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Ovington 2021 - ILCA 1 - LEADERBOARD

Tokyo 2020

All the latest news from the Olympic Sailing
Competition (25th July - 4th August 2021).



Sailing to fly many flags at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sailing to fly many flags at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Carrying your national flag into the Olympic Stadium. Is there any greater honour in sport? For the chosen few who become flag bearers for their nation, this evening's Opening Ceremony will be one of the most special of their lives. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 23 Jul Tokyo 2020: Too close to call in the Women's 470 Tokyo 2020: Too close to call in the Women's 470 While it was always possible for women to compete in Olympic in the 'open era', the reality was that very few did. So for the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, the first ever women's sailing event was created, and the 470 was the equipment chosen for the job. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 22 Jul Japan's Ocean Day Japan's Ocean Day Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Japan's Ocean Day is being celebrated across the nation on Thursday 22 July. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted on 22 Jul Fight for supremacy in the Men's 470 at Tokyo 2020 Fight for supremacy in the Men's 470 at Tokyo 2020 For most of the past five years since Rio, the fight for 470 supremacy has swung back and forth between three men's teams - the Swedes, the Spanish and the Australians. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 22 Jul Keeping it cool for the Tokyo Games Keeping it cool for the Tokyo Games For the sailors competing at Enoshima Bay for the Tokyo Olympic sailing regatta, it is the culmination of many years of training and World Class regattas. Months of boat prep, rig testing, fitness and race prep all coming to a head at the big event. by Liz Rushall Posted on 21 Jul 49erFX field wide open at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics 49erFX field wide open at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics The 49erFX made its first Olympic appearance at Rio five years ago, when the battle for gold and silver remained in the balance until the final stages of the Medal Race. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 21 Jul Burling & Tuke start as Tokyo 2020 49er favourites Burling & Tuke start as Tokyo 2020 49er favourites Since winning Olympic gold in the Men's Skiff - 49er at Rio 2016 five years ago, Pete Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) have packed a whole lifetime of sailing achievement into their busy careers. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 21 Jul IOC elects Brisbane 2032 IOC elects Brisbane 2032 The secret ballot was held at the 138th Session in Tokyo, two days before the Opening Ceremony for the Olympic Games, under strict Covid restrictions. by International Olympic Committee Posted on 21 Jul Tokyo2020: Kiwi Nacra 17 races despite broken leg Tokyo2020: Kiwi Nacra 17 races despite broken leg Nothing it seems, is going to get in the way of Nacra 17 crew, Micah Wilkinson and Erica Dawson, competing at the Tokyo Olympics - not even a broken leg. by Michael Brown/Yachting New Zealand Posted on 20 Jul Lange and Saroli return to defend Nacra 17 title Lange and Saroli return to defend Nacra 17 title Just a few weeks short of his 60th birthday will Lange and Carranza Saroli, repeat their gold medal winning heroics of Rio 2016? The Argentineans are certainly ranked among the favourites. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 20 Jul British Finn dominance at risk at Tokyo 2020 British Finn dominance at risk at Tokyo 2020 The Finn, the Men's Heavyweight Dinghy, is the oldest boat at the Olympic Games, making its debut at the 1952 edition when Denmark's four-time Olympic Champion Paul Elvstrom won the event in Helsinki. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 19 Jul Tokyo2020: Last hurrah for Men's 470 Tokyo2020: Last hurrah for Men's 470 Current European 470 champions Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox know that, no matter what happens over the next couple of weeks at these Olympic Games, this will probably be their last 470 regatta together. by Michael Brown/Yachting New Zealand Posted on 19 Jul Medallists aiming for Radial repeat at Tokyo 2020 Medallists aiming for Radial repeat at Tokyo 2020 With silver and gold from the past two Olympic Games, Marit Bouwmeester (NED) looks well placed to score a hat trick of medals in the Laser Radial at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 19 Jul Robert Scheidt to roll back the years at Tokyo Robert Scheidt to roll back the years at Tokyo Winner of five Olympic medals and narrowly missing out five years ago on home waters at Rio 2016 where he finished an agonising fourth place, Robert Scheidt is defying his age and setting out to prove that a 48-year-old can conquer athletes half his age. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 18 Jul Badloe to lead a stellar cast in Men's Windsurfing Badloe to lead a stellar cast in Men's Windsurfing Winner of the past three RS:X World Championships, Kiran Badloe (NED) is the clear favourite for Men's Windsurfing gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition and with Lilian de Geus in the women's division it could be a Dutch Double victory. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 18 Jul Dutch female windsurfer hopeful for Tokyo 2020 Dutch female windsurfer hopeful for Tokyo 2020 Few can relate to the agony of missing out on the Olympic podium like Lilian de Geus (NED). On Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Olympic Games, the Dutch sailor missed the podium by just one point. