The Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta has  a record entry of more than 500 boats. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With an unexpectedly fresh but welcome northwesterly wind, the 500-boat Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta breezed towards its halfway mark with clear leader(...)

 Red C Research and Marketing Ltd recorded profits of €73,472 in the 12 months to the end of June last. This followed the firm recording profits of €33,748 in the prior year.  Photograph: iStock

The owners of polling and market research firm Red C last year paid themselves a dividend of €1.15 million. The well known polling company has a host(...)

Dave Cullen’s Howth Yacht Club world champion half-tonner  Checkmate XV was named ICRA’s Boat of the Year in 2018. Changes to the format of the award will be made in 2019. Photo: David O’Brien

With entries to open for the 2019 National Championships next week at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay, the new Commodore of the Irish Cru(...)

 Philip (left) and Richard Lovegrove sailing the Sigma 33 ‘Rupert’, winners of the Waterhouse Shield for the best performing DBSC cruiser-racer in 2018. Photograph: Afloat.ie

Royal St George Yacht Club’s Richard and Philip Lovegrove, the joint skippers of the Sigma 33 ‘Rupert’,will be the toast of the Dún Laoghaire clubhous(...)

Checkmate XV	owned by David Cullen racing at Wave Regatta 2018. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After a season of wins at home and abroad, Checkmate XV, skippered by Howth Yacht Club’s David Cullen emerged as Boat of the Year at the Irish Cruise(...)

 Royal St George Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, venue for the Irish Cruiser Racing Association annual championships 2019. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Following a summer of discontent, next week’s conference and agm of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) looks set to draw a line in the sand (...)

 Conor Phelan’s Jump Juice  at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships 2017 in Crosshaven, Co Cork. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

As the first of two Irish Sailing All-Ireland Sailing Championships gets under way this weekend, the senior event at Lough Ree Yacht Club will have a (...)

 Triple ICRA Champion Joker II Skippered by John Maybury of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dublin. This year’s ICRA National Championships are heading to Galway Bay for the first time in August. Photo: David O’Brien

This week’s Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) egm appointed a new executive, approved an “interim” constitution and confirmed that it’s “full st(...)

Pope Francis greets newlyweds during his weekly general audience at Aula Paolo VI, in the Vatican, on Wednesday. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis is the most popular world leader among Irish people, who rate British prime minister Theresa May and US president Donald Trump poorly, an(...)

Howth boats are leading the way at the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Howth boats dominate half the classes competing in the ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup at the start of day two on Thursday morning at Kinsale Yacht (...)