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Royal Alfred Yacht Club Toasts Winners At Annual Dinner in the Royal Irish Yacht Club

3rd December 2014
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RAYC ceremony – Barry MacNeaney, Commodore RAYC, Liam Coyne Winner "Boat of the Year" Lula Belle, Deborah Horan Secretary RAYC. Scroll down for more photos by Joe Fallon
Royal Alfred Yacht Club Toasts Winners At Annual Dinner in the Royal Irish Yacht Club

#rayc – The Royal Alfred Yacht Club held its Annual Black Tie Dinner and Prize-giving on Friday 21st November in the Royal Irish YC in Dun Laoghaire. 

A packed dining room was treated to an excellent meal, fine wines and after the prizegiving a short presentation by Liam Coyne of his incredible Round Britain and Ireland odyssey in which he came first in the two-handed class and came sixth overall.

The Alfred's Trophies, some of which date back to the mid 1800s, were presented by Commodore Barry MacNeaney.

He paid tribute during his speech to the late, and much missed, Henry Robinson: he also toasted one of his distinguished guests Hal Bleakley who had announced his retirement from DBSC race officer duties at the end of the 2014 season.

The Royal Alfred is one of the very few Clubs to award crew prizes as well as those to the skipper – this for the Superleague.

And these prizes were very well received by the many crew who attended the dinner.

The success of the evening may be judged by the lateness of the hour that the last revellers left the Royal Irish!

Scroll down for prizewinners photos by Joe Fallon

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Barry MacNeaney , Carol MacNeaney, Nigel Biggs Winner Cruisers 2 and Deborah Horan

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Carol MacNeaney, Joe Carton Vice Commodore RAYC, Mona Carton and Barry MacNeaney

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Selection of RAYC trophies

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Ben Shanahan winner Gold Fleet Lee Overlay Trophy for RAYC Coastal Series, Carol MacNeaney

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Trina Owens, Carol MacNeaney and John Sugars winner Beneteau 31.7 Trophy

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Tim Goodbody winner Sigma 33 "Princess Jalina" Trophy, Carol MacNeaney and Barry MacNeaney

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