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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

Olympic sailing: Great Britain names mixed pair for Offshore European Championship

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The mixed offshore duo Henry Bomby and Hannah Diamond have been selected to represent Great Britain at the 2019 EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship – a crucial next step on their road to the 2024 Paris Olympics. The inaugural event, taking place from 8 to 11 October, will see eight rival

Olympic sailing: Britain’s Hansen in search of redemption in Enoshima

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British Laser sailor Elliot Hanson is hoping to right some wrongs on the Olympic waters of Enoshima, Japan this week. As the British entry to last week’s Tokyo 2020 test event, dubbed Ready Steady Tokyo, Hanson finished down the fleet in 22nd place and the Macclesfield sailor hopes to rectify that

Olympic sailing: Two more medals put British Sailing Team on top in Japan

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Britain’s sailors increased their Olympic test event medal tally to six with another silver and bronze today, finishing the regatta as top nation. Dubbed Ready Steady Tokyo, the regatta is a dress rehearsal for the Games proper with nations selecting just one entry in each of the ten Olympic sailing classes. Held