Countries qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Published on August 11th, 2018

While the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 seeks to determine titles in the 10 Olympic classes and two kite fleets, the event is also the first and largest country qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with 40% of the places being decided.

These fleets have now completed their qualifiers:

Nacra 17
Sixty teams representing 25 nations were vying for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 20 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Argentina
• Australia
• Austria
• Brazil
• Denmark
• Great Britain
• Italy
• New Zealand

49erFX
Sixty-eight teams representing 27 nations were vying for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 21 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Australia
• Austria
• Brazil
• Denmark
• Great Britain
• Netherlands
• New Zealand
• Norway

49er
Eighty-six teams representing 31 nations were vying for the 8 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 19 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• Croatia
• Denmark
• France
• Germany
• Great Britain
• New Zealand
• Portugal
• Switzerland

RS:X Men
Eighty-five competitors representing 33 nations were vying for the 10 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 25 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• China
• France
• Great Britain
• Greece
• Israel
• Italy
• Netherlands
• Norway
• Poland
• Spain

RS:X Women
Sixty-two competitors representing 28 nations were vying for the 11 entries for Tokyo 2020. There will be a total of 27 entries in this event at Tokyo 2020.
• China
• Denmark
• Estonia
• France
• Great Britain
• Israel
• Italy
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Russia
• Spain

The countries to have earned entrance are subject to final notification from World Sailing following the event to the relevant Member National Authority / National Olympic Committee. After a country qualifies for the Olympics, it can then choose the manner in which it selects the athlete(s) to represent the country.

For the nations that qualified for the Finn, 470 Men and Women… click here.

For the nations that qualified for the Laser and Laser Radial… click here.

For information on how nations qualify for the 2020 Olympics, click here.

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The Sailing World Championships, held once every four years for all ten Olympic classes, has 1,400 sailors from 85 nations in close to 1,000 boats for competition. There are also two kiteboarding events competing, which along with the Olympic classes, have their competition staggered from August 2 to 12.

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