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Howth's Eve McMahon Lies 18th as ILCA 6 Euros Gets New Leader

17th March 2023
Marit Bouwmeester NED is the new leader of the ILCA 6 Women's European Championships going into the final day of competition in Andora, Italy
Marit Bouwmeester NED (right) is the new leader of the ILCA 6 Women's European Championships going into the final day of competition in Andora, Italy Credit: Thom Touw

Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon, Ireland's sole female Paris 2024 sailing campaigner, lies 18th overall in her 56-boat ILCA 6 Women's European Championships in Andora, Italy.

Shifty light to medium winds and good swell marked the fifth day. 

The Gold fleet has a new leader: the seven times Senior European medalist Marit Bouwmeester NED (1-48) with 24 points.

Emma Plasschaert BEL (9-14) is second, just two points behind.

Third place is for the overnight first Vasileia Karachaliou POR (17-39), tied in 29 points with fourth Anne Marie Rindom DEN (26-1).

The racing concludes on Friday.

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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