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Sailor of the Month
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…
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…
49er ISAF silver medal winners
#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…

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