What Are The Sailing Events at the 2016 Olympic Games?
Published on May 4th, 2016
How well do you know the sailing events that will be held at the 2016 Olympic Games? Here are some hints:
– There are 10 events
– There are 5 singlehanded and 5 doublehanded events
– There are 5 male events, 4 female events, and one mixed event
What are the events? Answer below.
What Are The Sailing Events at the 2016 Games?
When determining the sailing competition for the Olympics, there are parameters such as gender ratio and number of total athletes that help to select which events are to be included. Once the event description is finalized, then the equipment (i.e. boat and boards) is selected for each event description. Here is the list for the 2016 Olympic Games:
Event Name – Equipment Used
Men’s sailboard – RS:X
Men’s single person dinghy – Laser
Men’s heavyweight dinghy – Finn
Men’s two person dinghy – 470
Men’s two person skiff – 49er
Women’s sailboard – RS:X
Women’s single person dinghy – Laser Radial
Women’s two person dinghy – 470
Women’s two person skiff – 49er FX
Mixed multihull – Nacra 17
Racing for the 10 events at the Rio Games is staggered between August 8 and 19. Full schedule.