Sailing
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
VenuesEnoshima Yacht Harbor
Dates25 July – 4 August 2021
No. of events10
Competitors350 (175 Male and 175 Female)
← 2016
2024 →

Sailing competitions at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo took place from 25 July to 4 August 2021 at the Enoshima Yacht Harbor in Enoshima.[1] The venue was also used for the 1964 Olympic Games although significantly regenerated, the IOC now encouraging regeneration, cost reductions and sustainability. The RS:X, Laser, Laser Radial, Finn, 470, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra17 are all returning for 2020; there are no significant changes to the Olympic programme from 2016.

Competition format

Qualification

Further information: Sailing at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification

The number of sailors competing has been reduced from 380 to 350, with an equal numbers of male and female athletes for the first time ever. [2]

The qualification period commenced at the 2018 Sailing World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark. There, 101 places, about forty percent of the total quota, will be awarded to the highest finishing nations. Six places will be available in the men's Laser and women's Laser Radial classes at the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 Pan American Games, whereas sixty-one more will be distributed to the sailors at the World Championships for all boats in 2019. Continental qualification regattas were held to decide the remainder of the total quota, while two spots each in the one-person dinghy classes were granted to eligible NOCs through the Tripartite Commission Invitation.[3]

As hosts, Japan has been guaranteed one quota place in each of the ten classes.[4]

Classes (equipment)

Class Type Event Gender Sailors Trapeze Mainsail Jib/Genoa Spinnaker Classes Intro. Event Intro.
RS:X Sailboard Fleet Female 1 - + - - 2008
RS:X Sailboard Fleet Male 1 - + - - 2008
Laser Radial Dinghy Fleet Female 1 - + - - 2008
Laser Dinghy Fleet Male 1 - + - - 1996 Various
Finn Dinghy Fleet Male 1 - + 1952 Various
470 Dinghy Fleet Female 2 1 + + + 1976 1998
470 Dinghy Fleet Male 2 1 + + + 1976 1998
49er Skiff Fleet Male 2 2 + + + 2000 Various
49erFX Skiff Fleet Female 2 2 + + + 2016
Nacra 17 Multihull Fleet Mixed 2 2 + + + 2016

Scoring

The format for the 2020 Olympics is fleet racing, where all competitors start and sail the course together. They are scored according to the low-point system, where first place is scored 1, second place is scored 2, etc. There is a series of preliminary races followed by the final Medal Race. The RS:X, 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 classes have 12 preliminary races, other classes have 10.

At the end of the preliminary races, the top ten boats in each class (i.e. those with the lowest total scores) advance to the Medal Race. Each boat might exclude one race from their total. The Medal Race cannot be excluded from the series score and counts double. The boat with the lowest overall total after all races is the winner.[5] Any ties in the final rankings are broken in favour of the competitor/crew finishing higher in the Medal Race.

Competition schedule

Actual Schedule

Legend
S Series Race MR Medal Race (Top 10 Double Scoring)
Schedule[6][7]
Date Jul 25 Jul 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 July 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4
Men's RS:X S S MR
Men's Laser S S MR
Men's Finn S S MR
Men's 470 S S S MR
Men's 49er S MR
Women's RS:X S S MR
Women's Laser Radial S S MR
Women's 470 S S H MR
Women's 49erFX S S MR
Nacra 17 S S MR

Original Schedule

Legend
S Series Race MR Medal Race (Top 10 Double Scoring)
Schedule[8][9]
Date Jul 25 Jul 26 Jul 27 Jul 28 Jul 29 Jul 30 July 31 Aug 1 Aug 2 Aug 3 Aug 4
Men's RS:X S1,S2,S3 S4,S5,S6 S7,S8,S9 S10,S11,S12 MR
Men's Laser S H MR
Men's Finn S S MR
Men's 470 S S MR
Men's 49er S S MR
Women's RS:X S S MR
Women's Laser Radial S S MR
Women's 470 S S MR
Women's 49erFX S S MR
Nacra 17 S S MR

Participating nations

Medal summary

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Great Britain3115
2 Australia2002
3 Netherlands1023
4 China1012
5 Brazil1001
 Denmark1001
 Italy1001
8 France0213
9 Sweden0202
10 Germany0123
11 Croatia0101
 Hungary0101
 New Zealand0101
 Poland0101
15 Spain0022
16 Norway0011
Totals (16 NOCs)10101030

Men's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
RS:X
details
Kiran Badloe
 Netherlands
Thomas Goyard
 France
Bi Kun
 China
Laser
details
Matthew Wearn
 Australia
Tonči Stipanović
 Croatia
Hermann Tomasgaard
 Norway
Finn
details
Giles Scott
 Great Britain
Zsombor Berecz
 Hungary
Joan Cardona Méndez
 Spain
470
details
 Australia
Mathew Belcher
William Ryan
 Sweden
Anton Dahlberg
Fredrik Bergström
 Spain
Jordi Xammar
Nicolás Rodríguez
49er
details
 Great Britain
Dylan Fletcher
Stuart Bithell
 New Zealand
Peter Burling
Blair Tuke
 Germany
Erik Heil
Thomas Plößel

Women's events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
RS:X
details
Lu Yunxiu
 China
Charline Picon
 France
Emma Wilson
 Great Britain
Laser Radial
details
Anne-Marie Rindom
 Denmark
Josefin Olsson
 Sweden
Marit Bouwmeester
 Netherlands
470
details
 Great Britain
Hannah Mills
Eilidh McIntyre
 Poland
Agnieszka Skrzypulec
Jolanta Ogar
 France
Camille Lecointre
Aloïse Retornaz
49erFX
details
 Brazil
Martine Grael
Kahena Kunze
 Germany
Tina Lutz
Susann Beucke
 Netherlands
Annemiek Bekkering
Annette Duetz

Mixed events

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Nacra 17
details
 Italy
Ruggero Tita
Caterina Banti
 Great Britain
John Gimson
Anna Burnet
 Germany
Paul Kohlhoff
Alica Stuhlemmer

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sailing". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ "World Sailing respond to the IOC sports programme announcement for Tokyo 2020". World Sailing. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ Palmer, Dan (8 April 2018). "World Sailing unveil Tokyo 2020 qualification system". World Sailing. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad – Sailing" (PDF). World Sailing. 15 March 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  5. ^ Competition format for Tokyo Olympics
  6. ^ "Schedule - Sailing Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  7. ^ "Sailing Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Schedule - Sailing Tokyo 2020 Olympics". Olympian Database. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Sailing Competition Schedule". Tokyo 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.