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Tokyo 2020

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



OBS wins Gold for Tokyo2020 sailing coverage OBS wins Gold for Tokyo2020 sailing coverage Last week, Olympic Broadcasting Service's (OBS) coverage of sailing at the Tokyo Olympics won gold in the Best Olympic Sport Coverage by the Host Broadcast category of the International Olympic Committee's Golden Rings Awards. by Michael Brown / Yachting NZ Posted on 18 Nov Olympic Golden Rings award winners announced Olympic Golden Rings award winners announced The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced the winners of the prestigious award for the best broadcast coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. by International Olympic Committee Posted on 13 Nov Hard work paying off for kite squad Hard work paying off for kite squad The four-time World Champion sailed a stellar regatta and successfully navigated the new format of Formula Kite championship racing on the same waters where the sport of kiteboarding first originated in the mid-1990s. by US Sailing Team Posted on 15 Sep Mike Milner on Team Canada's sailing at Tokyo 2020 Mike Milner on Team Canada's sailing at Tokyo 2020 I checked in with Mike Milner, Sail Canada's high-performance director, via email, to debrief Team Canada's sailing performances at this summer's XXXII Olympiad and to discuss the team's course back to the Olympic sailing podium. by David Schmidt Posted on 1 Sep Paris2024: Antipodean re-think required Paris2024: Antipodean re-think required When the medal table was added up, Tokyo2020 proved to be the proverbial game of snakes and ladders for the 17 countries who divvied up the 30 medals. Nine European nations increased their medal haul from Rio. Oceania was the biggest loser. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted on 31 Aug Q&A Live Call with Hannah Mills Q&A Live Call with Hannah Mills With two gold medals and a silver from the past three Olympic Games, Hannah Mills' exploits in the 470 make her the most successful female Olympic sailor. by Andy Rice Posted on 31 Aug Former IOC President Jacques Rogge passes away Former IOC President Jacques Rogge passes away It is with great sadness that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces the passing of former IOC President Count Jacques Rogge. He was 79 years old. by International Olympic Committee Posted on 29 Aug YNZ pushes back on Tokyo2020 performance criticism YNZ pushes back on Tokyo2020 performance criticism The NZ sailing team returned to New Zealand on August 7 from the Tokyo Olympics with mixed emotions following a challenging regatta. "Our sailors had prepared well, despite the challenges brought about by Covid, and came in with high expectations." by Yachting NZ Posted on 11 Aug From Tokyo 2020 to the Rolex Fastnet Race From Tokyo 2020 to the Rolex Fastnet Race What a couple of weeks we've had to enjoy sailing at its finest. The sailing at Tokyo 2020 has been at different times exciting, unpredictable and tense with some awe-inspiring performances by the stand-out sailors at the event. by Mark Jardine Posted on 9 Aug Tokyo2020: Medalists non committal on new Events Tokyo2020: Medalists non committal on new Events The final day of racing at Tokyo2020 panned out much as expected. After the two 470 Medal Races, there was only one change on the leaderboard, when the French Women's 470 crew dropped from being second overall to being Bronze medalist. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted on 6 Aug Open letter from Paul Cayard Open letter from Paul Cayard I am departing Japan today after absorbing the Olympic environment, observing our team in action and getting pointers from old friends who have been running teams in this game for decades. by US Sailing Team Posted on 5 Aug Tokyo2020: Kiwis miss Bronze medal by 2pts Tokyo2020: Kiwis miss Bronze medal by 2pts Finishing fourth at an Olympics Games is one of the hardest things for any competitor and Paul Snow-Hansen and Dan Willcox were hurting after missing out on a medal by the narrowest of margins today. by Michael Brown / Yachting NZ Posted on 4 Aug Team USA at Tokyo 2020 Olympics day 11 Team USA at Tokyo 2020 Olympics day 11 Team USA's Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (Miami, Fla.) competed in the Men's 470 medal race on Wednesday, the final day of sailing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. by US Sailing Team Posted on 4 Aug Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 11 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 11 The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition concluded with two Medal Races in the 470 Men and 470 Women. With the 470 becoming a Mixed Event for Paris 2024, today was the last time that these partnerships would race side by side in the same boat. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 4 Aug Great Britain wins gold in 470 Women Great Britain wins gold in 470 Women Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) have won gold in the 470 Women, with Agnieszka Skrzypulec and Jolanta Ogar (POL) taking silver and Camille Lecointre and Aloise Retornaz (FRA) bronze. by Andy Rice Posted on 4 Aug 470 Women Medal Race Protest delays final results 470 Women Medal Race Protest delays final results What was meant to be a straightforward gold medal celebration for Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) has had to be delayed until a protest has been heard and resolved onshore. by Andy Rice Posted on 4 Aug Australia wins Men's 470 Gold at Tokyo 2020 Australia wins Men's 470 Gold at Tokyo 2020 Mat Belcher and Will Ryan (AUS) have won gold in the 470 Men, with Anton Dahlberg and Fredrik Bergstrom (SWE) taking silver and Jordi Xammar and Nico Rodriguez (ESP) bronze. