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Injury Setback for Annalise Murphy & Katie Tingle Olympic Sailing Campaign

12th September 2018
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Katie Tingle (left) sailing with Annalise Murphy in the Olympic 49erFX dinghy Katie Tingle (left) sailing with Annalise Murphy in the Olympic 49erFX dinghy Photo: Afloat.ie

Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy's bid for Tokyo 2020 glory has been set back with the injury news that her new sailing partner in the 49erFX dinghy campaign, Katie Tingle, suffered a broken arm during training.

Tingle, of Royal Cork Yacht Club, was brought ashore to the National Yacht Club in a RIB having suffered the fracture in training on Dublin Bay at the weekend.

NYC sailors attended to Tingle on the slipway and an ambulance was called to the East Pier club that is currently co-hosting the Laser Master World Championships.

A spokeswoman for the Olympic Sailing Team said Tingle 'broke her arm while she was out on the water' but no other update was available.

Murphy and Tingle, who did not travel to Japan with team–mates for the World Cup event on 2020 Olympic Waters, were instead due to sail this weekend at a 'Speed' event on Belfast Lough.

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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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