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RYA NI Congratulate Bronze Medalist Laser Sailor Liam Glynn

10th July 2018
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Liam Glynn from Belfast Lough Liam Glynn from Belfast Lough Photo: Facebook

The Royal Yachting Association in Northern Ireland (RYA NI) has followed Irish Sailing in congratulating Belfast's Liam Glynn who secured Bronze in the U21 Laser World Championships in Poland after he took on 133 competitors from 40 countries.

Glynn, from Ballyholme Yacht Club, is funded by Sport Northern Ireland.

RYANI's High Performance Manager Matt McGovern said: "Liam Glynn has shown dedication and commitment since a very young age. His performance at the weekend was outstanding and his Bronze medal is very much deserved. We are delighted for Liam and are looking forward to watching him as he continues on his journey as a top-class athlete."

The 19-year-old completed a solid weekend of racing on Sunday afternoon and clinched the podium spot despite difficult shifty conditions on the Baltic Sea.

In 2013 Glynn, won the Topper World Championships as a junior.

As Afloat.ie previously reported, The latest result now qualifies Glynn for the Irish Sailing Senior Team in 2018 and he will compete at the Olympic qualifier in Aarhus, Denmark, in August.

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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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