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 4 Aug Brits win two Olympic Golds from four Medal races Brits win two Olympic Golds from four Medal races After yesterday's deferral of all racing due to light winds, it was a busy day at the Tokyo2020 Sailing Olympic Regatta. "God save the Queen" was played at two of the four Medal Presentation ceremonies, stamping the British authority on these Olympics by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted on 3 Aug Scott, Berecz & Cadona secure Finn medals Scott, Berecz & Cadona secure Finn medals After an epic final Finn medal race, Giles Scott has won the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Hungary's Zsombor Berecz won the medal race to secure the silver while Spain's Joan Cardona did just enough to hang on to the bronze. by Robert Deaves Posted on 3 Aug Headwinds for American sailors at the XXXII Games Headwinds for American sailors at the XXXII Games This has been a strange Olympic cycle. The Games were delayed by a year, there's the lack of cheering fans, and there are social-distancing efforts. Unfortunately for American sailing fans, however, one theme—at least so far—seems consistent. by David Schmidt Posted on 3 Aug Tokyo2020: Kiwis win Silver in 49er shoot-out Tokyo2020: Kiwis win Silver in 49er shoot-out Peter Burling and Blair Tuke remember competing at the 2012 London Olympics and noticing how glum many of those who secured silver seemed. by Michael Brown / Yachting NZ Posted on 3 Aug Team USA at Tokyo 2020 Olympics day 10 Team USA at Tokyo 2020 Olympics day 10 Four medal races and the end of 470 qualifying action combined to create a memorable tenth day of sailing at Tokyo 2020, which saw the US Sailing Team compete in the Nacra 17 medal race and in both 470 fleets. by US Sailing Team Posted on 3 Aug How the Medals were won at Tokyo 2020 How the Medals were won at Tokyo 2020 What a day! Four Medal Races that have just taken place in Tokyo. Even if you can't get access to the TV coverage from the Sailing at Tokyo 2020, hopefully you've been able to watch the live tracking of the racing (or watch it later on record). by Andy Rice Posted on 3 Aug Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 10 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 10 It was a sensational day of racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition on the day that IOC President Thomas Bach experienced the sport for himself. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 3 Aug Tokyo 2020: Great Britain and Italy take home gold Tokyo 2020: Great Britain and Italy take home gold Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell become the first British team to win 49er gold, and in the process knock Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) from their perch atop the sailing world. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted on 3 Aug Italy wins gold in Nacra 17 Mixed Multihull Italy wins gold in Nacra 17 Mixed Multihull Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti (ITA) have won gold in the Nacra 17 Mixed Multihull event, with John Gimson and Anna Burnet (GBR) taking silver and Paul Kohlhoff and Alica Stuhlemmer (GER) bronze. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 3 Aug Great Britain's Giles Scott wins Finn gold Great Britain's Giles Scott wins Finn gold Giles Scott (GBR) has won gold in the Finn with Zsombor Berecz (HUN) taking silver and Joan Cardona (ESP) bronze. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 3 Aug Great Britain wins gold in 49er Men Great Britain wins gold in 49er Men Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell (GBR) have won gold in the 49er Men with Pete Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) taking silver and Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel (GER) bronze. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 3 Aug Brazil wins gold in 49erFX Women Brazil wins gold in 49erFX Women Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) have won gold in the 49erFX Women with Tina Lutz and Susann Beucke (GER) taking silver and Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz (NED) bronze. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 3 Aug Tokyo2020: All racing to proceed today Tokyo2020: All racing to proceed today All racing scheduled for the Tokyo2020 Olympic Regatta was cancelled yesterday, due to light winds. The front appears to have passed through, and the wind has swung to being an onshore westerly. by Richard Gladwell Posted on 3 Aug Tokyo2020: First reflections on a yo-yo regatta Tokyo2020: First reflections on a yo-yo regatta The Tokyo2020 Olympics are half over - the remaining five Olympic Medal races due to be contested over the next two days. And today looks like being another with light winds. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted on 3 Aug Team USA at Tokyo 2020 Olympics day 9 Team USA at Tokyo 2020 Olympics day 9 After a lengthy onshore delay, the Race Committee elected to push Monday's scheduled races to Tuesday, including the 49er and 49erFX skiff medal races that had been planned for today. by US Sailing Team Posted on 2 Aug Tokyo 2020: Setting up for the skiff medal races Tokyo 2020: Setting up for the skiff medal races The 49er and 49erFX medal races each set the returning Rio Gold medalists against a cadre of worthy challengers. It will not be an easy task for either Peter Burling with Blair Tuke (NZL) nor Martine Grael with Kahena Kunze (BRA) to defend their titles. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted on 2 Aug Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 9 Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition day 9 Lack of wind across Sagami Bay meant no racing on Monday, Day 9 of the Sailing Olympic competition. This means the skiff classes, the 49erFX Women and 49er Men, will have to wait another 24 hours to decide the medals in their events. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted on 2 Aug The journey is the reward but they all want medals The journey is the reward but they all want medals There was a Finn brochure produced in the 1990s that perfectly encapsulated the spirit of the Finn class. One of the enduring maxims from that glossy marketing project was 'The Journey is the Reward'. by Robert Deaves Posted on 2 Aug
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