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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…
Royal Irish Yacht Club sailor Saskia Tidey in action in the Sailing World Cup Final at 10.50. See below
Dun Laoghaire 49erFX sailor Saskia Tidey who joined Team GB after the Rio Olympics races in this morning's Sailing World Cup Final Medal Races in Santander, Spain. The GB crew lie second overall after this week's fleet racing concluded as…
Charlotte Dobson and Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey (left) are in contention for Gold in tomorrow's Medal Race final at the Sailing World Cup Final. More than 250 sailors from 43 nations will race across the ten Olympic events as well as Open Kiteboarding
Friday's action at Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series Final in Santander, Spain saw the Medal Race places decided in six of the 11 events. The Men's and Women's Skiff, Windsurfers, Mixed Multihull and Foiling Formula Kiteboarding all concluded their fleet…
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch in action at the Sailing World Cup Finals in Santander
The National Yacht Club's mens Laser dinghy ace, Finn Lynch was hit with a U Flag penalty today that keeps him 23rd of 25 at the end of the second day of World Cup Final racing in Santander, Spain. Royal Irish Yacht…
Finn Lynch among a group of Lasers at the first day of the Sailing World Cup Final in Santander
The World Cup Final kicked off in Santander, Spain today (6 June) with one Irish Olympic sailing squad sailor in attendance. Finn Lynch of the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is 23rd from 25 of the world's top Laser…
Finn Lynch finished tenth overall at Delta Lloyd Regatta
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch, who was Ireland's youngest ever Olympic helmsmen in Rio, has sailed in his first ever medal race at Delta Lloyd regatta, Holland yesterday.  Lynch finished eighth in the medal race and tenth overall. The…
Ireland's Aisling Keller from Lough Derg Yacht Club is competing in the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Holland
Both Finn Lynch in the Laser and new Northern Ireland 49er combination Matt McGovern and Robbie Gilmore sit in the top ten of the Delta Lloyd Regatta Medemblik, Netherlands that started yesterday. Six Irish sailors into total are competing with great competition…
Each of the first two races of the Finn Euros started with one general recall and then the black flag
A 28 and a 32 scored at the 53–boat Finn 2017 European Open Championships leave Ireland's Oisin McClleland from Donaghdee Sailing Club in 29th overall. The Northern Ireland solo sailor is competing at the Yachting Club de la Pointe Rouge, Marseille,…
Howth's Aoife Hopkins in breeze in Hyeres
After a variable week and a "big learning regatta," National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch has placed 32nd overall in the men's Laser at the Sailing World Cup in Hyères writes Nathaniel Ogden. Coming home with a mid-fleet result after the…
Saskia Tidey of Dun Laoghaire (left) and Charlotte Dobson celebrate bronze in the 49erFX for Team GB in Hyeres
In the Laser Radial fleet Howth Yacht Club sailor Aoife Hopkins has placed 40th after the first day of the live medal races in Hyères, France writes Nathaniel Ogden. Showing a consistent mid-fleet performance throughout the week, Hopkins has placed…
Lynch included 7th, 10th and 13th from the 60–strong fleet in his overall tally
A blustery westerly breeze made for challenging conditions today at Hyères for Finn Lynch in the men's Laser fleet yesterday writes Nathaniel Ogden. A mixed set of results seem to be becoming a theme in this year's Sailing World Cup…
The foiling Nacra 17
World Sailing has confirmed its support for the existing roll out plan to release the first batch of 45 Foiling Nacra 17’s on June 26. The European Championship, as previously stated in the released NoR will be a foiling event,…
Solitary Irish competitor Finn Lynch prepares to start a Laser Race in the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres today
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey and Charlotte Dobson continued to deliver top results on day three at Hyeres, France today writes Nathaniel Ogden. The pair, competing for team GBR in the 49erFX fleet, are placing 3rd overall after a…
Saskia Tidey crewing for Team GB's Charlotte Dobson in Hyeres
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey and helm Charlotte Dobson had an outstanding second day of racing at Hyères this afternoon, bagging two firsts and one second position out of six races (with one discard) in the 49erFX fleet writes…
The first day of racing began with a light 6-10 knot easterly breeze, stronger winds are expected tomorrow
Three Irish Laser sailors are in the middle of the fleet as round two of the 2017 World Cup Series in Hyères, France began today for 541 sailors in ten Olympic classes writes Nathaniel Ogden. After “one good race and one…

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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