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Sailor of the Month
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…
Seafra Guilfoyle, Afloat's Sailor of the Month for July
#sailorofthemonth – The Royal Cork Yacht Club's Cup of Success was running over in July, as the Commodore's Cup victory followed on to a Silver Medal at the ISAF Worlds for 18-year-old Seafra Guilfoyle of Crosshaven, who is now the "Sailor…
Anthony O'Leary Is 'Sailor of The Month' For June
#sailorofthemonth – Top Cork skipper Anthony O'Leary's success in achieving the overall title in the British Open IRC Championship has made him the runaway winner of's "Sailor of the Month" title for June. O'Leary's dedication in campaigning his Ker…
Round Ireland Veteran Dickie Gomes is 'Sailor of the Month' for May
#sailorofthemonth – Round Ireland former open record holder and race winner Dickie Gomes of Strangford Lough is the "Sailor of the Month" for May 2014, following his successful defence of the Leinster Trophy for veteran and classic boats in…
#irish49er – Their meteoric rise from 33rd to 11th in the ISAF Global Rankings for the 49er Olympic Class gave international recognition to the April achievement of Belfast Lough's Ryan Seaton (24) and Matt McGovern (26). They brought home the…
Simon Doran is Sailor of the Month for March
#sailorofthemonth – Simon Doran of Courtown SC sailed his fourth intervarsities for UCD in Wexford five weekends ago, and played a key role in bringing the Dublin College in as Irish Champions for 2014. The name Doran will not disappear from the UCDSC…
Cruising Sailor Sam Davis is Sailor of the Month for February
#sailorfofthemonth – Sam Davis of Conly Island in Strangford Lough is the "Sailor of the Month" for February in recognition of his exceptional achievement in receiving an unprecedented threesome of top Irish Cruising Club awards for his great single-handed voyage from Tonga in…
Sean McCarter is Sailor of the Month for January
#sailorofthemonth – Sean McCarter of Lough Swilly Yacht Club is Sailor of the Month for January after some very successful skippering of the Irish entry Derry/Londonderry/Doire in the current Clipper Round the World Race. With this latest edition's major breakthrough…
Sailor of the Year 2013 - Who Will it Be?
Once again the time has come to decide who among the deserving winners of Sailor of the Month should take the top honour of Afloat's Sailor of the Year. As in previous years, Afloat magazine is asking the public to…
Ben Duncan, Sailor of the Month for December
#sailor of the month – With a cut-off date at midnight on Christmas Eve, the lineup for's "Sailor of the Month" title for December provides only three weeks of peformance time, but it allows the adjudicators to spread their…
Adrian Lee is Afloat's Sailor of the Month for November
#rorc – For many decades, the Straits of Hormuz were one of those potential flashpoints which could have ignited World War III. In an oil-rich region of extreme political and religious turbulence, this narrow channel connecting the The Gulf with…
David Kenefick is October's Sailor of the Month
#sailorofthemonth – The French sailing scene is noted for its continuing national and international programme of encouraging young sailors in their early twenties into the top level of offshore competition. But even by the demanding Gallic standards of youthful participation…
Laser Youth Finn Lynch is Sailor of the Month for September
#sailorofthemonth – The adjudicators in the "Sailor of the Month" award for September have been in the happy position of having a proliferation of major achievements to choose from, and they have the bonus of being able to draw…
Paralympic Helmsman John Twomey is Sailor of the Month
#sailorofthemonth – The summer of 2013 has been the season in which world sailing has come to Ireland. In addition to two World Championships, events such as the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta and the Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale have brought…
Belfast's Liam Glynn, Topper World Champion, is Sailor of the Month for July
#sailorofthemonth – Ballyholme YC teenage helm Liam Glynn is the "Sailor of the Month" for July after his comprehensive victory in a fleet of 102 boats at the Topper International Worlds at Loctudy in France in an intense week…
France to Ireland Kitesurfer, Bruno Sroka Wins International Sailor of the Month Award
From time to time, we honour sailors from other countries who have achieved outstanding success in Irish waters. But never has our International Award been for anything so extraordinary as French kitesurfer Bruno Sroka's 240 nautical miles voyage on Friday…

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