Justin Slattery 4/2/2016
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Irish Sailing Awards, Royal College of Surgeons, Stephen's Green, Dublin 4/2/2016
National Yacht Club sailor Liam Shanahan was named the 2015 Irish Sailor of the Year today at the Irish Sailing Awards in Dublin - Shanahan had a remarkable year, including victory in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race in June on his boat Ruth with two miles to spare.
Kilkenny’s Doug Elmes and Malahide’s Colin O’Sullivan jointly took home the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Youth Sailor of the Year award. The Howth Yacht Club sailors were hotly tipped following their recent Bronze medal success at the 2015 Youth World Championships in Malaysia, where they took Ireland’s first doublehanded youth worlds medal in 19 years.
The Mitsubishi Motors Sailing Club of the Year award was presented to the Royal Irish Yacht Club in honour of their success at local, national and international level.
Mullingar Sailing Club took home the ISA Training Centre of the Year award, having been nominated as winners of the western-region Training Centre of the Year.
Pictured is Justin Slattery, Sailor of the Month winner for June, and David Lovegrove, President ISA
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