We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to hear that 5th Year student Eve McMahon has been awarded the 2020 Youth Sailor of the Year award by Irish Sailing. This is the second year in a row that Eve has won this amazing award. According to Irish Sailing it was on the basis of her performance at the Laser European Championships in Gdansk in Poland. It was her first senior event and she was the youngest competitor by a long way. She did not let that get to her and she had an amazing event. Eve is now a training partner with the Irish Sailing Team and sails alongside Annalise Murphy and Aoife Hopkins.
Eve’s parent s are extremely proud of her achievement and her mother Victoria had this to say:
“This is the second consecutive year she has won this award; a fantastic recognition of her sailing success thus far. We are immensely proud of her as she is managing to strike the perfect balance with both her sailing and academic pursuits. She is in great spirits and remains extremely grateful for the ongoing support from all at the Institute.”
5th Year student, Eve McMahon, is currently in Lanzarote, at the Team Ireland Sailing training camp, and at the same time she is studying 8 Higher Level Leaving Cert Subjects. This is an absolutely incredible story about an outstanding young Irish sailor, who is also using our online learning platform. So, even though she is training with Team Ireland in Lanzarote, she still has access to all her classes and is able to study effectively for her exams.
You can watch Eve receiving her award and hear what she has to say about it all in the video below from Irish Sailing.