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Three Sailor Of The Month Awards For August
#som – August of 2015 may well be already remembered for its decidedly mixed weather, but as ever it was sailing's busiest month, with Irish crews achieving success inshore and offshore, and at home and abroad. We congratulate all those who…
Racing & Cruising Endeavours Recognised By Afloat Sailor of the Month Awards
GEORGE SISK IS AFLOAT'S RACING SAILOR OF THE MONTH FOR JULY George Sisk of Dun Laoghaire (pictured top) is the "Sailor of the Month (Racing)" for July 2015. By July 9th, an exceptional record had already been logged by his…
Sailor of the Month (International Award) Justin Slattery
#vor – The clear win by Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 was achieved by solid consistency in the classic "good series" style favoured by regular champion sailors. Except that, instead of being a pleasant five…
Liam Shanahan is Sailor of the Month for June
#sailorofthemonth – The comprehensive overall victory in the 280-mile Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race by Liam Shanahan in his family's J/109 Ruth was the highlight of a busy month of Irish sailing in June, with Ruth emerging as winner in…
Sidney Gavignet Wins International Award
#som – When a Round Ireland record has stood for nearly 22 years, clearly it is something very special, and the 44–hour time set by Steve Fossett's 60ft trimaran Lakota in 1993 has withstood several challenges, including three by top…
Rob McConnell is Sailor of the Month for May
#som – May 2015 has been a good month for Dunmore East, with the confirmation that the long-awaited dredging of this pretty fishing/sailing port – a €6 million contract – will swing into action in June, and then from far-off…
Anthony O'Leary is Afloat Sailor of the Month For April
#sailorofthemonth – Current "Sailor of the Year" Anthony O'Leary of Royal Cork YC has started his 2015 season in winning style by book-ending April with a runaway overall victory in the RORC Easter Challenge in the Solent from April 3rd to…
Fionn Lyden has chosen to concentrate on college studies for now, but when he does go sailing, it's usually with outstanding success.
#sailorofthemonth – Fionn Lyden (19) of Baltimore is the new "Sailor of the Month" for March. He ushered in the new month by playing a stellar role in bringing University College Cork's First Team to overall victory in the…
Neil Hegarty Is Sailor of the Month for February
#som – Neil Hegarty of Cork, who was awarded the Irish Cruising Club's historic premier trophy, the Faulkner Cup, as February drew to a close, is our latest Sailor of the Month. A former dinghy sailor who was at the…
Conor Clarke is 'Sailor of the Month' For January
#sailorofthemonth – Conor Clarke, who cut his sailing teeth on Dublin Bay, is our Sailor of the Month for January after a dream debut at the Key West Regatta with his Melges 24 Embarr. In fact, "dream" is the theme…
Sutton Dinghy Club's Andy Johnston is December's Sailor of the Month
#sailorofthemonth – Sutton Dinghy Club on the north shore of Dublin Bay has been a pace-setter in the revival of Irish dinghy racing and club activity generally during 2014. Commodore Andy Johnston led his members through an outstanding season in…
Justin Slattery, Volvo Ocean Racer, is Sailor of the Month for November
#sailorofthemonth – Successes in the first two races of the current Volvo Ocean global contest have placed Justin Slattery in an unassailable position for our Sailor of the Month for November. Completely absorbed in his fifth world race which is…
Barry Hurley Is Sailor of The Month for October
#sailorofthemonth – Barry Hurley, who learnt his sailing on Cork Harbour out of Cobh, is best known as a star of the short-handed offshore racing scene. But in recent years he has been carving a formidable reputation as a team…
Hal Bleakley, Sailor of the Month for September 2014
#som – On Saturday 27th September, Hal Bleakley quietly retired from a lifetime of service to yacht racing, standing down after his final day as Race Officer for Dublin Bay Sailing Club in the last race of the summer programme in…
#rorcsrbi –  Liam Coyne of Dun Laoghaire and Brian Flahive of Wicklow are the "Sailors of the Month" for August 2014, following their stunning and comprehensive success in the 1,802 mile RORC Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race. In…
The Commodore's Cup  Team – International Sailors of the Month Award
#sailorofthemonth – It has been a busy and successful sailing season for Irish crews at home and abroad, and one team achievement stands head and shoulders above all others in setting the tone for the year. Ireland's runaway victory in the…

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