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Jim Cooney & Gordon Maguire are Afloat.ie International Awards Winners for December

31st December 2017
Jim Cooney (left) came through thick and thin to see his super-maxi LDV Comanche rewarded with line honours. Gordon Maguire – it has been his third Sydney-Hobart overall win – and maybe the toughest of all. Jim Cooney (left) came through thick and thin to see his super-maxi LDV Comanche rewarded with line honours. Gordon Maguire – it has been his third Sydney-Hobart overall win – and maybe the toughest of all. Photo: Rolex

The runaway success of Irish-Australian sailors in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Race 2017 ended the year on an unprecedented high. Gordon Maguire of Howth may already have had two overall wins under his very experienced belt, but his third with the TP 52 Ichi Ban was perhaps the toughest and best of all. And Jim Cooney – whose people hail from County Meath – saw his sportsmanship rewarded with line honours for his super-maxi LDV Comanche, providing Ireland with a unique double

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