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Finn Lynch lies 16th after day one in Hyeres
The National Yacht Club's Olympic sailor Finn Lynch is in the top quarter of his Laser fleet after the first two races of Sailing’s World Cup Series in Hyères, France yesterday.  In what amounts to a good start for the…
Laser sailor Finn Lynch will be hoping for another gold fleet finish in Hyeres, France next Week
The prospect of the ever–looming Olympic qualifier this August in Aarhus will weigh heavy on the minds of Ireland’s Olympic sailors  Finn Lynch and Ryan Seaton who compete in the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres next week. Lynch in the Laser,…
Howth's Aoife Hopkins will race in the Laser Radial at the World Championship in August
Irish Olympic Sailors such as silver medalist Annalise Murphy can look forward to an Italian regatta in their campiagns to Tokyo 2020 following yesterday's announcement that Sailing's World Cup Series, the annual circuit for Olympic sailing and Para World Sailing, will…
Annalise Murphy sailing her Laser Radial on Dublin Bay after her medal win in Rio
Ireland's Olympic Silver medalist Annalise Murphy (28) will not contest August's World Sailing Championships in Denmark where 40% of Tokyo Olympic places are up for grabs. Howth Yacht Club's Aoife Hopkins (19) will now automatically be offered Ireland's first Laser Radial place…
Finn Lynch Overcomes 'a Few Big Mistakes' To End Palma With Two Top Ten Results
Finn Lynch, Ireland's only gold fleet participant at last week's important Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta, recovered ten places or so in the closing stages to finish with a 2 and a 9 in 'very hard' conditions. The two top ten results…
Rio Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy. The qualification for the Tokyo Regatta 2020 has been published. Downloadable below.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition will be held out of Enoshima Yacht Harbour, also the venue for Sailing's World Cup Series event this September, and will feature 350 athletes racing in 250 boats across the ten Olympic events. With…
Ryan Seaton (right) and Seafra Guilfoyle in action in Palma
With two more days of racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta at Palma, the large Irish team there will be keen to make the most of the experience in the heat of strong competition given the countdown is on…
Finn Lynch (right of shot) makes his approach to the weather mark and a fine seventh placing in the first race of Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta in Mallorca
National Yacht Club  Laser Sailor Finn Lynch spent eight hours on the water for a single race yesterday at the 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta but he made it well worth his while by placing seventh in a strong turnout of the…
Liam Glynn from Ballyholme is expecting a tough test in Palma this week
Irish Olympic Laser campaigners Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club and Liam Glynn of Ballyholme Yacht Club will face a fleet of 183 and all three Rio medallists when they start racing at a bumper 49th Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar in…
Finn Lynch and Liam Glynn in training in the mens Laser class
Irish Olympic sailing hopes are well represented in the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Regatta in Palma tomorrow, a warm-up before the all important World Sailing Championships in August where Tokyo Olympic berths are up for grabs. The Irish 49er and Laser teams…
Vasilij Žbogar is one of Slovenia's most successful athletes
#Tokyo2020 - Three-time Olympic medallist Vasilij Žbogar has joined Irish Sailing’s high performance squad to coach the men’s Laser team. Žbogar will take over coaching for Finn Lynch and Liam Glynn’s Tokyo 2020 aspirations on a team set to be…
Over the last three weeks Hopkins says she hasn't been able to recover in time to either train or race.
A recurring case of tonsillitis rules out Howth Yacht Club  Laser ace Aoife Hopkins from this week's Princess Sofia regatta in Palma.  "I'm really gutted to have to announce that I will not be competing", Hopkins told Afloat.  Over the last…
Scroll down for heavy weather Finn saiing videos from the recent Euro Champs in Cadiz
In the tradition of strong wind Finn racing that transcends and inspires generation after generation of young sailors, the on-board videos that have been published over the past few days from the medal race at the 2018 Finn European Championships in…
During the Finn Euros, Ulster Sailor Oisin McClelland played his part in the bid to keep the Finn an Olympic dinghy for Paris 2024. 'The future of Olympic sailing looks set to eliminate anyone over 6ft and 85kgs. Plenty of Finn sailors are upset about it', the Donaghdee sailor said
Oisin McClelland, Ireland's solo participant in the Finn European Championships, in Cádiz, Spain, finished 34th overall in his 91–boat fleet, a very satisfactory overall result, but a black flag disqualification in the final race on Friday will have been a…
Finn Lynch racing in Miami in January. His main focus this season will be Olympic Qualification at the World Sailing Championships in Aarhaus in August
Ireland's Olympic Laser sailing team has a new multi–medal winning Slovenian coach but will he boost Finn Lynch's upwind speed in a breeze? Is Annalise Murphy going to swap her world–girdling adventures for a chance of Tokyo gold anytime soon?…
Oisin McClelland (IRL 9) in the first race of the Finn Europeans Championships in Cadiz
Donaghadee Sailing Club's Oisin McClelland opened his Finn Europeans Championships account with a 14th after a first day of big waves and light winds for the Ulsterman in Cadiz, Spain. McClelland is the only Irishman in the 89–boat Olympic class fleet…

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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