Ewan McMahon
Ewan McMahon
Laser Standard Sailor
Age20
HometownHowth, Dublin
ClubHowth Yacht Club
ISAF IDIRLEM38
When and where did you first try sailing?
I first tried sailing in Howth Yacht Club during the summer courses
Who introduced you to sailing?
My parents
What was the first boat you raced?
The Optimist was the first boat I raced
What was the first race you won?
Optimist National Championships in Howth
When did you first represent Ireland?
Optimist U12 Squad at the British Nationals in Wales
How did you progress from a Club sailor to an Olympic class sailor?
Training and racing. The more time I spent out on the water, the more experience I gained and the further I progressed as a sailor.
What is your boat name?
The Supermodel
Who has been the biggest influence in your career to date?
My Granddad
What was your worst sailing moment?
During the Palma Regatta in Spain, when I was sailing Oppies, I knocked my two front teeth out with the boom while racing.
What was your best sailing moment?
Training in my home club during a gorgeous summers day. No pressure of racing, I could just enjoy the sailing.
What is your favourite boat to sail?
Moth, its not really sailing but more like flying.
What do you eat for breakfast on a race day?
A banana and yogurt
What three things are always in your suitcase?
Sun cream, Spare ropes, Tape (fixes everything)
What is the best sailing venue in Ireland?
Howth
What is the best sailing venue in the world?
Lake Garda, Italy……….and Howth.