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Laser Sharp Eve McMahon Returns Home to Hero's Welcome

1st August 2022
ILCA Women’s Youth Words Podium at the ILCA Youth Worlds with Ireland's Eve McMahon in gold medal position. This is McMahon’s third gold medal this summer after winning the ILCA 6 Youth European Championships in Greece and the Youth Sailing World Championships in the Netherlands. She finished the event with only 13 net points. Second place went to Germany’s Linda Hensel with 26 net points, who finished eighth in the first race of the day followed by two seconds. Tea Peteh of Croatia secured bronze with a 13th, third, and first in yesterday’s races. The leaderboard of the women’s division was maintained all week by these three women and they all were able to sail consistently enough to bring it home
ILCA Women’s Youth Words Podium at the ILCA Youth Worlds with Ireland's Eve McMahon in gold medal position. This is McMahon’s third gold medal this summer after winning the ILCA 6 Youth European Championships in Greece and the Youth Sailing World Championships in the Netherlands. She finished the event with only 13 net points. Second place went to Germany’s Linda Hensel with 26 net points, who finished eighth in the first race of the day followed by two seconds. Tea Peteh of Croatia secured bronze with a 13th, third, and first in yesterday’s races. The leaderboard of the women’s division was maintained all week by these three women and they all were able to sail consistently enough to bring it home Credit: Eric Andresen

ILCA 6 Laser youth world champion Eve McMahon returns to a Dublin Airport homecoming this morning after a stellar performance on the world stage.

The teen sensation from Howth Yacht Club retained gold in the single-handed ILCA6 class at the 2022 ILCA 6 Youth World Championships in Houston, Texas.

As Afloat reported previously, The Irish Sailor of the Year's gold medal win in Texas is her third consecutive gold medal this year, having also picked up a gold medal at the World Sailing Youth World Championships in the Hague and at the ILCA 6 Youth European Championships in Greece.

Eve McMahon - The 18-year-old sailor set a pre-season goal of 'three from three' title wins and also managed to sit her Leaving Certificate school exams.  In 30 races across all three events, McMahon finished in the top three places in all but five races, averaging around third place as an indication of impressive consistency.Eve McMahon - The 18-year-old sailor from Howth set a pre-season goal of 'three from three' title wins and also managed to sit her Leaving Certificate school exams. In 30 races across all three events, McMahon finished in the top three places in all but five races, averaging around third place as an indication of impressive consistency. Photo: Eric Andresen/ILCA

The 18-year-old Dublin sailor, who is fully embarked on her campaign for Paris 2024 after completing her Leaving Certificate, will be interviewed by the media in-person as she returns to Dublin Airport this morning (August 1st, 2022) at approximately 10 am.

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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

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