News

Awards are on the Horizon

Awards are on the Horizon


It’s that time of year again -

Save the date for the 2018 Volvo Irish Sailing Awards

Friday 8 February 2019 at the RDS, Dublin.

Got the January blues ? Can’t wait for the summer sailing season ? Then save the date in your calendar for the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards, taking place on Friday 8 February at the RDS, Dublin. Join Irish Sailing for an evening of celebration and fun, and a complimentary buffet supper, when the country’s finest sailors are recognised for their achievements and innovations across categories for Training Centre, Senior Instructor, Inclusion, Sustainability, Youth Sailor, as well as Sailor of the Year

The shortlists for the Awards are as follows:

Volvo Irish Sailor of the Year

Taken from the Afloat Sailor of the Month list which you can find here: https://afloat.ie/blogs/sailing-saturday-with-wm-nixon/item/40991-2018-s-sailors-of-the-month-the-human-face-of-exceptional-irish-sailing-achievements

Volvo Irish Sailing Youth Sailor of the Year - Shortlist

This award is given to a young sailor under the age of 18 who has achieved an excellent performance representing Ireland internationally.

  • Nell Staunton
  • Tom Higgins
  • Rian Geraghty-McDonnell

Volvo Irish Sailing Training Centre of the Year - Shortlist

Given in recognition of outstanding services to training.

  • Western Region winner: Lough Swilly Yacht Club
  • Southern Region winner: Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre
  • Eastern Region winner: Bray Sailing Club

Volvo Irish Sailing Senior Instructor of the Year - Shortlist

The Volvo Irish Sailing Senior Instructor of the Year is given in recognition of exceptional instructor management abilities and skills

  • Western Region winner: Andrew Moran, Mayo Sailing Club
  • Southern Region winner: Ellen O’Regan, Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre
  • Eastern Region winner: Alex Pocock, Blessington Sailing Club

There are limited tickets available – to register please email communications@sailing.ie, and you can check out our website page for updates, photos and videos here: https://www.sailing.ie/Events/Awards