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(...)

Award-winner Sean McCarter is a former RNLI lifeboat volunteer. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

A Derry sailor is to be awarded a prestigious international award for “outstanding seamanship” after he rescued a fellow crewman who was washed overb(...)