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Michael O’Connor is Sailor of the Month for October

4th November 2019
Double success. Michael O’Connor (right) is Sailor of the Month (Senior) for October after helming to victory in Flying Fifteens in the All-Ireland Championship at the NYC, while his crew for the championship, David Taylor (left) is October Sailor of the Month (Special Award) as he also crewed for Ben Duncan when he won the title in 2013 in ISA J/80s.  Double success. Michael O’Connor (right) is Sailor of the Month (Senior) for October after helming to victory in Flying Fifteens in the All-Ireland Championship at the NYC, while his crew for the championship, David Taylor (left) is October Sailor of the Month (Special Award) as he also crewed for Ben Duncan when he won the title in 2013 in ISA J/80s. Photo: Irish Sailing/David Branigan

Michael O’Connor of Royal St George YC is “Sailor of the Month (Senior)” for October after emerging as the 73rd All-Ireland Champion Helm after a ding-dong two-day final raced in Flying Fifteens from the National Yacht Club on October 5th & 6th. No stranger to success, O’Connor was the Corinthian Champion in the SB20 Worlds in Cowes in 2017, and this year he secured his place in the all-Ireland with victory in the SB20 Nationals at the RIYC.

David Taylor is Sailor of the Month (Special Award) for October

Every keen helmsperson needs a Davy Taylor as his or her right-hand man when the chips are down. down. In 2013 he was there to help Ben Duncan win the All-Ireland in ISA J/80s, then, in 2019 he was the efficient and essential presence to get Michael O’Connor over the line as the 73rd All Ireland Champion, and he gets the October Special Award by popular acclaim.

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