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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…
Annalise Murphy competing at the Radial Worlds in Melbourne
It was a case of Rio medallists showing their form after two more races at the ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. The National Yacht Club’s Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy recorded single digit (9,7) results to lie…
Annalise Murphy made the most of the strong winds in Melbourne to claim victory in race 3
The National Yacht Club’s Rio silver medallist Annalise Murphy leapt to the front of the Irish women campaigning for Olympic selection with a win in race 3 of the weather-bedevilled ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Melbourne, Australia. A…
Annalise Murphy competing in the Laser Radial Worlds in Melbourne
The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy finished ninth in the blue fleet to lie 45th overall and leads Irish hopes on day two of the ILCA Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Melbourne. Once again the weather gods did not look favourably on Port Philip…
Howth's Eve McMahon on her way to a top 20 result after the first day of the Laser Radial Worlds in Melbourne
Dublin teenager Eve McMahon's bid for the Tokyo Olympics got a boost today when she finished top of four Irish girls competing in the opening day of the Laser Radial World Championships in Melbourne. Light and flukey winds frustrated competitors…
The four Irish Laser Radial sailors were joined by 200 Olympic silver medalist Sonia O'Sullivan (pictured centre) in Melbourne this week (from left) Aisling Keller, Aoife Hopkins, Eve McMahon and Annalise Murphy
Four Irish women will be on the start line of the first race of 2020 Laser Radial World Championships this Sunday.  As Afloat previously reported, this is the first of three Irish trial regattas for the Olympic place and each…
Howth sailor Aoife Hopkins pictured with her Mercedes-Benz Vito Mixto van
21-year-old Olympic sailing hopeful, Aoife Hopkins will attempt to qualify for the forthcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo this month and is supported in her bid by Mercedes-Benz. From Howth, Aoife has been sailing since the age of nine and has…
Finn Lynch (IRL) lee-bows Matthew Wearn (AUS) to take the gun in gold fleet race 10 at the Laser Worlds in Melbourne
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch finished his Australian Laser World Championships in 31st place, bookending the final three races with a first and a U flag disqualification. Compatriot Ewan McMahon of Howth Yacht Club also had a first on the…
Finn Lynch - dropped back six places in gold fleet
Finn Lynch slipped down the leaderboard of the Laser World Championships on day one of the gold fleet series. Scoring a 36, 30 and 19 in the 42-boat fleet, he now lies 28th overall. Compatriots Liam Glynn and Ewan McMahon…
Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson with their world championship silver medals in Geelong
It was so close yet so far for Scottish-Irish combination Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey who narrowly missed out on winning the World 49erFX championships in Australia today. The pair, who have qualified for Team GB's Tokyo team, had a…
Storms approach Geelong, the venue for the 49erFX Worlds
The fourth day of racing at the ILCA Laser Standard Men’s World Championship was abandoned today, owing to a series of thunderstorms that swept across Port Phillip Bay. Scheduled to be the first day of Gold Fleet racing, which brings…
Finn Lynch racing in gold fleet at the 2020 Laser Worlds
The National Yacht Club’s Finn Lynch, supported by Viking Marine, rounded off the 2020 Laser World Championship qualifying series with a 7th and a 20th, discarding the latter, to qualify for the 42 boat gold fleet in 22nd place. Compatriot…
Finn Lynch - lying 20th
With races completed, Irish Laser sailors Finn Lynch and Ewan McMahon are lying 20th and 76th respectively. Irish champion Liam Glynn of Belfast Lough is 80th.  The National Yacht Club's Lynch continued his day one performance with a 14th and…
Saskia Tidey and Charlotte Dobson lead the 49erFX Worlds
In the women’s 49erFX World Championships at Geelong, Australia, the Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey from Dun Laoghaire sailing with Charlotte Dobson keeping up their winning moves to be lead boat as the top 25 teams also split off to gold…
The 78-boat 49er World Championship fleet in Geelong
Leading Irish 49er duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove of Howth Yacht Club dropped ten places in the overall standings to be just a single place outside the all-important gold fleet cut-off at the 2020 49er World Championship in Geelong,…
Charlotte Dobson (left) teamed with Dublin Bay's Saskia Tidey won two 49erFX World Championships Races in Geelong Australia
Charlotte Dobson teamed with Dublin Bay's Saskia Tidey (who will sail for GBR in Tokyo) won World Championship races one and two in the FXs in Geelong, Australia today then just bailed out of the top 10 to finish fifth…

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

Following a one year postponement, sailing competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are scheduled to take place from 23 July 2021 and run until the 8 August at the Enoshima Yacht Harbour. 

Venue: Enoshima Yacht Harbour

No. of events: 10

Dates: 23 July – 8 August 2021

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