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Finn Lynch Ends Hyeres Sailing World Cup in 16th, Irish 49er 17th

29th April 2018
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Finn Lynch was 16th overall in a light wind Hyeres Regatta Finn Lynch was 16th overall in a light wind Hyeres Regatta

Scores of 42 and 5 in the last races of the Sailing World Cup at Hyeres on Saturday brought the National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch back up to 16th overall at a hard fought light wind edition of France's top Olympic classes regatta. Results from the 68–boat fleet are here.

It was a result which the 22–year–old Carlow native declared 'I'm happy with this placing for now!'

Lynch will be back in Dun Laoghaire before travelling back to France to La Rochelle for the European Laser Championships which start later this week.

Irish 49er skiff duo Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle finished 17th from 40, taking a race win in the final fleet race.

Hyères, France signed off round three of the 2018 World Cup Series in style with consistent wind conditions allowing the final five Olympic disciplines to conclude their competition.

Marit Bouwmeester (NED) and Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergström (SWE) wrapped up gold in the Laser Radial and Men’s 470 ahead of their Medal Races. However it was still wide open in the remaining fleets as a great day of competition played out in a consistent 11-14 knot breeze.

From six days of racing, the French team were the most successful, amassing seven medals, four of them gold. Poland managed to snap up two golds and a bronze with New Zealand taking five medals home, one gold, two silver and two bronze.

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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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