Cathy MacAleavey (standing)  with Judith Malcolm in Mollie, a Water Wag dinghy at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta 2017 recently.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After last weekend’s Edinburgh Cup in Cowes that saw the sole Irish boat narrowly miss out on victory, the venerable Dragon class will be centre stag(...)

The visiting 1897-built Gaff Cutter Myfanwy (Rob Mason) from Neyland Yacht Club in Wales was the winner of the Kingstown 200 Trophy at Dun Laoghaire Regatta last weekend. Photo: David O’Brien

In the wake of Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta, Ireland’s biggest sailing event, the four waterfront clubs are already planning to build on the success o(...)

J109 Dear Prudence is well heeled-over after a gybe in this year’s DBSC Spring Chicken race that concludes this Sunday. Photograph: David O’Brien.

If success is measured by fleet size then July’s Dún Laoghaire Regatta looks on course for a buoyant seventh edition with half of its massive fleet al(...)

 Nick Dwyer and Barbara Heftman are interviewed in Sydney after being rescued off Australia’s southeastern coast. Photograph: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP

On Tuesday, Irishman Nick Dwyer and his partner Barbara were clinging to each other inside an upside down cabin while waves the size of buildings slam(...)

Nick Dwyer and Barbara Heftman are interviewed in Sydney after being rescued off Australia’s southeastern coast. Photograph: Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP

Former Royal St George Yacht Club sailor Nick Dwyer from Dún Laoghaire recalled his “moment of terror” during a capsize off Sydney, Australia on Wedn(...)

Pat Kelly’s Storm of Rush Sailing Club is the 2016 J109 National Champion. Photograph: David O’Brien

Some big names lost out early in last Sunday’s ISA All Ireland Sailing Championships and after the exit of defending champion Anthony O’Leary, even An(...)

Annalise Murphy is the Laser Radial nominee for the All-Ireland championships

An Olympic silver medallist and a world champion will add extra spice to the All-Ireland Sailing Championships the weekend after next in Cork Harbour.(...)

Dublin Bay will be the setting for the 350-boat Laser Radial World Championships hosted by the Royal St George YC.Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With just two weeks remaining to the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympic Games, pathway events for Tokyo 2024 and beyond and getting underway in Iris(...)

Royal Cork YC’s Antix, skippered by Anthony O’Leary, competing for IRC Zero Euro honours at Volvo Cork Week. Photograph: Bob Bateman

Friday morning’s final race in Cork Harbour will not only bring the curtain down on a reinvigorated Volvo Cork Week regatta but it will also see the (...)

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(...)

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