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Sailing first became an Olympic sport in Paris in 1900, where time handicaps were used to adjudicate the race. The race format and the classes of competing boats have changed frequently since then. Olympic racing is now conducted with boats categorised into one-design classes based on similar weights and measurements. [Full story]

List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
  • • 470 - Two Person Dinghy Men
  • • Laser - One Person Dinghy Men
  • • RS:X - Windsurfer Men
  • • Star - Keelboat Men
  • • 470 - Two Person Dinghy Women
  • • Laser Radial - One Person Dinghy Women
  • • RS:X - Windsurfer Women
  • • Yngling - Keelboat Women
  • • 49er - Skiff Mixed
  • • Finn - Heavyweight Dinghy Mixed
  • • Tornado - Multihull Mixed

Athlete Quota:

153 men's event places
137 women's event places
110 open event places
Total of 400 athletes

Allocation
  • QUOTA
  • TIMELINE
  • PRINCIPLES
  • ENTRY (CHN)
  • ENTRY (INT'L)

QUOTA

  Host NOC 2007 Worlds 2008 Worlds
RS:X Men 1 25 9
RS:X Women 1 20 7
Finn 1 19 6
Laser 1 29 10
Laser Radial 1 19 6
470 Men 1 21 8
470 Women 1 13 5
49er 1 13 5
Tornado 1 11 4
Star 1 11 4
Yngling 1 10 4

Hall of Fame

Gal Fridman Gal FridmanGal Fridman started windsurfing at the age of seven, spurred on by his father ... [Full story]

Torben Grael Torben GraelTorben Grael was introduced to sailing by his grandfather on a six-metre boat. [Full story]

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