2010 Sailing Awards Night

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailThe National Yacht Club Sailing Awards for 2010 were presented by the Commodore, Peter Ryan, at a packed function in the Club on Saturday 12th March. The awards were presented as follows: The Township Cup – for the most impressive cruise – Sean Lemass for organising and skippering an impressive cruise in ‘Galileo’ from Dun Laoghaire to Lagosh and Palma de Majorca in July 2010. The Muglins Cup – for the most interesting family cruise. – Michael and Anne Madsen for their annual cruise – in 2010 to the Orkneys via the Caledonian Canal with their Sadler Starlight 35 ‘Gabelle’. The Boyne Regatta Cup – for the best performance in Offshore Racing. – Liam Coyne for his offshore racing performance on his Beneteau 36.7 ‘Lula Belle’ in the ISORA series and the Round Ireland race and for his participation in the Middle Sea race. The O’Leary Cup – for the best performance in One-Designs. – Ted Mc Court for another and successful season on ‘Popje’ in the highly competitive Dublin Bay Sigma 33 fleet. The Edward Yacht Club Trophy – for the best performance in Dinghies, Mermaids or Flying Fifteens. – Annalise Murphy for her superb season on the Olympic Laser Radial Class circuit and winning the Irish Laser Radial National Championships , the first woman class champion.. The John Byrne Memorial Trophy – for the greatest contribution to sailing in the NYC during the year – Cathy Mac Aleavey for her professionalism and commitment as NYC Junior organiser for the past 8 years that has resulted in the Club’s Junior Section being the premier junior training centre in Ireland. The Winkelmann Trophy – ‘Cadet of the Year’ Trophy – Will Byrne for his full and varied transition year sailing programme that included competing in the Laser Radials Worlds, being a regular crew member on the successful Class 1 racer ‘Gringo’, qualifying as a powerboat rescue driver and for his great enthusiasm for and love of the sport. The Greystones 1892 Regatta Cup – for NYC members who have, as a team, represented the Club with distinction. – NYC Junior Safety Boat team under manager Mal Nowlan that represented the NYC and reached the final at the ISA Safety Boat workshop in Foynes – Conor Deegan, Tadgh Donnelly, Ben Raymond & Conor Totterdell. The Commodores Prize for 2010. – Paul and Finola O Higgins for their phenomenal success with their Corby 33 ‘Rockabill V’ in winning the highly competitive IRC Class 1 2010 ICRA National Championships on Dublin Bay, IRC Class 2 at Cork Week and numerous other events. The Paul Murphy Cup – presented to the NYC in 2009 in memory of Club member and International Judge, Paul Murphy to be awarded to the Club’s Race Management Volunteer who contributed most to the highest standard of race and event management at the Club – Anne Mc Quaid for her regular and reliable on the water support as one of the key recorders on committee boats at numerous events in the Club and Dublin Bay for many years. I would like to congratulate all those winners for their great achievements and for representing the National Yacht Club. Peter Ryan Commodore