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2020 49er Olympics

CountCountryQualification MethodHelmCrewNotes
1JapanHost NationLeo TakahashiIbuki KoizumiWon internal qualification
2CroatiaTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusSime FantelaMihovil FantelaSime won 470 gold at Rio 2016
2018 49er World Champions
3FranceTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusEmile AmorosLucas RualWon internal qualification
4GermanyTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusErik HeilThomas PloesselBig lead in internal Germany qualifier. Bronze medal in 2016.
5Great BritainTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusDylan FletcherStuart Bithell2017 World Champions
6New ZealandTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusPeter BurlingBlair TukeRio 2016 Gold Medal
6x 49er World Champions
7PortugalTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusJorge LimaJose Costa3x Olympians
8SwitzerlandTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusSebastien SchneiterLucean CujeanHit Swiss qualification at 2020 Worlds
9DenmarkTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusJonas WarrerJakob Precht JensenJonas Warrer - Beijing 2008 Gold Medal
10SpainTop 4 remaining nations at 2019 WorldsDiego BotinIago Marra2nd at 2020 World Championship
11AustriaTop 4 remaining nations at 2019 WorldsBen BildsteinDavid Hussl3rd at 2019 World Championship
12NetherlandsTop 4 remaining nations at 2019 WorldsBart LambriexPim van VugtNot yet named by Dutch Olympic team, must meet national qualification criteria.
13PolandTop 4 remaining nations at 2019 Worlds
14CanadaNorth American continental place
15BrazilSouth American continental placeMarco GraelGabriel BorgesMade internal selection criteria at 2020 Worlds
16AustraliaOceania continental placeWill PhillipsSam PhillipsMade Australian criteria at 2020 Worlds
17TBDAsian continental placeTBD
18TBDEuropean continental placeTBD
19TBDAfrican continental placeTBD

2020 49er Olympics

CountCountryQualification MethodHelmCrewNotes
1JapanHost NationLeo TakahashiIbuki KoizumiWon internal qualification
2CroatiaTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusSime FantelaMihovil FantelaSime won 470 gold at Rio 2016
2018 49er World Champions
3FranceTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusEmile AmorosLucas RualWon internal qualification
4GermanyTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusErik HeilThomas PloesselBig lead in internal Germany qualifier. Bronze medal in 2016.
5Great BritainTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusDylan FletcherStuart Bithell2017 World Champions
6New ZealandTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusPeter BurlingBlair TukeRio 2016 Gold Medal
6x 49er World Champions
7PortugalTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusJorge LimaJose Costa3x Olympians
8SwitzerlandTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusSebastien SchneiterLucean CujeanHit Swiss qualification at 2020 Worlds
9DenmarkTop 8 nations at 2018 Worlds AarhusJonas WarrerJakob Precht JensenJonas Warrer - Beijing 2008 Gold Medal
10SpainTop 4 remaining nations at 2019 WorldsDiego BotinIago Marra2nd at 2020 World Championship
11AustriaTop 4 remaining nations at 2019 WorldsBen BildsteinDavid Hussl3rd at 2019 World Championship
12NetherlandsTop 4 remaining nations at 2019 WorldsBart LambriexPim van VugtNot yet named by Dutch Olympic team, must meet national qualification criteria.
13PolandTop 4 remaining nations at 2019 Worlds
14CanadaNorth American continental place
15BrazilSouth American continental placeMarco GraelGabriel BorgesMade internal selection criteria at 2020 Worlds
16AustraliaOceania continental placeWill PhillipsSam PhillipsMade Australian criteria at 2020 Worlds
17TBDAsian continental placeTBD
18TBDEuropean continental placeTBD
19TBDAfrican continental placeTBD
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It’s awards season, and while the world is on lockdown it’s still a great time to recognize achievement.

The Rolex World Sailor of the year Awards are delayed, and there’s no doubt Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will once again be nominated. After winning back to back 49er World Championships one year ago, they will be contender for another sailing crown.

In the mean time, Peter Burling has won the the Magnus Olsson Prize, an annual award from the Mange Olsson Foundation. This award’s previous recipients include Torben Grael, Sir Ben Ainslie, Stan Honey, Santiago Lange, Grant Dalton and Carolijn Brouwer.

It turns out Burling was inspired by the award’s honoree, Olsen, as he competed in six around the world races in his career.

Burling and Tuke are busy preparing for the upcoming America’s Cup.

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 World Championships, Auckland 2019 © Jesus Renedo / Sailing Energy 08 December, 2019.

Sticking with New Zealand news, the 2019 Hyundai 49er World Championships have been nominated for the 11th Hour Racing Sustainability award. One of four finalists for this prestigious and timely award, we can all be very proud of the 70 or so action initiatives conducted to make our 2019 Worlds one of the most sustainable regattas in Olympic sailing.

Leading that charge were our regatta organizers, Peter Dawson and Jude Eaves. This duo recently received the Yachting NZ Presidents Award alongside presented by Lawson’s Dry Hills. It was a huge team that delivered the 2019 Worlds, and it’s great to see two of the leaders there be recognized.

Earlier in the year they also won the NZ Sport and Rec, Event Excellence Award, so it could be a trifecta of awards for the leaders of our 2019 Worlds.

Lawson’s Dry Hills Presidents Award: Peter Dawson and Jude Eades with Tim Evill from Lawson’s Dry Hills

Over in America, Stephanie Roble has become the first female recipient of the New York Yacht Club’s Mosbacher Trophy from the New York Yacht Club for team performance. Roble qualified for the Tokyo Olympics and won her first World Championship medal in the 49erFX along with team mate Maggie Shea.

Stephanie Roble (USA)

All the teams and organizers are looking toward 2021 for a brighter future, and we’ll be lead by these stars of the sport, both on and off the water.