Eve McMahon Retains U21 World Championship

Irish sailor, Eve McMahon has retained her title of ILCA 6 U21 World Champion today (Monday 8th July) in Viana Do Costello in Portugal. A clear winner with a race to spare, McMahon took the championship 30 points ahead of her closest competitors - Evie Saunders of Australia and Ginevra Caracciolo Di Brienza of Italy.

Eve had a very strong week, making it hard for her competitors to come close as she maintained low scores throughout the competition, finishing five of her races with first positions. The racing was tough with varying winds and strong tides for the competitors to sail against all week.

Coach Rory Fitzpatrick commented “Eve was consistently strong each day and performed to a good standard in varying aspects of her racing. This will be a strong takeaway for her as Paris 2024 now closes in.”

This victory comes just eight months after she last won the U21 World Championships in Tangier, Morocco. Eve, a native of Howth, will begin her Olympic campaign on the 1st of August in Marseille, sailing in the ILCA 6 class.

Irish Sailing are incredibly proud of all the hard work Eve has put in over the last few years to get her to this point and she will continue to fly her country’s flag with pride this summer at the Olympics.

Congratulations and Good Luck Eve!

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