Sailing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Published on July 26th, 2016
Ten sailing events will compete at the Summer Olympic Games on August 8-19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Event Name – Equipment Used – Race Schedule
Men’s sailboard – RS:X (36 entries) – August 8-14
Women’s sailboard – RS:X (26 entries) – August 8-14
Men’s single person dinghy – Laser (46 entries) – August 8-15
Women’s single person dinghy – Laser Radial (37 entries) – August 8-15
Men’s heavyweight dinghy – Finn (23 entries) – August 9-16
Mixed multihull – Nacra 17 (20 entries) – August 10-16
Men’s two person dinghy – 470 (26 entries) – August 10-17
Women’s two person dinghy – 470 (20 entries) – August 10-17
Men’s two person skiff – 49er (20 entries) – August 12-18
Women’s two person skiff – 49er FX (20 entries) – August 12-18
Note: All events have one reserve day beyond the schedule above.
As the international federation for sailing, World Sailing will host live blogs and reports along with live 2D and 3D tracking of all boats on all courses during each day of racing. To find this along with all the event information… click here.
NBC Olympics Broadcast (USA)
Two-time U.S. Olympic Sailing medalist Randy Smyth will be joined by America’s Cup winner and veteran sailing commentator Gary Jobson in the NBC broadcast booth for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Jobson and Smyth will cover two classes per day during the live online broadcast. Replays of the daily program will appear online shortly after the conclusion of the live broadcast.
In addition to the daily live online broadcast, a 30-minute recap of each day’s racing, also narrated by Jobson and Smyth, will appear on the MSNBC and CNBC television networks after the conclusion of racing each day. This program will include recaps from more classes than the two that were covered live each day. The precise broadcast schedule of this program has yet to be determined, but it will be aired daily between 4:00PM and 8:00PM ET from August 8th to August 18th (sailing competition dates).
Rio 2016 NBC sailing coverage will be produced by a team led by Chris Lincoln, a five-time Emmy award-winning director of live sports and entertainment programming, and the recipient of the IOC Golden Rings awards for his direction of the London 2012 Olympic sailing broadcast.