2020 Olympic Games

Start Date

2021-07-23

End Date

2021-08-08

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Fletcher and Bithell (GBR) take gold by the slimmest of margins from Burling and Tuke (NZL)

Fletcher and Bithell (GBR) take gold by the slimmest of margins from Burling and Tuke (NZL)

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell become the first British team to win 49er gold, and in the process knock Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) from their perch atop the sailing world. The medal race was a tense and intense race from start to finish, with all of the protagonist teams sailing well and going […]

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Grael and Kunze (BRA) Repeat Gold with Courage and Smarts

Grael and Kunze (BRA) Repeat Gold with Courage and Smarts

The Brazilian 49erFX Champions repeated their Rio performance after beating their challengers in another incredibly tight medal race. Sailing as always with courage, guts, and smarts, Grael and Kunze (BRA) worked hard to win the boat end of the start line, got the first shift, consolidated over the top of their challengers, and then extended […]

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Will the Champions Repeat?

Will the Champions Repeat?

The 49er and 49erFX medal races each set the returning Rio Gold medalists against a cadre of worthy challengers. It will not be an easy task for either Peter Burling with Blair Tuke (NZL) nor Martine Grael with Kahena Kunze (BRA) to defend their titles. There will be no simple match races of a single […]

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Burling with Tuke – Bekkering with Duetz Jump into Narrow Leads

Burling with Tuke – Bekkering with Duetz Jump into Narrow Leads

A Totally Different Challenge Show Top Teams in Full Command of their Skiffs Fleet racing at its best is meant to challenge teams to race across a variety of conditions in order to discover who is best. A phrase uttered dozens of times at elite regattas, Burling and Tuke (NZL) win the day to move […]

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Top six emerging in 49er

Top six emerging in 49er

Jonas Warrer, the 2008 gold medalist, sailing with Jakob Jensen (DEN) had the best day on the water for the two make-up races on day 3. But the bigger story is how six teams have sailed to the top of the table leaving teams like Poland, Australia, Austria, and Croatia to play catch up. On […]

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Leading British Couple

Leading British Couple

In the Men’s and Women’s Skiff events, both halves of an engaged couple are sharing the limelight in their respective boats, Dylan Fletcher (GBR) taking the lead in the 49er and his fiancée Charlotte Dobson (GBR) maintaining top spot in the 49erFX. Alongside the big waves across Sagami Bay, the sailors thrived in 14-17 knots […]

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Strong Winds, Strong Nerves make for Lively FX Start

Strong Winds, Strong Nerves make for Lively FX Start

Strong Winds and Strong Nerves – Dobson and Tidey Rise to the Occasion After a slow start in the first race, Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey (GBR) put the hammer down, moved through the fleet and proved unstoppable. It was a sign of things to come. Behind them all kinds of unforced errors were striking […]

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The Chase for Burling and Tuke – can anybody knock down the champs

The Chase for Burling and Tuke – can anybody knock down the champs

Since winning Olympic gold in the Men’s Skiff – 49er at Rio 2016 five years ago, Pete Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) have packed a whole lifetime of sailing achievements into their busy careers. Click here for the 49er video preview. In 2017 Burling steered Emirates Team New Zealand’s foiling catamaran to victory at the […]

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Dobson and Tidey (GBR) win in Cascais

Dobson and Tidey (GBR) win in Cascais

After leading the championship since day one, Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey from GBR bid farewell to Cascais from the highest place on the podium. Dobson and Tidey, after a less successful first race of the day, regained the breakneck pace having been runner up and a bullet on the last two fleet races. The […]

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Dobson (GBR) holds lead – Echegoyen (ESP) and Grael (BRA) close gap

Dobson (GBR) holds lead – Echegoyen (ESP) and Grael (BRA) close gap

British Charlotte Dobson and Sakia Tidey continue in the lead although they lost punctual distance to the competition having made 7-12-3 today. In second place is the Spanish team Tamara Echegoyen and Paula Barcelo who after a fairly regular day, 5-5-2, consolidated second place and were two points from the highest place on the podium. […]

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