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 17 Jul Tokyo2020: Bronze medalist looks forward to racing Tokyo2020: Bronze medalist looks forward to racing After months of uncertainty, the Olympics felt real again for Sam Meech yesterday when he walked into the boat park at the Enoshima Yacht Club. by Michael Brown/Yachting New Zealand Posted on 17 Jul A strange Games at a strange time A strange Games at a strange time In just twelve days' time the sailing competition will be under way at Tokyo 2020. While it's a year late, it feels like the build-up has crept under the radar. by Mark Jardine Posted on 13 Jul Tokyo2020: Kiwi Olympic crew injured in training Tokyo2020: Kiwi Olympic crew injured in training New Zealand Nacra 17 sailor Erica Dawson has suffered a small break in her fibula after a training accident in Australia, five weeks out from the start of the Tokyo2020 Olympic Regatta. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted on 26 Jun Tokyo 2020 enters operational delivery mode Tokyo 2020 enters operational delivery mode The 11th and final meeting of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 concluded today, and it has become clearer than ever that these Games will be safe for everyone participating and the Japanese people. by International Olympic Committee Posted on 21 May Barnes and Dallman-Weiss on their 470 campaign Barnes and Dallman-Weiss on their 470 campaign Few recent Olympic trials have been tougher than the multi-year battle to determine which Women's 470 team would represent the USA at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. by David Schmidt Posted on 11 May Alternate reality Alternate reality This time 40 years ago the drummer Nick Mason released an album called Fictitious Sports. As with his band Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis were called upon for the album art, creating the image you see above, which seemed apt as an intro for this editorial. by Mark Jardine Posted on 3 May World Sailing proposals chosen for Paris 2024 World Sailing proposals chosen for Paris 2024 On 23 April 2021 World Sailing's Council unanimously approved the alternative event(s) proposal process to enable two alternative events to the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat to be selected and proposed to the International Olympic Committee. by World Sailing Posted on 30 Apr SailGP Bermuda: Kiwis make big improvement - Day 2 SailGP Bermuda: Kiwis make big improvement - Day 2 The New Zealand SailGP Team delivered an improved performance at the Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess in a drama-filled second day on the Great Sound. by James Rigby Posted on 25 Apr Alternative event(s) proposal process approved Alternative event(s) proposal process approved World Sailing's Council have unanimously approved a regulatory amendment to enable alternative event(s) to the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat, for sailing's 10th medal at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games to be proposed. by World Sailing Posted on 23 Apr IOC makes landmark move into virtual sports IOC makes landmark move into virtual sports The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will partner with five International Sports Federations (IFs) and game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports. by International Olympic Committee Posted on 22 Apr Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruit Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruit Without doubt, my favourite day on the water all year is when I run the first Junior Sailing session of the year at my local club. by Mark Jardine Posted on 19 Apr World Sailing's double problem World Sailing's double problem Following on from the International Olympic Committee's six-week notice to World Sailing about their concerns over the Mixed Offshore Event at Paris 2024, the sport's governing body held a Townhall Meeting of their Board and Council. by Mark Jardine Posted on 16 Apr IOC update on Mixed Offshore Event IOC update on Mixed Offshore Event World Sailing have received an update from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) regarding the proposed Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat Event at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. by World Sailing Posted on 16 Apr Dawn Riley on Oakcliff's Helix map to the Olympics Dawn Riley on Oakcliff's Helix map to the Olympics I checked in with Dawn Riley, Oakcliff Sailing's executive director, via email, to learn more about Oakcliff's Helix roadmap for Olympic hopefuls. by David Schmidt Posted on 12 Jan Paris 2024 decisions made Paris 2024 decisions made World Sailing has received confirmation from the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Executive Board, on the event programme and athlete quotas for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted on 7 Dec 2020 Luther Carpenter on U.S. Olympic preperations Luther Carpenter on U.S. Olympic preperations I checked in with Luther Carpenter, US Sailing's Olympic head coach, via a phone call, to learn more about the US Sailing Team's preparations for the Tokyo 2021 Olympics amidst the still-raging global coronavirus pandemic. by David Schmidt Posted on 3 Nov 2020 Southern Spars facilitates cross-sport synergy Southern Spars facilitates cross-sport synergy Southern Spars facilitates innovation and collaboration exchange between Emirates Team New Zealand and Cycling New Zealand by Hannah Wesselby Posted on 6 Oct 2020 Four medal haul for Brits at Kiel Week Four medal haul for Brits at Kiel Week As the return to international racing continues for the British sailors, Team GB athletes John Gimson and Anna Burnet took silver in the Nacra 17, Elliot Hanson claimed silver in the ILCA7 with Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey taking 49erFX bronze. by British Sailing Team Posted on 14 Sep 2020 Forward WIP European Championship announced Forward WIP European Championship announced After a halt to global racing in March, this will be the first time for teams to come together and race in a Championship since the World Championship in Geelong in February. by Ben Remocker Posted on 30 Jul 2020