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Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year Award Reaches Final Stages

29th January 2018
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The Irish Sailor of the Year top prize will be awarded on February 9th in Dublin The Irish Sailor of the Year top prize will be awarded on February 9th in Dublin

Voting is now closed in the Afloat.ie Sailor of the Year award, and the adjudicators are working towards a final decision which will be announced as the climax of the Volvo Sailing Awards ceremony in the RDS in Dublin on Friday, February 9th.

The voting has attracted strong worldwide interest, and participation by thousands. But as in previous years, the number of votes cast is just one of several factors assisting the adjudicators in reaching a decision which they feel most truly reflects the greatest achievement and contribution to our sport by an Irish sailor in 2017.

As expected, following the dominance of 2016 by the Olympics and Annalise Murphy’s Silver Medal, 2017 has been an entirely different type of sailing year. There have been many notable achievements across the widest possible diversity of our sport. While the adjudicators would like to honour them all, in the end the supreme award will have just one recipient. It is no easy task deciding who it will be.

Are you coming to the Awards? Register here to reserve your place: [email protected]

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