The Royal Irish Yacht Club awarded British Olympic Sailing trialist Saskia Tidey its 'Helm/Boat of the Year Award' at its recent RIYC Sailing Awards that took place in the Dun Laoghaire Club on Saturday, 27th January 2018.
The Dun Laoghaire sailor previously sailed for Ireland in Rio before switching to sail for Team GB in a bid for Tokyo 2020.
She was previously awarded an Afloat.ie Sailor of the Month award in May for her 2017 achievements with new team mate Charlotte Dobson of Scotland.
The Cruiser of the Year awward went to Drewry Pearson and the Best International Racing Result went to D. Hayes, D. O'Connor, John Sisk in Hallowe'en.
The Best IRC result went to Sybil Mc Cormack & Ken Lawless in Cartoon and the best Cruiser Racer Echo Result Tim Goodbody Richard Goodbody sailing White Mischief.
Other results included: Best Dinghy David McFarlane; Best One Design Result Jerry & James Dowling - Bad Kilcullen; Best White Sail Result Pat Rigney - The Great Escape; Contribution to Sailing Michael Boyd; Rear Commodore's Award (special) Charles Broadhead - Persistence; Volunteer of the Year - House Anne Mills and Volunteer of the Year - Sailing Gill O'Connor.
More details on the RIYC website here.