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First Laser, Radial and 49erFX nations confirmed for Tokyo 2020

by World Sailing 10 Aug 2018 12:36 BST 2-12 August 2018
Laser fleet in Aarhus, Denmark © Sailing Energy / World Sailing

Following the conclusion of Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy – Laser / Laser Radial and Women's Skiff – 49erFX fleet racing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships, the first nations in those fleets have booked their spot at Tokyo 2020.

In the Laser and Radial, 14 and 18 places respectively were available in Aarhus. In the 49erFX there were eight places available. Subject to final notification from World Sailing after the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee, the following nations have qualified:

49erFX

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Denmark
  • Great Britain
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
Within the 60-boat fleet, 25 nations were represented.

Laser

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • South Korea
  • USA
Sixty-five nations were represented in the 165 boat fleet, the largest in Aarhus.

Laser Radial

  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • USA
Out of 119 entrants in the Radial, 53 nations were represented.

Japanese sailors were represented in all fleets so as host nation, receive an entry into every Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailing event.

About the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition Qualification System

The World Championships is the principal qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with 101 places, 40% of the total quota in the ten Olympic sailing disciplines, up for grabs.

Six places will be available in the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy following the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 Pan Am Games.

Class Association World Championships in 2019 will see the awarding of 61 places and throughout the remainder of 2019, moving into 2020, Continental Qualification events will be held to decide the remaining 68 places.

Two Men's One Person Dinghy and two Women's One Person Dinghy spots will be awarded to eligible National Olympic Committees (NOC) through the Tripartite Commission Invitation Places. The International Olympic Committee will invite eligible NOCs on 14 October 2019 to apply for these places.

Each NOC may enter a maximum of one boat per event, a total of 15 athletes (eight men and seven women) at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.

All places are awarded subject to the details of the qualification system.

View the qualification system in full here

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