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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…
Fionn Lyden’s week in Cadiz has been scratched, leaving Oisin McClelland as the only Irish sailor competing in Cadiz
Illness has forced Balimore’s Fionn Lyden to withdraw from the Finn Europeans getting underway in Cadiz today, Friday 9 March. Irish Sailing’s James O’Callaghan confirmed the news as sailors from across Europe take to the waters of Andalusia ahead of…
Baltimore Finn sailor Fionn Lyden is in action in Cadiz tomorrow
Ireland has two sailors among the ninety-six Finn sailors from 33 countries counting down the days to next week's Open and U23 Finn European Championship in Cadiz, Spain.  Oisin McClelland from Donaghdee Sailing Club and Fionn Lyden from Baltimore Sailing…
Lynch (IRL 210978) on his way to bronze in the Bay of Cadiz. Ballyholme's Liam Glynn (210254) is to weather as the boats approach a weather mark
Bouncing back after what he termed the 'disappointment' of January's World Cup top half result in Miami, the National Yacht Club's Laser ace, Finn Lynch was on the podium at Andalusian Week in the Bay of Cadiz this week.  After six…
Aoife Hopkins at the announcement of her partnership with Mercedes-Benz, with chief executive Stephen Byrne and commercial vehicles sales manager Fergus Conheady
#Tokyo2020 - Mercedes-Benz has extended its involvement in sailing with its support of Howth Yacht Club’s Aoife Hopkins as she prepares her challenge to qualify for Ireland’s team at the forthcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The arrangement sees Mercedes-Benz…
Olympic Council of Ireland Appoints New CEO
The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has announced Peter Sherrard as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective May 2018. Sherrard joins the OCI from the Football Association of Ireland where he is Operations Director with responsibility for International Team…
Matt McGovern (right) and Ryan Seaton in their 49er skiff
Two time Sailing Olympian Matt McGovern (34) from Belfast Lough has abandoned plans for his third sailing Olympics at Tokyo 2020 and announced his retirement. Teamed with Carrickfergus helmsman Ryan Seaton for London and Rio, the pair became Ireland’s most…

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

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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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