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.

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2015 is the second sailing test event in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. Held out of Marina da Gloria from 15-22 August, the Olympic test event welcomes more than 330 sailors from 52 nations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy

Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta 2015 is the second sailing test event in preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. Held out of Marina da Gloria from 15-22 August, the Olympic test event welcomes more than 330 sailors from 52 nations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Credit Jesus Renedo/Sailing Energy

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.

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