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Olympic Sailing: Gimson & Burnet snatch Nacra 17 world championship title

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British sailors John Gimson and Anna Burnet have been crowned 2020 Nacra 17 world champions only weeks after securing the Olympic nomination for Great Britain for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Gimson and Burnet’s gold medal capped an astonishing final day of racing for the multihull sailors. Heading into the final double

Olympic sailing: Germany’s Philipp Buhl dominates at ILCA World Championship

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German Laser sailor Philipp Buhl put together an exemplary scorecard to win the 2020 ILCA Standard Men's World Championship by 12 points. Buhl recorded four straight wins during qualifying and finished with just one double-figure score - a 10th in the penultimate race, which he was able to discard. Matt Wearn (AUS)

Olympic sailing: Giles Scott switches focus for Finn World Championship

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Olympic champion Giles Scott says he’s got one eye on the 2019 Finn world title and the other on Tokyo 2020 as he returns to action next week. Scott (main picture) will take on the world’s best at the Finn Gold Cup, the class’s world championship regatta, in Melbourne, Australia, in

Olympic sailing: Britain launch hunt for mixed offshore pairings

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Britain's Royal Yachting Association is on the hunt for sailors and boat owners interested in the new double-handed mixed offshore event that will debut at the Paris 2024 Olympics. This exciting discipline will see mixed pairs battle it out over a four-day offshore race in a new showcase for the sport. With

Olympic sailing: Bulk of British squad confirmed for Tokyo 2020

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Gold medallists Hannah Mills and Giles Scott are among 12 sailors named by the British Olympic Association (BOA) as the first Team GB athletes selected for Tokyo 2020. The Rio 2016 champions are joined by a host of elite sailors representing eight of the 10 Olympic sailing classes, as the team

Olympic sailing: World Sailing confirms Laser singlehander for Paris 2024

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At World Sailing's 2019 Mid-Year Meeting in London, Great Britain, World Sailing's Council voted to retain the Equipment for the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. The World Sailing Board informed Council in May 2019 that it would only continue contractual discussions until 1

Olympic sailing: Andy Rice checks in after back-to-back events in Japan

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What would you rather have for your nation of choice: two gold medals from next year’s Olympic Regatta, or four silvers and two bronzes? By the brutally elitist gold-trumps-all method that the official leaderboard is calculated at the Olympic Games, China was top performer at the Olympic Test Regatta in

Olympic sailing: Rob Kothe assesses Australia’s Tokyo 2020 medal hopes

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The Australian Sailing Team turned in the best overall medal performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, but can the Aussie Olympic sailing squad do the same in Enoshima, Japan at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics? Based on feedback from the Test and World Cup events which recently concluded there, Australian yachting

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