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Eve McMahon Racing to Secure ILCA6/Laser Euros Gold Fleet Cut in Hyeres

17th November 2022
The Gold medalist in Rio 2016 and multiple times World and European champion Marit Bouwmeester NED (9-5-4-2) is lying fourth with 11 points at the  ILCA6/Laser Euros
The Gold medalist in Rio 2016 and multiple times World and European champion Marit Bouwmeester NED (9-5-4-2) is lying fourth with 11 points at the ILCA6/Laser Euros Credit: Yepá Photography

After a shaky start on Wednesday due to a penalty, youth sailing star Eve McMahon of Howth Yacht Club is inside the cut-off for the Gold fleet at the ILCA 6/Laser European Championships in Hyeres, France. 

McMahon had a consistent Thursday in which she produced 13th and 14th places in her 109-boat fleet. 

She has to finish inside the top 55 boats to qualify for Gold and lies 41st overnight with two more qualifying races left to sail.

The top places are very tight after four races, with Maud Jayet SUI (2-9-3-1) leading now the fleet with six points, followed one point behind by the overnight first and reigning 2021 Senior European champion Agata Barwisnka POL (4-1-2-4) with 7. British sailor Hannah Snellgrove GBR (21-1-2-6) is third with 9.

The Gold medalist in Rio 2016 and multiple times World and European champion Marit Bouwmeester NED (9-5-4-2) comes fourth with 11 points.

Two-times world champion Emma Plasschaert BEL (5-8-6-2) completes the provisional European’s Top 5 with 13.

Canadian sailor Sarah Douglas CAN (14-2-1-3) is second overall in the Open European Trophy, tied in 6 points with the leader.

Vasileia Karachaliou POR (3-10-16-1) and Pernelle Michon FRA (5-5-8-4) are also close with 14 units.

Friday is the last day of the qualifying series, with the first warning signal at 12:00.

The forecast is for even stronger winds. 

Six days of races are scheduled in total, with the last ones coming on Monday 21st to decide the new 2022 EurILCA Senior European champions.

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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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