Kenny Rumball

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 Kenny Rumball skippering the J109 Jedi at the start of June’s Round Ireland Race. The recovery of a man overboard from the yacht at night during the 700-mile race led to a Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) Seamanship Trophy. Photo: David O’Brien

Key Irish sailing events are reporting buoyant entries for 2019 with early take-up at Ireland’s biggest regatta up as much as 70 per cent for July’s b(...)

Wicklow yacht Another Adventure (Darragh Cafferky) from Greystones is one of 54 boats that competed in the Irish Sea Offshore (ISORA) series. Photograph: David O’Brien

As a band of Irish Sea sailors prepare for a 630-mile marathon in the Mediterranean tomorrow, at home offshore aficionados have surveyed crews after (...)

 Wild Oats XI, the seven-time line honours winner of the Rolex Sydney Hobart race passes the ‘Organ Pipes’ cliff face off the New South Wales coast. Photograph: Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex

World sailing interest focuses on Australia this morning as a record 119 yachts gather for the 70th Sydney-Hobart Race that will include Irish crews.A(...)

ISA president David Lovegrove has major issues to confront, not least the loss of so many members in recession

A blueprint for change published this week claims to put the Irish Sailing Association on a new tack, but the reality is the association is merely goi(...)

Onboard Team Alvimedica in the Volvo Ocean Race Nick Dana scales to the top of the rig to look for wind, while Mark Towill (left) and Charlie Enright (right) eagerly await an update. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing leads on the first leg from Alicante to Cape Town. Photograph: Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica via Getty Images

Irish offshore crews only narrowly missed out on an overall win in a thrilling climax to yesterday’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Malta. Irish sailors to(...)

 Seán and Tadgh Donnelly of the National Yacht Club competing in the 29er skiff class at the ISAF World Youth Sailing Championships in Cyprus. Photograph: ISAF

The Irish sailing scene has never been more buoyant, with Irish dinghy sailors at full stretch this morning, as leading classes stage championships o(...)

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(...)