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Ireland's Finn Lynch leads Robert Scheidt in Palma this week. The  famous Brazilian sailor, has won two gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze from five Olympic Games. Scheidt finished 12th overall after today's fleet races with Lynch in sixth and qualifying for the top ten medal race tomorrow
After a stand out performance this week, the National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch (21) can take a silver or bronze medal in tomorrow's medal race final of the Laser class at the Princess Sofia regatta in Mallorca. Lynch is lying seventh from 187…
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is just two points off the overall lead of the Laser fleet
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is just two points off the overall lead of the 170-boat Laser fleet in a breakthrough performance at Mallorca’s 50th anniversary Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar Regatta. A 13 and a 5 scored today in changeable conditions…
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey Continues to Lead Team GB 49erFX Hopes in Palma
49erFX Skiff sailing duo Charlotte Dobson and Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey, of Dun Laoghaire who was a member of the Irish Sailing team for Rio but who now sails for Team GB, had a dream 2,1,1 from their…
Gold fleet for Fionn Lyden of Baltimore Sailing Club
Independent Olympic Finn dinghy single-hander Fionn Lyden of Baltimore Sailing Club (who is campaigning without grant support from Irish Sailing for his endeavours) has reached Gold fleet standard at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma. The West cork sailor who transitioned from the Laser…
Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton from Ballyholme Yacht Club and Séafra Guilfoyle of Royal Cork Yacht Club
Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton from Ballyholme Yacht Club and Séafra Guilfoyle of Royal Cork Yacht Club have made the cut for their 49er Gold fleet which begins this morning, the result was confirmed with a strong fourth place scored yesterday afternoon to put the duo…
Under 21 Howth Yacht Club Laser sailor Ewan McMahon made gold fleet cut in Palma in only his second senior appearance
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch stays top five overall in the Laser class as the split from qualifying to finals racing arrived yesterday at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar.  The strongest breeze of the regatta so far arrived as…
Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle are 20th overall
Belfast Lough and Cork Harbour duo Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle are 20th overall in quite possibly the largest 49er fleet ever assembled in Palma of 108 boats after the first day of racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta. Helmsman Ryan Seaton,…
Ireland's Finn Lynch in the thick of it in yesterday's first beat of race three
Consistency in tricky conditions has enabled Finn Lynch to maintain his second overall in a stand out performance after four races at Palma, Mallorca’s giant Trofeo Princesa Sofia regatta. It heightens the prospect of a medal race finish – and maybe…
Charlotte Dobson sailing with Royal Irish Yacht Club crew Saskia Tidey (right) share the lead in Palma after day one
Team GB's Charlotte Dobson sailing with Royal Irish Yacht Club crew Saskia Tidey of Dun Laoghaire has a share of the top place along with Australia’s Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot after the first day of competition at the  Trofeo Princesa…
Finn Lynch in his new Laser dinghy in Palma. The Rio veteran is currently second overall in his 187-boat fleet
Two seconds for a delighted Finn Lynch puts the Laser sailor second overall in the 187-boat fleet in the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma this morning. It's an explosive start as the Dublin Bay sailor goes in search of Olympic qualification…
Injury has ruled Sean Waddilove out of the 50th anniversary Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía Regatta next week
Consistent sailing will be the key if the Irish Olympic sailing team is to make good on promises of a strong peformance on the Bay of Palma this week. While none have yet reached the qualification standard for Tokyo 2020, the group,…
Irish Sailing Can Apply for Extra 'Discretionary' Funding From Olympic Federation of Ireland
The Olympic Federation of Ireland today announced a significant investment in its member federations, including Irish Sailing, dedicating a fund of €250,000 for 2019 to Olympic focussed projects across the Olympic cycle. The OFI’s ‘Discretionary Funding’ programme was first introduced…
Special gathering – the four “Sailors of the Year” together in Sutton this week are (left to right) Conor Fogerty (2017), Annalise Murphy (2016) and Sean Waddilove & Rob Dickson (2018)
Annalise Murphy’s role in raising sailing’s profile in Ireland was brought home to us last weekend when The Irish Times ran a St Patrick’s Eve Quiz. Set by Eoin Butler, it aimed to test how truly Irish we who like…
Finn Lynch in an upwind Laser training run in Palma that includes multi world champion Robert Scheidt of Brazil
Tokyo 2020 trialist Finn Lynch who has returned home to Dublin just home is telling of one of the highs from his week Laser training in Palma de Mallorca. Lynch, a Viking Marine ambassador told Afloat.ie 'When nine-time Laser world champion Robert…
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Viking Marine Brand Ambassador Finn Lynch Talks Laser Goals: ‘Start As You Mean To Go On’
“I have some hefty goals for 2019 and being top 10 in the Miami World Cup was my first goal of the year,” says Viking Marine’s new brand ambassador Finn Lynch. “I’m delighted to say that I can confirm that…
Finn Lynch became the first Irishman to make a World Cup Laser Medal Race in Miami this month
World Sailing and the IOC have finally concluded the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualification system, including continental qualification. The basic qualification system is one spot in each event for the host nation, then 40% of the national spots were awarded at…

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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