Chris Power-Smith’s Aurelia leads the ISORA fleet into race 11 this Saturday. It will start at  8am in Dún Laoghaire, and  finish at Howth Yacht Club. Photograph:    David O’Brien

Dún Laoghaire skipper Chris Power-Smith’s overall lead in the Irish Sea (ISORA) series will be tested on Saturday in a 60-mile offshore race, the 11th(...)

Baraka Gp, skippered by Niall Dowling, won the line honours in the Volvo Round Ireland Race and the overall win is as good as decided. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Although official confirmation is pending from Wicklow Sailing Club, Niall Dowling and his team on Baraka Gp are the unbeatable overall winners of the(...)

 Irish Laser sailor Sean Craig of the Royal St George Yacht Club racing downwind on Dublin Bay, the venue for September’s Laser World Master Championships. Photograph: David O’Brien

The fortunes of Dublin’s Laser dinghy fleet are on the rise as the prospect of international competition on home waters breathes new life into the sin(...)

Peter Fagan (right) of Skerries Sailing Club tacks ahead of Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club in the boys’ Laser Radial class at the Volvo Youth Sailing National Championships 2018. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Strong winds swept Howth Yacht Club’s Jamie McMahon into an early lead in Thursday’s first races of the boys’ Laser Radial class at the Volvo Youth Na(...)

 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(...)

French skipper Achille Nebout and his crew have been crowned SB20 World Champions in Hobart, Tasmania. Photograph: Jane Austin

A black flag disqualification in the final race of the SB20 World Championships put paid to Dubliner Michael O’Connor’s top 10 chance overall in Tasma(...)

The first week will feature a talk by eminent conservationist, author and artist Peter Pearson

For those lucky enough to own a historic home, they will usually be the first to admit that it isn’t all plain sailing from turning the key in the fro(...)

 Pat Kelly’s Storm from Rush Sailing Club will defend its J109 Irish title on Dublin Bay. Photograph: David O’Brien

Irish Sailing’s All Ireland Championships – an event that celebrates its 70th anniversary this year – sets sail in GP14 dinghies on Saturday at Mulli(...)

J109 yacht Jedi (skippered by Kenneth Rumball) crosses the offshore finish line of Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July. The Sailing School entry is one of four boats in contention for the overall ISORA trophy on Saturday. Photo: David O’Brien

The Irish Sea’s Wolf Head Trophy will be decided in Saturday’s last race of the 2017 offshore series. Two Welsh J109s, Mojito (Peter Dunlop and Vick(...)

 British Sailor Alex Thomson (left) and Royal Cork’s Nicholas O’Leary, who has announced a Vendee Globe campaign for 2020, will race together in next month’s 605-nautical mile Fastnet Race.

Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Nicholas O’Leary has launched a Vendée Globe 2020 campaign and as part of the build-up the Crosshaven sailor will compete in n(...)

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