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Rob Dickson and Sean Waddilove - Tokyo 2020 ambition is to win a medal in the 49er class
Excitement is building in Weymouth for next week's 49er European Championships (May 13 to 19) where Ireland hopes to make a breakthrough in both the male and female divisions in the quest for Tokyo 2020 qualification. After the third round of the World…
Finn Lynch in winning mode in Genoa
Dedicated Olympic solo sailor Finn Lynch (National Yacht Club) is “Sailor of the Month” for April on the strength of his closely-focused campaign towards qualifying for the 2020 Olympics. In three major international regattas during the first part of the…
Finn Lynch in the Laser medal race in Genoa earlier today
In a thrilling medal race final at the Hempel World Sailing Cup Series at Genoa, Finn Lynch from Carlow placed third this afternoon (Sunday 21 April) to claim fifth overall in the men’s single-handed Laser event. The result marks the third consecutive…
Finn Lynch World Cup Medal Race Live Here at 12.15 (Irish time)!
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch races in the men’s single-handed Laser medal race final at the World Cup in Genoa at approximately midday and has a chance of a podium finish. He's the only Irish sailor to finish in a medal race position…
Finn Lynch racing in the World Cup Medal Race in Genoa
The National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch will look for the podium finish that he has so narrowly missed twice this season when he sails in the medal race final in the Men’s single-handed Laser event at the Hempel World Sailing Cup Series…
The 49erFX fleet in Genoa in which Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle competed
All three Irish 49er teams ended up in the silver fleet at the World Cup in Genoa yesterday leaving some head scratching in the Irish camp as to how performances might be improved before the important European championships in Weymouth next…
Finn Lynch is sixth overall at the World Cup in Genoa
There was Laser fleet drama for the National Yacht Club's top performing Finn Lynch yesterday when he was disqualified from the second race of the day following a black flag in his 111-boat fleet. So tight are the points at…
Annalise Murphy sailing with Katie Tingle in the 49erX at the Genoa World Cup
With only one result out of five so far in the top half of her fleet (two groups with 24 in each group), it looks like Annalise Murphy sailing with Katie Tingle will not make the 49erFX gold fleet at the World Cup…
Ireland's Finn Lynch is in top form again at the World Sailing Cup in Genoa
At the World Sailing Cup Series in Italy today, Ireland's Finn Lynch is eyeing the top of the Laser leaderboard after four races sailed in a continuation of top form for the National Yacht Club sailor. After top medal race results achieved…
Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle follow Australia's Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot at the Genoa Hempel World Cup Series in the 49erFX class
Laser Radial racing commenced on the third day of competition at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa and Line Flem Høst (NOR) and Switzerland’s Maud Jayet took the first race wins of the series to share an early lead. It wasn't a particularly…
Finn Lynch racing in Genoa
On form Laser sailor Finn Lynch took a fifth in the first and only race of the day yesterday in light winds at the World Sailing Cup in Genoa, Italy."Very tough race and a great start to the regatta", the National Yacht…
Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove took a second place in the first day of the World Cup in Genoa
A top-five result for Annalise Murphy and Katie Tingle in their first ever international 49erFx event scored yesterday in race two raises some great prospects for the Irish Olympic Sailing Team at the World Cup in Genoa this week. There was…
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Finn Lynch in action in Palma
Before setting off for next week's World Cup Regatta in Genoa, Italy, Finn Lynch gives some thoughts on his great result last week at the Palma Regatta where the Viking Marine Ambassador placed fourth overall. 'I meant business in Palma. The only notable…
Annalise Murphy with Stephen Byrne and Fergus Conheady of Mercedes-Benz, and her new X-Class pickup which is soon to be a familiar sight at 49er FX sailing events
Annalise Murphy has received a major boost to her 49erFX campaign for Tokyo 2020 as Mercedes-Benz has extended its support to the Olympic silver medallist. The National Yacht Club hero recently resumed training without direct funding support from Sport Ireland,…
Dubliner Saskia Tidey (left) and Charlotte Dobson won bronze for Team GB in Palma
Royal Irish Yacht Club's Saskia Tidey has taken bronze for Team GB in the 49erFX class with her sailing partner Charlotte Dobson at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma at the weekend. Brazil’s Olympic gold medalists Martine Grael and Kahena…
Ireland's Finn Lynch has finished fourth overall at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma today.
Finn Lynch, Ireland's only medal race contender at the Princess Sofia Trophy this week, has finished fourth overall, narrowly missing out on a bronze medal position in an exciting Laser dinghy finale in a breezy Bay of Palma today. Despite…

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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