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Aoife Hopkins of Howth competing in the World Championships in Japan
Both Aisling Keller (Nenagh, Co. Tipperary) and Aoife Hopkins (Howth, Co. Dublin) qualified for the Gold fleet final round at the Laser Radial World Championship at Sakaiminato, Japan earlier today (Sunday 21st July 2019). The event is the penultimate qualification…
Aisling Keller
Lough Derg Yacht Club's Aisling Keller continues to lead Irish hopes of Olympic qualification at the Laser Radial World Championships today. Both Irish women competing at the World Championships in Sakaiminato, Japan achieved top 20 results as the pair aim to…
The Laser Radial World Championship is being held at Sakaiminato, Japan
Aisling Keller of Lough Derg Yacht Club leads Irish hopes in chasing one of ten Olympic places at the Laser Radial World Championship at Sakaiminato, Japan today. Near-calm conditions made for a tricky opening day where Ireland has two sailors…
Finn Lynch at the Laser Worlds, Japan
There was disappointment for Ireland as Finn Lynch's 2019 bid for a Tokyo berth sank in the final races of the Laser World Championships in Japan earlier today. Australia’s Tom Burton, the Olympic Gold medalist from Rio, took the title…
Finn Lynch - a strong finish to the Laser World Championships in Japan is required from Lynch to keep him in the mix for Olympic qualification next year
With only two races left to sail at the Laser World Championships and Olympic Qualifier in Japan, top Irish contender Finn Lynch needs to move up 16 places overall in order to secure the last of the five Olympic berths…
Finn Lynch won race eight and has moved up from 50 to 33 overall
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch scored an impressive win at the Laser World Championships in Japan today to move up 17 places overall. The fourth day of the Championship (that doubles as an important Olympic Qualifier) has two Irish sailors in the Gold…
Ewan McMahon leads the Irish challenge for a Tokyo Olympic berth in the Laser Class this weekend
Although Ireland's Finn Lynch and Ewan McMahon have both made it into the top third of the Laser World Championship 158-boat fleet in Sakaiminato today, the main aim of this week's Japanese venture was always to secure one of five country berths on offer…
Finn Lynch made the Gold fleet cut - but only just - in Japan today.
Ireland’s Ewan McMahon (Howth, Co. Dublin) and Finn Lynch (Bennekerry Co. Carlow) made the Gold fleet for the top 52 competitors at the Laser World Championship in Japan that is an important qualification event for next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Six…
Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon competing in Japan
Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon leads Irish hopes of Irish Olympic Qualification in the Laser class after four races sailed at the Laser World Championships in Japan. Out of the 44 countries seeking a Tokyo berth, Ireland is currently 12th in…
Finn Lynch lies 78th after the first two races in Japan
Rio Olympian Finn Lynch did not get the start he had hoped for at the Laser World Championships in Japan earlier today. Lynch is lying 78th, Liam Glynn is 35th and Ewan McMahon is 81st from 158 boats. Results are here.…
Under 21 Howth Yacht Club Laser sailor Ewan McMahon made gold fleet cut in Palma and is races at the World Championships in Japan tomorrow
Rio Olympic solo sailor Finn Lynch leads Irish hopes at the start of the Laser World Championship that begins in Sakaiminato, Japan this morning (0800 - Irish time) with the stakes running high ahead of Tokyo 2020. Ireland is seeking one of five Olympic berths up…
Finn Lynch leads Irish hopes for Tokyo qualification at the Laser Worlds in Japan next week
It was always the plan to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Regatta at the first attempt but in the absence of any such result last year at the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Irish Olympic Laser campaigners face their penultimate opportunity to…
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle have moved up the Kiel Week 49erFX leaderboard
A five and a three scored in today's 49erFX races at Kiel Week, Germany represents a significant performance improvement for Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle who had been languishing in 41st place from 53 after day one. The result moves the pair –who are four…
Kiel Week - the 49erfx race course
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle are 41st from a fleet of 53 after the first three 49erFX races of Kiel Week regatta, Germany yesterday. The National Yacht Club and Royal Cork Yacht Club combination scored 17, 20 and 18 in…
Annalise Murphy sailing her 49erFx dinghy on Dublin Bay
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle compete in the 49erFX dinghy at the Kieler Woche regatta in Kiel, starting this Wednesday 26th June. It will be their third major international regatta in a bid for Tokyo 2020 qualification later this year. A baptism of…
Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson with their bronze medals from the Hempel World Cup Series Miami in February this year
The Royal Irish Yacht Club’s Saskia Tidey and her Team GB sailing partner Charlotte Dobson have launched a crowdfunding campaign to support their efforts to qualify for the 49erFX class in next summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. The pair, who…

Olympic Sailing features a variety of craft, from dinghies and keelboats to windsurfing boards. The programme at Tokyo 2020 will include two events for both men and women, three for men only, two for women only and one for mixed crews:

Event Programme

RS:X - Windsurfer (Men/Women)
Laser - One Person Dinghy (Men)
Laser Radial - One Person Dinghy (Women)
Finn - One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) (Men)
470 - Two Person Dinghy (Men/Women)
49er - Skiff (Men)
49er FX - Skiff (Women)
Nacra 17 Foiling - Mixed Multihull

The mixed Nacra 17 Foiling - Mixed Multihull and women-only 49er FX - Skiff, events were first staged at Rio 2016.

Each event consists of a series of races. Points in each race are awarded according to position: the winner gets one point, the second-placed finisher scores two, and so on. The final race is called the medal race, for which points are doubled. Following the medal race, the individual or crew with the fewest total points is declared the winner.

During races, boats navigate a course shaped like an enormous triangle, heading for the finish line after they contend with the wind from all three directions. They must pass marker buoys a certain number of times and in a predetermined order.

Sailing competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are scheduled to take place from 27 July to 6 August at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour. 

Venues: Enoshima Yacht Harbor

No. of events: 10

Dates: 27 July – 6 August

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Dates

Sailing competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are scheduled to take place from 27 July to 6 August at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour. 

Venue: Enoshima Yacht Harbour

No. of events: 10

Dates: 27 July – 6 August

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