Afloat.ie begins a series on the Irish Olympic sailing team in the build–up to August's Rio regatta.
The 32–month long Olympic qualification process, incorporating events ranging from Takapuna to Toronto, has concluded with 380 athletes sailing 274 boats that will represent 66 nations in Rio de Janeiro next month.
Afloat.ie's coverage – always from an Irish point of view – starts with a scene setting overview of Ireland's Olympic Qualification. Coverage continues in the build up to the regatta with details of the Irish Qualifiers in the Skiff Men, Skiff Women, Laser and Laser Radial.
There will be a final assesment of Irish chances followed by regatta reports when Ireland takes to Rio waters on August 8th.
Click: Rio Olympic Sailing