sailor of the Year, with his daughter Alice (left) and wife Ruth. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

Corinthian values and amateur sport were credited by Liam Shanahan as he won the overall Afloat Sailor of the Year accolade at the annual Irish Saili(...)

Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale this year will see the biggest boat turnout on the south coast

In a further indicator of recovery in the sailing and the wider economy, entries for next month’s biennial Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale have exceeded t(...)

Justin Slattery of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing inspects the end of the prod during leg six from Itajai to Newport. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images.

As the Volvo Ocean Race begins its final oceanic leg this weekend, Ireland’s Justin Slattery stands on the cusp of a second victory in this 39,000-mi(...)

 Ian Walker at the helm of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during the the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: Getty Images

In what has become a hallmark of the new one-design boats in the Volvo Ocean Race, the fifth leg of the 39,000 nautical mile contest drew to a close a(...)

This will be Damian Foxall’s eighth time around the infamous Cape Horn. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

In the aftermath of Cyclone Pamela now deep in the Southern Ocean, the six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have started their deep dive into the remote(...)

Volvo Ocean CEO Knut Frostad has erred on the side of caution.

The country’s biggest sailing club is to shake-up its dinghy racing fleets next month. Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) is tweaking the format for the (...)

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