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Sailor of the Month December - Brian Craig
#sailorofthemonth – As we look back over the extraordinary mixture of memories stirred up by the Irish sailing season of 2012, one exceptionally good deed stands out in a sometimes slightly wicked world. Questions were asked about some major events…
Afloat Sailor of the Month November - UCD Sailing Team
#ucd – Never before have we had ten Independent "Sailors of the Month" in the one month. But with Christmas approaching it's time for gifting all round, and the adjudicators have agreed the entire UCD team that clinched the…
Afloat Sailor of the Month September - Fionn Lyden
Arise, Schull, and take your place among the great sailing centres of the world. Move over Sydney. Newport stand aside. Cowes make room. The port in West Cork is punching way above its weight, and last weekend it hosted a…
Annalise Murphy - Sailor of the Month - August
#sailor of the month – Annalise Murphy of the National YC in Dun Laoghaire is the Irish Independent "Sailor of the Month" for August following her outstanding performance in the London Olympics. The talented and dedicated 22-year-old had the…
Hurley Scoops October Sailor Title
#sailorofthemonth – Barry Hurley is the Independent October "Sailor of the Month" to mark his victory last weekend in the two-handed division in the 606-mile Rolex Middle Sea Race out of Malta with his JOD 35 Dinah. Hurley (32),…
Burrows and O'Leary are June's Sailors of the Month, Bernard Gouy Wins International Award
#sailorofthemonth – The latest Independent "Sailor of the Month" awards reflect the hectic pace of sailing at all levels this year, with the Monthly Award going to gold medallists in Olympic campaigning, while the International Award is for a…
Team 'Toy Yot' are Sailors of the Month for May
#SAILORSOFTHEMONTH – Smallest boat, biggest prize. Team Toy Yot of Malahide are the Independent "Sailors of the Month" for May after sweeping Class 4 IRC in the record-breaking BMW ICRA Nationals at Howth. This really is a team effort.…
Round the World Cruiser Stephen Hyde is April's Sailor of the Month
#SAILOR OF THE MONTH – Sailing being a very strong family sport, it's not unknown for sons and daughters to repeat their parents' achievement in being the Independent "Sailor of the Month". Sometimes the accolades can occur close together,…
Hal Sisk is Sailor of the Month
#SAILOR OF THE MONTH – Our new Irish Independent/ "Sailor of the Month" is a boat enthusiast who does good work by stealth. In fact, "under the radar" is the apt term in every way when talking about Hal Sisk's…
Cruising Couple Named Sailors of the Month
#SAILORS OF THE MONTH – Fergus and Kay Quinlan are currently voyaging northwest through the South Atlantic from Cape Town headed towards Brazil in their 38ft sloop Pylades. But they're Independent "Sailors of the Month" for February in celebration…
Tralee's Sophie Browne is January Sailor of the Month
#SAILOR OF THE MONTH – Sophie Browne of Tralee Bay and Royal Cork is Independent "Sailor of the Month" for January after taking the Silver Medal in the Girls Division in the Optimist Worlds in New Zealand. She added…
Who Will Be the 2012 Irish Sailor of the Year?
#SAILOR OF THE YEAR – At home and abroad, Irish sailors once again delivered an impressive range of results in 2011. Review our top sailors by month here. The reviews are also in print in Afloat's Sailing Annual 2012 in…
Mayo's Noelle Doran is December's Sailor of the Month
#SAILOROFTHEMONTH – Noelle Doran of Mayo is the latest Independent "Sailor of the Month" in recognition of her December achievement in being the fastest woman in the world in 2011. Her sustained speed of 36.88 knots along 500 metres…
Pat Kelly is Afloat's Sailor of the Month for November
#SAILOR OF THE MONTH – Pat Kelly of Rush Sailing Club is the Independent "Sailor of the Month" for November after his J/109 Storm - crewed by fellow-Fingallions - was celebrated as the Irish Cruiser Racer Association "Boat of…
George Kenefick is October's Sailor of the Month
#SAILOR OF THE MONTH – George Kenefick of Crosshaven is the Independent Sailor of the Month for October after rounding out an already successful season with an inspired performance in the Student Worlds in France. The 23-year-old helmsman won…
Matt Davis is September's Sailor of the Month
Matt Davis is the Irish Independent/ "Sailor of the Month" for September. The youthful Skerries skipper and his crew of all the talents from Fingal successfully defended the Irish Sea Offshore Championship with a dedicated season-long campaign in their Sigma…

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