Buncrana yachtsman up for award
BUNCRANA yachtsman Sean
McCarter who rescued a crew member during last
year's Clipper round the world race has been
nominated for an award by his peers.
The former skipper of the Derry yacht, is up for an
Achievement of the Year award in recognition of his
"incredible" efforts in saving the life of Andrew
Mr Taylor was thrown overboard in rough seas some
2,600 miles offshore.
The skipper aborted racing, started the engine and
dropped sail, turning the yacht around to initiate
the search. The rescue operation lasted an hour and
Derry Mayor Cllr Brenda
Stevenson urged people to vote for the Buncrana man.
“The way with which Sean and his crew dealt with
this emergency was truly inspiring and I am in no
doubt that he saved Andrew’s life.
"Sean is a skilled yachtsman and leader and I am
delighted that his courage and professionalism is
being acknowledged and would encourage as many
people as possible to vote for him,” said Cllr
To vote for Sean McCarter's
Clipper rescue click here . Voting closes on