Tag: Olympic sailing

  • Five gold medals awarded in Almere

    Five gold medals awarded in Almere

    The five Olympic boat classes contested their medal races, the 10-boat, double-points decider that often shakes up the podium on the final day of competition. While the 49er gold had already been secured a day early, the other four events were still up for grabs. There was even some pre-start duelling in the ILCA 6 […]

  • Finn World Champions disappointed by Olympic decisions ahead of 2021 Finn Gold Cup

    Finn World Champions disappointed by Olympic decisions ahead of 2021 Finn Gold Cup

    The 2021 Finn Gold Cup was opened on Friday in Porto, Portugal, but without an opening ceremony due to COVID-19, but with a practice race with a small fleet taking part. Nearly 60 sailors from 33 nations are taking part in the final major event before the Olympic Games in August. However the mood is […]

  • 2021 Allianz Regatta adjusted

    2021 Allianz Regatta adjusted

    The Allianz Regatta in Medemblik is split into two events. The races in the international Olympic classes will be sailed from 2 to 13 June 2021. The Open Dutch Championship, in non-Olympic classes, will be postponed to this autumn. In this way there is sufficient space and time for everyone to be able to continue […]

  • Cancellation of the Semaine Olympique Française

    Cancellation of the Semaine Olympique Française

    For almost a year, the organising committee of the Semaine Olympique Française has designed and developed many measures to welcome the elite of Olympic sailing in the safest conditions possible. All scenarios were considered and proposed to the DIGES (France’s inter-ministerial delegation for major sporting events), but unfortunately they have not given their permission and […]

  • Double 49er victory for Germany, Italy wins the Nacra 17s

    Double 49er victory for Germany, Italy wins the Nacra 17s

    The Germans won both the 49er and 49er FX fleets on the final day of the 2020 Forward WIP European Championship, while Italy foiled to victory in the Nacra 17 catamaran fleet. Although the 49erFX leaderboard stayed fairly steady, the four races per fleet on the final day generated some big changes on the 49er […]

  • Kieler Woche 2020: Medal shine in the women’s classes

    Kieler Woche 2020: Medal shine in the women’s classes

    Gold, Silver, Bronze — the complete set of medals of the Olympic Games in front of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) shines at the Kieler Woche 2020 (September 5-13) in the Olympic one-handed class Laser Radial. The 2016 Olympic champion, four-time and reigning World Champion Marit Bouwmeester from the Netherlands will meet Annalise Murphy (Ireland/Silver) and […]

  • Medemblik Regatta aims for leading role in Olympic Sailing

    Medemblik Regatta aims for leading role in Olympic Sailing

    The Medemblik Regatta, formerly known as Spa, Holland or Delta Lloyd Regatta, can once again become a global event in Olympic Sailing. Thanks to the new plans of World Sailing, this spring classic regatta gets a prominent and protected position on the international calendar. As the most successful sailing country of  2018 and 2019, the […]

  • Contrasting conditions test sailors on Day 2 of Ready Steady Tokyo

    Contrasting conditions test sailors on Day 2 of Ready Steady Tokyo

    A day of light wind saw a slightly disrupted race schedule on Day 2 of Ready Steady Tokyo – Sailing, the official test event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. But, after a short postponement, all fleets managed to get out onto the water and complete at least one race each, with four days […]

  • Dutch 49erFX Olympic Selection set to Highlight 2019 Volvo Europeans

    Dutch 49erFX Olympic Selection set to Highlight 2019 Volvo Europeans

    When the 49erFX fleet joins the 49er and Nacra17 for the 2019 Volvo Europeans, amongst the battles for Olympic selection will be the defending World Champions. Bekkering/Duetz, (NED) who look to keep their Tokyo 2020 campaign alive. At the recent Hempel World Cup Series event in Genoa, the Olympic classes were plagued with extremely light […]

  • Great conditions and close competition at the first day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta

    Great conditions and close competition at the first day of the Delta Lloyd Regatta

    The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta started with great competition across seven classes. Many Olympic sailors raced their first event since Rio. There were also a number of sailors, training here in Medemblik, aiming for Tokyo 2020. The conditions on the water were great, with a nice breeze and plenty of sun. It’s […]