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Sailor of the Year Awards Countdown is On!

12th January 2018
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The 2016 Sailor of the Year was Rio medalist Annalise Murphy The 2016 Sailor of the Year was Rio medalist Annalise Murphy

With a readers poll already showing trends in the Sailor of the Year Award stakes, the ceremony itself is less than a month away. 

The past year, in the view of Winkie Nixon, has produced some 'extra-special sailors', and over the past 12 months we have picked out 28 individual sailors and pairings who have excelled in their respective disciplines, be it offshore, dinghy, cruise or powerboating.

On Friday, February 9, our judging panel will announce the Sailor of the Year at the RDS in Dublin — and you can have your say by voting in our poll on any page of the Afloat website

The overall award will be announced at a ceremony which will also see each Sailor of the Month individually honoured.

The Awards take place on Friday 9 February 2018 at the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Come and join us and special guests to celebrate the sailing year with awards for Training Centre of the Year, Senior Instructor of the Year, Youth Sailor, and Sailor of the Year, in association with Afloat.

Register now for your tickets to the ceremony by contacting the team at Irish Sailing, [email protected]

As in previous years, the boating public and maritime community can have their say to help guide judges in deciding who should be crowned Ireland's Sailor of the Year for 2017 by using our online poll (see right of page). The judges welcome the traditional huge level of public interest in helping them make their decision, but firmly retain their right to make the ultimate decision for the final choice while taking voting trends into account.

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