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A thumbs up from Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle on Dublin Bay this summer. The duo, along with a rival Howth pairing, will seek Tokyo Qualification in December in Auckland
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Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle on their way to tenth overall at Enoshima, round one of the 2020 World Cup Series in Japan
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Howth's Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove competing in the first races of the 49er class at the World Cup Series in Enoshima
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A Nacra 17 competing in round one of the 2020 World Cup Series
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Olympic Sailing Team - Annalise Murphy, Sean Waddilove, Katie Tingle, Liam Glynn, Robert Dickson, Seafra Guilfoyle, Aoife Hopkins, Finn Lynch and Ryan Seaton. Not pictured is Aisling Keller
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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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