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Round Ireland trophies

SAILORS LOOK BACK ON 2012 AT PRESENTATIONS

MYLES BUCHANAN

Published 07/11/2012 | 09:00

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WICKLOW SAILING Club looked back at another successful Round Ireland with the presentations of trophies to mark June's Yacht Race.

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The Grand Hotel was the venue and guests attended from France, England, the Netherlands, and of course, good old Wicklow.

Presentations were made by Harry Harmon, the CEO of the Irish Sailing Association, and by John Harte, the Commodore of Wicklow Sailing Club.

The Round Ireland is Ireland's premier offshore yacht race and started in 1980.

The trophy presentation dinner was organised by Sadie Phelan.

The overall winner was 'Inis Mór' owned by Laurent and Bernard Gouy from France who attended with their French crew

Second was ' Tonnerre DeBreskins' from Holland owned by Pete Vroon whose son, Carlo Vroon, attended the dinner.

Special mention went to 'Green Dragon', the former entrant for Ireland in the Volvo round the world race, who took line honours in this year's Round Ireland.

Best Irish Boat was Adrian Lee's 50ft. yacht 'Lee Overlay Partners.'

A new trophy was presented for the first time to 'Best Sailing School' and was collected by the crew from NUI Galway.

The presentation of the awards at the Grand Hotel was organised for the Round Ireland Race Committee by Denis Noonan and Theo Phelan.

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