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Sailing Heroes to be Celebrated at Irish Sailing Awards This Friday

5th February 2018
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The Sailor of the Year Award will be made this Friday The Sailor of the Year Award will be made this Friday

There's a last chance to register for the Afloat.ie and Volvo Irish Sailing Awards, taking place at 6.30pm at the RDS Concert Hall, Dublin, this Friday 9 February that will see the presentation of the Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year Award. 

This year at the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards we’re celebrating heroism and rescue on the high seas, the young talent storming their way up the ranks, the training centres and instructors setting the standards in teaching, the plethora of people who compete around Ireland and further afield, and the volunteers who make it all happen. 

We’re also flying over Santiago Alegre from Spain and Simon Hoffman from Australia. These two young men saved the life of Johnny Durcan, one of the Irish Sailing High Performance sailors last summer in California, and we’ll be talking to them to hear what happened. We’ll also be talking to Jay Stacy, who saved the life of one of his crew when a rogue wave hit their boat off the coast of Wexford. 

As well as recognising these heroes and some other very special guests, we’ll have awards for the best youth sailor (under 18), the best training centre, senior instructor, and end with our Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year.

Please register for your free tickets at [email protected]

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