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Katie Tingle (left) sailing with Annalise Murphy in the Olympic 49erFX dinghy
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…
Finn Lynch makes his debut on Tokyo 2020 waters
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch was best of the Irish Olympic Sailing Team at the World Cup Series event in Enoshima, Japan yesterday, finishing 28th from 59 boats in the men's Laser class after four races on Tokyo 2020 Olympic waters.…
Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle training in Enoshima
An Irish team of three Lasers (two women and one man) and a single 49er pair get their first taste of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition venue in Enoshima, Japan this week when the harbour will host sailors for…
Gold galore! New Olympic 49er U23 Gold Medallist Robert Dickson (left) with HYC Commodore Joe McPeake and fellow Medallist Sean Waddillove at Howth Yacht Club’s “Welcome Home” celebration last night.
Howth Yacht Club members have already logged some remarkable successes during the 2018 season, but the Gold Medals won by Robert Dickson (21, HYC) and Sean Waddilove (20, Skerries SC) in the Olympic 49er U23 Worlds last weekend at Marseilles…
Formula Kite is a cutting edge, high-performance hydrofoiling sport that sees riders race round a course at blistering speeds of up to 55 knots (63 mph)
The British Sailing Team has launched an exciting new talent search to identify and develop world-class female athletes with the potential to win gold pending final confirmation of Formula Kite’s inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympics.  The team has joined…
Gold for Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove in Marseille
Dublin Skiff sailors Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have won the 49er Under–23 Junior World title in Marseille, France. In a final race climax, the Howth and Skerries pairing won the last race from a chasing pack in the 52-boat fleet. The…
Seán and Tadhg Donnelly from the National Yacht Club at Pamla in April 2017
#Tokyo2020 - National Yacht Club members Seán and Tadhg Donnelly’s Olympic 49er campaign for Tokyo 2020 owes much to the latter’s connections with the Hamptons boating community on New York’s Long Island, according to 27east.com. Tadhg, who is studying law at UCD,…
Sailor Annalise Murphy celebrates an Olympic Silver Medal in Rio. Two years later has her success really been reflected in this week's Olympic sports announcement?
The recent €1.5m into High-Performance sport has been given a broad welcome, but both sailing and rowing got a share well below their medal-winning performances in Rio. It means these sports will most likely view the announcement as the proverbial…
Laser fleet in Aarhus, Denmark
Following the conclusion of Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy – Laser / Laser Radial and Women’s Skiff – 49erFX fleet racing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships, the first nations in those fleets have booked their spot at Tokyo…
Ireland’s best hope for qualifying for Tokyo at the event was Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club competing in the Men’s Laser event. Lynch had three top ten results in his score sheet.
The Irish Olympic Sailing Team is to 'carefully review' its plans after failing to qualify for Tokyo 2020 in any of the four classes it contested at this week's Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. It was expected at least two…
Aoife Hopkins took a Laser Radial World Championships race win today in Aarhus
Aoife Hopkins from Howth Yacht Club won today’s only race in the Laser Radial event at the Sailing World Championships. It repeated Finn Lynch’s win on Tuesday in the men's Laser class to give both Irish front-runners some fine individual…
The moment Irish Laser sailor Finn Lynch crosses the line to take his first ever World Championship race win. Scroll to 33 seconds on the video below to see more of the Irish win in Aarhus
On the penultimate day of Gold fleet racing for Irish sailors competing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships in Denmark, elation for a race win by Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club in the Laser event was later matched…
Ryan Seaton and Séafra Guilfoyle delivered a strong performance in their only race of the day
Sailing’s oldest enemy played havoc in what was supposed to be the busiest day of the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 so far on Monday. After a week of ideal conditions, light and changeable winds made for difficult race management decisions…
World U21 Bronze medallist Liam Glynn from Ballyholme Yacht Club was unlucky to miss the cut for Gold fleet in the mens Laser fleet
Two Dublin Laser sailors are into the gold fleet of their respective fleets at the World Championships at Aarhus, Denmark but Finn Lynch and Aoife Hopkins will both will need to up their game if Olympic nation qualification is to be achieved next week.…
A start in the women's Laser Radial class at the World Championships, a fleet in which Ireland has fielded two competitors
After two days of racing, Laser sailor Finn Lynch from the National Yacht Club had a fourth place, his second top ten of the four races, and lies 24th overall and inside the cut for the Gold fleet at the…
Oisin McClelland of Donaghadee SC had a 33rd (discarded) then a 23rd and a 28th in a long day two of the world championships
Irish Rio 2016 veteran Finn Lynch opened his Sailing World Championship series in the Laser dinghy class with a sixth place as he bids to qualify Ireland for a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  The National Yacht Club single-hander…

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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