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Howth's Eve McMahon Takes Penalty in First Day of Racing at ILCA 6 Women's European Championships in Hyeres

17th November 2022
109 sailors are being part of the ILCA 6 Eurilca Women’s championship, including Ireland's Paris 2024 campaigner Eve McMahon
109 sailors are part of the ILCA 6 Women’s championship, including Ireland's Paris 2024 campaigner Eve McMahon Credit: Yepá Photography/ILCA

Eve McMahon from Howth Yacht Club opted to take a penalty in a post-race arbitration session for an incident at a busy mark-rounding in the second race of the ILCA 6/Laser Women's European Championships in Hyeres on Wednesday.

In 59th overall after day one, Ireland's triple youth Gold medallist will be looking to make the gold fleet in the next two days of qualifying races.

The 2022 EurILCA Senior European Championships & Open European Trophy started on Wedensday at Cercle d’Organisation du Yachting de Compétition Hyèrois (COYCH) in Hyeres, France. Lynch lies in the top ten with two more days of qualifying races remaining to decide the Gold fleet split. 

More than 350 sailors from 65 countries enjoyed great sailing conditions today for the first two races, with winds varying from 10 to 14 knots in the beginning and 18 to 22 knots at the end. of the second race.

109 sailors are being part of the ILCA 6 Women’s championship, racing in two fleets on course B.

Agata Barwisnka POL had a great first day

The reigning 2021 Senior European champion Agata Barwisnka POL had a great first day defending her title and leads the fleet with 5 points (4-1). Chiara Benini ITA (6-4) and Pernelle Michon FRA (5-5) follow her with 10.

Maud Jayet SUI (2-9) and Daisy Collingridge GBR (7-4) are also close with 6.

Vasileia Karachaliou POR (3-10), Emma Plasschaert BEL (5-8), Marit Bouwmeester NED (9-5) and Marie Barrue FRA (1-16) complete the provisional European Top 10.

Australians Mara Stransky AUS and Zoe Thomson AUS are ranked 9th and 10th in the European Trophy.

Full results from the ILCA 6 Women's races are downloadable below

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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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