Rome Kirby Named RIMTA 2014 Sailor of the Year

Rome Kirby, photo PUMA Ocean Racing.
Rome Kirby, photo PUMA Ocean Racing.

Rome Kirby, 2013 America’s Cup Champion, 2011-2012 Volvo Ocean Race crewmember on PUMA Ocean Racing, will receive the “Sailor of the Year” award presented by the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association. Kirby will be honored at a ceremony on Friday, January 31, at the 2014 Providence Boat Show.

Kirby will also appear at the show’s H20 Zone on Saturday from noon to 2:00 for autographs and photos, and will help promote sailing in the Ocean State with Sail Newport and Providence Community Boating.