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Liam Shanahan was named the 2015 Afloat Irish Sailor of the Year at the Irish Sailing Awards in Dublin. Drawn from a star-studded shortlist, which included Volvo Ocean race winner Justin Slattery; round-Ireland record-setting Sidney Gavignet; and 11-time Paralympian John…
#SailorOfTheYear – Liam Shanahan has been named Afloat.ie Irish Sailor of the Year for 2015. The Irish Sea yachtsman and June's Sailor of the Month was presented his award by Sport Ireland chief executive John Treacy at the Irish Sailing Awards…
#sailoroftheyear – The Afloat.ie Irish Sailor of the Year 2015 award will be announced at the Sailing Awards celebration in Dublin on the afternoon of Thursday, February 4th at a ceremony which will also see each Sailor of the Month…
Anthony O'Leary & Commodore's Cup Team Take 'Sailor of the Year' Accolade
#soy – The new stars of the Irish sailing firmament are Anthony O'Leary (57) of Cork and the successful Commodore's Cup team. In a gala ceremony in Dublin this afternoon to celebrate the many achievements of our sailors in 2014, O'Leary…
Sailor of the Year 2014 To Be Announced This Afternoon
#sailoroftheyear – The voting is over, the judges have decided and today the 2014 ISA/Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year will be revealed at a Dublin city centre ceremony.  Over 200 invitees are gathering this afternoon to celebrate some remarkable achievements…
Who Will Be Crowned Irish Sailor of the Year 2014?
#sailoroftheyear – That final decision on the ISA/Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year 2014 award will be announced at the Sailing Awards celebration in Dublin on the afternoon of Friday March 6th March at a ceremony which will also see each Sailor…
David Kenefick is Irish Sailor of the Year for 2013
#fullirish – It's not hard to argue that 2013 was the biggest year by far in David Kenefick's sailing career. And that he's still only 22 years of age makes his solo sailing achievements over the last 12 months even…
Applause for Annalise Murphy, a Popular Choice for Sailor of the Year
#sailoroftheyear – There was warm applause yesterday for Sailor of the Year Annalise Murphy. The Olympic 2012 sailor is already back on the water training hard for her next regatta at the end of March but found the time to…
Annalise Murphy is Irish Sailor of the Year for 2012
#sailoroftheyear - You followed her impressive exploits right here on Afloat.ie throughout the year, and your votes counted. So it's only right that our Olympic sailing hero Annalise Murphy should receive the honour of being named Afloat.ie Sailor of the…
Irish Sailor of the Year 2012
Help us decide... As in previous years, Afloat magazine is asking the public to help decide who should be crowned Ireland's Sailor of the Year for 2012. The overall national award will be presented to the person who, in the…
George Kenefick is Sailor of the Year
#SAILOR OF THE YEAR – George Kenefick of Cork is the new Afloat.ie/Irish Independent "Sailor of the Year" after an exceptionally diverse and successful season in which the 23-year-old Crosshaven skipper logged major successes at a wide variety of venues…
Early Poll Shows Kenefick Leads in Sailor of the Year Vote
Quarter ton sailor and All Ireland Sailing Champion George Kenefick has established an early lead in the readers poll for the 2011 Sailor of the Year Award. The Crosshaven helmsman has 81 votes so far, nearly triple that of the…
Mark Mills is Sailor of the Year 2009
Globally successful yacht designer Mark Mills of County Wicklow is the Afloat.ie/Irish Independent “Sailor of the Year 2009” after a year of exceptional achievements which built on his original accolade as Sailor of the Month a year ago. Celebrating a…
Who will be Irish Sailor of the Year 2010?
At home and abroad, Irish sailors once again delivered an impressive range of results in 2010. Click on the month to the left to review our top sailors by month. And vote for them in our online poll (left) As…
Afloat.ie: Who Will Be Sailor of the Year 2009?
As in previous years, Afloat magazine is asking the public to decide who should be crowned Ireland’s Sailor of the Year for 2009. The overall national award will be presented to the person who, in the judge’s opinion, achieved the…

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