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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing News
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…
Annalise Murphy is back in action at Kiel Week, Germany  She is pictured here in Melbourne on her vway to 12th overall at the World Championships
Annalise Murphy, Ireland's only qualified sailor for Tokyo 2021, is entered for this week's Kiel Week. The massive German Regatta marks her return to international competition since the outbreak of COVID. Regular Afloat readers will know that the Olympic programme…
Oisin McClelland
Irish Tokyo 2021 solo campaigner, 27-year-old Donaghadee Sailing Club member Oisin McClelland has clinched a personal best, claiming 23rd spot at the Finn European Championships at Gdynia in Poland. The event ran from 1st to 6th September and was the…
Annalise Murphy is qualified for Tokyo 2021
Annalise Murphy's bid for Tokyo Gold got a boost today with the Olympic Federation of Ireland announcement of details of its 2020 discretionary funding packages and sailing rewarded with the biggest handout. The Olympic silver medalist from Rio is the…
Annalise Murphy - Sailing's Rio Olympic silver medalist
What’s behind your Olympic dream? That’s the question that the Olympic Federation of Ireland asked Olympic silver medalist Annalise Murphy in this video (below) to celebrate Olympic Day today. Irish Sailing nominated Murphy for Tokyo 2021 this month and Ireland's…
Aoife Hopkins competing at the first and only Olympic trial in the women's Radial class in Australia
Aoife Hopkins will not appeal last week’s decision to cut-short the Radial Olympic trial for Tokyo 2021 as Howth Yacht Club, expressed its disappointment for both the former U21 European Champion and clubmate Eve McMahon, both contestants in the Irish…
Annalise Murphy competing in Melboune in February - Irish Sailing has nominated the Rio silver medalist for Tokyo
Rio 2016 silver medallist Annalise Murphy will be nominated in the Laser Radial to compete at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021, Irish Sailing has announced. Murphy secured the Laser Radial nomination after the conclusion of the trials in which her…
Lough Derg's Aisling Keller on her way to qualifying Ireland in the Women's Laser Radial for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the 2019 World Championships
A cut-short Olympic trial in the women's Laser Radial class has handed trials leader and Rio silver medalist Annalise Murphy selection for the Tokyo Olympics as Afloat reports here. News of this week's decision, however, has left two of the…
Aoife Hopkins and Annalise Murphy make the RTE evening news bulletin as they return to training in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Rathfarnham's Annalise Murphy from the National Yacht Club was back sailing in Dun Laoghaire Harbour today, the first time the Rio silver medalist was on the water in 55 days. Her return, in a bid for a place on the…
Annalise Murphy after winning silver at Rio 2016
“In my head I was going, ‘If I give up here, they’re going to be saying that Annalise The Olympian has just quit’. So I couldn’t quit.” That’s how Annalise Murphy explains her motivation to keep up her fitness and…
Tokyo 2020 President Says Olympics ‘Will Be Scrapped’ If Coronavirus Threatens Further Delay
The president of Tokyo 2020 says the Olympic Games already postponed to next year “will be scrapped” if it cannot go ahead at its rescheduled date. As RTE News reports, Yoshiro Mori was responding to concerns that a vaccine for…
Finn Lynch racing in Miami earlier this year
Viking Marine touched base over the weekend with brand ambassador Finn Lynch, who’s been keeping both mentally and physically active despite the current Covid-19 restrictions. While the Irish Laser sailor has had to put his Tokyo 2020 ambitions on hold…
Racing at the 2018 World Cup Series Hyères
Hyères Olympic Week (Semaine Olympique Française) — which was scheduled to begin today, Saturday 18 April — has been cancelled by its organisers for 2020 as no suitable date later this year has been deemed viable. But in its stead…
https://afloat.ie/sail/olympic-sailing/tokyo-2020/item/45413-royal-irish-s-saskia-tidey-narrowly-misses-winning-49erfx-world-title
The 15 sailors already named to represent Team GB at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will remain the same for the rescheduled Games in 2021, the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have confirmed. The squad…
World Sailing Claimed To Be In Dire Financial Straits In Wake Of Olympics Postponement
A vice-president of World Sailing has appealed for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to advance its share of revenue from Tokyo 2020 as the governing body faces dire financial straits. Scott Perry told insidethegames that the postponement of the next…
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is one of three Irish sailors seeking to qualify for Tokyo in the men's Laser class
Ireland will keep its only Tokyo 2020 berth so far and could benefit from another if final outstanding qualification events do not take place, according to the world governing body for the sport of sailing. Confirmation that the place Lough…

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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