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Light winds for the last rounds of the 49erFX Europeans in Weymouth
Ireland’s Olympic sailors will return home to training in Dun Laoghaire to put into practice the lessons they’ve learned during a week of challenging conditions at the 49er European Championships where the teams competed in the silver fleet divisions. The Irish…
The two Irish Finns competing at the European Championships in Athens
Oisin McClelland and Fionn Lyden are lying 38th and 39th respectively at the 84-boat Finn Europeans in Athens this week but an injury for Lyden means he is unlikely to finish the regatta. The Baltimore sailor, who was a 2017…
Strong Silver Fleet Performance by Annalise Murphy & Katie Tingle in 49erFX Euros
There was consolation of sorts for Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle who posted their best results of the week at the European 49er Championships in Weymouth Bay today. Racing in the 49erFX silver fleet, with lighter, easterly winds of around…
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club on the wire in Weymouth
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club sailing with Charlotte Dobson for Team GB finished the qualifying stages of the 49erFX Europeans in second place overall and very much in the frame for Euopean honours this weekend. Lighter…
Team GB's Charlotte Dobson and Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey (pictured centre, GBR 10) lead the fleet into a weather mark with Ireland's Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle (left)
The much hoped for Irish breakthrough into the Gold fleet of the 49er European Championships – that would have been such a boost towards Tokyo 2020 qualification –has failed to materialise for any of the four competing campaigns in Weymouth tonight and they…
Giles Scott
Ireland's Oisin McClelland is 24th and Fionn Lyden is 42nd at the 2019 Finn Open Europeans in Athens following three races on Tuesday. Giles Scott, from Britain, leads after the first day. Scott won two races and placed third in the…
Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey lead at the 49er Euros
Olympic medalist Annalise Murphy and crew Katie Tingle continue their learning curve in the 49erFX dinghy where they battled extremely testing conditions on day two of the European Championships in Weymouth. It was a "steep learning curve" for the pair…
The 49er fleet has a 96 boat entry including three Irish boats
49er duo Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle continue to lead the Irish teams, scoring a 17th, 9th and 14th place yesterday to lie 37th in the fleet of 96 boats at the European Championships in Weymouth. Guilfoyle, who was ill…
Irish 49er crew Tadgh Donnelly hard at work in today's opening rounds of the 49er Euorpeans in Weymouth
North-South Olympic sailing duo Ryan Seaton of Belfast Lough and Seafra Guilfoyle of Cork Harbour led the Irish charge and are in 35th place after four races on the first day of the 96-boat 49er European Championships in Weymouth today. Illness and…
Vilma Bobeck and Malin Tengstrom (SWE) became contenders today
Irish 49erFX pairing Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle who are seeking a place on the Tokyo 2020 startline are lying 36th in their 57 boat fleet overall after scoring 24, 12 and 19 in the opening three races of the European Championships in Weymouth today. The teams faced…
No racing in Athens -  On Tuesday, the morning conditions are expected to be similar, so racing has been put back to 13.30 on Tuesday with three races scheduled.
The sailors at the 2019 Finn Open European Championship in Athens will have to wait another day before racing can commence after a long day waiting onshore Monday, with no racing possible in very light and unstable winds. As Afloat…
With a little over a year until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are set to be contested on the waters of Enoshima Japan, the current 49er fleet is perhaps the most competitive 49er fleet in the class's history.
This week's 49er 2019 European Championships, to be held in Weymouth from 13-19 May includes the 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra17 and Ireland is competing in both the men and women's division of the  Olympic skiff class. See details of the Irish…
Baltimore's Fionn Lyden who reached gold fleet in Palma in March is now looking for a Tokyo slot at the Finn Euros next week in Athens
Two Irish Finn campaigns are looking for five 2020 Olympic berths available at the European Championships in Athens next week. Both West Cork's Fionn Lyden and Oisin McClelland of Donaghdee in Northern Ireland are now in the Greek capital ahead of next Monday's first…
Annalise Murphy (Olympic silver medallist) with Katie Tingle, compe in the 49erFX Europeans next week in Weymouth
As Afloat previously reported here, the Irish Sailing 49er and 49erFX teams will be sailing in next week’s European Championships, one of the highlights of the 2019 Olympic sailing calendar and an important benchmark for Irish teams still seeking Tokyo…
Rob Dickson and Sean Waddilove - Tokyo 2020 ambition is to win a medal in the 49er class
Excitement is building in Weymouth for next week's 49er European Championships (May 13 to 19) where Ireland hopes to make a breakthrough in both the male and female divisions in the quest for Tokyo 2020 qualification. After the third round of the World…
Finn Lynch in winning mode in Genoa
Dedicated Olympic solo sailor Finn Lynch (National Yacht Club) is “Sailor of the Month” for April on the strength of his closely-focused campaign towards qualifying for the 2020 Olympics. In three major international regattas during the first part of 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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