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The National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy competing in Kiel Regatta in Germany last month
Ireland's only sailor qualified so far for Tokyo 2021, Annalise Murphy races tomorrow in Poland as part of a six-boat Irish Laser team at the class European Championships. Murphy is in top form for the Gdańsk Bay regatta having been crowned Italian…
18th at 49er Euros - Irish under-23 duo of Robert Dickson (left) and Sean Waddilove
In the hunt for the last Olympic berth for Toyko next year, the Irish under-23 duo of Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove have, for a second time in a fortnight, beaten double Olympian Ryan Seaton sailing with Seafra Guilfoyle at…
A competitior capsizes at the 49er European Championships on Lake Attersee, Austria
Fortunes have improved for two Irish 49ers after six qualifying races of the 49er European Championships in Austria. After a shaky start, double Belfast Olympian Ryan Seaton sailing with Seafra Guilfoyle, are now one place (and five points) behind Dubliners…
No Wind for 49er Europeans on Day Two
Lack of wind on Lake Attersee meant no racing for day two of the 2020 49er European Championship in Austria. Ireland has three men's skiff teams at the Austrian venue with Howth and Skerries duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove of Howth and Skerries (in IRL 99) at the start of one of the three European 49er races today on Lake Attersee
It's been a disappointing opening day at the 49er European Championships for Ireland's double Olympic rep Ryan Seaton teamed with Cork's Seafra Guilfoyle. Ireland's top hope to win the last of the Olympic berths for Tokyo next year only managed…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove's 49er Cracklin' Rosie is ready to go on Lake Attersee in Austria
Three Irish Olympic 49ers will compete at the European Championships at Union-Yacht-Club Attersee, on Lake Attersee, Austria next week.  After a halt to global racing in March, this will be the first time for teams to come together and race…
‘Breeze queen’ Annalise Murphy takes off in day one’s racing last Friday
The National Yacht Club’s Annalise Murphy held her lead over the 41-boat fleet to claim the Laser Radial open class title in the final racing of Italian Olympic Week at Follonica. Murphy’s third place finish yesterday (Sunday 20 September) was…
Finn Lynch (on port tack) on his way to seventh overall in Follonica, Italy
Two of Ireland's three Olympic men's Laser campaigners finished in the top ten of the Italian Olympic Week fleet today even though they didn't manage to sail the final race in Follonica. Howth's Ewan McMahon closed the gap on the…
Ireland's Liam Glynn and Ewan McMahon raft up with competitors as they wait for wind in Follonica today at Italian Olympic Week
The Irish Laser men who are in a three-way battle for 2021's single Tokyo Olympic berth resumed their fight after the COVID hiatus at Italian Olympic week in Follonica this weekend.  With six races sailed, the National Yacht Club's Finn…
Annalise Murphy blasting into the lead on the opening day of Italian Olympic Week at Follonica
Rio Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy continues her preparations for Tokyo 2021 with an overall lead at the Italian Olympic Classes Championships at Follonica.  In a 41-boat Laser Radial fleet, the Irish star remains at the top of the leaderboard on…
Under 23 duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove were top Irish 49er performers in Kiel last weekend
The first European 49er test after COVID has produced some important markers for both Irish men's skiff teams at Kiel, Germany last weekend, not least the fact that it was the Under 23 duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove that came out…
Charlotte Dobson and Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey (right) took bronze 49erFX bronze in Kiel as part of their build-up to Tokyo 2021
Dun Laoghaire Harbour skiff sailor Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club was part of a four medal haul for Britain's Olympic Team GB at Kiel in Germany last weekend.  The British Sailing Team returned an impressive four medals…
A Laser Radial start at Kiel Week
There was no further improvement for Irish sailing star Annalise Murphy after her special run of three race wins in the women's Laser Radial class in strong winds last Friday at Kieler Woche Regatta. As Afloat reported previously, Ireland's Olympic silver medalist started…
Annalise Murphy has won four race wins from nine starts at Kiel Week so far
With four race wins from nine sailed so far, Annalise Murphy, Ireland’s only sailor qualified for Tokyo 2021, might have been expecting a better overall placing than a tenth at Kiel week in Germany this week.  However, the scoresheet speaks…
Dun Laoghaire skiff sailor Saskia Tidey (left) competing at Kiel Week
Dun Laoghaire Harbour skiff sailor Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club has resumed her GBR campaign for Tokyo 2021 at Kiel Week in Germany this weekend and is lying third overall with Scottish partner Charlotte Dobson from the…
Belfast and Cork combination of double Olympian Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle (left) at a Kiel Week Race Start
Two Irish Tokyo rivals both now in the hunt for one of the final European Olympic berths have resumed their battle after COVID at a scaled-down Kiel Week Regatta 2020, in northern Germany this week. With two races left to…

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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