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Top Ten Result in Race Three for Howth's Eve McMahon at ILCA 6 Women’s World Championships

12th October 2022
Ireland's Eve McMahon at the 2022 ILCA 6/Laser Radial Women’s & Men’s World Championships at Kemah, Texas, USA
Ireland's Eve McMahon at the 2022 ILCA 6/Laser Radial Women’s & Men’s World Championships at Kemah, Texas, USA Credit: Helen Galli

One race was completed on Wednesday at the 2022 ILCA 6/Laser Radial Women’s & Men’s World Championships and three-time Olympic medallist Marit Bouwmeester of the Netherlands is now leading the event at Kemah, Texas, USA.

Howth Yacht Club's Eve McMahon – now the only Irish Radial Paris 2024 campaigner – earned a solid ninth place to move up to 40th overall.

Rio Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy is coaching McMahon during this event.

Tropical Storm Karl, which has formed in the Gulf of Mexico, played havoc on Galveston Bay for day two. It was a waiting game with just one race completed in the late afternoon.

After a three-hour on-shore postponement, the fleet was sent out onto the racecourse with high hopes of sneaking in some racing. Unfortunately, due to the instability of the weather pattern, the breeze did not build as expected. Finally, after a two-hour wait on the water, a race was underway in fickle conditions.

A light southerly had pushed in when the sailors finally got on the water today. However, not only was this predominant wind unstable, but large storm clouds were building into the afternoon due to the high humidity levels in the region.

In this fleet full of repeat Olympians and world champions, 86 women from 40 countries are competing.

Race Results

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About the ILCA/Laser Dinghy

The ILCA, formerly known as the Laser, is the most produced boat in the world, with 220,000 units built since 1971.

It's easy to see why the single-handed dinghy has won the title of the most widely distributed boat of all time.

The Laser is a one-design dinghy, the hulls being identical but three rigs that can be used according to the size and weight of the sailor.

The class is international, with sailors from 120 countries. The boat has also been an Olympic class since 1996, being both the men's and women's singlehanded dinghy.

Three rigs are recognised by the International Laser Class Association (ILCA):

  • ILCA 4: sail of 4.70m2
  • ILCA 6: sail of 5.76 m2
  • ILCA 7: sail of 7.06 m2

At A Glance – Laser Dinghy Specifications

Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)
Hull weight 58.97 kg (130.0 lb)
LOA 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
LWL 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in)
Mainsail area 7.06 m2 (76.0 sq ft)

Racing D-PN 91.1 RYA PN 1088 PHRF 217

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