Irish Sailor of the Year Eve McMahon (Howth Yacht Club) has won the World U21 ILCA 6 championship title in Tangiers, Morocco, this afternoon.
As Afloat reported previously, after six days of racing, the Paris 2024 campaigner delivered an impressive result, coming in 14 points lower than her closest competitor.
On a windy final day of the event, in stark contrast to yesterday’s drifting conditions, she started in the middle of the fleet and worked her way up into third place shortly before the finish.
But a capsize threatened to ruin her hopes, but she still managed to recover and finish the race in eighth, more than enough to secure the title.
McMahon, who sailed a consistent series and was never out of the top two overall, wrapped up the championships on 54 points after 11 races sailed. Switzerland’s Anja Von Allmen was second on 68, with bronze taken by Carlotta Rizzardi of Italy on 81.
Thanks to AFLOAT.IE for the article.