Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Qualification
Published on April 8th, 2018
The qualification system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition has been published. This system is used to determine which nations will compete in each of the ten events, with each advancing nation to then determine the sailor(s) to represent them in those events.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition will be held in July/August out of Enoshima Yacht Harbour, also the venue for Sailing’s World Cup Series event this September, and will feature 350 athletes racing in 250 boats across the ten Olympic events.
As hosts, Japan receives automatic entry into each event.
The Hempel Sailing World Championships will be the first opportunity for sailors to qualify for Tokyo 2020. In Denmark, 101 places, 40% of the total quota, will be available for the highest finishing nations.
Six places will be available in the Men’s and Women’s One Person Dinghy at the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 Pan Am Games.
Class Association World Championships in 2019 will see the awarding of 61 places and throughout the remainder of 2019, moving into 2020, Continental Qualification events will be held to decide the remaining 68 places.
Two Men’s One Person Dinghy and two Women’s One Person Dinghy spots will be awarded to eligible National Olympic Committees (NOC) through the Tripartite Commission Invitation Places. The International Olympic Committee will invite eligible NOCs on 14 October 2019 to apply for these places.
Each NOC may enter a maximum of one boat per event, a total of 15 athletes (eight men and seven women) at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition.
To view the Qualification System… click here.
Source: World Sailing