Positioning for Medal Race at Olympic Test Event

Published on August 10th, 2017

Aarhus, Denmark (August 10, 2017) – Competition continued at the Hempel Sailing World Championships 2018 Test Event, which next year will be the principal qualification event for the 2020 Olympic Games.

In the top ten from North America after day three are USA sailors Stu McNay/ Dave Hughes (470 Men, 2nd), Stephanie Roble/ Maggie Shea (49erFX, 4th), Erika Reineke (Laser Radial, 4th), Christopher Rast/ Trevor Burd (49er, 8th), Judge Ryan/ Hans Henken (49er, 10th), Charlie Buckingham (Laser, 9th) and Canadians Tom Ramshaw (Finn, 5th) and Robert Davis (Laser, 10th).

Racing for 370 sailors from 54 nations in all 10 Olympic Classes extends from Tuesday August 8 and runs through to Sunday August 13 with the top ten advancing to the Medal Races on the Saturday and Sunday.

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About the World Championships
The Sailing World Championships is held every four years and are the largest gathering of Olympic class sailors. The Sailing World Championships are the principal qualification event for the Olympic Games.

Aarhus 2018 is the first and most significant qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with 40% of the nation quotas places available across the ten Olympic events. Men’s and Women’s Kiteboarding will also be held across the duration of the 2018 World Championships.

Santander, Spain, hosted the 2014 World Championships in September 2014. The 2014 Worlds served as the first Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition qualifier with 50% of Rio 2016 places awarded.

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