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National Yacht Club Seeks Nominations for Club's 2016 Sailing Awards

24th January 2017
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The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy (left) celebrates Ireland's first Olympic Sailing Medal in 32 years in Rio. The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy (left) celebrates Ireland's first Olympic Sailing Medal in 32 years in Rio. Photo: World Sailing

The National Yacht Club is seeking nominations from members for its 2016 sailing awards. A leading Dun Laoghaire club, it is also the home club of Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy, so there can be little doubt about the award of The John Byrne Memorial Trophy, the prize for the member who achieves the greatest contribution to sailing in NYC during the year.

The club's award system, however, also honours a wide range of other sailing achievements with ancient trophies to honour endeavour in family cruising, youth sailing and race management.

The NYC club trophies are as follows:

Township
The Township Cup is awarded to the member who achieves the best Cruise of the year.
Muglins
The Muglins Cup is awarded for the most interesting family cruise of the year
The Boyne Regatta Cup
The Boyne Regatta Cup is awarded to the members who achieve the best performance in offshore racing of the year.
The O'Leary Cup
The O’Leary Cup is awarded to the member who achieves the best performance of the year in one designs
The Edward Yacht Club Trophy
The Edward Yacht Club Trophy is awarded to the member who achieves the best performance of the year in dinghies, Mermaids or Flying Fifteens
John Byrne Memorial Trophy
The John Byrne Memorial Trophy is awarded to the member who achieves the greatest contribution to sailing in the NYC during the year
The Winkelmann Trophy
The Winkelmann Trophy is awarded to the Cadet member who has had the finest sailing achievement of the year
The Greystones 1892 Regatta Cup
The Greystones 1892 Regatta Cup is awarded to the member who best represented the Club at a team event during the year
Paul Murphy Cup
The Paul Murphy Cup to be awarded to the Club’s Race Management Volunteer who contributed most to race and event management at the Club.

Published in National YC

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