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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

Olympic sailing: Brits win four medals so far at Enoshima test event

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Great Britain’s sailors today scooped four medals on the first day of medal racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games test event in Enoshima, Japan. Dubbed Ready Steady Tokyo, the test event held one year out from the Games has long been regarded as an indicator for Olympic success and Great

Olympic sailing: British pair Bomby & Diamond eye Paris 2024 double-handed spot

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British offshore sailors Henry Bomby and Hannah Diamond are among the first mixed pairings to set their sights on a medal in the new double-handed discipline at the Paris Olympic Games in 2024. They have been training aboard a Beneteau Sun Fast 3300 under the guidance of Charles Darbyshire Fourth Cape offshore

Olympic sailing: British Team fields fearsome lineup at Tokyo 2020 tester

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Britain’s elite sailors will go into battle against the world’s best this week in their biggest challenge in the countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Seventeen athletes will fly the flag for Great Britain at the official Tokyo 2020 test event, dubbed Ready Steady Tokyo, which begins on Saturday August 17. The

Olympic sailing: Britain’s Mills & McIntyre claim women’s 470 world title

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Reigning Olympic gold medallist Hannah Mills and her crew Eilidh McIntyre have won the 470 class World Championship after a nail-biting finale on the waters of the Tokyo 2020 sailing venue. The British Sailing Team pairing defeated home-town heroes Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka, the 2018 champions, in a thrilling

Olympic sailing: Medal race restart delivers 470 gold for Belcher and Ryan

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A dramatic split-second start line decision helped secure a fifth world championship title for Australia’s 470 pairing Mat Belcher and Will Ryan in Enoshima, Japan where the Tokyo 2020 Olympic regatta will be held in under a year’s time. Going into the final medal race on Friday August 9, the focus

Olympic Sailing: Andy Rice checks in after the Kiel Week regatta

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Having been rather tough on the Medal Race format in my previous column, I have to confess it really did come up trumps for the 49er Men at Kiel Week. So often the gold medal is wrapped up before the final day, but at Kiel, nine out of the ten

Olympic sailing: European championship round-up

Olympic sailing: European Championship roundup

With the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games just a little more than a year away there has been more focus than usual from competitors and national sailing organisations on the spate of Olympic classes European Championships taking place over the last couple of weeks. In fact, more than a spate, it’s been