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Finn Lynch is one of three Irish sailors still seeking one of two final Laser berth for Tokyo 2021
Irish sailors seeking the last qualification places for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games will have to wait till late 2020 or early 2021 for those events to take place, according to World Sailing.  The news follows the postponement of the…
Tokyo Olympic Games Postponed To 2021
This Summer's Olympic Games has been postponed to 2021, considering the current global crisis. In a statement, the Olympic Federation of Ireland said 'Given the fast developments around the world with the Covid-19 pandemic makes this the correct decision under…
Ireland is qualified for Tokyo 2020 in the Laser Radial and Annalise Murphy (above) leads the selection trial
Irish Olympic Sailing will be among sports contacted by the Olympic Federation for its views on Tokyo 2020 and a possible postponement.  As Afloat reported previously, Ireland so far has only one boat qualified for the Tokyo Regatta with two…
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach
The International Olympic Committee has given itself a four-week deadline to decide whether to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games set for this summer or reduce the scale of events, amid the continuing Covid-19 pandemic crisis. It comes after IOC president…
Irish sailor Finn Lynch is world-ranked 13th. If a world ranking determination is made for Tokyo it would see Ireland qualify for the Games in the mens Laser class
What chances has Ireland got for the last Olympic places in the Finn, 49er and men's Laser classes if qualification changes are made?  The IOC, in their determination to maintain normality – or to return to normality as soon as…
IOC Confirms Olympic Games to Take Place in Tokyo in July
The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that it continues to plan for the Olympic Games to take place in Tokyo in July this year, and that the qualification process for sports will be restructured over the coming weeks to reflect…
The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy leads the Irish Radial Olympic Trials that will now be rescheduled following the cancellation of Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta
Qualification events that lead to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics are being greatly affected this week by the world Coronavirus crisis. The second of three Irish Olympic Laser Radial trials due to be sailed as part of the 2020 Trofeo Princesa…
Irish Olympic Qualifier to be Rescheduled as World Cup Genoa is Cancelled
Ireland's bid for two further Tokyo Olympic 2020 places will be rescheduled after the cancellation of World Sailing's World Cup Series Genoa event that was due to be held in the Italian city from 11 – 19 April 2020 due to…
49ers racing in Palma in preparation for this month's Trofeo Princesa Sofía Regatta
Organisers say there is intense activity already at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar, to be held in the bay of Palma from 25th March to 4th April, especially at the venues of Club Nàutic S’Arenal and Club Marítimo San Antonio…
2016 Laser rep Finn Lynch is one of three Irish sailors seeking the final Olympic berth in Genoa in April
All eyes are on the Italian port of Genoa as it prepares to host the important Olympic classes qualifier at the World Cup of Sailing event next month while Italy goes into a period of lockdown over Coronavirus. This is a problem…
Racing at last year’s World Cup Series event in Genoa
A group of sailors have launched an online petition in the hopes of persuading World Sailing to cancel the upcoming World Cup Series event in Genoa due to the risks of COVID-19, particularly in Northern Italy. Calling themselves Sailors Against…
Donaghadee sailor Oisin McClelland in the Finn at the Miami World Cup Series event in January
The countdown is on for three Northern Ireland sailors campaigning for their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in late July this year, writes Betty Armstrong. The athletes, who have been training for over four years, as part of their…
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey (second from right) on stage at the RYA Dinghy Show with fellow GB team mates at Crystal Palace
This weekend's RYA Dinghy Show was opened by members of the British Olympic Sailing Team including Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club who will be competing in the 2020 Tokyo Games this summer. Alexandra Palace, London, has…
Annalise Murphy is the last race of the Radial Worlds in Melbourne
Annalise Murphy (NYC) retired in today’s final race of the ILCA Laser Radial World Championships in Melbourne Australia. It is understood that she received two yellow penalty flags (illegal movement Rule 42) which requires mandatory retirement. Consequently, she fell from…
Annalise Murphy - two second places scored in races eight and nine of the World Championships
Annalise Murphy (NYC) recovered from a U flag disqualification in Race 7 of the ILCA Laser Radial World Championship in Melbourne to score second-place finishes in Races eight and nine to lie eighth overall. In doing so she widened the…
Annalise Murphy sailing in strong breeze at the Radial Worlds in Melbourne
Annalise Murphy (NYC) added a second place in the last race of the fourth day of the ILCA Laser Radial World Championships in Melbourne today.   This brings her tally of top ten results up to five. She has climbed up the…

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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