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Eve McMahon Vying for Podium Finish at EurILCA Under 21 European Championships

16th June 2021
Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club
Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club competing yesterday in in Tivat, Montenegro Credit: Thom Touw

17–year–old Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club lies 15 points off the podium going into the final day of racing at the 2021 EurILCA Under 21 European Championships and Open European Trophy in Tivat, Montenegro.

The Dublin Paris 2024 campaigner had a brilliant day scoring a 1-2-2 yesterday and moving to fourth overall with 56 points. 

A sunny day with a nice 12-16 knots started the Final series. All three races scheduled were sailed under wonderful sea breeze conditions yesterday. 

The ILCA 6 (radial) girl’s championship is a single fleet of 47 and counts 9 races sailed to date.

Sailors on top of the fleet are showing consistency and performing across different sailing conditions.

Marilena Makri CYP and Chiara Benini ITA have been swapping the first and second positions every day. The Cyprus next Olympic representative holding the top place with 27 points. Chiara is only five points behind with 32. It’s not only that five points gap but their current discards (5th vs 48th DSQ) that makes Marilena the favourite to win the championship today.

Alessia Palanti CZE is only 9 points behind the Italian with 41 and a 17 pt discard with Eve in fourth. Download results below. 

As regular Afloat readers will know, Eve is a former Irish youth national Radial Champion winning at Royal Cork in May 2019 before going on to take the Under-17 World title in Kingston, Ontario that August, also impressively finishing third in the overall competition.

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Eve McMahon's 2021 sailing achievements

  • Irish Sailor of the Year 2021
  • Gold Medallist Youth World Championships Italy Highest Ranked Irish Female 
  • Star Sailors league Silver medal at the Youth European Championships Croatia Gold medallist U19,
  • Silver medallist U21 Senior European Championships Bulgaria Race win Senior European Championships Bulgaria
  • Selected Paris 2024 Olympic Solidarity Scholarship Sport Ireland
  • 15th Senior European Championships Bulgaria, 1st Irish Female, securing Sport Ireland Carding.
  • Youth ISAF World Representative Oman, equivalent to Youth Olympic in sailing,
  • 4th overall Guinness World Record Participant Beach Clean up -
  • Oman Gold medallist U19 Allianz World Cup Netherlands
  • Gold medallist U23 Lanzarote International Regatta 4th
  • U21 European Championships Montenegro
  • Nominated for Irish Sailor of The Year
  • Bronze medallist Connaught's Wexford
  • 9th Silver Fleet European Continental Qualification
  • 5th Pre-Qualifciation regatta Lanzarote