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Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy in VOR mode. If she is to participate in the principal Olympic Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Denmark next season it will mean switching from VOR 65 back to her Laser Radial
The racing format for Annalise Murphy's bid for an Olympic Gold medal has been settled at last week's World Sailing Conference in Mexico. It will almost certainly see Ireland's Olympic Slver Medalist from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire break from…
Stephen Martin Steps Down as Chief Executive Officer of the Olympic Council of Ireland
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A 49er sailing in Tralee Bay
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Aoife Hopkins, Ireland's U21 Laser Radial European Champion, also achieved a whopping 601 points in her Leaving Cert this Summer
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Oisin McClelland racing at the 2017 Finn Gold Cup last week
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György Fináczy (left) with Gerardo Seeliger, the IFA president of honour who celebrates his 70th birthday this week
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After two false starts and a general recall, Oisin McClelland, from Ireland, rounded the top mark in Race 1 in first place after favouring the middle right
In the first Irish Finn battle on the road to Tokyo 2020, Donaghdee's Oisin McClelland lead race one to the first mark of the Finn Gold Cup in Hungary yesterday. The sensational Irish start marks the start of a three year…
Seafra Guilfoyle (left) will sit out his first 49er World Championships in Porto after a bike accident. Ryan Seaton (right) has opted to sail with the team coach
There has been a set back for Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton and his new crew Seafra Guilfoyle of Royal Cork Yacht Club at their first world championships in the 49er class. Guilfoyle had a bike accident on the eve of…
U23 Finn Bronze Medalist Fionn Leyden, (third from left) on the podium in Hungary
It's bronze for Ireland at the U23 Finn Worlds following an auspicious debut performance from Baltimore Sailing Club's Fionn Lyden this week in the mens Olympic heavyweight dinghy in Hungary. The 2017 U23 Finn World Championship for the Finn Silver…
Fionn Lyden – 'Both starts were very pin end biased and I managed to get away quite nicely'
Another long day of waiting for wind was rewarded with two late races on Day 4 of the U23 Finn World Championship in Balatonfüred, Hungary. Oskari Muhonen, from Finland, won the day to now lead the fleet by five points.…
Fionn Lyden makes a start that gave him 12th overall in the 45–boat fleet
Fionn Lyden holds fourth overall after light airs continued to dominate the Finn Silver Cup in Hungary. As Afloat.ie reported yesterday, Baltimore's latest additon to the roll of sailors seeking a place on the Tokyo 2020 start line has got…
Fionn Lyden helming his Finn dinghy on Lake Balaton, Hungary. The Baltimore sailor is lying fourth overall at the U23 World Championships
Baltimore Sailing Club's Fionn Lyden is in the top five of the Finn dinghy under 23 worlds,  the Finn Silver Cup, which started yesterday in Balaton in Hungary. The move by the 2012 West Cork Laser triallist to the Tokyo 2020…
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey sailing for Team GB (second from left) took a podium finish at the 49erFX Euro Championships
Sailing for Ireland in Rio but switching to Team GB for Tokyo, Dun Laoghaire sailor Saskia Tidey has notched up a string of top results in her firstseason with scottish helmswoman Charlotte Dobson. Last week the Royal Irish Yacht Club…
Matt McGovern and Robbie Gilmore, one of six Irish boats competing, round a leeward mark just ahead of Finland and India at Kiel Week
After a breezy edition of 2017 Kiel Week, it was Belfast's Ryan Seaton and Cork's Seafra Guilfoyle who were top of the six Irish campaigns that travelled to Kiel Week in Germany last week. The London and Rio helmsman with new…
Saskia Tidey with Team–GB team mate Charlotte Dobson after winning at Kiel Week
Dun Laoghaire sailor Saskia Tidey continued her winning run in Kiel Week last weekend where she, and her new Team–GB team mate Charlotte Dobson, added Gold at the German Regatta to Silver earned at Sailing World Cup Finals in Santander,…
World Sailing Silver for  RIYC sailor Saskia Tidey (right) with new sailing partner Charlotte Dobson who are campaigning to represent Team GB in the 49erFX class in Tokyo
Dun Laoghaire sailor Saskia Tidey from the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay, now sailing for Team GB, won a World Sailing Silver Medal yesterday in Santander, strengthening her 2020 quest for the Tokyo Sailing Olympics with new partner…

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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