Annalise Murphy was presented with the Sailing Achievement of the Year at the Irish Sailing Association’s prestigious Awards Ball in the Royal Marine Hotel, on Saturday night.
The twenty two year old beat Volvo Ocean Race winner Damian Foxall and her Olympic teammates Peter O’Leary and David Burrows to win the prestigious award for the second consecutive year. Currently competing at a regatta in Spain, Murphy was unable to accept the award in person but appeared via video link.
Accepting the award, Murphy said: “It’s a huge honour to win the Sailing Achievement of the Year.
“I had a great year last year in 2012. Unfortunately my last day in the Olympics didn’t quite got to plan but that’s why I’m here training again to try and change that in four years’ time“.
Seven awards were presented on the night, including a special presentation to 10-time Paralympian John Twomey.