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LIVE TRACKING
The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Live tracking will be available when racing commences via – http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/multimedia/live_tracking.php

Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7″ or greater screens.

COMPETITION STATUS
The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via – http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/multimedia/live_tracking.php

LIVE BLOGGING
Sailing journalist Craig Leweck will be following the racing LIVE on World Sailing’s Olympic Blog throughout Rio 2016. Follow LIVE here – http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/multimedia/live_blog.php#.V6dUbY6BLqM

Click here to download the iOS Application – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sailviewer-3d/id912801278
Click here to download the Android Application – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stsportservice.sailviewer

Qualified Teams

Host Nation
  1. Brazil – Marco Grael and Gabriel Borges
2014 Santander Worlds Qualifiers
  1. New Zealand – Peter Burling and Blair Tuke
  2. Demark – Jonas Warrer and CP Lubeck
  3. Australia – Nathan Outteridge & Iain Jensen
  4. Austria – Nico Delle Karth & Niko Resch
  5. Portugal – Jorge Lima & Jose Costa
  6. Great Britain – Dylan Fletcher & Alaign Sign
  7. Ireland – Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern
  8. France – Julien D’Ortoli& Noe Delpech
  9. Spain – Diego Botin & Iago Mara
  10. Italy – Ruggi Tita and Giacomo Cavalli
2015 Worlds Qualifiers
  1. Poland – Lukasz Przybytek & Pawel Kolodzinski
  2. Argentina – Yago and Claus Lange
  3. Germany – Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel
Continental Qualifiers
  1. Croatia – Pavel Kostov and Petar Cupac (this spot would have gone to Oceania but there were no entries)
  2. North America – USA – Tom Barrows & Joe Morris
  3. South America – Chile – Grez Brothers
  4. Asia – Japan – Yukio Makino and Kenji Takahashi
  5. Belgium – Yannick Lefebre & Tom Paelsmaker (this spot would have gone to Africa but there were no entries)
  6. Europe – SUI – Sebastien Schneiter & Lucean Cujean (this spot was won by Sweden but they did not accept)

 

Results Link 49erFX

LIVE TRACKING
The racing will be available to watch in 2D and 3D via the live tracking. Live tracking will be available when racing commences via – http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/multimedia/live_tracking.php

Live Tracking via the Sailviewer-3D Tablet App will be available for devices with 7″ or greater screens.

Click here to download the iOS Application – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sailviewer-3d/id912801278
Click here to download the Android Application – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.stsportservice.sailviewer

COMPETITION STATUS
The Competition Status Screen feeds in straight from the Race Committee boats with the teams inputting data such as race times, course type, the status of each race and the plan moving forward. The competition status screen will be available when racing commences via – http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/multimedia/live_tracking.php

LIVE BLOGGING
Sailing journalist Craig Leweck will be following the racing LIVE on World Sailing’s Olympic Blog throughout Rio 2016. Follow LIVE here – http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/multimedia/live_blog.php#.V6dUbY6BLqM

Qualified Teams

Host Nation
  1. Brazil – Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze
  2. Denmark  – Jena Hansen and Katja Iversen
  3. Italy – Giulia Conti & Francesca Clapcich
  4. Netherlands – Annemiek Bekkering and Annette Duetz
  5. Germany – Vicky Jurczok & Anika Llorenz
  6. Great Britain – Charlotte Dobson & Sophi Ainsworth
  7. Spain –  Tamara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos
  8. Sweden – Lisa Ericson & Hanna Klinga
  9. Estonia – Kaitlin Tammiste & Anna Maria Sepp – won spot after Australia refused to send their team based on results at 2015 Worlds
  10. New Zealand – Alex Maloney & Molly Meech
  11. France – Sarah Steyaert & Aude Compan
  12. Argentina – Vicky Travascio & Sol Branz
  13. Singapore – Gris Khng and Sara Tan
  14. Canada – Erin Rafuse & Dannie Boyd
  15. Norway – Ragna and Maia Agerup
  16. North America – USA – Paris Henken & Helena Scutt
  17. South America – Chile – Arantza and Begonia Gumucio
  18. Asia – Japan – Keiko Miyagawa & Sena Takano
  19. Africa – No African Entries so goes to Ireland – Andrea Brewster & Saskia Tidey
  20. Europe – Noora Ruskola & Camilla Cedercruetz
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NEWSFLASH – Brazil wins 49erFX gold by 2 seconds from New Zealand
The crowd on Flamengo Beach went wild as Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) won gold by just two seconds from Alex Maloney and Molly Meech (NZL) in a nailbiting final run to the finish. New Zealand took silver and bronze went to Denmark’s Jena Hansen and Katja Salskov-Iversen (DEN). The team to miss out on a medal from the four-way battle was the Spanish crew of Tamara Echegoyen and Berta Betanzos (ESP).

With the wind blowing 12 to 15 knots, New Zealand launched off the left-hand end of the start line, Brazil got away cleanly from the middle while Denmark and Spain made messy starts on the right. Maloney and Meech got into a good lead on the first lap but led Brazil by just 13 seconds at the halfway stage of the three-lap race. At the bottom gate, the Kiwis chose the right-hand side and Brazil broke off to the left in search of something different. When they came back together again at the top of the course, Brazil’s alternative tactics had given them a ten-second lead.

Down the run to the finish the Kiwis attacked hard and made up ground on the Brazilians but somehow Grael and Kunze held on to get across the line just two seconds ahead.

After five-time Olympic medallist Robert Scheidt just missed out on a sixth medal in the Laser, finishing an agonising fourth, it was critical that the Brazilian 49erFX team came away with something from the final race of Rio 2016. To come away with gold has sent their home nation into ecstasy. When Grael and Kunze won gold at the Olympic Test Event a year ago, the Brazilian media went wild. But one can only imagine how big this will go now that they have become Olympic Champions.

Grael’s victory continues a great family tradition, her father Torben having won five Olympic medals for Brazil. Torben was watching from a coach boat and was one of the first to congratulate his daughter.

Maloney and Meech so nearly made it a Kiwi double in the Skiff classes after Pete Burling and Blair Tuke had won gold in the Men’s 49er. But any disappointment at missing 49erFX gold was swiftly case aside as the Kiwi girls celebrated taking the silver. Hansen and Salskov-Iversen beat the Spanish in the battle for bronze. The 49erFX was expected to deliver some of the most exciting and unpredictable racing at Rio 2016, but no one could have imagined that the gold would come down to the last two seconds.

By Andy Rice – World Sailing

Grael and Kunze Maloney and Meech

 

How to Watch the Sailing in Rio

Australia – https://7rio2016.com.au/

Canada – olympic.cbc.ca

Denmark – With Jonathan Bay Commentating – TV2 Charlie for Sailing

Finland – http://yle.fi/urheilu/3-9065339

France – Canal +

New Zealand – https://www.sky.co.nz/olympics

United Kingdom – Guide

USA – Viewing Guide