Damian Foxall

Ireland’s Damian Foxall was amongst a number of sailors rescued in the Atlantic Ocean after their trimaran racing yacht Musandam Omansail capsized. T(...)

American George David’s Rambler 88 making a record-breaking finish to the Volvo Round Ireland Race at Wicklow SC on Monday. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

A common phenomenon in offshore sailing is the “thousand yard stare” that occurs when sailors come ashore after days or weeks of intense competition a(...)

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(...)

Record-breaking Phaedo passes Fastnet Rock lighthouse off west Cork last August. photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport.

The addition of a multihull class to the forthcoming Volvo Round Ireland Race is starting to gain traction following the announcement that multiple r(...)

The crew of the Oman multihull celebrate their record breaking Round Ireland voyage off Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Michael Chester

Foreign crews now hold monohull, multihull and solo Round Ireland speed sailing records following a dramatic sub-two-day rounding of Ireland this w(...)

Skipper Sidney Gavignet (right) and crew of Musandam–Oman Sail celebrate breaking the 20-year-old Round Ireland record on arrival at the National Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire Photograph: Eric Luke

A new round-Ireland record by sail has been set on Wednesday by an Omani trimaran skippered by French sailor Sidney Gavignet. Musandam-Oman Sail, whic(...)

The Dongfeng race team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race last month.

Fresh from a offshore series win in the Middle East, Ireland’s Damian Foxall has arrived in New Zealand to join the Chinese-flagged Dongfeng team for(...)

Kerry yachtsman Damian Foxall is competing on MOD70 trimaran Oman Sail with Sidney Gavignet.

When it comes to bucket lists and sailing, distance races such as the Fastnet, Sydney to Hobart and Newport to Bermuda are often cited as “must-do” e(...)

 Round-the-world sailor Damian Foxall is anticipated in Dún Laoghaire harbour early this morning, on board the 21m  Oman Air-Musandam. Photograph: Lloyd Images

A fleet of silent invaders is anticipated in Dún Laoghaire harbour early this morning, with Kerryman and frequent round-the-world sailor Damian Foxall(...)