4 NYC Nominees for Irish Sailing Awards 2014!

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailISA sailing awards   On 6 March, the ISA will be holding the presentation of the Irish Sailing Awards.  The National Yacht Club is delighted that 4 members are in the running for some of these prestigious awards! These awards are presented to the person who, in the judges’ opinion, achieved the most notable results in, or made the most significant contribution to, Irish sailing during 2014. We wish them every success on Friday! ISA YOUTH SAILOR OF THE YEAR Nicole Hemeryck – 4th 4.7 Laser Europeans Finn Lynch – under19 Laser Standard World Champion  ISA/AFLOAT SAILOR OF THE YEAR Simon Doran: Simon Doran of Courtown SC sailed his fourth intervarsities for UCD in Wexford early (vey early!) in the Spring of 2014, and he played a key role in bringing the Dublin College in as the new Irish Champions for 2014. The name Doran was not to disappear from the UCDSC listings, however, as his younger brother Philip was also a member of the winning team, and he took over over the baton of carrying the family name in intervarsity sailing in the year ahead, getting fourth overall in a truly international fleet as captain of the UCD team in the Student yachting Worlds in France in October. Liam Coyne & Brian Flahive Liam Coyne of and Brian Flahive were 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 it, with the standard First 36.7 Lula Belle, they topped the Two-Handed Division, won two of the RORC classes against opposition which included fully-crewed boats, and finished sixth overall in a fleet in which the results were otherwise dominated by much bigger boats with a large professional element in their crews. In fact, some of the crews were wholly professional. But the two Irish amateurs not only did the race out of their own time and resources, but they had to be their own shore management and technical support team as well.   To vote for Simon or Liam use the following link: