With a race to spare, Ireland’s Eve McMahon has secured a nation place for Team ireland at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing regatta in the women’s single-handed event.

Seven nation places are being decided at the ILCA6 World Championships off the coast of Argentina with official confirmation received last night that she had made it.

As the sole Irish contender in the class at senior level, McMahon’s name will now be submitted by Irish Sailing to the Olympic Federation of Ireland for inclusion in the Olympic team for Paris 2024.

The result by the 19 year old Howth Yacht Club sailor brings to three the number of disciplines that Ireland has qualified for.

In August of 2023, Rio 2016 veteran Finn Lynch from the National Yacht Club was the first senior athlete to secure nation qualification for the men’s single-handed event. In November, Robert Dickson also of Howth and Sean Waddilove from Skerries qualified Ireland for the men’s skiff event.

Both events will face a trials series to decide on nominations to the OFI at a series of regattas in the Spring.

McMahon’s result this week means all three events in Irish Sailing’s senior team will be represented in Marseilles for the Olympic regatta.

Qualification by McMahon marks the latest accomplishment in her debut year at senior level following her Under 21 world championship title win in the ILCA6 class in October.

In 2022, at the conclusion of her youth career, the Howth sailor delivered three Gold medals at a series of world championship events in the same class that Annalise Murphy, one of her coaches, won Silver in at the Rio Games.


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