Nominate your favourites for the 2019 Achievers' Awards

07 January 2020
Nominate your favourites for the 2019 Achievers' Awards


Members are invited to nominate persons (or boats, in the case of 'Boat of the Year') by completing the special online form below and submitting it to the Sailing Committee by January 31st. The awards will be presented in the club at a special reception on Thursday evening, at 8pm on 13th February 2019. HYC members and their boats have been prominent and dominant during 2019, with many also receiving national nominations for Irish Sailing Awards. However the best recognition for your favourites will always come from those 'closest to home', so you should get involved, support your chosen candidate(s) and nominate for the following categories: 

  • The 'Silver Fox Trophy' is awarded annually to a member that has excelled in racing, cruising or organising during the year (with the exception of club racing).
  • The 'Seaward Bell' is awarded to a junior member who has excelled in open events in Ireland or abroad.
  • The 'GM Award' is awarded to the Junior Sailor who best represents and enhances the spirit of junior sailing.
  • ‘Boat of the Year’ is self-explanatory but is defined as a Howth boat that has excelled during the year and stands out in terms of overall performance during 2019.
  • The ‘Instructor of the Year Award’ is given to one of the HYC Instructors that displayed outstanding service to members during the course of the year.
  • The ‘Cliona Murphy Memorial Trophy’ (Spirit of HYC) is awarded to a senior sailor who represents and enhances “the spirit of HYC sailing”.
  • 'Volunteer of the Year' is awarded to a club member who has excelled as a club volunteer and enhanced the club for the benefit of members and visitors.

HYC members are invited to nominate candidates for these categories and should enclose a resumé of the nominees’ achievements during 2019. Submissions are made online and will be automatically posted to the Honorary Sailing Secretary, Howth Yacht Club, but must be done by 31st January. Only one category nomination can be processed at a time but you can nominate for another category by completing another form.

A short list of finalists will be selected by the Sailing Committee and their names will be posted to the HYC website before the event at which stage the Flag Officers will appraise the nominations and decide the winners.

The presentation of the trophies to the winners will take place in the Club on the 13th February.