Top Irish sailor James McCann of the Royal Cork Yacht Club racing in the eighth gold fleet race on the fourth day of the Optimist European Championships 2014 on Dublin Bay yesterday.

A twelfth and 31st scored in the first two races of the boy’s gold fleet finals yesterday dropped Royal Cork’s James McCann one place to 14th overall (...)

Romanian youth sailor Petru Neagu competing ion day two of the  Optimist European Championships on Dublin Bay. Photograph: David O’Brien

Black flag disqualifications and lighter winds – for a time at least – brought a change in fortune for the Irish team on the second day of competition(...)

Belgium’s Ingeborg Bultynck sets her sails for the first blustery races of the 254-boat Optimist class European Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Photograph: David O’Brien

Strong winds swept the Irish team into the top 10 of the European Optimist Championships on Dublin Bay yesterday as the first races in a massive 254-(...)