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National Yacht Club Sailing Achievement Awards 2014

The awards are presented and the special achievements of these members celebrated at the Sailing Awards Dinner (featuring a special menu for the occasion) in the Club on Saturday 25th April 2015.   The National Yacht Club has ten annual awards for outstanding sailing achievements by members of the Club.  Arising from nominations received from members, the awards for the 2014 season are as follows:

The Township Cup – which was given to our predecessors, the Edward Yacht Club, as a small cruise challenge cup in 1927, is now awarded for the most impressive cruise – is awarded to Pauraic and Aaron O’Grady   for their transAtlantic voyage on the yacht “Christopher” in November 2014 ————-

 The Muglins Cup – which was presented by past member and Commodore Mr. J.J O’Leary in 1946 and is now awarded for the most interesting family cruise – is awarded to Michael Campbell for his adventurous cruising in 2014 on the coast of France ————-

 The Boyne Regatta Cup – originally presented by the “Kingstown Harbour Boat Club” in 1870 is now awarded for the best performance in offshore racing – is awarded to Liam Coyne, for his fantastic achievement in the Round Britain and Ireland Race. ————-

 The O’Leary Cup – presented to the NYC in 1984 by Michael O’Leary for the best performance in one designs – is awarded to Finn Lynch for his achievements in the Laser in 2014. ————-

 The Edward Yacht Club Trophy – presented by the officers of H.M. Naval Base, Kingstown in 1919 is now awarded for the best performance in Dinghies, Mermaids or Flying Fifteens – is awarded to Stephen Oram for his success in the Fireball Class and active “back room” support of the Class ————-

The John Byrne Memorial Trophy – presented to the NYC by Mrs. Hilda Byrne and her family in1989 in memory of her husband and past Commodore, John, is awarded for the greatest contribution to sailing in the NYC during the year – is awarded to Donal O’Sullivan, who as Honorary Secretary of DBSC has quietly kept the affairs of Dublin Bay racing in order for 2014 and many preceding years ————-

Winkelmann Trophy – presented to the NYC by Mrs. Carmel Winkelmann in 2003 and awarded to the Cadet Member who is deemed by his/ her sailing ability to be ‘Cadet of the Year’ – awarded to Nicole Hemeryck in recognition of her continuing achievements. Having moved from the Topper to the Laser 4.7, she quickly established herself at the top of that fleet, coming 4th in the Europeans , for which she was nominated for the ISA Youth Sailor of the year award, and 3rd overall and 1st girl in the British National Championships.  In autumn 2014 she moved to the Laser Radial class and now trains with the ISA academy in Ireland and abroad. This demonstrates the ISA confidence in her ability. ————-

The Greystones 1891 Regatta Cup – presented by Col D’oyly Battley and now awarded to the NYC members who have, as a team, represented the Club with distinction –is awarded to the Flying Fifteen Euro Team (see the list of team members below…). 7 NYC FFs travelled to Majorca in Sep 2014 by car transporter, and representing NYC at FF Europeans, achieving two top ten finishes in a world class field. 

Dave

Mulvin

Keith

Poole

Tom

Murphy

Ben

Mulligan

Tom

Galvin

Niall

Meagher

Nicki

Matthews

Ian

Mathews

John

Lavery

David

O’Brien

Alan

Green

Ken

Dumpleton

John

McNeilly

Valerie

Mulvin

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The Dublin Bay 24 Trophy (2004) The Commodores Prize for 2014 is awarded to Paul and Audrey Adamson for skippering Eddie Jordan’s 93’ superyacht “Lush” around the world. ————-

The Paul Murphy Cup (2010) to the sailing management volunteer of the year is awarded to Peter Ryan, for his nonstop work promoting offshore racing through the NYC, and beyond.   Awards Presentation & Dinner Saturday 25th April 2015. Bookings essential (manager@nyc.ie / Tel: 280 5725)